I have written several children's books and I am seeking an illustrator for the first one. My nonfiction books have been published by established New York publishers but I do not yet have a publisher for my children's books. I may self-publish my first children's book but I am open to signing with a traditional publisher. I can either pay in full for the illustrations, in which case I will own all rights to the book or offer the illustrator a joint contract in which he/she will own half of the rights and income from the sales of the book. There are 21 pages to be illustrated plus a cover design. I am open to a discussion of amount I will pay for the completion.