AUTHOR SERVICES

Hello Fellow Authors, My name is Jacquitta, and I'm a children's book author and illustrator. I have over fifteen years of graphic design experience, published over seven books, and have helped various authors over the years with their book layout needs. I'm looking forward to helping you. So please, look at my services and let me know if you have any questions. You can contact me for author services at JMcManusDesigns@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Book Layout

Cover Design: A book cover design will be created from the illustrations and text provided. The cover design will flow with the style of the illustrations of your book.

 

Book Layout: I will take your manuscript and design a layout that will flow with the cover and style of illustrations. 

 

Files needed:

• Final Book Manuscript (.doc or .docx)

• All illustrations

• Barcode 

(If printing with Ingram Sparks, I will need the generated book cover template that can be created at https://myaccount.ingramspark.com/Portal/Tools/CoverTemplateGenerator)

• ISBN # for each version of the book

(Can be purchased on www.myidentifiers.com)

• Copyright Page

• Dedication Page (optional)

• Back Copy

• Website address (optional)

• Logo (optional)

Service includes:

• Setup for paperback and hardcover book

• 3 revisions after first proof

 

Service does not include:

• Ebook setup

 

Book Layout: $150 (under 50pp)

Book Cover & Layout: $250 (under 50pp)

 

Both options have a 2-3 week turnaround time.

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Illustration clean-up / Re-draw

Clean-Up:  In this process, I will separate the illustration from the background, and clean up all lines, get rid of all the color bleeds and pencil marks. I recommend this option if you like the texture of the illustration. This option is not good if you plan to print t-shirts, puzzles, etc.

 

Digital Redraw: In this process, I will redraw all of the illustrations digitally. With this process, you will get a line art version of all the illustrations and the final illustration. that will be used for your book. The line art can be used as coloring pages for free downloads or a future coloring or activity book. This option is the best if you would like to print any illustrations on a product, such as t-shirts, stickers, puzzles, or large character cutouts. This option is not good if you want to keep the texture of the illustration. 

 

Fee: TBD

(Please send an illustration for a quote.)

 

Both options will have a 2-4 week turnaround time.

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TESTIMONIALS

"It's official. God has allowed me to publish my first children's book and what's even more exciting is that there is an activity book to go along with it with fun games and activities. Shoutout to Jacquitta McManus for pushing me to do my best and for doing such an amazing job with the illustrations. She asked me what I wanted and she delivered." - Lisa Bradly

"I have been depending on Jacquitta for my graphic design needs for over a decade.  She has consistently provided me with images and graphics that are a great representation of my brand.  She responds timely to request, meets deadline, and has reasonable prices.  I highly recommend her services." - Bernadette Johnson

"Words can’t express how grateful I am for Jacquitta A. McManus. As a new author, I was overwhelmed with the numerous things needed to get my first children’s book released. Creating a website was on my long to do list, but since I am not a tech savvy person, I knew there was no way I could navigate this on my own. I reached out to Jacquitta and I am so happy that I did. After my very first conversation with her, my mind was immediately at ease. She broke down the technical lingo in terms that I could easily understand. She provided me with detailed information on what I needed to submit to her to get the website created. She was always available if I had any questions (and I had a lot) throughout the entire process. I was so pleased with how quickly my website was up and running. She even met with me in person and walked me through how to navigate and make changes to my website. I absolutely love my new website and have gotten so many compliments! Jacquitta taught me a great deal and I really appreciate her professional and personalized service. She is truly talented and I definitely look forward to working with her on my future projects."  - Kimberly Hemmings