Hello, i am compiling an e book and i need ORIGINAL recipes. These will be for resale so i will need you to sign a resell agreement. please e mail me if interested. i will be paying 2-3 dollars per recipe [email protected]
I'm really curious what world the original poster lives in.
The nearest comparable publication (that is, short, "original" pieces) I can think of are those hotel rating groups. Don't know where they are, now, but in the 1990s they were paying $17 per rating---and you usually got meals and lodging comped as well.
Most professionals thought 17 bucks was pretty pitiful even back then. So you can imagine the reaction to a 2010 offer of $3 to write recipes.
It would be funny except I have no doubt this clown is going to pick up a bunch of people willing to write for him, just to see their recipes in print. Sad, really.
yeah your right i buy between 50 and 60 everyday and i make a shitload of money off of them, and yeah i usually pay between 20-30% of the profits to the person who submitted it to me sorry to waste your time....i suppose you are all too good for me anyway
lol..it's not so much that, but the idea that we are a bunch of hardy individuals that share info and hard earned experience to people we don't know already...without the idea of making a profit ('cept possibly Nicko who sells advertising to the site). If you were a serious poster with more then 2 posts behind your belt we would be behind you and encouraging the idea, and most of us would just like credit for the recipe and the idea behind the dish. You come off as a jackal scavenging the Internet for monetary gain off the heart of a good forum. I won't say your not welcome here..you are welcome as far as I am concerned....but don't insult us, please, we know what we are worth.
You miss the point entirely, JB. It's not that we consider ourselves too good for you. What it is is that we know what we and are work are worth.
I've been a fulltime freelance writer for 30 years, and have never been insulted with such a ridiculously low pay offer, even when I was starting out.
As I said before, I have no doubt that you'll get people to submit recipes. But, by an large, they will be neither professional food writers, nor professionals in the food industry. And that's who you are talking to here at Cheftalk (along with serious home cooks, who also know their own worth).
There are food sites all over the net who's members would jump at your offer. This just doesn't happen to be one of those sites---which you'd have realized if you'd spent as little as ten minutes perusing the threads.
i buy between 50 and 60 everyday and i make a shitload of money off of them
No doubt you do. It's not hard when you're profiting to the tune of 80% from other people's creative work.