# Will my title and author information appear on the spine of my book?
Yes. If your book is at least 79 pages once we format your manuscript, we will include your title and author information on the spine of the book.
# Can I embed color images in my manuscript?
Only the cover can be printed in color. We do not want to take your color image and print it in black-and-white because not all color images look good when printed in black-and-white.
# How many graphics can I include in my text?
There is no limit to the number of black and white images that can be included in the text.
# What are the basic types of electronic images?
All electronic images are one of two basic types: raster or vector.
Raster images (also known as a bitmap images) use little electronic "bits" or dots of information called pixels to "map" and draw the image on-screen and to the printer. It is important to remember that the printing quality of these images directly depends upon the number of pixels included in each inch of the image. Typical raster file formats include GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpeg), and TIFF (.tif). Examples of raster images include: any scanned image; pictures from a digital camera; or images created in a digital painting program.
Vector images use mathematical formulas to calculate and draw lines. You may hear this type of art referred to as "object art" because all the shapes and colors are created by the outlines of these mathematical lines. It is important to remember that vector images do not depend on image resolution for printing quality. Since the lines are created by math formulas, the formulas simply recalculate the appropriate resolution for the printer.
# What do you mean when you say a graphic must be high-resolution?
Your graphic image must be high-quality or high-resolution. In our case, this means it must have at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). Anything lower than 300 dpi will not print with accurate color and clarity.
# What does "dpi" mean?
Dots per inch.
# What does "ppi" mean?
Pages per inch.