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Typesetting, Book Illustration and Layout design
I work one to one with individuals, artists and indie publishers to create professional standard layout design for traditional printing and e-pub books.
My experience as an illustrator means that I can create graphic and illustrative elements that are uniquely tailored to your publication.
Project aspects I can help with
Layout Design – What size and format is best for your book concept
Typesetting – Creating the best and easiest reading experience
Illustrations and Graphic Elements – How can we make your book unique
Basic Self Publishing and printing advice – What is involved in publishing your book? Please look thorough the links and information on this page to help you better understand the job of making and sending a book to print.
Start at the end
Printing your book can be expensive. But often the price can be greatly reduced if you consult with your printer before production.
If you speak to your printer about your proposed project before you start designing they can advise you on what format size and finishes are going to work best in your price range.
I will always encourage my clients to decide on a printer and the books specifications at the very beginning of production. There is little point in designing a beautiful layout only to find out later on that it is too expensive to print.
I can help advise you on what format and printing service would work best for your book project.
Documents & FAQ
Below are some great links containing information on what is involved in making a children’s picture book.
How to create a children’s book
How a book is made
Getting connected to a community
Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA)
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Australian Society of Authors
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Initial contact form for children’s
If you are interested in contacting me regarding picture book commissions then please download the form below.
I will be asking all these questions about your book in out first meeting.