United StatesLicensing fee for an executive portrait, to be used on back inside cover of paperback book?
A couple of months ago I photographed an up and coming author for her public relations portrait. Her publisher liked the photo so much they want to use it at the back of the paperback edition of her book.
I don't have a final number for the first run but here is what I do know.
Author: New & unknown at this point. Her first book. Author is paying entire bill for publishing.
Publisher: Small, focusing on e-book distribution at this point. Book will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobel etc.
Book run: I don't have an exact number but was told it will be very limited due to cost. Probably 1,000 or less for first run. U.S. distribution only. In English only.
I would like to hear what a reasonable licensing fee would be for this first run paperback and for subsequent runs if she is successful. I've looked on Blinkbid, fotoQuote & other resources with out much guidence.
I'm leaning toward $200 - $400 for the first run only.