FAQ

 

ANSWERS TO OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the Storyboard to Print™ Process?

STEP 1:    JOIN WORKSHOP  >  RECEIVE WORKBOOK  > .PLAN STORY  >  WRITE STORY  > PLAN DRAWINGS . >  FINALISE WORKBOOK

STEP 2:   FINALISE STORY > STORY TO EDITOR

STEP 3:   DESIGN CONSULTATION

STEP 4:   FINAL ILLUSTRATIONS

STEP 5:   MEET WITH BOOK & COVER DESIGNER

Step 6:   DESIGNER WORKS THEIR MAGIC

STEP 7:   APPROVE DESIGN  > MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS >FINAL APPROVAL

STEP 8:   BOOKS TO PRINT

STEP 9:   PLAN BOOK LAUNCH

STEP 10: BOOK LAUNCH

How long does it take

Our STP workshops are between 12 and 20 hours long. Most people write and draw outside of the workshops as well ... they just cannot help themselves.

A lot happens behind the scenes.

The design process takes a minimum of 10 hours per participant. Sure, we could do it much faster but we want your book to be unique.

Do I have to be able to draw?

NO.
While most of our workshops have a strong illustrative component, you do not have to be "able to draw" to take part in our programs.

We will work with you to tell the visual aspects of your story helping you to develop your own style.

Why do we write and illustrate our books

Part of the learning process is understanding the various components to creating a 24 or 32 page storybook.

This is valuable even if you have not help a crayon in your hand for 50+ years.

No, seriously - I cannot draw and don't want to draw.

No problem. Photographs, stick figures, scrap-booking pieces, collage, and plain backgrounds can all work.

Are the workshops available on line or in person

The COVID-19 virus instigated our on-line programs.

With social distancing in place, in-person workshops can currently be run in the South Western Australia

My story is intense. Should I be in a group or do it on my own?

Either. Connect with us and lets discuss it.

My community group would like to do this. Is their funding available?

We offer a reduced rate for out community group sessions and are happy to assist with grant writing.

Please contact us to discuss.

Are Book Incubator Books available for general sales

Sometimes.

We see ourselves as providing an outlet that mentors and nurtures authors who want to publish their stories for family and friends.

Occasionally a book appears that will have a wider audience. Should this happen then the Book Incubator will work with the author for the  best possible outcome for the author.

Generally we recommend a softly softly approach ... write it print it try it out  adjust if necessary and then publish to a broader audience of that is your goal. We can assist you through all of these steps and will allow you to remain in the driver seat.

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My community group would like to do this. Is their funding available?

We offer a reduced rate for out community group sessions and are happy to assist with grant writing.

I want to write and have my auntie illustrate the story. Is this okay?

Absolutely! Check out our Grandies Program!

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