Question- My printer says he wants me to send him "reader spreads." I am a total newbie to this and don't want to sound totally stupid, but what does that mean and how do I do it? My project is in InDesign, except for the cover, which is in Photoshop, and he says he'd like it if the cover was in with the document itself. And then he said I could put everything into ZIP files and upload it onto an FTP link on his wesite. I'm totally not sure how to go about this... Can someone help me here ? A need a step-by-step.
Desperate and grateful,
It means quite simply, don't do his job for him. Just leave the pages in reading order and he'll do the imposition.
Ask him if he'll take a PDF. Far better idea than trying to package everything up.
Do you think I should put the cover in InDesign and save it all together or is it better if I
leave them as two separate PDFs?
Yes, create a new cover page and place the Photoshop document. If you text in it, save it as a Photoshop PDF and place that.