How does the illustration process work?
What is the duration of the illustration stage?
It will take 2 to 4 weeks to complete the initial illustration stage. After that, the degree of changes and the length of the author’s review period will determine the timeline. Having custom illustrations and artwork created can take a lot of time. To guarantee that our authors receive the best product, we give the process the time it needs.
Can I contact my illustrator?
Your Publication Assistant serves as the author and illustrator’s liaison, just like they do for our editors. Having a skilled and experienced person in charge of all communications is ideal. Our specialist and technical staff, like editors, designers, and marketers, focus only on their specialty and do not engage directly with authors.
I have several illustrated books. Can I work on them together?
Many authors have worked on multiple books at once. To ensure that all books stay on schedule and are finished on time, authors should keep the time commitment in mind.
What are the illustration options?
- Cartoons or humor: You might laugh or smile at this style because it’s entertaining. Since it includes parodies and caricatures, it can be applied to various genres. It may be similar to whimsical or juvenile designs.
- Fantasy: This style combines reality and imagination. Fanciful, dreamy, and wistful words are words that frequently describe it. Compared to other styles, it tends to be more mythical.
- Naturalistic: This style is the antithesis of fantasy. It depicts people and objects realistically.
- Science fiction: It adds futuristic concepts but still requires imagination, much like fantasy. Robots, technology, extraterrestrial life forms, time travel, and alternate universes are a few examples.
- Whimsical or juvenile: This vibrant aesthetic is lighthearted and playful. Children’s books and fairy tales frequently use it. It can overlap with cartoon or humorous styles.
Can my illustrations cross facing pages?
We call this a double-page spread. Unless the illustration is overly complex, we will count it as one image, unlike some publishers.
Why must I answer a questionnaire about illustrations?
So you have the opportunity to tell the artist what you envision. To keep your timeline on track, you must be thorough and detailed.
Will the illustrator read my book?
No, which is why it’s crucial that you provide detailed information on the illustration questionnaire.