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The picturebook illustrator

You are finally done writing and editing your book. The next step are illustrations and a design (formatted). You google everything from China to India, from $5 to $5,000 dollars, but you can’t make an actual choice.

Who can you trust with your ‘baby’, this project in which you have put so much passion and love. I totally understand how important this is to you. That’s why I like to help you by making it easy for you. With just one click you meet that one person (which is me of course) who can help you with every step of the way to self-publish your book.

If you have any questions or you want to get to know me better as a designer and illustrator, I’ll be happy to answer all your questions via email, skype, zoom or, very old-fashioned, a phone call.

Picturebook design

  • Cover design for print and e-book

  • Design picturebook content for print & ebook (32 pages)

  • 3D mock-up (FREE!)

$ 475,-

$ 325,-

Prentenboek Wiesje Wiebelkont

Picture book illustrations

  • 14 spreads for a picture book of 32 pages in high resolution for print and e-book

  • 3D mock-up (Free!)

$ 5045

$ 3697,-

Picture book illustration & design

  • Illustrations (32 pages / 14 spreads)

  • Cover design for print & ebook

  • Picture book design print ready and e-book  (32 pages)

  • 3D mockup (Free!)

$ 7,625 vanaf

$ 3,797,-

Unique skilled designer

I am a unique skilled designer who will help you every step of the way. As a designer, I receive the correct sizes of the book, the texts and the illustrations from you so I can make a beautiful design. I will keep you informed continuously by sending you a PDF for approval until you are satisfied with the result.

When you also like to have illustrations, I would love to receive the script (which is absolutely save with  me) and the style you have in mind. We plan a meeting on Zoom or Skype to discuss details. Then I’ll get to work for you. As soon as I have made the first sketches, I will send them to you by email. From there I make each spread and put it directly in the book so you can see how it will look together with the text. I will keep you informed during the entire process. When the book is finished, I make a print-ready PDF file and the free mock-up for the presentation on social media.

After the project  is finished, you can always count on me for advice or questions because I would love to see your book become a success.

Design & formatting

If you have already done a lot yourself, such as editing texts and making illustrations, the last thing you need to do is design to create a format you can use for print.

I collect text, illustrations and printing information (sizes and how to send this to the printer) and get to work. I start by converting all artwork to CMYK and 300 DPI. I choose a layout of the book and then let the text flow in the book for which I choose a matching font for the title and the plain text. I place the illustrations on the pages where necessary.

You will regularly receive a PDF proof by email in which we discuss the progress and you can make changes. When you’re completely happy, I’ll create a high-resolution PDF that you can use for print. You will receive two files, a PDF with contents and a PDF of the cover.

Illustrations

You’re not the only one who has a great children’s story in mind but can’t get past a Word document. I’m going to help you to create this into an actual picture book. After I have written, illustrated, designed and published five picture books. With my experience and knowledge I can help you step by step and bring your story to life.

Creating illustrations take more time. I start by reading your story and reviewing your ideas for the illustrations. Once I’ve got a good sense of the book, I’ll start making rough sketches and developing the characters.
When we are both satisfied with the rough sketches and layout all together, I work out the sketches one by one and place them in the book so we can immediately see if it fits with the text. Of course I keep you informed of the progress of the illustrations. 

Ultimately, a final file is created from which I make a PDF that can eventually be send to the printer.

Webdesign

As an accomplished web designer since 1997, I have been building websites and blogs for my clients for many years. If you publish your own book, you can not do without a website. 

The only thing you have to provide is text and possibly illustrations or photos that you want to use. I’ll put the rest together for you. But that’s not all, because once the website has been completed and you want to start blogging yourself but you don’t know what to do anymore, you can always email me and I will guide you through it!

3D mockup

A 3D mockup is nothing but a photo of your book in 3D format. If we’re both happy with the cover, I’ll use photoshop to make a 3D photo of it so you can share it on your social media channels. I know, it may sound ridiculous, but you get this 3D photo from me for free.

Self publishing

You keep talking about self-publishing your book, Mireille, how does that work? Nowadays you no longer need a publisher to publish your book. You can easily publish your own book via POD (Printing On Demand) at companies such as Amazon.

If your book doesn’t become a bestseller, you won’t be left with a cellar full of unsaleable books that you can eventually throw away. I help you step by step through the entire process.

Coaching

I once started entrepreneurship as a rookie. I had to learn so much about entrepreneurship, in addition to the profession that I had learned at college. I gained my business knowledge by asking questions to other entrepreneurs, but also by listening a lot. After almost 25 years of entrepreneurship, I would like to share my knowledge with you. I know so much about so many things, I would very much like to share with you during the publishing of your book.

My illustrations

Interested in my work as illustrator? Here you can see some illustrations that I made. 

“Mireille turned out to be a golden match for working out what I had in mind. Shout out to this amazing woman! I am very grateful for her dedication and talent.”

Kristel Melissa Elstak
Author ‘Brad de vegetarische superheld’

“I am very satisfied with Mireille’s professional and prompt action and advice. She helped me very well with the publication of my book. She is happy to answer any question. I definitely recommend Mireille.”

 

Montse Gomez Garcia

Not quite convinced yet? I’m happy to answer all your questions in a zoom/skype/teams/hangout session or you can email, call or DM me via social media.

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