Major agencies are discounting prices so their fees for small usages come much closer to royalty free prices. Small and medium size agencies are struggling to find a way to deal with this price cutting. This ''Pricing Clinic'' article offers one possible solution.
Freelance photographers working for Associated Press have had a partial victory in their battle with the news agency.
This issue contains: Photographer Survey Results, Selling On Web, New Life for Niche Marketers, Textbooks In Your Future, Textbook Market Guide, Corbis Buys Digital Stock, and Tasini & Geographic Updates.
In this brave new world ''niche'' marketers as the big agencies focus selling to the advertising market and stop accepting the kinds of images that many ''niche'' users need.
Corbis has moved into the Royalty Free market with the purchase of Digital Stock Corporation. This move raises more questions than it answers, chief among them ''Where is Corbis headed?''
The textbook market is a major source of income for many photographers, but it is also a niche given the kind of images it needs and the expertise often required to properly research a request. See where selling to this market is headed.
If you think the WEB is going to let you deal directly with clients and you won't need an agent any more, this story will give you some things to think about.
The battle for rights marches on with new information about the Tasini appeal and National Geographic.
The Guilfoyle Report has produced a very useful report for those interested in the textbook market.
Over 200 photographers responded to our survey mailed in January. Income is up and over 35% of the photographers are prepared to consider participating on Royalty Free discs.