them? Does anyone have any advice about such things? If they give me credit for the article in the book can you see a down side?
Thanks ahead of time for any ideas.
I can see a big down side; no pay for each time the article prints and a book is sold, no explanation of how the artticle is to be used. No offical offer to you to buy the piece; etc...etc...etc...
be carefull of this, I know a person who is an amature poet writes very, very well and gave permission. it ended up in a textbook abouty what not to do! make very sure you know all the facts first.. Many scams out there, please be carefull. Your work is your resume, so be carefull.
There are about a dozen different parameters that would need to be clarified before that question is answerable.
and what is the return to you?
People go around and make money off of writers that are "delighted" to have their stuff in print all the time...
If you dont want money, percentages etc .. Tell them you want your name on the cover and 100 copies of the book (minimum)
Hi, I think that if they want it in a book then you should get a share of the royalties, or a one off payment. If it is a magazine then it is different because it will only be read for a short time, with a book they will make money of you for years!
Ok, it is just one article so how would you go about valuing one article in a book?
I'd charge at least $1 a word personally.
ask them what book, what title, what is it about, how much will it sell for, then inquire as to what a writer typically charges for a part in a book.
example if the book selld for 19>95 and costs 6:00 to produce and be sold to a book store, then set an appropiate % of that whole sale price for each time the article is used...by contract.
like a 1.00 a book or .50 a book. if the book sells say 10,000 copies, you can see how it adds up. negotiate for it. If they say no they can not pay, then you have your answer...say no
They should be offering a specific rate and terms. If the book is 'for profit' at the very least you should get a cut of the royalties.
I think that I would want confirmation that the item was going to be shown in a good light
If it is a book that I am proud to have my name in I do allow it but only with the following attribution:
My name, my website address, and the address of the article they are using.
I then ask for a copy of the book.
This allows me to add "as featured in....xyz" to my bio and helps with my credibility.
Bottom line. Get a phone number. Talk to this person directly. See if they'll send you a request in a snail mail letter form so that you can bring it to a lawyer if needs be.
Charge this person so that you get compensated.
It's your hard work and you should certainly be glad that someone thinks it's worth publishing. But to echo an earlier post, you should be the one getting some kind of reward for it, not the person trying to cop your article.
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