Regarding price, which we can't specify. I would hope at a minimum you are able to pay the 
equivalent of a reasonable hourly wage for an independent company who has all sorts of business 
expenses to cover- unless you are going in as partners on a speculative venture. In that case the 
illustrator could easily be spending more time on this than you will, depending on the style and 
page size of the illustrations.


On 2/22/17 1:57 PM, Eugenia Leone Gold wrote:
> Hello!
> I am hiring a friend to create some illustrations for a children's book I am writing using 
> Kickstarter to fund the publication of the book. I was given the idea to draw up a contract for 
> the work and have no idea where to start. I was pointed to this listserv as a place that may be 
> able to help me out.
> I've read through some online templates, but wanted to know if there is a standard contract that 
> most illustrators use for this type of work? Does the illustrator keep the copyright of the images 
> with a 1 time use exception for publishing the book? I would like the illustrator to be able to 
> use the images in her portfolio and her website, but maybe not sell them. Do you have any 
> suggestions for me?
> Thanks in advance!
> Best,
> Eugenia

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