Picture book dummy



  • Hello creative hands and brains,

    I’m wondering if anyone can point me in the direction of good information on making a book dummy.

    I think I got a broad look at them from the writing children’s books course.... but if an agent was looking to see a dummy in PDF form, how finished should it look? Would it be small thumbnails on one page?

    Any advice appreciated. ☺


  • Pro SVS OG

    @Lauz_in_gumboots it usually needs to be a whole book done in fairly clean sketches with one or two finished illustrations, a pdf with spreads, text inserted con the pages. It’s good to have an only-text file. I usually make also something like a cover page for the dummy. 🙂



  • @mag thank you for that info. I feel out of my depth but, must start somewhere. Goals to work towards. I want to know what direction I’m headed in 😄 thank you!


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