Estimating picture book job.

  • I'm taking the leap and sending a potential client an estimate for a picture book project (self-published). The thing is, this would be my first picture book (and professional gig). I've been so focused on polishing my portfolio/taking classes/etc. that I haven't yet had the time to dedicate learning as much of the business side such as estimating, contracts, etc. as I'd like. If a veteran illustrator out there is feeling generous, would you share an example of an estimate that you've sent to a past client, as well an outline of your process?