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Kidlit Guide to Illustrations in Children's Books

Kidlit Guide to Illustrations in Children's Books

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Learn how to create the illustrations for your children's book!

When do the illustrations come in and when do you need an illustrator? That's what we look at in this complete guide to illustrations in children's books. Before you move forward with hiring an illustrator or submitting images to a publisher, read this guide.


  1. When you need an illustrator for your children's story
  2. How to find and work with an illustrator
  3. What your role is as an author if you're not illustrating your own book


  1. Breakdown of the role of an illustrator and what to expect when working together on your story
  2. Illustrator guidelines when planning to use a publisher for your book
  3. Illustrator guidelines when self-publishing your own book
  4. The illustrator's notes cheat sheet for non-illustrating authors

This guide is also a bonus in our Illustrating your Children's Books course!


Who's this guide for?

The Guide to Illustrations is for any non-illustrating writers or writers who are on the fence about creating their own illustrations. This will help you better understand your role as a writer, whose job it is to find the illustrator, and when you need an illustrator for your story.

How soon after purchasing will you receive the guide?

The Guide to Illustrations will be delivered digitally, via the email address you provide at checkout. It should arrive within 5-10 minutes of your purchase. (At this time the guide is only available in digital PDF format. You can choose to print the entire kit and have it bound or keep it in a 3-ring binder, or you can print just the pages you need at specific times. Whatever works best for you.)

This is a digital product. Nothing physical will ship.

Please note: Our digital products are for personal use only. While you can use the fillable fields on your computer or print out the sheets yourself, you cannot share this with anyone else, make a copy, or use this for resale.

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