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Books Illustrated


Publishing Consultation Services

Over the 20 years running Books Illustrated we have developed an understanding and close relationship with most aspects of the publishing Industry, initiating The Style File for illustrators seeking work in publishing, which has now developed into www.thestylefile.com (An initiative of The Australian Society of Authors and supported with funding from The Australia Council.)

Books Illustrated is not a publisher, nor do we provide an editorial service.

Through our consultation service we aim to assist authors, illustrators and publishers by appraising, advising and commenting on projects, focusing on the possibility for publishing, in the current children’s book market.

We respect the creative process and aim to be positive, constructive and realistic in our comments.

If, in our opinion, a project is ready to be submitted to a publisher, we supply the up-to-date contacts for publishers accepting unsolicited manuscripts.

We must make it clear, that although use of our service may provide an introduction to a publisher, it does not guarantee acceptance or publication.

Furthermore we do not act as an agent and do not take responsibility for ongoing negotiations with publishers. However, we are always pleased to provide any assistance we can.


• Post or email your manuscript/description of your project to Books Illustrated
• We will acknowledge receipt of your work
• An appointment will be arranged, or alternative form of consultation by phone/and or email.


Publishing consultation * Please note - due to other projects we are presently unable to take on manuscript publishing consultations.
For picture books and other related projects – includes a one hour appointment and/or written notes -
$165 per hour (GST included).

Folio consultation
Advice for artists wishing to present their folio to the publishing industry
$88 per hour (GST included).

Follow up appointments for the above projects
$88 per hour (GST included).

Tax invoices/receipts issued.