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I'm working on a permissions budget for a science book proposal.  I've done photo research before (for a textbook) so I know how that works, but I'm wondering about illustrations.  The book topic is related to my PhD, so I can draw sketches of what needs to be illustrated, but the diagrams will have to be rendered by an artist to make them visually appealing.  Any ideas how to estimate the cost of this?  Any idea whether I as the author would be expected to find an illustrator to produce the diagrams, or whether the publisher would use their own art department?  When I did the textbook, McGraw-Hill handled the illustrations internally.

Thanks for any suggestions!
#1 - October 13, 2008, 09:47 AM


I don't know whether you would be expected to hire an illustrator yourself or not (though I suspect most established companies would find and hire the artist themselves)...but if you want to get a sense of pricing, try consulting the Graphic Artists Guild's Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines.
#2 - October 13, 2008, 08:12 PM


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