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

Updated: 08 July 2014

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" 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 ¤ Basic fee Extras
100 years of the NUJ (Profile books) 1 stock pic profile 2007 GBP 60
Mountain Bike Skills Manual supplying all photography for the book, £500 for travel (author and photographer), world rights other 2010 GBP 2000
Mountain Bike Skills Manual supplying all photography for the book world wide licence 2010 GBP 2000 X
Rough Guides 8 photos (5 repeats) each _Pearson 2003 GBP 50
Sustrans Regional Cycling Guide two photos, all uses for 10 years 2010 GBP 60 XX
Bloomsbury Photo per pic FBS cover image no expense 2002 GBP 350
Book on Johnny Carson by Henry Bushkin half page b/w in book for 2 years _HMiff 2014 GBP 130 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
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. 3: Book jackets and CD/video covers, colour _HMG 2013 GBP 234.90
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
Dorling Kindersley day with assistant _DK 1994 GBP 320 -
Dorling Kindersley day without assistant _DK 1994 GBP 250 -
Educational book single use 1/4 page b+w photo , talked up from £50 on offer using RftJ site _OUP 2008 GBP 60 X
Euromoney books book package _Assoc 1997 GBP 2500 -
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 4000 500
Greyhound racing book six stock pics supplied @ £15 each (their terms) 2010 GBP 90 X
Julian clary how to be a real man 1992/3 photography of whole book all rights assigned to client _Virgin 2007 GBP 5000 ?
Macmillian Publishers single photo for cover image Book Right, Britain _Holtzb 2002 GBP 700 230 O
Maths textbook (Pearson) 1/8 page photo (sourced via Flickr) Australian edition _Pearson 2012 GBP 190
Note book cover UK and USA usage 2006 GBP 390
Open University use of 1 photo in academic book _HMG 2002 GBP 75
Oxford University Press one pic in book plus 50% extra for "web and software packages to be downloaded on interactive whiteboards" _OUP 2008 GBP 60 30 ????
Rough Guides 10 stock photos, each 1/4 page non-exclusive rights, single use, english, world rights _Pearson 2005 EUR 720 0
Sports and Leisure books day all rights to Dorling Kindersley _DK 2008 GBP 500 GR
Textbook stock photo , terms WEL, one edition, incl' N.America, incl' electronic _Hach 2013 GBP 75 X
Textbook stock photo , terms WAL, one edition, incl' N.America, incl' electronic _CBC 2013 GBP 125
Textbook (Nelson Thornes) stock photo , terms WEL, one editions, incl' N.America 2013 GBP 70
Textbook (Nelson Thornes) stock photo , terms WEL, one editions, incl' N.America, incl' electronic 2013 GBP 125
Textbook stock photo , terms WAL, all editions, incl N America _OUP 2013 GBP 130 GR
Textbook stock photo , terms WEL, one editions, incl' N.America _Pearson 2013 GBP 100 GR X

The above are the rates for Photography / books notified by members up to 08 July 2014.

 
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¤
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O