for the first time i have been offered a bookcover assignment for commercial purposes in wich a professional company will be involved.
it is my first time doing a bookcover like this and i do not yet have a clue what i should ask for a professional assignment like this as a price. i know this is difficult cause asking a price is one of the toughest things in art but i don't wanna be a lowballer and since this is a professional production i also want to ask a professional price (the product is UK/american co production)
i asked professional bookcover illustrators in my own country what would be around the standard price for things like these and they awnsered that 500 euro's (about 650 dollar) is normal for book and magazine covers.
i have no clue yet what the number of bookprints will be. someone else also told me that for the first print it is best to ask just one price and if the book sells well and there comes a second and thirth print etc. i should ask royalties?
i know this is a difficult question but any help is appreciated