Ever thought about commissioning a map to illustrate your book? Wondering how and why to do it? Read this practical case study by J L Gilliland – and admire the beautiful result of her commission for her debut novel!
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At The Bookseller‘s recent Author Day, author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre made an impassioned plea for the campaign that she founded, #PicturesMeanBusiness, calling upon authors, publishers, publicists, and everyone else in the world of books, to give due credit to illustrators. As if we needed a reminder of the enormous talent of the illustrators that […]
British self-published author James Minter, who now writes from his new home in France, offers advice on how to find a cover illustrator, using experience gained from sourcing covers for his comic novels. No one doubts the importance of eye-catching covers for both print and ebooks. We are visual creatures. We are drawn to shapes […]
Karen Myers, American self-published author, provides a helpful and comprehensive case study of how she sourced new book covers for her latest fantasy series. Two years ago when I started writing The Hounds of Annwn series, I used images by a prolific Russian surrealist artist that I found on stock photo sites. (You can see […]