Little Launchers Visits Printing Facility to Review Hardcover Proofs

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:

Entrepreneur Kid Book Series Hardcover Proofs

The books will be printed in hardcover with dust jackets.

Entrepreneur Kid Book Series ISBNs and Book Reviews

Each book has its ISBN and book reviews in place!

The books are perfect bound.

The spine of the books include the author, illustrator, title, and series logo.

The dust jacket finish is currently extra glossy. The team decided to decrease gloss level for the final print.

The jacket flaps are currently slightly too long, but will be fixed for final production. An extra patterned end paper will be added to the front and back of each book.

Entrepreneur Kid Visits Printing Facility

The printing facility visit was a success!

Little Launchers

The Little Launchers book series showcases the true stories of real kid entrepreneurs who have started and continue to manage real businesses. The goal of the series is to inspire children everywhere to think creatively and solve the problems they see around them.