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Title: Do you put a cover and end paper design for book dummy ?
Post by: hue on February 28, 2018, 05:05 PM
Just wondering when submitting book dummies, do we leave the cover page and the end paper out, or those are not necessary at all. Seems most book dummies I saw don't have those pages. Can someone confirm ?

Thank you!     :paint  :thankyou
Title: Re: Do you put a cover and end paper design for book dummy ?
Post by: Stephanie Ruble on March 01, 2018, 11:15 AM
It's up to the person doing the dummy to decide what they want to do.

That said, I always include everything that I want in the book. Cover is definitely there, and if I envision endpapers, I include them as well (not every book has end papers, but they seem to be more common now than they used to be).

Are those pages necessary? Maybe. Maybe not. But I always include what is necessary for me as an author/illustrator to tell the story.
Title: Re: Do you put a cover and end paper design for book dummy ?
Post by: hue on March 01, 2018, 04:20 PM
It's up to the person doing the dummy to decide what they want to do.

That said, I always include everything that I want in the book. Cover is definitely there, and if I envision endpapers, I include them as well (not every book has end papers, but they seem to be more common now than they used to be).

Are those pages necessary? Maybe. Maybe not. But I always include what is necessary for me as an author/illustrator to tell the story.

Thanks much, Stephanie!