What kind of Thesis Printing and binding should I use for my children’s book, my illustrated children’s book? Generally, you’d think that you would go to paperback first because it’s less expensive. In this case, with the self-publishing, you’re much better starting off with the hard cover version, and this is the reason. I sold printing to large children’s book publishers for many, many years. You’re competing on the paperback. You’re competing against publishers that are printing 10, 20, 30, 50, 100,000 of a title. So you’re a 32-page, you know, paperback children’s book, I can sell…at 100,000 copies, I can sell it to the publisher for like $0.25. You’re going to pay $3.00, $4.00. you are competing against them. With the hardcover book, even the large publishers, which is what you are going up against, they print fewer copies. So they’ve got a higher price. It’s a higher price but if you retail wisely you can still pretty much compete with the market.