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What is your illustrated children’s book publishing process like?

We believe that children’s books must be visually appealing, to catch the eye of the reader, keep them drawn in as well be able to remember the story. The illustrations are the key factor in making them both appealing, memorable and learning aids (think Dr. Seuss). Therefore, a lot of our attention is drawn to that, and extends beyond just the design element of the illustrations.

After the initial review process, if you and our team feel we are a good fit, then we prepare a timeline with usually four milestones:

  1. Design
  2. Digital files
  3. Print copy
  4. Distribution


The design process starts with choosing what style and medium your illustration would be. Here are a few styles you can consider:






Rough sketches




Freehand digital


Pen and ink



Character Design

What do the main and supporting characters look like?























It’s time to focus on how the readers would experience your book:

  1. Would text and illustrations be on separate pages or on the same page?
  2. Would any illustrations be a two-page spread?








3. Would there be vignette illustrations? Vignettes are illustrations with faded or loosely defined edges. The loose edges incorporate the white of the surrounding page to give the image space, lightness and draw the viewer into the scene.











Once the design process is wrapped up, we move onto the print-ready file creation so we can share the book in digital as well as physical copy with you, the author. Once you approve these files, the final step is distribution to Amazon, and other places.

We hope you’ll have as much fun as we have as part of the CaryPress team doing illustrated children’s books!


Children’s Book Publishing Pricing

All of the following packages have the following: ISBN assignment, interior layout, and worldwide book distribution.

Publishing Down Payment


This down-payment is if you want:

  • Manuscript evaluation and/or
  • One sample illustration

Your deposit is automatically applied toward your book publishing service.

Books produced through our Children’s Book Publishing Service

Eight Great Forks by Bill McKenzie

Eight Great Forks by Bill McKenzie

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SEE and SAY Nursery Rhymes by Jaslynn Anderson

SEE and SAY Nursery Rhymes by Jaslynn Anderson

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Hope Flies High Shannon Haywood

Hope Flies High Shannon Haywood

About the Book:A story from the tragic day of September 11, 2001. When an ordinary mother becomes a very special hero, restoring hope for those who needed it most. Providing proof that one small gesture can have a significant impact on others....

What is Money? by Jeremiah Poindexter

What is Money? by Jeremiah Poindexter

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Manu The French Bulldog by Pauline Capitaine

Manu The French Bulldog by Pauline Capitaine

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