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Hi everyone ;w;! I'm looking for a bit of advice and I was hoping I could find some here. uwu

Recently I've been auctioning adoptables of an original species of mine, and I was contacted by a reputable art doll maker looking to make art dolls out of them. They want to turn them into resin cast art dolls and sell batches of them, relying on me to make the designs, and in return they'll pay me $10 (the usual SB/flatrate I sell each design for) for each one, adding an additional $20 for each one that sells (making it $30, or my usual autobuy in the auctions).

I'm not complaining about it and personally think it's a fair price, but at the same time considering they'll be profiting off my original idea, should I be charging any extra for usage rights or etc? What I'm worried about is if she ever raises the price on them, and profits even more off my original idea- should there be a contract of some sort for something like this or even just overall for this kind of agreement? If so, what should it consist of and how would I go about doing one? I've never done anything like this before so I'm a mix of nervous and excited, haha.

Thank you so much in advance for any responses, I really appreciate the help /w\!

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Mar. 28th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
Okay, as others have said, you need more info.
This person sounds like they wanna do this quick, so to me, that would be a red flag that they are aware of contracts and whatnot, and would rather sell you on an idea fast so they don't have to pay as much.

BUT. Find out what they're going to make on these, for sure.
If they're honest on what they're selling for, do not take a flat sale price. You are basically designing the dolls, not them. They're merely the maker/distributor. The rights to the design belong to you.

Selling them for 10 bucks doesn't make much sense. I'd say go with a percentage for each doll instead (10-15% per) though that's still largely dependent on if they're honest about their sales prices.

Either way, whether the prices change or not, there should be a contract for this.


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