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post #31 of (permalink) Old 11-10-2006, 01:51 PM
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Actually if you upload pics here the CT engine butchers them down to a quality I'll gurantee is unprintable...
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So I just had a representative of a textbook publisher contact me to ask if they could purchase rights to one of my Flickr photos of a melting glacier to use as an illustration of climate change. The question is, how much should I ask them for? $50? $200? I have no idea what is appropriate. This would be for a print run of a few thousand books.
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Cool ! Did they ask you for a price? Maybe you should let them make an initial offer just so you don't go too low
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Ya but what if they say $20 and a cup of coffee?
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So I just had a representative of a textbook publisher contact me to ask if they could purchase rights to one of my Flickr photos of a melting glacier to use as an illustration of climate change. The question is, how much should I ask them for? $50? $200? I have no idea what is appropriate. This would be for a print run of a few thousand books.
Good question. It really depends if they want exclusive rights and if this publication is for profit.

You have to consider both in generating a price.
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Not exclusive, and for profit. Al;l my Flickr stuff is Creative Commons-licensed for free non-commercial use, and I've had a fair bit of that, but this is the first time anyone has asked about purchasing a shot for commercial use, and I don't really know what to ask for.
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So I just had a representative of a textbook publisher contact me to ask if they could purchase rights to one of my Flickr photos of a melting glacier to use as an illustration of climate change. The question is, how much should I ask them for? $50? $200? I have no idea what is appropriate. This would be for a print run of a few thousand books.

Take a look at some of the stock photo sites, it'll give you a good idea of what is appropriate in terms of cost.
For commercial use they should be willing to pay.
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That's what "purchase" means - the question is, how much?
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I would look at a base for the useage and then take a small amount of worth of the print run (depending on how prominent your photo is in the book. For a cover shot I would lean towards charging more.)

ie. The going base rate for stock photos (non exclusive rights) is $50USD. If each book is set to retail $20 USD and two thousand books are run, you can calculate at .05 per book so the grand total would be $150USD. Again it depends on placement and book run. I'd also be sure that they give you full credit as the photographer.

Again this is only a guideline.
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Thanks BG, that's exactly the type of advice I was looking for
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That's what "purchase" means
I realise that! My bad, didn't explain myself - was in a rush to get to work[:I] oh, and I get "paid" for that [)]
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Okay I decided to put up a small site and see what happens.Nothing ventured eh?
I'll just use my space at Telus for now. It's only 10mb but I'll see what happens.When i'm done I'll post it and you guys can be the critics!!
I took Tims suggestion and will do the photos with a watermark.
Here is an example.

Don't expect to quit my day job but it might be kind of fun none the less to put some of my stuff out there. Still I have to wonder what happened to the shots downloaded from my webshots page and who has them ?? Not that the size and resolution were all that great.
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I know PShop has a watermarking function. I don't use PShop as its a resource hog.

Can anyone recommend watermarking software that can batch-process pictures? I need to watermark literally thousands of shots
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How easy is it to get rid of watermarking with the clone tool?
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How easy is it to get rid of watermarking with the clone tool?


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