If you are thinking of self-publishing, then your next step is to find an illustrator. Along comes my super-handy, step-by-step guide to the rescue!
Check out The Indie Publisher's Guide to Hiring (and Working With) an Illustrator and get the answer to all of your questions about hiring an illustrator and seeing your book through the process to indie publication.
The guide contains step-by-step instructions to finding not just any illustrator, but the right illustrator for your book, along with printable worksheets to help you manage your project and write agreements with your illustrator and book designer. It's 57 pages of research, worksheets, and advice on how to navigate the illustration and book design process when you are self-publishing.