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:
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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!


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