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03/14/2004 06:27:38 PM · #1
Hi folks,

I was contacted by an individual that would like to use one of my photos for the front cover of a book and asked what my price would be for that.

It is not a big editing company but an individual and the book would not print at more than 1000 ex. I have never sold a photo or its "use" before so I have no idea how much to ask for it.

Any advices or personal experience in that domain?
Here is the photo: link

Thanks in advance for any help.

03/15/2004 12:36:31 AM · #2
nice photo!
I would say look into what stock agencies would pay?
Anyone else have experience with this?

congrats btw!


Message edited by author 2004-03-15 00:36:44.
03/15/2004 12:47:15 PM · #3
Thanks a lot for the reply and praise.

I looked at stock photo libraries online and got a few quotes. That gives me a good idea of the price.

Basically it starts at $40 for some photos (commercial use like text book, art book etc, for 10,000 prints max) but some photos sell for much much more (it also depends on the use and from who the photo is of course, in the case of a stock photo for a website use it's usually around $100/year per photo).

Cheers,

03/15/2004 12:52:44 PM · #4
For a first-time "sale" I'd probably try and give them a discount in exchange for a good photo credit, and hope they might use you again sometime.

I try to bill people a "real" price and then a discount, so they (or anyone they refer) won't think that's the everyday price. For example, since this sounds like someone self-publishing rather than a corporate publisher, you might invoice it as $100, with a $50 "first-time customer" or "small business" discount to get the final cost down to something you both can afford.
03/15/2004 01:41:35 PM · #5
Originally posted by GeneralE:

For a first-time "sale" I'd probably try and give them a discount in exchange for a good photo credit, and hope they might use you again sometime.

I try to bill people a "real" price and then a discount, so they (or anyone they refer) won't think that's the everyday price. For example, since this sounds like someone self-publishing rather than a corporate publisher, you might invoice it as $100, with a $50 "first-time customer" or "small business" discount to get the final cost down to something you both can afford.


Excellent advice. Thank you very much, I'll do something similar probably.
03/15/2004 01:44:32 PM · #6
Do it for the photo credit.
03/15/2004 01:59:41 PM · #7
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Do it for the photo credit.


I´m with you on that one
money is just money...
03/15/2004 03:22:12 PM · #8
Originally posted by Inga_fang:

Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Do it for the photo credit.


I´m with you on that one
money is just money...


...and what do you use to buy additional camera gear?

I'd figure out your price, then divide the total run to get a per print price. Then that's your price. SO if it's a hit and they reprint, you still get money for it. Think long term here folks. ;D
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