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Services

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Services

 

ILLUSTRATION
SERVICES

When you make illustrations... you're not just communicating words - you're actually adding another story altogether.
- Peggy Rathmann

 

Drawing pretty story pictures

I’m Corryn. Welcome to my lair.

As you may notice, I love illustrating kids books! So much so that I made a career out of it and even kidnapped my husband from his 9-5 job as a graphic designer, photographer, formatter, and medieval armour model.

 

I mostly illustrate children’s books and you can check out my work across this site, my portfolio and published works.

I offer a fully formatted service, so you will be left with a selection of print-ready files and an ebook ready to roll. 

 

If you have illustrations and are looking for our formatting and design packages please see down there.

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I’m always up for a new challenge and am available for projects outside of the realm of children’s books, so feel free to get in touch* if you’d like to discuss potential collaborations and challenges.

 

If you want to see your story come to life, and you like my pictures, or you’re just a little lost on what your next steps are, feel free to drop me a message, I’m always happy to help and chat, whatever path you take.

 

*I book up and do have a waiting list for my book services which can be anywhere between a month and a year.

 

BOOK DESIGN
SERVICES

“Good design is like a refrigerator—when it works, no one notices, but when it doesn’t, it sure stinks.”

— Irene Au

Ready to publish your book or eBook?

Our book and eBook formatter is really, really into books.

He adores design too, but that is the mere burning passion of an erupting Vesuvius compared to how he feels about books. Honestly, it’s a bit scary sometimes.

This does mean, however, that he is genuinely passionate about making sure your book goes out into the world looking beautiful and professional and ensuring the design works symbiotically with the story to bring out the best in your work.

We will design and format your eBook and 'real-life, hold in your hand, sniff the fresh pages, capital B' Book according to the strict Amazon KDP and Ingram Sparks guidelines.

 

Those two not your bag? Let us know which publisher you prefer and we will work with you to create your masterpiece.

What do we offer?

We offer everything you need to turn your masterpiece from a simple, but magnificent, manuscript into a fully-fledged, actual book. Keep scrolling to see everything we offer or click on the links below to get whisked away to the section of your choice.

Feel free to scroll past the waffle (though where's the fun in that?) to see a TL;DR (too long; didn't read) at the end of each section.

  1. Cover Design

  2. Typesetting & Design

  3. Professional eBook Formatting

  4. Professional Print Book Formatting

  5. Merchandise & Promotional Materials

 

Cover Design

They say that you should “never judge a book by its cover” however when was the last time you were drawn in across the room and fell in love at first sight by a crude, unsightly and unprofessional cover? If you want a professionally and beautifully designed book cover that you will be proud to have on your book, then throw some words at us. By that, I mean email. You can email us.

A unique and eye-catching design is essential to your book's success and should reflect the beauty within its pages.

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We design eye-catching, unique and professional covers, formatted to work without hassle with Amazon KDP, Ingram Spark, ebook, or your offset print requirements.

Typesetting & Design

This is where we get to take your carefully crafted words and weave them (figuratively) with your delightful illustrations (if you have them) to turn your vision into something tangible, lovingly crafting the location of every letter and bringing everything together into a magnificent package.

Don’t have illustrations? Well, you’re in luck! Don't need any illustrations? We're here for you anyway!

After the story itself, and accompanying illustrations, this is the most important part of your book. This is where we work not just with the images, but with the context of the story, to elegantly lay it out in a way that works as part of the story itself, helping guide the reader on their adventure.
 

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So yes, I have been waxing lyrical about the story and illustrations, yet there is more to a book than that.

Good design should flow throughout the book, drawing the reader in immediately, inspiring them to continue reading, without ever being obtrusive or getting in the way of the story. That’s why we make sure that we craft every page, including start and end pages, copyright, dedications, and author and illustrator bios, to make sure that they guide the eye, complement the story, and delight the reader.

 

EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE.

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We will craft an original, stunning, and professional book, formatted to work without hassle with Amazon KDP and Ingram Spark, ebook, or your offset print requirements.

 
 

Professional Ebook Formatting

Once you have that beautiful first PDF on your screen, and you’re finally ready to let it go out into the world, there’s one last thing you may want to do to prepare. Your book must be formatted correctly to be accepted by the software of the self-publishing platforms and to ensure a great reading experience for the reader.

Luckily for you, we can do that, as well as ensuring the book has proper chapter tagging, a clickable table of contents, and a flexible layout compatible with all e-readers.

Do you want a fixed format book such as a picture book? Excellent! We can do that too (and I particularly love picture books).

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We will craft an original, stunning, and professional book, formatted to work without hassle with Amazon KDP and Ingram Spark, ebook, or your offset print requirements.

 

Professional Print Book Formatting Service

Once you have that beautiful first PDF on your screen, and you’re finally ready to… wait. Haven’t I said this before? Oh yeah, so like what I said above, but for print. That. Though I should probably get the thesaurus out and rewrite it to make sure we’re reaping that sweet, sweet SEO.


It’s in your hands (well on your screen, but go with me here) after this long journey, you’ve travelled across multiple worlds, seen through the eyes of thousands, travelled through time, and have finally reached the end of your quest. Your book is finished and your masterpiece, mybook_final_really-final_no-this-is-really-the-final-version-now-v2.pdf, is ready to be unleashed upon the world. However, there is one more trial you must face, uploading your work to the dreaded print-on-demand software.

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Do not fret weary traveller for we are here by your side and can do all the hard work for you, ensuring that your book is accepted by the software without issue, and stay with you until the end of your quest when you release your masterwork into the world.

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We format books for self-publishing authors and small publishers. Our formatted books are prepared to upload without issue to print-on-demand services, or your offset print requirements.

 

Merchandise & Promotional Materials

So, you’ve done it. Not only have you managed to put your soul on the page, bearing it for the world to see, but you’ve followed through and sent it out into the world.

Now what?
Time to tell everyone about it of course!

We will work with you and your artist (if you have one) to create stunning merchandise and promotional materials including notepads, bookmarks, posters, and flyers or banners for events.

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We provide professional graphic design services to ensure your book gets the attention it deserves.