IGDN Professional Standards and Practices

In an effort to promote transparency and increase the bargaining powers of workers in the indie/small press TTRPG industry, and in order to support the IGDN Professional Standards and Practices for Analog Game Publishers, this page documents our rates of pay and expectations for the freelancers, contractors, and staff members we work with throughout the TTRPG industry. Throughout this we’ll use terms drawn directly from the IGDN standards. Please refer to that document if you have any questions about terminology.

Last updated January 2022. 

Writing. ¢20/word (varies based on nature of the project)

Illustration and Art. $30/hour *

Consultation. $30/hour. (minimum)

Proofreading and Copyediting. ¢3/word

Developmental and Line editing. ¢8/word

Royalties. We adopt a retail royalties model for designers whose work we publish. The standard case is a negotiated advance, 50% of any crowdfunding profits or digital sales, and with 20% of each book shipped from our warehouse.*

* These are both estimates and often vary based on the project and nature of work.