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I was looking for some information as to what a common illustrator/Author split of sales and royalties are; very new to all of this - Thanks !!
#1 - October 17, 2014, 07:02 PM

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Have you checked in the sticky posts for this section?
#2 - October 18, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Karen, that depends on what kind of book it is. If it's a picture book, royalties are usually split 50/50, but with the illustrator getting a larger advance. So if the royalties are 10% of list, the illustrator would get 5%.
#3 - October 19, 2014, 09:04 AM
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Thanks for the information. I neglected to mention that this will be a self published book for non and early readers. I am guessing that that illustrator and I will need to reach a mutually beneficial agreement on our own. I was just wondering if anyone else had had a similar experience.
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I'll second Marla. There are some really helpful sticky threads on the illustrator board that could help. There is one on how to commission illustrations that you'd find particularly useful.

The sticky threads are the orange highlighted threads at the top of the list of threads.
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