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Hi. I'm helping my mother in law fulfill a life long dream of publishing a picture book. So here I am! The story is in a PDF and we have found an illustrator. I've told the illustrator the trim size. Is there anything else I should confirm with her? I know the images should be hi-res, at least 300 dpi. Is there anything I should make sure of, especially to maintain color quality?


I also have a seperate question. We are going to pay someone to design the book. Can we upload a completely designed book (PDF) onto create space? Or will the fonts and placement of text and images get all messed up? I just need to know what to tell the designer beforehand.


If anyone has an experience with picture books, I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

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Hey guys. I need help formatting my cover.

The instruction reads, "The spine width is based on the number of pages in your book."


I used Vellum to generate the PDF interior and there are 70 pages. Does this mean my book has 70 pages? Or should I count page 1 and page 2 as "One Page" when calculating the spine since page 1 and 2 is technically on a one sheet of paper? Please help.

Thanks in advance.

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My name is Christina Cartwright from DigitellDesign and I am a children's book illustrator and a book cover artist.

I have been creating illustrations for book covers, stories, posters and various other projects since 2003.

I can draw either colorful realistic or cartoon style images for your book project.

For samples of my work, please visit my online portfolio at :

Please contact me by replying to this listing, or using my contact page on my website if interested!

I look forward to hearing from you!

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Know your Reason

If you are working for a corporation, then they have already mandated why the training must be created. However, if you are creating a course entirely on your own or for your business, then it will be crucial to have in mind the reason you are creating your training.


Real Life Application…

When I created my first online course for my own business after over 20 years of corporate experience, I had a very specific group of reasons I wanted to be an independent online trainer. First, I wanted to stay home with my little boy as much as possible, especially during the summer months.


Second, I had a desire to quit working for someone else and start making a living for myself. I knew that if I could work for myself, then I would gain freedom and flexibility.


I knew at a younger age that I wanted to work as an entrepreneur, even though I was aware of the challenges such as long hours, especially at first. Deciding to work for myself meant a lack of security, but the ability to make my own schedule, choose my insurance and vacation when I wanted.


Finally, I wanted to use the knowledge I already had to help others, regardless of industry. I had participated in all levels of training, design and development. That is, I had ‘worn the hat’ of technical writer, graphical designer, instructional designer, content developer, and probably most importantly, project manager.


So, as a part of my final ‘why’ I wanted to take my knowledge and manage a team based on what I had learned so they could enjoy the same freedom and excitement for helping others.



H&T Design Media is a social media and branding company. We are an online business focused on helping YOU solve complex marketing and recognizability challenges. You can find us online at



Beverly Reynolds is the owner and a designer for H&T Design Media. She comes to the business with over 20 years of corporate training experience for several Fortune companies. Beverly has created literally hundreds of online courses in several industries, including hospitality, revenue management, oil & gas and death care.



Branding your Business:


Illustrated Children’s Book about Adoption:


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Messaging for your Business – Pocket Edition:


100 Days of Scrum (Project Management):


Messaging for your Business – Pocket Edition (Kindle E-Book Version):



Branding Course with nearly 40 timely videos, printable job aids and self-assessments: Additional courses being added soon!




FREE blog topics on publishing your book, branding your business and monetizing your course:

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New Price in Seid's Blog

Posted by Seid Jul 26, 2018

I have lowered the price on my book Vitamins and Miners, What, Why Where. It is now $7.99

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Selling Sickness: How the World s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies are Turning Us All into Patients


Product details

    Author : Ray Moynihan

    Pages : 272 pages

    Publisher : Nation Books 2006-06-02

    Language : English

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I am looking for an editor for my play, a 46-page script. How do I find one?

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STAR CHILD in Share Your Work

Posted by WorldMallBooks Jul 20, 2018

This is Book 6 of The Angels Of The Lord Chronicles


This is the story of AAyaelees Amistis Star.

Think of this like a science-fiction soap opera.

A spin-off to the wonderful hit series - THE ADVENTURES OF AMISTIS STAR, already in the production of being published. Even though they may take a while to get published and put out there. This book gives you a bit of insight to her adventurous life. Her many travels as she goes from dimension to dimension, planet to extravagant planet.


This is the last book of The Angels Of The Lord Chronicles. The books in order are:








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Becoming an author can be a lifetime career especially if you have a passion for writing. I would like you to know that I am a writer and a blogger but not a published author yet. Nevertheless, my huge experience in writing so far has helped me to embrace small beginnings in writing as well as editing. In this blog, I would like to share tips and lessons that I have learned so far regarding good writing skills. I am certain that once you start practicing these tips, you will see a huge improvement in your writing.


You can start small until you become a published writer. A good way to start writing is by doing a piece of work. Write for blogs, magazines and you will understand the life of writing.


To become a good writer, adopt some writing practices that will make your job easy and interesting. Always carry a notebook and pen. Write anything that comes to your mind. Make sure you write every day. Reading is very essential for a good writer. Reading gives you ideas on how to write a good book.


Writing can be challenging. Sometimes you can be rejected but this should not put you down. Try writing something that is sincere to you. Be brave and risk doing things that you think might not work. When you are rejected, try again and again.


Don't talk about what you are writing. It is good if it remains a secret. Writing will teach you a lot of values like keeping time and discipline. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and makes you smarter.


Many aspiring writers ask themselves this question: 'I want to write a book where do I start?' Well, the hardest part of writing a book is sitting down and doing it. Writing a book happens in three phases.


  1. Beginning. Start writing. This might sound obvious but it is the most neglected step in writing. First, decide what you are going to write about and how you will write it.
  2. Staying motivated. Once you begin to write you will face some obstacles such as self-doubt and several other adversaries. Plan ahead of these obstacles so that you won't quit when they come.
  3. Finish. The thing that matters most is to complete writing a book so that people can read it.
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I'm trying to create a book preview but I don't understand what content 2 on book preview requires. Or even if I write the introduction of my bookbook (Inside book introduction) is it fine? Your help would be much appreciated

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Journaliste d'investigation indépendant depuis 35 ans, né à Liège (Belgique) en 1961.

Correspondant de presse.

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Book Sales? in CarmenCheeks's Blog

Posted by CarmenCheeks Jul 9, 2018

Has anyone written a book, and went through the extremely hard labor of publishing it and posting it all on your social media and friends and family pages...patted self on the back and waited and waited just to find that you only sell one freaking book. smh! Back to the drawing board.


Do you feel like giving up? I do sometimes. Looking for reasons to keep writing!


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Students need to be challenged at the high school level to think critically. The Sport Medicine workbooks that i have created should assist both students and teachers. The "Critical thinking for Sports Medicine"  and "Clinical Scenarios for Sports Medicine" students  are both on Amazon and i hope to get feedback from my Sports Medicine community.

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Pictures in Formatting

Posted by Dave56 Jul 7, 2018

Are all pictures done on a separate page from the actual text and then uploaded with the text when ready to submit for publishing?



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Where can I find help in making sure my book has been formatted and in uploading pictures to my book for publishing?  Very confused

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