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11/04/2009 01:25:04 PM · #1
I have an author of a childrens' book interested in using one of my photographs. Basically, the advice I need is what should I charge for the use of the photo? Also, what precautions should I take in making this deal. Thanks in advance for any help you may give.
11/04/2009 02:27:05 PM · #2
License (don't "sell") the photo, and have a written contract which states the allowed use (e.g. just in the book, or for promotional materials as well). Check with one of the established stock sites or find a link to a photo stock-use calculator to get a ballpark price, which will depend on the size of the photo and the number of copies to be printed; it will probably be in the "hundreds" range.
11/04/2009 02:30:17 PM · #3
No advice just a WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO for you!!! Congrats~~
11/04/2009 03:19:51 PM · #4
Congratulations David!

I can't tell you what to charge, but this might help: Stock Photo Price Calculator

In case you don't have one yet, here's the text of the commercial use license that I use...

Commercial Download License

What you can do:

Photographer grants you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable, worldwide license to use this image for permitted commercial purposes, defined as:

* advertising, promotion, brochures, packaging
* as part of a commercial website for promotional purposes (maximum 800x600 pixels) use
* prints, posters, flyers, tearsheets for promotional purposes (not for resale)
* prints, posters, or other commercial display of image
* magazines, books, newspapers, other printed publications
* video, broadcast, theatrical

What you may not do:

Buyer may not resell, relicense, redistribute without express written permission from photographer. Use as a derivative work, and reselling or redistributing such derivative work is prohibited. Images may not be used in a pornographic, obscene, illegal, immoral, libelous or defamatory manner. Images may not be incorporated into trademarks, logos, or service marks. Image may not be made available for download.

Photographer retains all rights, license, copyright, title and ownership of the image(s).

There is no warranty, express or implied, with the purchase of this digital image file. The photographer will not be liable for any claims, or incidental, consequential or other damages arising out of this license or buyer's use of the image(s).


Good luck!

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