F+W Media

The following are rates for F+W Media.

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—Posted 26 April 2016—

Year of Publication: 2015

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)

Type of design: Shawl

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

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

Type of design: Sweater- Cardigan/Pullover

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

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