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Hello -  I am new to all of this and the industry lingo is something I haven't yet grasped. What do they mean when they say to attach a PB dummy as pdf and the full-color sample as jpeg?

I know what the picture book dummy is, but can someone just clarify for me what they actually mean by the full color sample.

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#1 - January 15, 2018, 01:17 PM

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A dummy usually isn't in full color, so the sample spread gives the art director, etc, an idea of your vision for finished art. They need to know how you use color and the like. That won't be in a sketched dummy. At least, I think they mean a sample finished spread. (I'm not an illustrator, I just read a lot of stuff geared toward the art.)
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Thank you. I'm not an illustrator, so this seems strange to me.
#3 - January 15, 2018, 08:10 PM

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 Debbie, that's exactly what a full colour sample is:) An Illustrator might do up 1 or 2 finished pages/full colour art, in their dummy or attach separately a finished piece or sometimes just a link to their portfolio site/art, depending on what an Agent or Editor requests.
#4 - January 16, 2018, 01:58 AM
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Julia, if you aren't an illustrator, all you need is the manuscript. Anyone asking for art is looking for author/illustrators. You can send a manuscript that is paginated the way you envision the book, but you do that by writing the page numbers or separating the text with blank lines.
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