Do you have any advice on how to price your work for a children's book Illustration commission? or how to get started with this?
If you know anyone who could help, please let me know, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you all!
- @Anya Kuvarzina Ah, I see! Thank you for your comment and I'll definitely keep that in mind!
- The pricing in Children’s publishing depends on the rights you grant and the type of license.Generally, I would not work for less than $3000 per 32 page illustrated PB and even that is actually low.You should aim at 5 - 10 K.However, most independent authors who commission illustrators are not aware of this so you can find prices on the market that are ridiculously low.Also, do ask to split the payment in 3 parts. And ask for royalties 😎And
- Great question @Mia Barrell, I've just sent you a DM!
- @Victoria Creevey Hi Victoria, Thank you for the link!
- @Mia Barrell The Design Trust also have some great resources on costing and pricing https://www.thedesigntrust.co.uk/online-course/costing-pricing-your-creative-work/
- @Trinity Mitchell Hi Trinity, I'll have a look at the AOI website, thank you!
- Definitely worth checking out the AOI (Association of Illustrators) who explain about payment, commissions, usage and licences etc.Payment should be based on usage of the illustrations:- so what they're for (i.e. a book)- where they're for (UK/Europe/USA/worldwide)- duration (i.e. forever/temporary - more relevant to social media etc)Hope that's helpful!
- @Andrews Amoramar Thank you for your response, and that sounds like a good idea! Thank you!
- About pricing it depends. But to start the best way I found was to look for art directors in agencies and send them your portfolio. Send it to a lot of them and update they monthly with your new works ( a simple newsletter) so they can remember you. You must be seen.
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