I've nearly completed a small book of an October 31 ritual, which needs illustration. I'm seeking an illustrator who would be willing to work with a first-timer (at collaborating, that is). I have absolutely no idea of how to manage such a collaboration, the mechanics of it, the wording of it in the book, nor the payment of it. I don't know whether I'm supposed to purchase the illustrations from the artist, or simply share the royalties, should there be any. I need the assistance of an illustrator who has done this before, and is willing to teach me the ropes.
Beyond this book, I have at least one other, which will need illustrations, and a great many at that. It is a horoscope book I wrote for a LARP group I used to belong to, and it's fairy in nature. I'd like to retain the same illustrator for all my work, if that's possible.
Thanks for taking the time to read my request.