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Selling my photography HELP!

Selling my photography - need some advice
9 years ago, October 7th 2011 No: 1 Msg: #144645  
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I have been approached by a UK publishing house who want to purchase some photos to print in a new educational text book.
I have never done anything like this so could really do with some advice.
How much should I charge for a photo that will be printed in thousands of text books?

Any feedback would be great - THANK YOU!!!!! Reply to this

9 years ago, October 7th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #144651  
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First you should establish exactly what kind of licence they want (full ownership of the photo, or one-off usage for this print run, or the right to use it in other advertising material too, etc), the size(s) that the photos will be shown at (front cover, half page, thumbnail, etc), and the print run (e.g. <10,000, <20,000, etc).

Then have a look at a site like this one to get a rough idea of what you should charge: Photo calculator
You could also go to sites like Getty Images and see what they charge (though you would probably want to revise that figure down). Reply to this

9 years ago, October 7th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #144670  
In response to: Msg #144645

I have no advice to give, because I dont know anything about photos. But, a major congratulations to you. That is highly impressive.

It is not surprising either, in my opinion. I was just around 20 minutes ago wanting to nominate one of your photos for the Photo of the Week, but found out you already have that award, which is currently only available once for each blogger. But, here is the photo I wanted to nominate, in case anyone is curious.

I will hightlight this thread now, to hopefully help you along the road to further success with selling your photos. 😊
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9 years ago, October 7th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #144697  
In response to: Msg #144651

Great advice and a helpful link.

I've been approached by a few people to purchase photos - I do charge cheaper prices than alternatives, but as you are only starting, you'll need to price low and increase as your reputation increases.

When I've sold photos I've specified a single-use non-exclusive right - this allows you to continue using photos for whatever reason you wish.

The major advantage of earning an income from photos and articles is that you can usually write off this income against your expenses - thus saving you on tax. Reply to this

9 years ago, October 8th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #144711  
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Thank you everyone, this has been really helpful. Reply to this

9 years ago, October 9th 2011 No: 6 Msg: #144739  
Wow congratulations that's awesome news. Just goes to show travelling really does pay off 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, October 15th 2011 No: 7 Msg: #145264  
Hello again Jessica 😊

A second congratulations of the week for you. You are this weeks Blogger of the Week.

Check this out.
jessicameurice is the Blogger of the Week

Mel Reply to this

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