[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Words, other / books

Updated: 2018-08-27

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.

Words, other / books

Words whose primary purpose is to appear in a book. We'll worry about how to tabulate royalty deals when you send some.

* Tell us what you've been paid for Words, other / books * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
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Oxford Dictionary Of National Biography posthumous short biogs, starting at 600 words (more paid for more words) _OUP 2013 GBP 100.00
A rock book 5000 word mag feature reproduced in book single use 2013 GBP 500.00 O
AC/DC and Queen rock biog (Voyageur Books, US) update chapters, add 1500-2000 words 2014 USD 1000.00
Chicago Review Press reuse in book of 1986 Joni Mitchell feature licensed for this book only 2017 USD 400.00
Nirvana rock biog reproduce transcript of interview from 1993 2014 GBP 250.00
Updating career resources Small Publishing company: research, updating text, checking websites, replacing some material 35 hours 2014 GBP 600.00
Updating career resources Small Publishing company: research, updating text, checking websites, replacing some material 35 hours 2014 GBP 600.00
 
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!)
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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