During a two-week trip in China for a speaking tour marking the announcement of its upcoming Chinese-English bilingual series, Little Launchers visited its chosen printer to preview the hardcover proof prints of its English-language series. Here’s an early look at the printed book series!
Printer Xin Jian Xing (鑫建兴) is based in Shenzhen, China. The founder and CEO Wenzhang Zeng is the cousin of Li Zeng, the Little Launchers book series illustrator. The trip was a reunion for the two, as they haven’t seen each other for 20 years.
While visiting the printing facility, illustrator Li Zeng and author Erica Swallow were able to solidify specifications for the paper quality, binding, cover weight, and jacket detailing. Accompanied by Zeng’s childhood friend, Junlin Du, the team was ecstatic to see the first hardcover proofs. Unlike the full print run, the proofs were printed digitally, instead of pressed, but they gave the duo a good look at what was to come.
Without further adieu, here is an early look at the hardcover products: