So with Inktober being over and the holiday season coming up - I wanted to collect all of my drawings into a single book to give out as gifts. I'm not sure where to look for the best deal vs quality - so I'm looking for some suggestions and guidance. Some things to consider:
My book will be long (64 pages). I wrote a little text for each illustration that utilized the official word prompt for each day. I imagine the book being laid out with text on the left, illustration on the right - hence the length.
The drawings I did where formatted for Instagram - so they were 6x6. Ideally I would like the book to be similar in size (6x6 or 7x7).
I'm interested in both hard cover and soft cover. Most of my books would be soft, but I'd like to get a few hard covers for myself / promotion.
I'm not 100% opposed to doing a different page size so the page count can be lower (32), where the illustration takes up the top portion of the page and the text sits below it. Unfortunately, text overlaid on the image won't work well in most cases. Below is a contact sheet of my drawings for context/reference:
Any and all advice and comments are appreciated.