Over the years I’ve had people ask me about illustrating kids books.  I’ve heard different terms thrown around Twitter and scratched my head… like any industry, there are terms you might not know (at least I didn’t!) if you haven’t been educated in the lingo of the illustration market.  Many artists who license their work aspire to illustrate kids books.  Many illustrators aspire to license their work.

Until now I’ve been able to offer little help or direction since I have little to no experience in this arena.  But if you have $5, you can get your own copy of How To Make a Picture Book Dummy In 9 Easy Steps – an eBook by Wendy Martin.

This 22 page eBook covers the following:

  1. What a picture book dummy is and who should create one
  2. How to choose a winning project and put your own spin on it
  3. What to keep in mind while drafting your story
  4. What makes a good picture book
  5. What kind of illustrations to present in your dummy and what to include in those illustrations
  6. How other published author/illustrators work from in-depth interviews (quite a few “Tara’s” – interesting… 🙂 )

So… if you’ve ever wondered about writing, illustrating or how to prepare something to submit to the Children’s market, you should definitely invest $5 in this book!

(I received a free copy to review but don’t earn any commission if you choose to purchase it – really, how could I ask for part of $5?)

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

P.S.  Learn more about Wendy Martin on her website at WendyMartinIllustration.com or follow her on Twitter @WendyMartinArt

P.P.S. If you want to be a part of a 25 week online group challenge to make a picture book dummy – it starts 1/9!  Get all the details here >> http://kidlitart.blogspot.com/2012/01/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html