Illustrator Royalty

If you are a first time children’s author, you probably may have many questions regarding illustrators. Some of these queries are of course about payment for your book illustrations. How much should the illustrator be paid? What about the royalty? How does that work? Here’s a brief on how the writer-illustrator arrangement usually works: vis-à-vis the money!! Advance Payment: Illustrators usually need to be paid an advance, before the book is published. Often this advance is paid out Continue Reading

Choosing An Illustration Style

Picture books are probably the most underappreciated works of art in the world.  And probably the most important as well. Book illustrations in children’s books are the first interaction most children have with drawings and paintings. And what children see and love at that age clings to them for life. So while books develop a passion for the written word, picture books can also lay the foundation for art appreciation. Illustrations for Children’s Books For a young reader, a large part Continue Reading

How To Find An Illustrator

Having written a children’s book and decided to self-publish, the writer has to take the next big step: Zero in on an illustrator. And not just any illustrator, because quality illustrations are a critical factor in ensuring marketing success of a children’s book. Professional Illustrator If you want a pleasant collaboration, find an illustrator who is reliable, quick, flexible and programmed to deliver complete customer satisfaction. Check the antecedents and do a background check of the Continue Reading