JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2221 times:
I recently donated a photo to an author for use in an Australian publication, on the understanding that I get a free copy of the finished book.
I guess it depends on how much you want to charge, whether the author can afford or not and how much you want to see your pic in print. It was no skin off my nose to give the pic for free, especially seeing as I'm doubtful that the book will sell in great numbers and recoup its costs.
CalgaryBill From Canada, joined May 2006, 686 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2163 times:
It depends on the photo and the book. If you've got the greatest shot ever of the plane the author needs, that wold be worth a bit. If you took one of the 250 mid-day side views of the plane, probably not worth as much.
Ditto for the book. A book with broad appeal will sell more copies, a book about a specific type may sell very few copies but that alone could be a good reason to tie your name to the book.