F+W Media

The following are rates for F+W Media.

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—Posted 28 March 2019—

Publication: Interweave Quick and Easy Knits

Year of Publication: 2017

Type of design: Slippers

Is your design: Knit

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $150

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: solicited by the company

Was your sample returned?: Yes

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments:Non-exclusive rights; can concurrently self-publish.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Company retains all rights (rights never revert back to me).

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Designer

Sample – Designer

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Designer

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Designer

Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Aran

How many sizes did you grade?: 6

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: No

How would you rate your experience with this company? Not indicated

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? The design was initially supposed to be published in a book, but then was only published in a magazine. The process took two years, the creative team members were constantly changing, and it was very frustrating. It has discouraged me from working with a publishing house, and I’ll likely only ever publish independently.

 

—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

Type of design: Shawl

Is your design: Crochet

How much were you paid by a flat fee?: $325

How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A

Was your design: solicited by the company

Was your sample returned?: Yes

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: first time working with company

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Payment for first publication, after that 15% of individual digital sales paid quarterly but must be at least $20 before a check is cut.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Company retains all rights (rights never revert back to me).

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – Company

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 500-750yds [458-686m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: Fingering (Sock)

How many sizes did you grade?: 1

Primary stitch used in the design: Tunisian/Afghan Crochet

Would you work with this company again?: No

How would you rate your experience with this company? 3/5

Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? My only reason for saying that I would not work with this company again is that I have discovered that I much prefer to self-publish, and I make more money this way, too. The company was easy to work with and the people were professional.

—Posted 21 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2016

Type of design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

How much were you paid (in USD)?: $375

Was your sample returned?: No

Were you paid in a timely fashion?: Yes

Relationship with company: ongoing/pre-existing relationship

Did you have a written contract?: Yes

Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No

Briefly describe your royalty payments: Payment for first publication, after that 20% of individual digital sales paid quarterly but must be at least $20 before a check is cut.

What best describes the rights you granted this company? Rights revert back to me after 10-12 months.

Who was responsible for the following:

Yarn Support – Company

Sample – Designer

Grading – Designer

Tech Editing – Company

Photography – Company

Layout – Company

Customer Support – Company

Yardage of sample: 1000-1250yds [915-1143m]

Weight of yarn used in sample: DK

Primary stitch used in the design: Stockinette/Garter

Would you work with this company again?: Yes

How would you rate your experience with this company? 4/5