An estranged member of the family just recently asked me to illustrate a childrens book for her but expects me to do the work as something i can add to my portfolio..(like you havent heard that one before, right?)
Im not sure at all how to go about replying to her with this and i was hoping someone could shed some light/experience on these sort of situations.
A little more information that I know of is that shes been published before through a company called Authorhouse. The book that shes wanting to do is three stories in one book which, from her draft looks to be about 35 or so illustrations- not including any cover work. I have no idea of what size she wants the illustrations done as..nor media usage.
The other problem is that I have no idea of what even to charge her per page (full color) assuming she would want to pay me for the work.
I know i've seen a post or two before about working for family but I cant find them, so sorry if this happens to be a repost.