The Trireme Award - Dorling Kindersley

This month's Trireme Award, for terms that are "the worst since I was last chained to the oars", goes to Dorling Kindersley for their offer for re-use of a work done over a decade ago. Just because  you've already done the work, it doesn't mean you can't still be exploited through derisory remuneration for the work's re-use. One freelance was offered a staggering six per cent of net  price received on all copies of the e-book version of a book they'd previously had published. As the Freelance Fees Guide suggests, royalties starting at 40 per cent are typical for electronic book editions of this kind.
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