How will your book appear? Many new authors / self-publishers have trouble envisioning how their book will look in book form. They have the story but not sure how it will look as it unfolds page to page.
Get a better idea of how your story will appear in book form by making a sample book. Use simple drawings or describe the images you want in words, then map out your story page by page.
This will also help you explain your project to your illustrator once you reach that point in the process.
PARTS OF YOUR BOOK
Front Cover/Back Cover (this is separate from the book pages)
Page 1 Title page
Page 2 Copyright page
Page 3 Dedication
Page 4 Blank
Page 5 Your story begins (if looking at two-page spread)
Remember: Odd numbered pages go on the right side; even are on the left.
Typical size: 8″ x 8″
32 page book (plus cover)
100 to 1500 words