Custom Children’s Book Design Services

◊ Beautiful and unique illustrations are so important in an illustrated children’s book. But without good layout, design, and editing, your children’s book is incomplete. It is extremely important to recognize that a children’s picture book is a complete package, wherein the content, look, and feel all have to be in sync.

◊ At Self-Pub Book Design, we are here to guide you through your self-publishing journey. We offer custom design services for your interior and cover, as well as editing to ensure your flow, structure, spelling, grammar, and punctuation are correct. We no longer offer illustration services, but still offer illustration editing and finishing from the illustrator of your choice. We are proud to say that some of the books we have created have received awards, specifically naming the design as part of the deciding factor for the awards given.

◊ Our services are meant for the self-publisher interested in printing through Amazon’s paperback printing subsidiary. These services are the most affordable option in self-publishing, providing their customers with a free paperback ISBN. It is the most economical and logical place to start on your self-publishing journey, as they are equipped to distribute your book globally and do not ask for large start-up fees from you, the author.

◊ We also offer services to assist you in setting up your Amazon self publishing account, to make the process as easy and seamless as possible.

◊ We at Self-Pub Book Design strive to create beautiful children’s books at a more affordable price, for those new to the self-publishing industry. We look forward to helping you begin your journey. 

Contact us today to get started!


~Self-Pub Book Design’s Lead Designer, C.K. Carter, was just who I needed to help me self-publish my first children’s picture book. I had tried for years to get my book completed, but I was stuck with a good story and no plan. C.K. walked me through all the steps, answered my questions patiently and quickly, and delivered a final product for which I am so proud. Since C.K. has self-published her own children’s picture books, she understands the process and the many mistakes that first-time authors can make. I would recommend her services to anyone who has a children’s picture book idea, but lacks the time or experience to see it through the self-publishing process.

-Amy Sweezey, Award-winning Broadcast Meteorologist

~My Silly Dog Gus comes with a classically illustrated cover that is sure to draw the attention of both male and female child readers.  Who doesn’t love a dog?  And a dog named Gus?  Come on.  Great marketing effort with this design. From the design to the illustrations, this is well above average.  The overall production quality is top notch here. 

 -2015 Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

~This having been my first book, I had no idea what to expect. I can’t say enough good things about C.K. and Ricardo at Self-Pub Book Design. As a writer, trying to find someone that gels with your ideas and that can see them through to fruition is invaluable. C.K. and Ricardo were able to do that, and were patient and understanding throughout the whole process. The costs and expectations for each stage of design and illustration were very clear. The pricing was very affordable and communication was above and beyond. C.K.’s guidance and knowledge of what was needed to take a children’s book from start to finish, was exceptionally thorough and professional. I would recommend Self-Pub Book Design’s services without hesitation! Thank you for such an outstanding experience!

-Kristine Springstun, Children’s Book Writer