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Title: Template for a picture book
Post by: andra-harris on May 09, 2020, 11:40 AM
Hi, I am publishing my first book, and it is a picture book.  I need to buy a template to help me arrange  the words and pictures on the page. Does anyone recommend a good website where I can find a template?
Thank you!
Title: Re: Template for a picture book
Post by: David Wright on May 09, 2020, 02:06 PM
Debbei Ohi has some templates here: https://www.debbieohi.com/pbcreation or https://www.inkygirl.com/inkygirl-main/2015/11/4/free-picture-book-thumbnail-templates-for-writers-and-illust.html

Did you watch the SCBWI digital workshop on PBs last month?
"Page by Page: Breaking Down PB Pagination" is here https://www.scbwi.org/scbwi-digital-workshops-archive/ (scroll down to #5)
Title: Re: Template for a picture book
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on May 09, 2020, 06:33 PM
Are you doing layout for self-publishing? I think In Design might work, but others will know better. In fact, if that's the case, this post might be better off in the self-publishing area of the board. Let us know if you'd like to move it there.
Title: Re: Template for a picture book
Post by: JulieM on May 09, 2020, 10:40 PM
Have you checked the self-publishing thread here? It might be helpful with this question.