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I'm new here and I am planning a carreer change soon to illustrator, hopefully for kids books.
I'm courious about the relationship between writers and illustrators.
As far as I've seen it seems like writers write their books and then hires an illustrator.
I was wondering how common is a relation of partnership between the writer and the illustrator. Like them working toghether in the development of the story and characters and sharing the rights.
#1 - December 12, 2012, 07:30 AM

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It depends on what method of publishing you're talking about. If you are talking about traditional publishing (like the big NY publishers), the publisher chooses the illustrator and in most cases the writer and illustrator don't have contact with each other. If you are talking about self publishing and some very small independent presses, the writer would hire the illustrator. As for the second part of your question, I have no experience with that, but check out this post about hiring an illustrator. It might answer your questions!
#2 - December 12, 2012, 08:24 AM
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