Illustrations help bring a book to life. You have spent so much time writing your story and you have an idea of what illustrations you want but now you need someone to help bring those visions to life.
You know you need a cover and possibly some interior images. You can either use clip art or stock images to create these or maybe can have a custom cover and interior images that are hand drawn.
Illustrations can take several hours to complete depending on size and detail of each image.
Video of Jason, our illustrator, doing a black and white sketch for our Dragons Don’t Wear Pants Children’s Book.
Book Cover Illustrations
The cover of your book is the most important piece of your book because that is what a person sees first and it helps them decide if they are going to buy your book.
The cover needs to fit the genre of your book. It is easy to think that you want your book to stand out and do something different but the reality is that the person buying your book has probably bought other books in that same genre and when they are perusing Amazon at all the book titles and covers they will pick a cover that is familiar to them and that is similar to the other books in that genre.
Interior Book Illustrations
Interior book illustrations come in many shapes and sizes depending on the type of your book.
Text books, How To books and novels may have a small image, half- page image or full page image. While children’s books or picture books could be a full page image or full page spread image.
All of these factors determines how much the illustration will cost.