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  • #16
    OK, All is well now I got my real HSM magazine today, Nice grinder on the front.

    I'm in my happy place now.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by IOWOLF
      I have a use for it ,It just didn't Impress me, thats all,I am entitled to My opinion.
      You mean the idea that my shop and indeed my house is covered with tiny aluminum chips like those that grace the cover didn't impress? Or that my wife didn't divorce me when she found tiny aluminum chips on the baby's face that I had tracked into the living room?
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      • #18
        My wife was shaking out the cover for my chair the other day and it produced a shower of tiny sparklies in the sun. I had been grinding some aluminum. She said it looked really neat...
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        • #19
          Boy Evan you sure "married-up" ! She works in a place with all kind of neat grinding stuff and thinks chips in the furniture is neat looking! Does it get any better than that? LOL
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Evan
            If material is published here first then any derivation (derivative work) cannot be sold for first publishing rights as it has already been published.
            ...I have written magazine articles in the past and the amount of pay is inconsequential for the time it takes.
            A derivative work is very narrowly defined. If it were otherwise, nobody could publish anything. As to publication rights, see below.

            So have I, and that's very true. Probably around $.00003 per hour
            Last edited by Leigh; 05-08-2006, 08:54 PM.
            Leigh
            The entire content of this post is copyright by, and is the sole property of, the author. No assignment
            of title nor right of publication shall ensue from presentation of this material on any computer site.

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            • #21
              I have had two articles published, and the pay was not inconsequential. I doubt that I spent more than a total of two 8 hour days on either of the articles.

              Considering the fact that I would have made the subject regardless, the major portion of the time involved in fabrication does not enter into the equation. The actual cost in time is taking the pictures, cleaning up your shop notes into presentable sketches (VP will redraw them if needed), and writing the article.

              It is rewarding to see your work published, and enjoyable to be able to share it with others.
              Jim H.

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              • #22
                cleaning up your shop notes
                That's not the hard part, it's cleaning up your shop that is.

                [added]
                As for pay, I believe VP pays $40 per page which is the same as I was paid in the early 80s by a computer magazine. I did get a bonus once for the cover.
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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Evan
                  As for pay, I believe VP pays $40 per page which is the same as I was paid in the early 80s by a computer magazine.
                  I think that's pretty average. I don't think I ever got that much (when I got anything at all ).

                  The most I recall getting was $100 for a 4 (5?) page article with color cover photo and many B&W photos in the story. I spent about $750 on the photography for it, so I don't think I made any money on the effort
                  Leigh
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Leigh
                    Leigh
                    The entire content of this post is copyright by, and is the sole property of, the author. No assignment
                    of title nor right of publication shall ensue from presentation of this material on any computer site.
                    Is it all right then to read this and quote it
                    .

                    Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by John Stevenson
                      Is it all right then to read this and quote it
                      Yes. It's just another copy of the same text.
                      Leigh
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Evan
                        As for pay, I believe VP pays $40 per page which is the same as I was paid in the early 80s by a computer magazine. I did get a bonus once for the cover.
                        I don't know where you got your information, but you might want to check the facts first before discouraging others from contributing. My copy of the writer's guide was obtained about ten years ago, and even then, the rates were much higher than that.

                        I do not have the current rates, but they pay by the word and additional for each photograph and drawing. The two small articles I have had published so far have paid considerably more than the amount mentioned, and have been well worth the time involved.

                        Anyone interested in contributing should contact Village Press for a copy of the writer's guide. It includes the very simple requirements for submissions as well as the current rates.
                        Jim H.

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                        • #27
                          I don't know where you got your information, but you might want to check the facts first before discouraging others from contributing. My copy of the writer's guide was obtained about ten years ago, and even then, the rates were much higher than that.

                          The Home Shop Machinist
                          Author's Guide


                          AUTHOR'S PAY

                          Minimum per full published page $40.00


                          Published photos with feature articles (each) 10.00


                          Cover photo* 40.00


                          Published pages with finished drawings** 60.00
                          (not requiring redrawing by our draftsman)


                          Short columns or articles less than full page 30.00


                          Filler items (less than half page) 15.00


                          Book or video reviews (query us first)
                          (We do not accept unsolicited reviews.) 40.00


                          Items submitted to "Chips & Sparks" are considered gratis.


                          From 2 years ago. It may have changed but probably not much.
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                          • #28
                            These are minimum amounts. I received several hundred dollars for each of my articles. Neither was excessively long, but each did include several photos and drawings as well as one cover photo.

                            Submitting articles may not bring you wealth and fame beyond your wildest dreams, but it is a very enjoyable way of adding to your shop fund with very little additional effort.

                            I encourage anyone interested to submit their work to VP. They do need and welcome any contributions.
                            Jim H.

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                            • #29
                              Leigh,

                              Your copyright notice is unnecessary. Copyright subsists with the author unless otherwise intentionally assigned, sold or disclaimed. Copyright under current law is automatic on creation of a work including your posts here. That doesn't stop VP from being considered the publisher of the work.
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                              • #30
                                These are minimum amounts.
                                And that is what a first time contributor with no established portfolio will probably be paid. As I said, it isn't about the money and for me at least, it isn't just a matter of "very little additional effort".
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