An independent illustrator charges for your
illustrations and cover art, there is no middle man
Not only does the self-publishing company charge you for an
illustrator and their
fee for providing one (fees combined) They also charge you for a
printing package which allows you to have a certain
number of images.
Here is an actual
children's book packages alone run from $1,499 to
$4,999 and then the illustrations pkg. runs an additional cost.
$149 per illustration for a very flat basic look,
$175 per illustration for the addition of shadows /contrast
$325 per illustration for the addition of some details, covers
are quoted as $349 to $599)
Is your brain staring to swim with
all this expense? It should be.
HAVE MORE CONTROL- IT IS YOUR
BOOK AFTER ALL
illustrator will work one on one with you to achieve your vision
will act as a go between, between
and their illustrator
will assign you
the next available
in-house illustrator. It
is possible that you will never have any personal contact with your illustrator.
illustrator can do your illustrations
self-publishing company. You don't have to
A member in good standing at SCBWI
(society of children's book writers & illustrators)