Prices for Childrens' Book Illustrations

Hello When you say the price includes x1 rough illustration, do you mean for each page?
-- Helen, 11/5/18

Stacye LeanzaTo answer Ali's question: - If you truly want 31 illustrations for your book, the price would depend on how many of each size you would want. It would range from about $5860. to $10,760. - However, most picture books do not have illustrations on every page. As an example, the picture book I illustrated a couple years ago (I Built my House on a Volcano*) was 32 pages, but had only about 15 illustrations + the cover. It came to about $3600.
-- Stacye Leanza, 1/4/17

Hi, how much would you charge for a book that needs 31 illustrations and a cover?
-- Ali, 8/17/16

Hi Stacye, Thanks for this page about illustrations. Could you please provide definitions of the different types of illustrations you're referring to: spread, full, half and spots. Thanks in advance! Katherine
-- Katherine, 7/29/16

Stacye LeanzaIngerlene, I would charge separately for page layout & type setting (aka: book design). I'd probably charge by the hour - about $20/hr. But I think a graphic designer might be more efficient at it, tho they may charge a higher hourly rate. It might be a good idea to ask a book designer or graphic designer for an estimate, as well. Hope this helps.
-- Stacye Leanza, 4/13/16

If you are also laying out the page and setting the type, do you charge any differently? If so, what is the difference? A percentage more perhaps? Thank you for your help!
-- Ingerlene, 4/13/16

Stacye LeanzaYes, prices are per page. Thanks for asking!
-- Stacye Leanza, 11/10/15

Hello, I found your information helpful, but I wanted to clarify as to whether the fees you charge are per page or the total? thanks
-- Lisa Laubach, 11/10/15

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