Fantasy Maps for Books Pricing

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Happy New Decade! Hopefully this one will be rather more fabulous than the previous one. It’s been a busy start to 2020 for me, but I like busy so that’s not a bad thing. Mostly I’ve been busy with work for my author clients, but whenever I’ve had a little bit of down time I’ve been diving into my pile of works in progress that have been left gathering dust over the past few years, when it often seemed that the sky had only one desire, which was to fall on my head and beat the daylights out of me. Having figured out that the sky will always be pretty much all around my head all the time without malicious intent, I finally learned to enjoy its dark blue days as well as the pastel shiny rainbow ones, and so life has become a lot more fun.

Just because you wrote a book completely doesn’t mean that you can zoom out and publish it as is after it’s been languishing for a couple of years. Writers grow and change, and besides, you’re highly unlikely to remember what you wrote, so you have to re-read and re-write. Which is what I’ve been doing with my Shadow People series. As most of you will know, my day job consists of editing, proofreading, designing covers, and illustrating for writers and publishers like most of you. I had a terribly ugly scribbled map of the planet where most of the action takes place in my Shadow People books, Lapillus, to keep track of archaeological points, territories, secrets, species, and citadels. Finally, when an author asked me to create a map for his wall of the world in his books, purely so that he could “gloat over his creation of an entire planet” (his words), I decided to finish my own map too. What a brilliant trip it was to lay it down, and now to see my own creation as an actual map. It will be going in the planned updated version of the first book in the series, and also in the rest as they are published.

So I’ve now added fantasy mapmaking to my list for all of you authors who want one to put in your books, or simply to hang on your walls to gloat over. They are fabulous for swag too. You can have them printed on mugs, T-shirts, bookmarks, and so on when you are promoting or offering prizes. They are made to order according to your specifications.

A plain black and white map for your book will cost you US $75. This includes one basic critter sketch – dragon, sea monster – googly-eyed alien, or whatever you want. You can have shields or flags, or any other thing your heart desires.

A colour map will be US $145. This includes all of the above as well as much more detail, shading, and so on.

Payments are by PayPal and a 50% deposit is generally required for first time clients only. As my regular clients already know, if I know you, you can split payments into reasonable chunks that are affordable to you.

Happy world making you wonderful creators of universes – and interesting critters.


20 thoughts on “Fantasy Maps for Books Pricing

    floridaborne said:
    January 15, 2020 at 9:38 am

    By the time I reached book 6 in my series, it was clear what had to happen: I had to create a family tree to keep track of who beget whom — for people I’d created in my imagination. It’s one of those moments where you just have to laugh.

    I’m happy that you’re seeing an increase in clientele. A great way to start off a new year. 🙂

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      January 15, 2020 at 9:45 am

      What a fabulous idea! I’m going to use yours as an example – we can make one for you to put on your wall. 😀

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        floridaborne said:
        January 16, 2020 at 2:40 pm

        That sounds amazing! And it might be a great idea starting with book 7.


        floridaborne said:
        January 16, 2020 at 2:41 pm

        I meant to say, it might be a great idea to have it starting in book 7.


    olganm said:
    January 15, 2020 at 11:51 am

    This is a fantastic idea, Jo! You’re one talented lady, for sure! None of my books so far require one, but one of the authors I know used one for his series and I always wondered… Good luck!


    The Story Reading Ape said:
    January 15, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    A new service from Jo, in addition to making book covers, illustrating children’s books, photography, editing and publishing – all at affordable prices 👍😃


    Charles Yallowitz said:
    January 15, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Legends of Windemere.


    D. Wallace Peach said:
    January 15, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    What a great service, Jo. Thanks! Hope you’re doing well.


    V.M.Sang said:
    January 16, 2020 at 12:05 am

    Maps have been my bugbear. Next time I need one, I’ll come to you.


    John W. Howell said:
    January 16, 2020 at 12:28 am

    Best wishes on this new offering, Jo.


    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    January 16, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Jo Robinson has added another string to her impressive bow of editing and illustrating services, with the creation of your fantasy world to order.. either in black and white of full colour and designed to your specifications.. And you can use on marketing items too for your book like t-shirts. I know how much work goes into creating these and these are very reasonable. So if you have a fantasy world and would like to see it come to life.. head over and read all about Jo’s services.


    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    January 16, 2020 at 12:33 am

    What a unique and wonderful service to add Jo.. and with fantasy books so popular today I am sure there will be interested parties..hugs xx


    Jim Borden said:
    January 16, 2020 at 6:16 am

    what a wonderful service; I often wondered how such maps got created!


    Lindsey Russell said:
    January 16, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    Oh dear, oh, dear, oh dear. There you are moaning about the sky coming down on you in the past then looking around and realizing it’s not so bad. Well it could be even better if you look UP. The sky is the limit – and guess what? It’s endless 🙂 Why stop at fantasy land? Historical novels also would sometimes benefit from a map – especially if there are battles or crime involved. New decade, 20/20 vision required – go for it 🙂


    patriciaruthsusan said:
    January 19, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    Something which may prove useful to many of you.


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    WeaverGrace said:
    May 9, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I’m surprised when the same thing happens to me: as you wrote, “you’re highly unlikely to remember what you wrote.”

    Your mapmaking is fantastic! A picture is worth a thousand words…


    facetioussoup aka MLWA said:
    July 17, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Reblogged this on Momentary Lapse Of Sanity.


    Angelilie said:
    December 29, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    I really like your beautiful blog. A pleasure to come stroll on your pages. A great discovery and a very interesting blog. I will come back to visit you. Do not hesitate to visit my universe. A soon.


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