I too agreed terms with this company and provided the photo. I am now battling to get money out of them. I have received messages saying "I will process payment next week" only for time to pass and no response. They are no longer responding to my messages.
I would like to hear of other people who dealt with this company, find out if you've been paid and if the book arrives I'd love to know if my photo has been included. This is the shot I provided
INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 61 Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3519 times:
Hi Martin, see what I wrote in another thread lately.
Quoting INNflight (Reply 29): Send companies a strong but polite letter! That helps often. For more than 2 months, a company refused to pay me, and after dozends of emails with no clear response, I sent them a letter with my invoice some days ago stating the usage is illegal and if we can't get further on this case they'll get a letter from my lawyer.
And oh wonder, today I find 740 euros from them on my bank account.
Sending it via courier may help, so they have to sign a form to confirm they received the letter.
AKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2534 posts, RR: 49 Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
there is no need to send a "strong letter" to this company.
Delius Producing is trustworthy and they normally set up a contract (payment, publishing rights etc.) and I am pretty sure that they don't want to breach the own contract.
INNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 61 Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3477 times:
Ok Vasco, I guess you know better than I do wether they're trustworthy or not.
Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 4): I know a few others who have not received payment along with myself, I kept getting 'oh yes it`ll be processed tomorrow', then nothing.
Still keep the option of a letter in mind.
Quoting Gary2880 (Reply 4): 'please can you send the image now due to the deadline' sending off the image then not receiving anything
I usually let clients send me a payment guarantee via email if they want the image in advance. Works with no problems.
Let the person who contacted you and negotiated the price sign the form if you want to.
Tin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3366 times:
An interesting mix of replies. I've basically written again and have asked if the photo has been used on one of the two mentioned pubilcations. If yes pay up, if no prove it by sending copies of the books in lieu of payment for the photo.
I don't like being mucked around so I will find out one way or another.
Tin67 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 268 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Quoting N178UA (Reply 8): I have also sold 2 photos to Delius Berlin.
This person contacted me and agreed on terms and conditions.
I dealt with Jacek initially, but have been chasing Peter Delius since his message saying "payment will be made next week" recieved about 3 weeks ago.
There may be a logical reason for delays in payment, but communication has been poor. If they said we'll pay after publication and this date is..... I'd be happy. It's promises that they fail to keep that annoy me.