Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Plan!

Tomorrow I'm going to be putting together a dummy book (hard copy) to send along to another dream agent that I've had in mind.  This particular agency does not accept email submission (argh) so I'll have to do it the old fashioned way.  One of my favorite illustrators out there is David Ezra Stein, and while perusing his site I can across a great step-by-step article on making a book by hand!  Huzzah!  The hard part will be setting up the pages on my printer so they align correctly in book form.....or maybe....I should just have a company bind it.  Um.  Hmmm....

7 comments:

theartofpuro said...

Good luck:)And thanks for the link ,very usefull:)

AtelierBrigitte said...

Success with this submission.
And thanks for the link - it is bookmarked ;)

jeannie said...

Talk to your local print shop. Some have photocopy machines with a "booklet" setting. Take in a stack of pages and it will arrange for you. All you have to do is fold.

Kristi Valiant said...

I print my dummies on matte double-sided Staples flyer paper with a cheap Epson printer (love their color) and then bring the prints in to Staples to bind together for a couple dollars. Turns out really nice. I'm sure yours will be darling.

Shirley said...

Wow!! That's a lotta work, but that is what it takes, right?! I can't wait to see your wonderful book out on the shelves, Paige. And thank you re: the link..awesome!

Paige Keiser said...

Thanks Monica! Glad you enjoyed the link! I hope so Ateller, I'll be shouting it from the rooftops! ooh, Jeannie, great tip! Thank you!

Kristi, I have an Epson too and I agree about the color, that's definitely another option, and thanks for the tip on the paper type, I've had a hard time finding good paper where the image doesn't show through on the other side. That's so annoying lol.

Thanks Shirley, and me too :) Picturing that help me to keep working!

Mai Kemble said...

you REALLY make the most Adorable pigs... I really really just think you have the drive and talent to get those books you've been making published.
Its an inspiration!
;)