Can you Illustrate my Book?

Sometime I get asked by aspiring authors or self publishing authors to illustrate their books, ideas, projects. I try to always give accurate replies but Kidlit is a tricky path.

So I collected a few useful resources online (there are billions more, keep searching) into this post and into a resources list page: here.

Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrator

This is where to start if you want to write and/or illustrate kidlit: a community of likeminded sharing expertise and journey.


The Bookseller

Everything happening in publishing market


Bologna Children’s Books Fair

It’s an annual event gathering worldwide industry, browsing exporistors’ catalogue you’ll get acquainted with the market and get precious info.


The AOI Association of Illustrators

Learn about licensing, contract, negotiation, fair trade …


‘Can you illustrate my book?’ Some tips for writers approaching illustrators

by Sarah McIntyre

Sarah is also the precious voice of #PICTUREMEANBUSINESS, do check:


Elisabeth Dulemba insightful, exaustive and complete article on hiring an illustrator for self publishing


More from Elisabeth Dulemba:

How Do I get Published

Illustrating Self Published Books

General resources for writers:



And a couple books everyone wanting to storytell should read:

The Hero With a Thousand Faces
Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

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