May 27, 2014
This feature is not about your typical children’s story book printing project. Our client, Barbara Spilman Lawson, takes fun and interesting stories to the next level by making her stories a tool for literacy. Barb has entertained thousands of students, teachers, and families up and down the east coast with her hilarious, interactive storytelling programs, workshops, and in-services. The book we are spotlighting today is “How Many Words Does It Take To Write A Book?”
These 32 pages of vibrant, fun, and silly illustrations are paired with large bold bubbly text. What we loved about the book was the array of colors; every page has bright colored backgrounds that are just so cool to look at when flipping through the story book printing project.
This was a uniquely sized book in a landscape format. Sized at 9×7, perfect bound with UV coating on the front of the covers to make the colors on the cover pop even more. Barbara kept the paper weight at a balanced 80# matte text and 80# gloss cover, which was perfectly suitable for the final look and feel. These paper stock selections make the book lightweight enough for any teacher or parent to hold and flip through the pages easily for children.
So who wants to guess how many words are in this story book printing project? We’ll give you a hint…it’s a number between 1-200. :-p
“Let me tell you a little bit about the book. I taught in elementary schools for 22 years and am now a full-time storyteller. I travel up and down the east coast doing storytelling programs at elementary schools and public libraries. This is my first picture book that I’ve written and illustrated, and I definitely kept classroom teachers in mind. I wrote a Teacher’s Guide that includes many ideas related to my book along with other reading and writing activities. For any teacher who buys the book, one of the guides is included.
I had an excellent experience working with your company. I selected Publishing Xpress after researching many other printers. I considered price, turn-over time, and quality of the finished products. I asked for examples of your projects and also paper samples so I could see and feel the quality for myself. The price was right, the completion time was great, and I loved the final products I received. I’m very happy with my book and the experience I had working with you. I have used Publishing Xpress in the past and have never been disappointed, so I look forward to working with you again.”
For more information on Stories with a Twist, check out www.storieswithatwist.net.
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