Illustration for Self Publishing Authors

I do work with self publishing authors who are committed to producing the highest quality print or ebook and have the dedication and resources needed to reach that goal. Whether you need illustration for a 32 page children's book you are self publishing, a cover for a novel or a book with any amount of illustration in between, I can provide that illustration.

If you are not sure if you want to self publish or pursue a traditional publisher please carefully research each option and make an informed decision. The big advantage of working with a traditional publisher is that they will pay you to publish your book. They will also pay the illustrator and all of the production costs. The publisher will also select the illustrator.

If you do decide to self publish, then among many other tasks it will be up to you to find the illustrator who will create the illustration for your book. The book market is incredibly competitive, so using the absolute highest quality illustration is imperative to the success of your self published book. For the book buyer confronted with innumerable choices, a book often is judged by its cover. Know at the outset that a professional illustrator will not create your illustrations on spec. Self publishing does require significant investment of time, money and dedication.

You can see many more examples of my children's book illustrations here.

Below are a few links with helpful information for the self publishing author. Feel free to contact me if you decide self publishing is the right path for you.

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators

The Purple Crayon