STEP BY STEP: ILLUSTRATING A CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK
Follow my step by step guide to get it from words on a page to published book in your hands.
3 1/2 hours of video tuition
lessons on visual aspects
page sizes, visual pacing, making a dummy book and layouts
the anatomy of a picture book
indie vs traditional publishing
how to get print ready
You will also get free enrolment into my Facebook Children's Book Creator's Group, which offers support and help through the process.
Just click the link to view the course curriculum.
See you there!
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Doing my job, I meet lots of people who tell me they've written a story, but don't know what to do next, or how to make it into a book.
Does this sound familiar? Do you feel like you're missing
a few links and crucial bits of information?
Perhaps you've nailed the writing, and had some ideas about the illustration, but the thing that's holding you back is a lack of knowledge about how to get your pictures out of your head and onto the page.
Or maybe you don't feel confident about getting your message across in a visual way.
I know what that feels like.
I've gone from graduating from Art College and wishing I could see my books on the shelves of bookstores, to publishing 10 books, selling thousands of books across the world and ranking high on Amazon.
You may be thinking I just got lucky - right place, right time - but no. It was the hard work and dedication that I put into my work that has made it so successful - and that's what you can do too.
I know that if I can do it, give it everything you've got, and you can do it too.
If you've got the passion and feel you have an important message to share - or if you just have a darn good story, you just need to arm yourself with some information and have the confidence to take the first step. I am going to show you the exact formula that I use in Step by Step; Illustrating a Children's Picture Book.
It was so frustrating, knowing I had all of these stories in me that were trying to burst out, with no outlet for them. I finally got the freedom to focus on the things I wanted to do when I took the plunge and completed my first book.
Thereafter, I have been working on two every year, and growing my creative business exponentially. And it wasn't just me that was enjoying my books; here's what a few people have said -
'fantastic book, brilliantly written and illustrated' CG
'another gorgeous book by the fab Jules Marriner' SP
'an original story, lovely artwork' WB
'illustrations are delightful and make the story come alive' LMH
It took someone saying the right thing, at the right time to give the the nudge to take the plunge.
Are you ready to take that next step?
The advent of the internet has brought authors like us new opportunities. We're not behest to large publishing houses any more, and 'vanity' publishing is a thing of the past (thank goodness!).
Print on demand and e-reading has helped new authors to achieve their dream and bring their first book project to fruition, and what an amazing feeling it is to hold your very first book in your hands.
Making a picture book isn't just about the drawings. There are lots of things to consider - not least of which is how to pace the unfolding story through pictures, so that your reader wants to turn the page to find out what happens next.
You need to understand what a printer will expect from you in terms of space around your illustration and what digital formal to send it in. And you need to know how to deal with the front and back cover, including the spine.
Step by Step; Illustrating a Children's Picture Book will give you the formula to understand all of these things, and more besides. It will set you on your way to producing a book, whether that's a physical book or an e-book, through traditional publishing or a print on demand service, or even if you want to become your own publisher.
Who knows, maybe this is the start of something big!
Here's the thing; I understand your passion. I understand where you're coming from and I also understand we all lead busy lives, so I wanted to make this programme accessible and as streamlined as possible, so you will be able to finish watching the videos within 31/2 hours; the artwork will take as long as it takes, but I usually completely a book project from idea to publishing within 6 months.
Although I have been known to complete this exact formula for a book in three weeks (I must admit I didn't eat or sleep much and my family almost forgot who I was!).
You can of course do it the slow way (like I did) and try to figure this stuff out by yourself - or you can follow the fast way and use my proven step by step formula in Step by Step; Illustrating a Children's Picture Book.
If you're ready, I'll see you on the inside
- the PROGRAMME INFO button is below.
I'm really excited for you - you're about to take the
first step on the journey to your goal.