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Sell More Books With a Powerful Back Cover
Book Coach Judy Cullins offers solutions to the most common back cover mistakes.

Getting Started as a Children's Book Illustrator
Becoming a children's book illustrator is no easy task. No matter how talented you are, there are literally thousands of other talented illustrators out there looking for the same break you are. So how do you stand out from the crowd and be noticed?

It's all About the Cover - Advice for Self-Published Authors
Book cover design is much like every other aspect of writing and publishing: The more you put into it the more you get out of it. Will Kalif discusses the options for cover design available to Print on Demand subsidy published authors.

Whatís on Your Back Cover?
Everyone knows that a bookís back cover needs a bar code along with ISBN and price information, but once those are in place, new publishers often are unsure what to add to the back cover of their books. While there are many different views about what should be on a back cover, I believe the best use is to see the back of your book as a mini sales page, including four elements.

Your First Book Cover
When you walk into a book store or any store for that matter, what is the first thing that brings you to pick up the book in the first place? Is it the title? No, probably not. Is it the summary? Of course, not, you do not see that until you pick up the book. Is it the author's name? Perhaps, but generally not. Is it the book cover? YES, it sure is.

ArtSpeak
A discussion of mediums and techniques used in picture-book art

Caldecott Medal
Read about the award books and their illustrators in the official site. This medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Children's Book Illustrators' Guild of Minnesota
A resource and support agency for artists working in the field of children's book illustrating. Monthly meetings are held and the guild strives to assist and promote their memebers' work.

DezinoGraphist.com
Delhi (India) based Freelance Designer with over 10 years of experience in Logo design, Brochure design, Catalogue design, Packaging design, Newspaper/ Magazine design, Book Cover design, Website design, Print Ads and so on.

Folio Publication Design
Folio Publication Design is dedicated to the design and production of superb print materials for a universal audience. Specializing in book and magazine design with ten years' experience.

Getting Started as a Children's Book Illustrator
Some tips for anyone interested in illustrating children's books from Nancy Barnet, an illustrator who has worked on numerous children's books.

Illustrators Listserv
Network with other illustrators and subscribe to the illustration listserv. Just enter the message subscribe in the body of your mail.

overture
Overture: illustration, animation and sound team opens their world to others, offering nooks and crannies of imagination for all ages and sizes to explore. overture is eager to add their original illustrations to all kinds of publications! Come visit us!

Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
SCBWI offers a variety of services to people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature.

The Artists Magazine
The online version of the popular print magazine. Valuable for artists in all media.

The Drawing Board For Illustrators
The Drawing Board provides some good information for illustrators including legal issues, marketing, technique, and more.

The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature
The NCCIL provides recognition of the artistic achievements of illustrators and gallery exhibition of their works.

The Purple Crayon
A Senior Editor of Children's books has set up this resource with articles and information on children's books which also contains some good resources for illustrators.