Offer to publish my hub in magazine...need advice please...

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  1. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    I received an email (via HubPages) this morning from someone wanting to pay me $200 to publish one of my hubs in a magazine. I haven't heard of the magazine and doing a quick Google search did not produce any results. The author of the email says she manages the magazine and it's published by Reader's Digest Asia. Shouldn't I be able to find something about it online if it's real?

    I'm not sure how to handle this...any advice would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    Okay, so I went to the Reader's Digest Asia site and searched and found the magazine - apparently it's a new magazine which came out in late 2010. So the magazine seems legit but I'm still not sure if I should go ahead and say yes or not.  Is there any reason why I shouldn't??

  3. wormdo profile image61
    wormdoposted 12 years ago

    First of all, well done!

    But yes, I would definitely be careful. Ask them plenty of questions: how will you be paid (check, PayPal, etc), when will you be paid, do they plan to print the entirety of your article, will your name be credited as the writer?

    Keep us updated!

  4. Flightkeeper profile image68
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago

    Congratulations!  I would also ask whether you get to keep the rights to your work or would that $200 include the rights.

  5. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    Great advice - thanks to both of you! This is what the email said regarding the issues you bring up:

    "We'll pay a small fee of SGD250 (approx USD200) for publishing the article and also give you the byline (editorial credit)."

    I will be sure to ask how payment will be accomplished and about retaining the rights.


    1. Uninvited Writer profile image79
      Uninvited Writerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I love it when they say $200 is a small fee for an article. Gives me hope that not everyone is willing to offer cut-rate fees.

  6. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    Okay, so I'm updating...all seems to be legit. Documents from Reader's Digest are forthcoming and I'm working on convincing them to pay me via Paypal rather than bank draft so I don't have to give them my banking info.

    She is working on her edited draft right now (she won't be publishing the hub in its entirety) and will send it to me for approval.

    She also said that in addition to having my name with the article, she'll also print my url - that's pretty good, right!?

    1. Mutiny92 profile image66
      Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      wow!  Congrats!  That is wonderful!

    2. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats to you, Lily Rose!  How will this affect the duplicate content rules on HP?  smile

  7. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    Thanks, Mutiny and Randy!

    Randy, the article will be published in a print magazine, not online, so I don't think it will be an issue.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image60
      Randy Godwinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks LR!  I thought this was the case.  The link should also earn you a nice bonus aside from the payment by the publisher.  smile

  8. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    That sounds great, Lily Rose! Congratulations smile

  9. livewithrichard profile image75
    livewithrichardposted 12 years ago

    I'm curious as to why a magazine that only publishes original content and states that they retain the rights to both print and electronic media would pay for something that has already been published online.

    Not trying to put a damper on it but I would definitely be cautious especially if you receive a speedy payment.  Most, if not all, print media pay 6 to 8 weeks after publication.

  10. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    UW - I agree! $200 is definitely not small change to me!

    Izzy - thanks!

    Livewithrichard - I'm not aware of any of that, but I can tell you that the article of mine that they want to publish will not be in the traditional Reader's Digest - it'll be in a relatively new photography magazine that is published by Reader's Digest in Asia (in English! - go figure). And there was no promise of speedy payment...

  11. Mark Ewbie profile image80
    Mark Ewbieposted 12 years ago

    That sounds fantastic - very well done to you!

  12. profile image0
    ryankettposted 12 years ago

    No advice needed, what do you have to lose?

    If they had published without asking, would you have known? Not offline you wouldn't!

    Therefore, just say yes (subject to them paying by PayPal).

    1. Lily Rose profile image83
      Lily Roseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You're right, Ryan - thanks!

      1. recommend1 profile image60
        recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        WEll done - you obviously are writing good stuff !   If the payment is an issue tell them to pop it round to my house in Guilin by hand and I will send it on to you via my Paypal ! big_smile

  13. Docmo profile image90
    Docmoposted 12 years ago

    Well done! $200 is certainly a handsome sum for an article. Congratulations!

  14. Lily Rose profile image83
    Lily Roseposted 12 years ago

    Thank you!

  15. smalika profile image59
    smalikaposted 12 years ago

    wow congratulations smile.. wouldn't we all like to have a link of that hub...


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