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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Illustrating => Topic started by: Jessie on February 11, 2014, 09:14 AM

Title: Dummy Book with Portfolio at Conference
Post by: Jessie on February 11, 2014, 09:14 AM
Hey all! I'm participating in my first portfolio showcase at the SCBWI NY conference and have a question about dummy books. Do people usually display their dummy books full-sized with their portfolio? It feels like a full-size dummy could be overwhelming next to a portfolio, but I'm definitely new and have no idea how this usually goes. Thanks!


-Jessie
Title: Re: Dummy Book with Portfolio at Conference
Post by: DW on February 11, 2014, 02:40 PM
Jessie

It's perfectly fine to include your dummy book with your portfolio but it should not be full sized. It should be more like postcard size.

Donald
Title: Re: Dummy Book with Portfolio at Conference
Post by: Jessie on February 11, 2014, 02:55 PM
Thanks SO much! Super helpful :)
Title: Re: Dummy Book with Portfolio at Conference
Post by: HaroldU on February 11, 2014, 05:56 PM
I'm going to disagree and say I'm happy to see a full-size dummy. Some people like to work at that size when putting a dummy together. You shouldn't have to reduce it.

And I will be looking at portfolios at that conference. I'm an independent editor, so don't get your hopes up too high, but I'll be looking.
Title: Re: Dummy Book with Portfolio at Conference
Post by: Jessie on February 11, 2014, 09:52 PM
Thanks for the input Harold. As I expected, there is some variation in what people present. I'll just do whatever feels right when the time comes. I appreciate the feedback either way.
Title: Re: Dummy Book with Portfolio at Conference
Post by: Wendy Martin on February 12, 2014, 05:32 AM
My advice is to make sure the dummy is within the size constraints of the display requirements of the event. Other than that, it can be 100% or smaller.