Tips on publishing images in your work

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The H-Net book channel has published a post by Catherine Cocks on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 entitled "Are My Images Good Enough to Print? Some Tips for Authors"

A guest post from Feeding the Elephant: A Forum for Scholarly Communications.

Below is a link and an excerpt:

Preparing and submitting illustrations for your book can be a daunting process. What size should the image be? How do you determine the resolution? What file type should you submit? How should the file be labeled?

This spring, the Editorial, Design, and Production (EDP) committee of the Association of University Presses put together an updated set of guidelines for submitting illustrations for publication. Written for authors and volume editors of scholarly books, these guidelines outline the steps for preparing and submitting scanned figures and line art and highlight common mistakes, aiming to make the process less intimidating.

To celebrate the launch of these guidelines, we’ve put together this brief blog post in which individual members of the committee offer specific points of advice for authors based on their own experience. We hope you’ll find it useful!