First off, thank you, and I’m glad you’ve enjoyed The Parenting Simulator!
As for this, I would definitely encourage you to share some examples of your work here publicly if you’re up for it, so you can get more attention for your efforts in general (I’m all about artists getting their stuff out there to be seen!), or by PMing me if you’d rather not have that many eyes right yet. But I’m not certain about if I’ll do another children’s book again very soon or not. I always try to be transparent with my sales performance with my two Hosted Games and intend to continue that with any conventional books, and I will just say that self-publishing is pretty much what everyone says it is. You put it out there, the people you actually know who want it get it, and then not much else happens. At this point, Lake of Ake has sold 19 copies and the royalty total is $76.72, meaning I’m not even a third of the way to making back the money I spent on making it. And with only 2 of those sales happening in November, there’s little reason to think it’ll be in the black anytime soon.
What this means is I have to kinda decide what I want out of this. If it’s an attempt to be financially successful as a writer, I don’t know how feasible this business model would be. Might be back to the old drawing board, or even time to scrap the whole thing and focus solely on more Hosted Games, where marketing isn’t my cross to bear. However, if this is more of a hobby, supplemented by my Parenting Simulator and Nuclear Powered Toaster (ha ha ha, it is to laugh) royalties, then I can just keep going and treat whatever money I earn (and the artists, assuming any book can eventually earn out the artist advance to the point that we go to the 50/50 royalty split) as found money. I’m not a rich guy; my wife stays at home with our children and I make about $56k a year at my day job, so I can’t say as I have lots of money to burn even with my side hustles here and on eBay. But everyone has to have some sort of hobby, and if I regard it as such I can continue doing more books with FaerieWarrior, who I will say again is excellent and enjoyable to work with, as well as any other artists who are interested.
Sorry for the lengthy response to a simple question. If you’d rather not read all that, the short summation is I don’t know if this offer is valid or not, but I’d be glad to check out your art and at least discuss the matter a bit further.