In Just a Few Hours, Without
Paying Illustrators Big Money
Are a $4 Billion Industry, with
An Annual Growth Rate of 2.7%
Dear Kids Book Authors,
Let me ask you an very important question.
If you could assign your illustrator the task of creating illustrations for your kid’s books, and he/she could deliver the entire book in just a few hours or a couple of days, how many more children’s books could you produce than what you are producing now?
Like you, I love creating children’s books.
But, I haven’t produced as many as I would like to have done.
If you are like me, our biggest obstacles to creating more children’s books are:
- $5 to $50 to get one page illustrated, depending on whether we want the illustrations colored or whether we would also like to purchase the copyright for the custom artwork we have purchased.
- Illustrators who claim that they can only create one illustrated page per day.
- Illustrators who have a huge backlog of work already in the queue.
- Illustrators who do not understand or share our vision for our books.
As children’s book authors, we tend to have to wait for our illustrators to get their part of the work done, before we can go to publication.
How much money are we losing because we are always waiting for the artwork on our children’s books?
Led Us To Ask The Question We Have All Asked
“Is There A Way To Speed Up The Art Production?”
The answer to the question is “Yes.”
I have known deep in my heart for several years that I had the right solution, but not the right team.
That is, until I was able to team up with some really talented artists who shared my vision for this website.
I love it when a plan comes together.
What if I could bring together a team of really talented artists, who understood that we wanted to assemble a large supply of vector images that we could mix-and-match to develop the illustrations for our children’s books?
- What if we could start our illustration with a dark starry night or a bright sun-filled blue sky?
- What if we could add to it mountains, hills, or a flat green park?
- What if we could add individual trees to the background, trees that could accent our background imagery?
- What if we could add birds and butterflies to our background?
- What if we could add flower patches or a picnic table and kids playing in the distance?
- What if we could add a boy and his dog to the foreground?
- And, what if we could have the boy holding a Frisbee, which he is getting ready to toss to his dog?
What if… Indeed.
What if we were able to gather a wide range of backgrounds, background accents, and characters that we could merge together to build our children’s book storyboards, with just a few minutes of effort?
How much more productive do you think you could be in the kid’s book genre, if you could literally stack different images on top of each other to build your own customized illustrations for your books?
Instead of having to wait weeks for our illustrators to produce the artwork for our children’s books, we could actually start producing the artwork for our books in a few hours, which in turn would enable us to produce several children’s books per week.
If you could streamline the time spent creating illustrations for your books, you could literally explode your book royalties practically overnight!
How much more money do you think you could make every month, if you were able to start producing a new kid’s book every day or two, rather than in weeks or months?
We are bringing together the artistic talents of several illustrators to build a large vector image resource website that will allow you to take several images to build each page in your kid’s books.
You will be able to:
- Select an image of the type of sky that you would like to see in your image — we have several shades of blue already, and we have night sky images in the queue.
- Next, you will want to get your preferred landscape image to give definition to your story.
- Should you be motivated to do so, you can add birds, butterflies, park benches, flowers, stand-alone trees, kids playing and much more to your background layout.
- You can choose from illustrations that have the appearance of a playful cartoon, or you can select images that seem closer to real life.
- The final addition to your page image would be the characters who are participating in this part of your story.
Using any vector image software — Inkscape (free) or Illustrator are the most popular, you will be able to lay down one image on top of another, stretch the images without concern of blurring, then build the illustrations for an entire page in just a few minutes time.
Our website is organized under topics, to help you find the vector images your are looking for more quickly.
Anything you find on our website, you will be able to download for inclusion in your illustrations.
All of our vector images are available to you for commercial use, provided you are a paying subscriber when you download our images.
Save Money — Save $100’s or $1,000’s
If your experience has been anything like mine, getting your children’s books illustrated has been a very painful process.
Not only will it cost of a bare minimum of $250 to get the illustrations for your book completed by a competent illustrator, but you may have to wait 30-45 days to see the job completed.
When you are self-publishing books on Amazon, Createspace and elsewhere, you already have to wait up to two months to get the royalties on your book sales.
But when you add an illustrator to the mix, you will have to spend the money now, then wait up to two months just to get your illustrations done and your book prepared for publishing.
All told, you would have to spend the money now to hire an illustrator, and you may not get paid on that book for up to four months in the future!
That makes it really hard to justify the expense and frustration of working with a freelance illustrator.
I will be honest. I have a children’s book out under a pen name. I would have more children’s books out there, if I had the ability to create the illustrations much more quickly than I was able to do before, and my turn-around between spending the money on an illustrator was closer to when I get my first royalty check on a book.
Hence, the reason I have built this program…
There Needs To Be A Solution
I have wanted to do this for a couple years. But as always, I need to be able to put together the financial resources to build and launch something like this.
Finally in November of 2015, I dove in with both feet to bring this website to life.
I have invested the money, time and effort to bring this offer to the marketplace.
Yes, I could use this as my personal piggy bank of vector images and profit from having it available to me.
But at the same time, I know there are many other people who would also benefit from having access to a program like this one.
Your Planned Children’s Books?
Instead of spending weeks or months to wait for your children’s book illustrations to be created for you, you will finally have the resources at your fingertips to start creating your illustrations in a single day, even if you have almost no artistic talent.
Our images include transparencies in most images, giving you the ability to stack individual illustration elements and mix-and-match vector images so that you can get just want you want in your illustration without much effort.
Once you have a working idea of what you would like to see on your children’s book pages, then you will be better able to find what you need and fit it into your children’s book storyboards.
In most cases, you should be able to assemble your children’s book illustrations in just a few minutes.
Q1: What if you don’t have the type of art we need for our books?
A1: Tell us what you need, and we will assign it to our artists.
Q2: How many images do you have in your website?
A2: On December 3rd, 2015 in the early morning hours, we have just under 700 images installed on the website. We have thousands of additional images in the queue to be added to the website in the coming week and weeks.
Q3: Do your images look like a cartoon or are they more life like?
A3: Both, and we are adding both to the website going forward.
Q4: What is the difference between an image created in Photoshop or Gimp and a vector image?
A4: This next image will make it abundantly clear.
With the bitmap image (Photoshop or Gimp), the image has shading that makes editing and resizing more difficult for the software to compute. When you blow up an image, you end up with a lot of blurring. When you shrink the image, you end up with some detail cut from the image.
With the vector image (Inkscape or Illustrator), there is no shading between colors. It always has a defined color up against another defined color, and all turns in the lines are mapped with actual numerical values. A vector image is able to be enlarged or shrank, without the loss of quality inherent in the bitmap image.
Additionally with a vector image, you can take out an entire color layer, without any remnant shading left behind.
Q5: What format are vector images stored?
A5: SVG format.
Q6: Will my browser display the SVG format vector images?
A6: Yes. I have tested the SVG images on 7 different browsers, and it appears without problem in all that I tested.
Q7: What if I have additional questions?
A7: Please contact Bill Platt at *support ~at~ thephantomwriters.com*. Although I answer most queries within a couple hours, please allow me up to 72 hours to respond.
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P.S. If you have any questions about this program, drop Bill Platt a note
at *support ~at~ thephantomwriters.com*. I’d be happy to answer your questions.
Ponca City, Oklahoma USA