Haroon from the Alpha Content Team
Creating an illustrated poetry book
Choose a theme: Select a theme for your illustrated poetry book that will tie all of the poems and illustrations together.
Write the poetry: Write the poetry that will be featured in the book, keeping in mind the theme and how it will be illustrated.
Find an illustrator: Search for an illustrator who specializes in the type of illustrations you envision for your poetry book.
Plan the layout: Work with the illustrator to plan the layout of the book, including where the illustrations will be placed in relation to the poetry.
Create the illustrations: Have the illustrator create the illustrations for the book, ensuring they align with the theme and complement the poetry.
Edit and proofread: Have multiple people proofread and provide feedback on your poetry and illustrations to catch any errors and make sure it is the best it can be.
Print the book: Choose a high-quality printing service to ensure that your illustrated poetry book looks professional and polished.
Market the book: Once your illustrated poetry book is complete, make sure to market it and get it in the hands of readers. This can include reaching out to bookstores, libraries, and online retailers, as well as using social media and other marketing tools.
Get a ISBN number and Library of Congress Control Number (LCCN): ISBN is a unique identifier for books and LCCN is a identification number assigned to the book by Library of Congress.