Stock photographers disheartened by recent changes in their relationships with their agency may find that now is an excellent time to join with a few other like minded photographers and start their own agency.
Alaska Stock has asked their photographers to consider a change in the royalty percentage from 50% to 40%. In exchange the photographers would not be charged catalog and dupe fees in the future. Jeff Schultz, owner of Alaska Stock, explains why this is necessary.
Several short items at the end of 2000: Random House ups writers royalties from 15% to 50% for books published on-line. Getty and Corbis are still trying to get things right with their photographers, Time Magazine still can't afford to pay much to photographers even though investors have done extremely well, and more.
Michael Trumbull found 26 images on the Net to illustrate his book ''The Best of Dot Com Humor.'' He is having trouble locating the copyright holders. Can you help? This story also points out some weaknesses in our current system of licensing rights to photographs found as a result of previous publication.
Klaus Plaumann of Picture Press in Germany provides an updated analysis of the stock photo business in Europe. This presentation was given at the International Conference of stock agencies in New York in November.
In Europe publications refer to paper sizes as A1, A2, A3, etc. These refer to standard dimension in milimeters or centimeters. A chart coverts these paper sizes to inches.
This story provides a suggested strategy for pricing e-commmerce uses in the U.S. The same strategy with different numbers can be used in other parts of the world.
News items include Sarah Stone hired by Workbook, Getty Promotes Corbis, Stone catalog prices comparisons, PhotoDisc Price Increases, CEPIC 2001 Conference, Pricing Uses for House Organs and PPA Settles Copyright Suit with KMart.