Once you’ve decided your KDP book needs illustrations, you’ll need to create them. Let’s see how our geek and gal discuss whether to create illustrations themselves or hire an illustrator!

Gal Smiling

So, you want illustrations for your book. Are you going to create them yourself or hire an illustrator?

Geek Curious

Hmm, I'm not sure. What should I consider?

Gal Encouraging

Let's figure it out together!

Assess Your Artistic Skills

Gal Question

First, think about your artistic skills. Can you create illustrations that match your book's quality?

Geek Thinking

Well, I can draw a little, but I'm not sure if it's good enough.

Gal Wondering

If you're unsure, it might be better to hire a professional illustrator.

Consider Your Budget

Gal Explaining

Next, think about your budget . Can you afford to hire an illustrator?

Geek Troubled

I don't have a lot of money to spend on illustrations right now.

Gal Nodding

In that case, you might want to try creating them yourself or finding a more affordable option.

Evaluate Your Time Constraints

Gal Encouraging

Lastly, consider your time constraints . Can you spend time creating illustrations without delaying your book's publication?

Geek Determined

I'm willing to put in the extra time if it means saving money.

Gal Pleased

That's the spirit! Just remember, quality is important too! 🎨


Gal Happy

Now you know how to decide whether to create illustrations yourself or hire an illustrator. Consider your skills, budget, and time constraints to make the best choice for your KDP book.

Geek Ready

Thanks! I think I'll try creating the illustrations myself first and see how it goes!

By weighing these factors, you can make an informed decision about creating illustrations for your KDP book that suits your needs and budget! 😃