Here are some commonly asked questions about Parent Books.
Q: What is a parent book?
A: A parent book is a replica of your Flush Mount Album but in a smaller size. An example would be a newlywed couple orders a 11x14 photobook of their wedding. They would then order a parent book to give to their parents or family to share their special day with. But a parent book can be ordered for any occasion and is not limited to weddings only.
Q: What size will my parent book be? and how much will it cost?
A: A parent book will have the same exact ratio, same paper, and same number of pages. Please use the Parent Book widget at the bottom of Parent Book page to check your size and cost. Using the drop downs, select your original flush mount album details on the left such as cover type, book size, number of pages, paper type, etc and the right hand side will display the corresponding parent book information and cost.
Q: Do you have a price list for your parent book sizes?
A: Yes, please download our price list here.
Q: I have selected Thick paper in my original photo book. But why is the parent book showing Standard?
A: Because the photo book size is smaller, parent books are only offered with Standard pages.
Q: I have a Crystal, Acrylic, Wood, or Metal cover in my original photo book, but why is it showing Genuine Leather/Leatherette as the cover?
A: We do not offer Crystal, Acrylic, Wood, or Metal cover photobooks in smaller sizes. By default, if a parent book is ordered for one of these books, it will automatically be made with the matching Genuine Leather/Leatherette cover. The color will be the same as what you have chosen as the back cover of your Crystal or Metal photobook. Example, if the back cover of your Crystal photobook is the black leatherette, your parent book will be in black leatherette. If white was selected, the parent book will have a white leatherette cover.
Q: I have painted text/debossing on the front cover of my Genuine Leather/Leatherette/Linen book, will my parent book have text on the cover too?
A: No, painted text/debossing will not be completed on parent books.
Q: I have a cameo window on the front cover of my Genuine Leather/Leatherette/Linen book, will my parent book have a cameo window on the cover too?
A: No, a cameo window will not be added to the cover of a parent book.
Q: Do I need to re-upload all my photos and re-create the photobook to order a parent book?
A: No, no additional work is required. You simply need to click 'Add Parent Book' at checkout or on your My Books page, click "Order Parent Book" to add it to your shopping cart. Our system will automatically select the cover, conversion size, paper type, and number of pages for you.
Q: Can I order a parent book for my Layflat Photo Book? or Press Photo Book?
A: No, parent books are only available for our Flush Mount Albums sized 8x8 and up.
Q: Can I edit my parent book before submitting the order?
A: A parent book is a replica of your original photo book. Depending on your photo book cover and size, you may be asked to review and make minor adjustments. Any changes made to the parent book will not effect the original photo book.
If you want to change the parent book size, or change layouts and photos, we recommend making a clone of your original photobook and save it as a new project.
Q: Do I have to order the parent book at the same time? can I order one later?
A: You do not have to order a parent book at the same time as your original book. You can place your order for one later on in the future. If you already submitted an order for your original book, then on your 'My Projects' page, there will be a link for "Order Parent Book". Or when you order your original book - you have the option to add its parent book to your order on your Shopping Cart page.