On average, your illustration project will be completed in 6 to 12 weeks. However, more time may be needed as deemed necessary by the artist, Art Director, and/or you, and will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Creating custom artwork can be a very complex and time-consuming process and we want to ensure that the end product is of the highest quality for our authors.
The illustration process is separate from the production of the galley and cover, and those stages will begin once your illustrations have been completed and approved.
The purchase of Rapid Release services is only relevant to the interior production of your book, and does not apply to illustration timelines.
If I have a series of books I want to publish and they all have illustrations, what is that process and timelines?
Unless you want a different artist and different style of illustrations for each of your books, it is our current policy to work on one book at a time. This minimizes confusion for both the author and the illustrator and maximizes the quality and consistency of the illustrations from one to book to the next.