Lindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3087 posts, RR: 15 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1568 times:
I wouldn't expect much money out of a textbook publisher. Yeah, make sure you get a copy of the textbook, and enjoy the exposure. Keep in mind that many schools use horrible out-of-date textbooks and that by using your photograph, the textbook will at least be reasonably modern.
Congratulations on your recognition. What's the photo?
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3148 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1540 times:
Textbooks used for high school (and earlier) are generally purchased as class sets, or maybe per student, once and used over and over every year.
College textbooks on the other hand should be reasonably well profitable. Every semester (or quarter) that a class is offered, a new batch of students will take a class and have to buy the book for themselves. True they can buy it used, but many people (including me) prefer new books. And then every few years, a new edition comes out and so the classes start requiring that one, making the older one's less desirable increasing sales of the new ones. Last year I noticed students carrying around a newer edition of the Calculus textbook I bought almost three years ago.
And have you seen the prices on some of these textbooks? Some cost $100.
I wouldn't consider a textbook publisher to be non-profit. Though asking too much could cause the price of the book to increase, something which student's won't appreciate.
Thomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3780 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
I would have responded earlier, but I have been out of town. As for a fee....well, considering this is a textbook publisher, I probably would not ask for more than $50.00-$100.00, thats not to say they will pay it though. Now if this were Random House, Collins or another big time publisher.......well, then were might be talking some serious $$$$.
Chris28_17 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1439 posts, RR: 10 Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1535 times:
i wrote back and asked a few questions, here was his reply....
A digital image is just fine. The image that I got from the web
is adequate but if I could get a higher resolution image that would
be even better.
In regard to other of your photos that I may be able to use, I
have no idea what photos that you have. When I need a photo
that shows a particular feature of a particular airplane, I do
a search of the web for the airplane that I want. Usually there
are more photographs than I could ever look at. In the case of
the C-5 the search returned more than 10,000 photos. When I
stated looking through the search results, yours was the first
good photo that displayed the feature that I was looking for,
in this case the turbofan engines. In the case of very old
airplanes, it is not so easy.
In regard to number of copies for the textbook I have no idea about
that either. The publisher takes care of that. I do know that the
market is small.
The department web site is "www.mae.usu.edu" There is no link for a
So, can I use the picture? Your name will be in the caption as the
Alright what do you guys think? is this a freebie or no? i couldnt possibly ask for $50 on a digital image, right?
obviously i'll get a textbook at the very least..
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 20 Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
He isn't offering money, and is suggesting that he has a lot of other photos to pick from...
If you think a copy of the book, plus having your name known to hundreds of future aeronautical engineers is enough, go for it If not, let him search the rest of those 10K photos for another one.