Illustrate 8 images for a children's book plus cover design

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Experience Level: Intermediate

I have awarded the job I had previously advertised here to an Hourlie. I am therefore editing this job for another book. Previous bidders need not send a new proposal.

I have had a couple of children's illustrated books published for the pre-school market (a third is finished and will be published soon and I have 2 others currently being illustrated). I am looking for someone to illustrate my next book. Like my others, it will be published by Hauxwell and go straight out as a paperback.

This book is basically about UK FIRE ENGINES and fire fighters - so you have to be confident about drawing these in some detail (I don't mind whether that is done digitally or in some other medium then digitised).

I need around 8 images, PLUS A BOOK COVER DESIGN. The story is about a little boy who loves fire engines and gets to go in one at the local school's fun day. So you would also need to draw the boy, his mum and granny at a school fun day and a row of houses etc. You can re-use the same fire engine picture or even touch up/alter photos of real fire engines, but you will need to include the characters in the pictures too.

You will have to assign full copyright to Hauxwell Publishing in all the images, however, you will be permitted to re-publish your images, subject to a certain period where you cannot publish all the book images entirely together on e,g, your own website, because we have to offer Kindle an exclusivity clause. You will not receive any royalties, but your name will be included on the book as illustrator, so it would be a good opportunity for an unknown artist to get some published work on their CV.

I have no fixed idea about the book size as yet. I was thinking of going for an 8.5 x 8.5 (216 x 216) saddle stitch book with gloss laminate cover (on white pages). If you would rather a different size, please feel free to suggest.

THE SUCCESSFUL BIDDER WILL HAVE TO PREPARE THE ENTIRE BOOK FOR THE PRINTER. That is, add the text to the images, including copyright page etc (all of which I will provide and edit, so you just need to change the font and lay it on the oages with your images) and create a book cover using the printer's template. Here is a link to the printer's specification -

You need to be able to produce a .pdf file of the whole book, including the cover. This will obviously take a while, so payments can be made in increments, if you prefer.

Please give a price for the entire project. Can you also give a possible time-frame for completion of finished .pdf


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