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Three book sales this morning that were so good they've raised my average price for the entire year by 26%. The Alamy feel-good factor is still alive and kicking.

 

Alan

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Excellent.

 

Can I have the next three?  PRETTY PLEASE.

 

Allan

 

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I'll drink to this. Over half my sales are to book publishers, and they consistently bring the best prices. Long live dead trees!

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I had a book cover two days ago for a very healthy amount. I've had covers that left me with $20 before - this one was a nice $$$

 

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Congrats to you folks for the book sales--can you tell whether they were used on book covers, or within the text?

Also, do you have suggestions for best sizing of images (ratios) for use on book covers?   I assume they should be vertical shots.

 

I've sold 2 images of books this year, 25% of my 8 sales, with 12 zooms on books.  About half of those were at the same time, though, so I think someone was just curious.

 

Thanks for any suggestions.  I know book covers would need either to be released, or be without identifiable people or places.

 

Michael

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My book sales are almost always for inside use, both horizontals and verticals. Prices can be all over the place but overall higher average than most other editorial uses.

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12 hours ago, MilesbeforeIsleep said:

 

Congrats to you folks for the book sales--can you tell whether they were used on book covers, or within the text?

Also, do you have suggestions for best sizing of images (ratios) for use on book covers?   I assume they should be vertical shots.

 

 

My three this week were all landscape format. Back cover, front cover and inside.

 

Alan

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15 hours ago, John Mitchell said:

My book sales are almost always for inside use, both horizontals and verticals. Prices can be all over the place but overall higher average than most other editorial uses.

Thanks, John.

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4 hours ago, Inchiquin said:

 

My three this week were all landscape format. Back cover, front cover and inside.

 

Alan

Thanks, Alan.  That's interesting.   I've recently been thinking about book covers, and assuming that they would typically be commercial shots--i.e. released, or not requiring release.  Up to now, I haven't submitted many "commercial" shots to Alamy.  Wondering if that's been a mistake.

 

Is it correct that, while use of editorial images within an informational book (history, science, etc) would not require releases, their use on covers of those same books would--as they would function as sales/promotional devices?

 

Michael

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In my experience, textbook covers are like inside uses in that they don't require model releases. Those books are not considered commercial products. They are often sold in bulk to entities such as school districts and sometimes to an entire state's schools. Individual consumers typically do not buy them.

Janis in Texas

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