dear nid and fellow artists,
i am both a fine artist showing here at art.net and i am also a commercial
please do not allow yourselves to become victims of inexperience in regards
to your artwork. there are many situations out there that seem appealing
because you will be getting your work published, but you can also be taken
>is the first time that I would be doing a cover so I am asking any of
>you with experience in this about your idea of a a reasonable price.
doesn't matter if first time. your efforts still have value.
it is always worth your while to consult the "graphic artist guild handbook
of pricing and ethical guidlines" (th edition is current) for ballpark
depending on the journal's circulation and type of audience...prices go
from $800 to $4000 for one time rights to reproduce the image
>- They want the reproduction rights, so I keep the copyright
GET IT IN WRITING OR PROVIDE THEM WITH A CONTRACT STATING YOU MAINTAIN COPYRIGHT
especially if they aren't "paying much" you should only allow them to have
"first reproduction rights" meaning they can have one time rights to use
your work. you DO NOT want to give them unlimited usage/rights of your
>do not go too high nor too low nor loose the opportunity.
don't sell yourself short....if your work is good, other opportunities will
diane fenster digital fine art and photo/illustration
fine art installation online at:
illustration portfolio at:
"The point is to be invisible or blinding, nothing in between."
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