Fairness in a contract?
06-29-2012, 05:38 PM
I just want to start off by saying that I'm very new to doing collaborations and working with a client by contract. We are both actually new with this kind of thing (with her being the writer and me being the illustrator) in regards with writing a contract. It's for a children's book.
There was one part of it that kind of rubbed me the wrong way and I wanted your opinion on its fairness and what not. To take the words exactly it's:
"There's no commitment from the author to pay the artist for any books sold."
Let's say the books make a noticeable profit. I would not receive one cent from it. Would it be fair if I asked for a percentage of the sales, if only for a limited time? Or is that normal?
I would really like any info or experience from someone who has been in this situation.