the plan would be to work on a 50/50 royalty split for life, so you would get royalties for all formats that the book is published in. Meaning, you would create the artwork once, but get royalties for an Amazon print version, wider bookstore version, large print, hardback print version, and we could look to do translated versions with another creator if the book did well.
I’m going to be releasing a lot of books in the same genre (murder mystery) so as my backlist grows, there will be more royalties as people read through each series and see the book available in audio version, ebook verion, print, graphic, etc.
You would chose whichever books you wanted to create comic/graphic versions for, and then I’d publish them under my Limited company, and we’d use PubDrive Abacus to do the royalty split so you would receive something when I receive royalties at the end of each month (two months in arrears as that’s how I get paid). So the work could be fitted around any other work you have, and you’ll see on the Abacus page what earnings the book has each month, and your split. It takes five books for things to things to stick and start generating better royalties, but no one else in my genre is doing this kind of illustrated book yet, so there could be a really nice crossover. It is the second biggest genre after romance.
You’d be earning 50% of whatever the books makes, every month, forever.