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Should I use color images for illustrations in black and white books?

The cost of printing color images in a black and white book can be significantly higher due to the use of more expensive paper and ink.

Converting color images to black and white can make books more accessible by lowering their suggested retail price.

When converting images to black and white, use applications like Photoshop or GIMP to ensure optimal results.

High-quality images with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI are recommended for optimal print results.

KDP's black and white books are optimized for text and line art, with a coarse halftone screening of around 110.

When using color in books, consider factors like preferences, source images, and cost, as color printing is typically more expensive than black and white.

Children's illustrated books and other visually-focused publications are ideal for color printing.

For a 6" x 9", 24-page book sold at $19.99, the royalty difference between color and black and white printing can be substantial.

When designing a cover for a black and white book, consider hiring a graphic artist to create an eye-catching design within the limitations of a single color.

For grayscale books, use the grayscale color space for the interior file, while for full-color books, sRGB is recommended.

Including images in books can enhance a reader's comprehension and retention of the material.

Using other color space options, such as RGB or CMYK, will result in a color space conversion to sRGB, which may cause unexpected results.

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