Justifying 20% RF Royalties

Posted on 5/8/2008 by Jim Pickerell | Printable Version | Comments (6)

Photographers regularly ask why the royalty paid on RF sales is only 20% of the net received by their agent, when the agent pays 40% to 65% on RM sales that are made in the same manner. Royalty percentages have little to do with reality, and nothing to do with the cost of production.


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