JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 6 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5500 times:
I received the following email today and am unsure what to do.
My name is Paul Sheehan - I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I am an aviation historian and author and am at present writing a book on all QF aircraft since 1920.
Your photo of the QF 707 at Southend on airliners.net is terrific! and I'd really like to get your permission to use it in my book if you are agreeable.
Please email me to let me know.
ps you may like to have a look at my first book on my publishers website, www.transpressnz.com which was entyitled "The Aircraft of Air NZ and affiliates since 1940"
I'm very flattered of course and amazed at the feedback I have received from what is my first upload to A.net. What should I do under the circumstances? I'm familiar with photo sales to magazines but I imagine this to be different - shall I offer the image for free and ask for a copy of the book or is this bad etiquette?
Cosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5489 times:
I've had a similar E mail from this chap. I gave him my price but he declined. He wasn't prepared to pay for a photo which he intends to publish in a book in order to make money for himself. He wanted the pic for free.
Ptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4187 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5480 times:
Ask whatever you want for it, or give it away - just how you feel.
A copy certainly is a very, very reasonable thing to ask I would say, even if this book is a labour of love that you''d like to support.
The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5370 times:
I'd give it to him either for a copy of the book or a small fee. I wouldn't do it for free, but bear in mind that he's going to need many photo's, possibly hundreds, and these books don't make much money. So the per photo rate he can afford to pay will be low.
Lanas From Argentina, joined Aug 2006, 978 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5350 times:
I´d ask for a copy of the book. It´s an adequate balance, I believe. A copy of the book will not be for free, since he´ll have to pay for the book that he is sending to you and also the mail/shipping fares. I think it´s a fair deal.
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens." J.R.R. Tolkien