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Title: Format picture book
Post by: debbie-nutley on April 06, 2021, 03:27 PM
I am formatting a picture book.  Are there rules or norms about whether the story should begin on the right side or left side.  If the book is open - on the right page or left page.  I am in the US and plan to use IS.   I already have some pages reserved for title, copyright etc. :eastereggs
Title: Re: Format picture book
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on April 06, 2021, 06:29 PM
Usually a book starts on page on a right hand page in a spread, but I don't think it's a hard and fast rule. (Also, something the illustration starts as early as the cover and the story carries through the title and other pages until the text comes in.  I'd do what works best for the book.
Title: Re: Format picture book
Post by: Sonya Bright on April 06, 2021, 07:28 PM
Also, something the illustration starts as early as the cover and the story carries through the title and other pages until the text comes in.  I'd do what works best for the book.

I just read Yes Day! and that's exactly how that one worked. I thought it was a fun way to do it (I'm thinking the Pigeon books also tend to work like this?).
Title: Re: Format picture book
Post by: debbie-nutley on April 07, 2021, 05:57 AM
Thank you - that is helpful