Children’s Book Publishing

Print and Digital

[hidden title = "Picture Book (Author/Illustrator)"]

Size (Based on Print Run)AdvanceRoyalty – RRPRoyalty – Net Receipts
Small – UK + Commonwealth£4000-£42507.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Small – English Language Excl North America£4250-£45007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Small – English Language Incl North America£4750-£50007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Small – World£5500-£60007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£5750-£60007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – English Language Excl North America£6259-£65007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – English Language Incl North America£6750-£70007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – World£8500-£90007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – UK + Commonwealth£8500-£90007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – English Language Excl North America£9500-£10,0007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – English Language Incl North America£10,000-£11,0007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – World£12,000-£13,0007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net

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[hidden title = "Picture Book (Illustrator)"]

Size (Based on Print Run)AdvanceRoyalty – RRPRoyalty – Net Receipts
Small – UK + Commonwealth£3000-£32505 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Small – English Language Excl North America£3250-£35005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Small – English Language Incl North America£3750-£40005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Small – World£4500-£50005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£4750-£50005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – English Language Excl North America£5250-£55005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – English Language Incl North America£5750-£60005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – World£7500-£80005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – UK + Commonwealth£6500-£70005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – English Language Excl North America£7000-£75005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – English Language Incl North America£7500-£80005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – World£9000-£10,0005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net

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[hidden title = "Children's Fiction/Non-Fiction (Exterior)"]

Size (Based on Print Run)CoverFull Wrap
Small – UK + Commonwealth£350-£400£400-£450
Small – English Language Excl North America£400-£450£450-£500
Small – English Language Incl North America£450-£500£500-£600
Small – World£550-£650£700-£800
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£550-£600£600-£650
Medium – English Language Excl North America£600-£650£650-£700
Medium – English Language Incl North America£650-£700£750-£800
Medium – World£750-£850£900-£1000
Large – UK + Commonwealth£900-£950£950-£1000
Large – English Language Excl North America£950-£1000£1000-£1100
Large – English Language Incl North America£1000-£1250£1250-£1500
Large – World£1500-£1750£1750-£2000

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[hidden title  = "Children's Fiction/Non-Fiction (Interior)"]

Size (Based on Print Run)SpreadFull PageHalf PageQuarter PageSpot
Small – UK + Commonwealth£225-£250£150-£175£80-£90£50-£55£20-£25
Small – English Language Excl North America£250-£275£175-£200£90-£100£55-£60£25-£30
Small – English Language Incl North America£275-£300£200-£225£100-£125£60-£70£30-£35
Small – World£300-£350£225-£250£125-£150£75-£100£40-£50
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£300-£325£175-£200£130-£140£70-£80£30-£35
Medium – English Language Excl North America£325-£350£200-£225£140-£150£80-£90£35-£40
Medium – English Language Incl North America£350-£375£225-£250£150-£175£90-£100£40-£45
Medium – World£400-£450£275-£300£175-£200£100-£125£50-£60
Large – UK + Commonwealth£350-£400£225-£250£175-£200£90-£100£50-£55
Large – English Language Excl North America£400-£450£275-£300£200-£225£100-£125£55-£60
Large – English Language Incl North America£450-£500£300-£325£225-£250£125-£150£60-£65
Large – World£500-£600£350-£400£275-£300£175-£200£70-£80

[/hidden]

Digital only

[hidden title = "Picture Book (Author/Illustrator)"]

Size (Based on Publisher)AdvanceRoyalty – RRPRoyalty – Net Receipts
Small – UK + Commonwealth£4000-£42507.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Small – English Language Excl North America£4250-£45007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Small – English Language Incl North America£4750-£50007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Small – World£5500-£60007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£5750-£60007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – English Language Excl North America£6259-£65007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – English Language Incl North America£6750-£70007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Medium – World£8500-£90007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – UK + Commonwealth£8500-£90007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – English Language Excl North America£9500-£10,0007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – English Language Incl North America£10,000-£11,0007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net
Large – World£12,000-£13,0007.5 – 10% of RRP12.5 – 15% Net

[/hidden]

[hidden title ="Picture Book (Illustrator)"]

Size (Based on Publisher)AdvanceRoyalty – RRPRoyalty – Net Receipts
Small – UK + Commonwealth£3000-£32505 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Small – English Language Excl North America£3250-£35005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Small – English Language Incl North America£3750-£40005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Small – World£4500-£50005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£4750-£50005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – English Language Excl North America£5250-£55005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – English Language Incl North America£5750-£60005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Medium – World£7500-£80005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – UK + Commonwealth£6500-£70005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – English Language Excl North America£7000-£75005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – English Language Incl North America£7500-£80005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net
Large – World£9000-£10,0005 – 7.5% of RRP8 – 10% Net

[/hidden]

[hidden title = "Children's Fiction (Exterior)"]

Size (Based on Publisher)CoverFull Wrap
Small – UK + Commonwealth£350-£400£400-£450
Small – English Language Excl North America£400-£450£450-£500
Small – English Language Incl North America£450-£500£500-£600
Small – World£550-£650£700-£800
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£550-£600£600-£650
Medium – English Language Excl North America£600-£650£650-£700
Medium – English Language Incl North America£650-£700£750-£800
Medium – World£750-£850£900-£1000
Large – UK + Commonwealth£900-£950£950-£1000
Large – English Language Excl North America£950-£1000£1000-£1100
Large – English Language Incl North America£1000-£1250£1250-£1500
Large – World£1500-£1750£1750-£2000

[/hidden]

[hidden title = "Children's Fiction (Interior)"]

Size (Based on Publisher)SpreadFull PageHalf PageQuarter PageSpot
Small – UK + Commonwealth£225-£250£150-£175£80-£90£50-£55£20-£25
Small – English Language Excl North America£250-£275£175-£200£90-£100£55-£60£25-£30
Small – English Language Incl North America£275-£300£200-£225£100-£125£60-£70£30-£35
Small – World£300-£350£225-£250£125-£150£75-£100£40-£50
Medium – UK + Commonwealth£300-£325£175-£200£130-£140£70-£80£30-£35
Medium – English Language Excl North America£325-£350£200-£225£140-£150£80-£90£35-£40
Medium – English Language Incl North America£350-£375£225-£250£150-£175£90-£100£40-£45
Medium – World£400-£450£275-£300£175-£200£100-£125£50-£60
Large – UK + Commonwealth£350-£400£225-£250£175-£200£90-£100£50-£55
Large – English Language Excl North America£400-£450£275-£300£200-£225£100-£125£55-£60
Large – English Language Incl North America£450-£500£300-£325£225-£250£125-£150£60-£65
Large – World£500-£600£350-£400£275-£300£175-£200£70-£80

[/hidden]

The AOI spoke to commissioners and illustrators to understand fees that had been secured in recent years to compile this survey.

 

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