Blueberry offers affordable and high-quality illustrations as well as Publishing services. We started as a very famous Children’s book illustration agency and in the last decade, we have provided illustrations and publishing for thousands of clients, including Children’s book authors and other authors. We have some of the best children book illustrators and publishing staff, making us one of the most successful illustrations and publishing service providers in the USA and many other parts of the world.
If you are looking for Children’s book illustrations and self-publishing services, you can get really excited, as you are at the right place.
We offer more than 30 illustration styles and we keep adding more styles to help our authors select any style which is most suitable for their story. Our Children’s book illustrations are extremely famous for two reasons. The First is excellent quality and the second is timely delivery. We have some of the best illustrators who are not only talented but very flexible in terms of offering revisions and incorporating the author's ideas. Explore our multiple style options offered by our children book illustrators.
Book Cover must speak everything about your book and it must be so well designed that it conveys the theme of your story. Everything about the book cover must be perfect, the illustration, the text insertion, the font, the message in the back cover, etc. This is the first and the last thing which your reader will see and he/she will decide if this book is worth purchasing or not.
We are offering a complete book designing service in which we make the book completely print-ready. We offer you the cover design (front and back cover) and full book inside layout (Illustration layout, font setting, text layout, copyright page, title page, table of contents, illustration insertion, etc). After completion, we will give you print-ready files.
If you are wondering how to self publish your book, then we have a very effective and affordable solution for you. We offer Print publishing (hardcover and paperback publishing) as well as Ebook publishing. You also get print on demand with 100% royalty of book sales and global distribution.
If you are planning to self publish your book, but you are not sure about the consistency of the story in terms of spelling mistakes, grammar, or other errors, then you definitely need to edit your manuscript. You may also send your edited manuscript to traditional publishers if you are planning to take the traditional route to publish.
Our website services are exclusively meant for authors because we understand the requirements of an author. These are very specially designed websites which can help the authors to display their books and market them effectively. Our websites are very professional in design, easy to maintain (You can literally add everything in plain English, no need to do any kind of coding), search engine friendly (to remain on top on Google) and fully responsive.
We offer many marketing tools which are very effective and essential for book promotion campaigns. These include media release writings, printed promotional materials, internet marketing, etc. The web tools/services include websites, search engine marketing, social media for Facebook, social media campaigns, video book trailers, etc. The traditional marketing services include promotional materials (posters, business cards, postcards, etc), press releases, radio interviews, etc.
We also offer very high-quality printing service for paperback/softcover as well as hard cover books. We also offer “Guaranteed low price” and we encourage our buyers to find out the price from all printers in their city and let us know, we will offer you a surprisingly lower price because we have the expertise and since we also illustrate, we can give you topmost quality at any time as we can make the designing changes very easily which no other printer can do.
We offer Exclusive book trailers where the story is converted in the form of a small movie of 1 minute - 2 minutes duration. Book Trailers can give a huge boost to your book promotion efforts because when your readers watch a movie , they get more attracted to your story. Have a look at some of our Book trailers created for our authors.
You can request a sample illustration. Our illustrators can work in traditional style as well as digital medium. You can select any style from our gallery and we will provide a sample (100% customized) in the same style for your story.
We truly care for our authors and we have offer multiple payment options
Blueberry Illustrations was started in the year 2011 with the primary motive of providing children’s book illustration services to the authors. We continued to provide just the illustration service for the initial few years and then it was decided in the year 2014 that we will provide a full range of illustrations as well as publishing services. Currently, we are offering children’s book illustrations, book cover design, book layout, book editing, self-publishing ( Hardcover, Paperback, and e-book formats) & book promotion ( social media promotion, authors’ website, and book trailer). The most important aspect of any children’s book is the illustration. We offer more than 50 styles of illustrations under two categories (style number-based illustration styles and character-based illustration styles). We really feel that if the author can get a huge variety of illustration styles, it will be easy for the author to choose the right children’s book illustrator. It is very important to choose the correct illustrator so that the story written by the author gets proper justice in terms of the illustrations.
The first thing which is noticed in any children’s book is the cover illustration as well as the book’s inside illustrations. The point to note here is that the target audience here is in the age group of 2-10 or close to that range. The visual appeal of the book is very important. Secondly, it is a fact for all children’s books that the story must be good in order for it to do well. The point to understand here is that all children’s books are understood through the illustrations which are present inside the book.
So, how do you actually select an illustrator for your children’s book? The term is choosing an “illustrator for hire”. When you get into an agreement with a children’s book illustrator under the “illustrator for hire agreement” it means that the illustrator will waive all the rights/ownership as far as the illustrations are concerned. The children’s book illustrations created by the illustrator will be the property of the author (with full copyright ownership of the illustrations and other designs created by the illustrator). The illustrator-for-hire agreement also includes other important terms like approximate completion date of work, number of free revisions in the illustrations, payment terms, undertaking for providing only original artwork, and likely approach towards any changes to the contract. It is best to hire the children’s book illustrator under the illustrator for hire contract only as it acts as a strong foundation which is beneficial for both the author as well as the picture book illustrator. One of the most important things that an author needs to inform the book illustrator is that all the work will be carried out under the standard “work for hire agreement only”.
Some of the major challenges handled by the authors are selecting a suitable children’s book illustrator. One thing which must be kept in mind while selecting a children’s book illustrator is that every children’s book illustrator has a different illustration style. While every illustrator can add variety to his / her illustration style but it has a range to which variety can be added. We cannot select an illustrator whose original style is around realistic book illustrations whereas the children’s book story demands a cartoon style. It is better to select a children’s book illustrator who has good hands at drawing Cartoon based illustrations. So, the author must make all the right effort in the beginning to select a suitable children’s book illustrator. It is all right to spend more time in the beginning (which might be a bit difficult but it is totally worth it) rather than regretting later and realizing that the wrong illustrator has been selected.
So, a good story combined with great illustrations will ensure a big success for the book. Then of course the next step comes into play which includes the layout/formatting, self-publishing, and book promotion.