Posted 09.06.2016 @ 10.34AM (Edited 09.06.2016 @ 10.44AM)
Yeah, I mentioned in my post that if I were inspired by the story a great deal or if it were a very successful author, I would be open to a profit share. But this situation entails neither of those aspects.
But appreciate your comments nonetheless and has helped me think about it a little further.
I think I'm also just feeling a little fed up with having to reinforce my (dollar) value as a creative. Which is my problem entirely!
Pscysm: thanks so much for the link, looks like a great resource.
Posted 07.06.2016 @ 6.18PM
Apologies if this topic has been done to death. I can't see it immediately while browsing the forums, so I'll give it a go.
But I'm just curious about other creative people's thoughts on working on a project only for the possibility of sharing profits with the client.
I have a new acquaintance who has found out I'm an illustrator. He's a writer, mostly of novellas and active in the Australian literature community. He recently asked if I'm interested in illustrating a children's book he's written.
I asked what his budget was for the illustration component. His response was "oh I figured we would just share the profits once it's published and on shelves". Surprise!
I told him I would think about it. But I already know what I will say and that is "Thank you, but no thank you". I would seriously consider it if he were a successful author or if the story itself was so incredibly unique and something which spoke to my heart. But neither of those elements exist in this situation.
What are your experiences and perspectives on this kind of thing?