Cosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 3563 times:
I have received an E-mail today from a company wanting a high res copy of a photo I have on this site. It is to be used in a magazine which is published every 6 months with a print run of 55,000+ copies.
They have asked me for a price. To be honest I am stuck and don't know how much to ask for.
It is a well known reputable company.
Thanks for any help
Skidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3550 times:
Personally I would pick a price that you think is realistic, bearing in mind the print run and distribution. I've been contacted by a German magazine asking to use one of my pictures and been offered their flat rate of $25. As I'm not in the business of selling my pictures, I accepted this - anything I get is good! But, you may feel that this is too low. Go with your gut feeling as I imagine everyone will have an idea how much they think their pics are worth.
Willo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3529 times:
Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 1): offered their flat rate of $25. As I'm not in the business of selling my pictures, I accepted this
If the magazine is not in the UK and you are being offered payment by cheque in anything other than Sterling, it may be worth checking with your bank what they would charge to process the cheque you receive. You may find the handling charges come to more than the value of the sale. Typically, the UK bank will make a flat charge (free - £20, depending on the bank), but there may also be a charge by the foreign bank that issued the cheque.