How to Make a Recital Saddle-Stitch Book
A single folded sheet of paper gives you 4 numbered pages. Page counts have to be divisible by 4. (8, 12, 16, 20, 24 and so on) and require a minimum of 8 numbered pages (2 sheets folded in half).
How Do I Arrange the Page Count?
The front cover starts at page 1. The inside front cover is page two. The inside pages continue like diagram above for pages 3, 4, 5, and 6. The inside back cover will be page 7 and the outside back cover will be page 8, depending on the page count. So if we did an 8 page booklet, it would be like the 8 page sample shown above which includes the cover. Covers can be printed on cover weight paper or you can use the same weight as the interior pages which is called a self cover.
Printed Pageant Programs are Essential
Show the contestants photos & bios, scholarships, awards, and prizes. An introduction, printed schedule and description of events including the order of activities and duration, pageant director message, listing and judges plus bios are also important. The reigning queen, past royalty and appearances of the previous winner, should also be included along with:
- Letter from the Board
- Board of Directors
- Pageant Staff
- Scholarship Rules
- Pictures from previous years’ or other past events.
- Advertising Pages Spread Out.
- Ad Sponsoring Contestants
- Special Thanks Page
- Autograph Page