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The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines

16th Edition

Available Now!

The only book you need for your creative business! Get more of everything you need to succeed, all in one place.

The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines has been an indispensable resource for professionals who create graphic art. As the marketplace for digital and print graphic art rapidly expands and evolves —  and as artists and clients alike strive to keep up with changing technology — the need for up-to-date information on business, ethical, and legal issues is greater than ever.

Because of this, the 16th edition represents our most ambitious redesign in over a decade. We’ve reorganized the content, expanded topics, and added new chapters to serve the needs of how graphic artists work today.

What’s inside:

  • Model contracts, licensing agreements, NDAs and invoice templates to adapt to your specific needs
  • Current pricing, freelance rates and salary comparisons by discipline
  • How to price work to make a sustainable living and plan for times of economic uncertainty
  • Maximizing income with multiple revenue streams — workshops, videos, niche markets, passion projects, selling art, and much more
  • Up-to-date copyright registration information

NEWinterviews with 11 self-employed graphic artists who have created successful careers, using many of the practices found in this Handbook

Guild members receive a copy of the Handbook with their membership. Not a member? Join the Guild today and receive your copy for free!

Not a member but already own the 16th edition? Join the Guild today and get a one-time new member discount of $20 with code “BookOptOut” at checkout. (note: If you use this code, you won’t receive a handbook with your membership.)

(The Guild doesn’t ship internationally)

cover art for the 16th edition of the Handbook

Cover art and design by Kimberly Glyder,

448 pages
Publish date: May 18, 2021
Publisher: The MIT Press

The 16th Edition is available now:

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