[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Photography / books

Updated: 2018-06-17

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" or "Search" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Photography / books

Photography, whether paid by the day, the hour or per picture, whose primary purpose is to put pix in a book.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Photography / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
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Mountain Bike Skills Manual supplying all photography for the book, £500 for travel (author and photographer), world rights other 2010 GBP 2000.00
Book on Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin half page b/w in book for 2 years _HMiff 2014 GBP 130.00
Book on Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin half page b/w in book for 2 years _HMiff 2014 GBP 130.00
Book on Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin half page b/w in book for 2 years _HMiff 2014 GBP 130.00 HA
Book: Walks Through Britain's History half-page photo worldwide sales in all languages for use in print and digital media (in book form only) of a run of up to 200,000 the cost, including rights to publish in further editions. 2011 GBP 265.00
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 3: Book jackets and CD/video covers, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 121.36
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 1: Books / journals / part works, BW _HMG 2013 GBP 47.47
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 1: Books / journals / part works, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 94.93
City of London archive stock photo Cat. 3: Book jackets and CD/video covers, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 234.90
Garden book all photos for book (25 locations across the UK) licence for this title only, additional payment for coeditions, photographer retains all rights to images, 5% royalty, no expenses paid 2011 GBP 4500.00
Maths textbook (Pearson) 1/8 page photo (sourced via Flickr) Australian edition _Pearson 2012 GBP 190.00
Oxford University Press one pic in book plus 50% extra for "web and software packages to be downloaded on interactive whiteboards" _OUP 2008 GBP 90.00 ????
Single A5 image in exhibition catalogue per picture usage 2015 GBP 165.00
Textbook stock photo , terms WAL, one edition, incl' N.America, incl' electronic _CBC 2013 GBP 125.00
Textbook (Nelson Thornes) stock photo , terms WEL, one editions, incl' N.America 2013 GBP 70.00
Textbook (Nelson Thornes) stock photo , terms WEL, one editions, incl' N.America, incl' electronic 2013 GBP 125.00
Textbook stock photo , terms WAL, all editions, incl N America _OUP 2013 GBP 130.00 GR
 
Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EUR or (US) USDcurrency
5 Amount paid (total of basic licence and extra licences for web use, database resale...) Amount
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it:  GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement:  HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP50.00X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500.00O

Other recent rates:

Type of work: In the "sector": (click or tap below!)
Words, per 1000 News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Words, other News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Photography News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Broadcasting News Local Other including podcasting
Shifts News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Other: Cartoons | Crosswords | Illustration | Punditry | Retainer | Teaching | Tip-off | Translation
Recently reported rates all from the past few months