I was expecting it, a check from August Home publishing. I submitted a tip
5-6 weeks ago and they want to buy the rights to publish it and or change it
up as they see fit. I cannot resubmit to any other magazine or publication
if I cash the check.
They will not necessarily publish the tip.
Has any one else received payment for a tip? Any gotcha's after accepting?
Wood mag published one of mine in their print mag and paid $75. The
contract stated exclusivity for 6 months. The publication was well after
6 months, so I'm thinking of sending them an invoice for another 75
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
I recently rec'd a mailer for Wood magazine, 3 yrs for like $19 or
something (I forget, but it was cheap).
I just got the first issue (Oct. 2009), and the winning tipster got a
big Dremel tool package. The tip: USING A F'n POLYETHELENE CUTTING
BOARD TO MAKE ROUTER TEMPLATES!
Fer chrissakes, I've seen that tip, like 50 times.
So, tell me your tips and I'll resubmit and maybe get a Dremel tool or
I really don't care to see my name in the magazine. I am thinking the
readers would say, they put that "Putz's" tip in???? LOL
The tip was soooo simple minded that there would be no need for an article,
a sketch on a napkin would be more than enough.
The tip was to use a bar clamp, K-body style as an index to return a rip
fence on a TS back to a previously positioned location. Not totally unlike
using a block of wood on a miter gauge fence to make repeated length cross
Like what are you thinking there might be to be concerned about?
Unless you think clearly it has some other more lucrative commercial
value than they're giving or really, really, really want to do something
else with it, what's to lose? (And, fundamentally, what can they do to
prevent you from doing something else with it, anyway; are they going to
run a search engine from now 'til doomsday to make sure it never shows
up somewhere else? Yes, I know, there's the agreement thing and honor,
and all that, I'm just pointing out (the obvious)...)
Of course, you'll be including it as Misc Income on a 1040, right? :)
d&r'ing, now... ;>}
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