|01-06-2011, 02:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida U.S.
Hi everyone! New at this so bear with me.I'm a beginning book cover artist. I've several out that I did as give away covers. Now I'm almost to the point to charge and wondered what the going rate is. Any one have an answer?
|01-07-2011, 06:33 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Monaco-Menton, France
Good to have your company, Ricard. Price varies wildly and depends on which publisher you're working with. Also, it's an uber-competitive market now that there are so many imaginative and creative PhotoShop artists around. Original art is a different thing. My own indie publishing house has a staff artist and designer now. In the past, when we commissioned cover art or needed to use copyrighted artwork or a photographic image, we usually worked on a royalty basis and only very occasionally paid an up-front fee. Good luck and best wishes. Neil