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Old 17 October 2002, 04:10   #21
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Certainly seem to be more interested in 4x4's than RIBS these days..............................
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Old 20 October 2002, 05:42   #22
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For the third time of asking, "How much do you pay per thousand words?"
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Old 20 October 2002, 12:53   #23
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Hi Folks, I'm Back (grrrrrrrroan) {Bill, was that you?]

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You are pinching all me ideas for articles!

Well, mine is written and we are awaiting the photographs. What is it about? Well, you'll just have to wait and see if Hugo thinks it's good enough to publish! If he does I'll let you all know and you can BUY the magazine and read it.

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Old 20 October 2002, 15:18   #24
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Two's up on the magazine when you buy it Hart.
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For the third time of asking, "How much do you pay per thousand words?"

I don't think he wants to tell you Alan!!!!!!!!!!!

A magazine editor expecting freebies? Surely not!
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Hugo

You started this discussion a while back, but since then you haven't added anything despite some direct questions. Are you still here? Or was it a one-off message?

I see from another thread that you do pay for articles, but I'm not sure about why you are so coy about your rates. I'm sure that there are a number of people who might be motivated to write for RIB International if only they had some idea of what their articles might be worth.

So Hugo, what is RIB International's going rate for freelance writers?

If it is a secret, could you tell us why?

Thanks!
John

Also emailed in case Hugo doesn't have the time to keep up with the RIBnet forums
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Old 28 October 2002, 19:35   #27
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I'll tell you how to find out.

Write an article, take some decent pictures and send them in for consideration.

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Old 29 October 2002, 02:29   #28
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But why should anyone have to do it in that order?

"Do the work, then we'll tell you what the deal is" seems an odd way of working! I don't understand why it can't be a bit more transparent than that.

The current method suits you which is fine. I'm glad that RIB International has found a new contributor. However, it appears that with a bit more openness more people might come forward which would surely benefit everyone!

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Old 29 October 2002, 18:55   #29
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I don't think Hugo should be stating how much he pays for articles, after all it's his business. In general most financial transactions are kept confidential and obviously the rate is variable and negotiable, depemding on exerience, content, appeal and I guess attraction to advertisers.

Our complaints have been to do with the quality of the articles, whether or not they have been empathetic to our needs as mariners and the suspected advertorials.

One of the main problems , IMHO, is that the articles are written by people professionally enganged in the industry and as such they will not give too much away, surely by articles appearing from the ranks of the Ribnetters we will start to improve on this.
And if we get bogged down raising the money issue then we may stop people from submitting articles that improve this situation.

I am not a Fan of Hugo, nor presently of Rib International, but it presently is the only mag in town . If we want to do something about that then count me in but not as the typesetter

By the way I have been doing a lot of reading of backissues of RI and the older issues seem to be more interesting. certainly to me!

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I don't think Hugo should be stating how much he pays for articles, after all it's his business.
That may well be a fair point, but it is a pity that Hugo hasn't seen fit to reply with his views.

There is an opportunity here for RIB International to continue a constructive dialogue with a wide range of readers, potential readers, advertisers and possible feature writers. It seems to me that starting this thread and declining to make any further comment may do more harm to the magazine than good .

It's a shame that the RIB International team don't participate in more open discussions here. Not just about the magazine, but ribbing in general. I don't know whether it's lack of time, lack of inclination or because they want to keep things "in house" rather than on a public forum. Whatever the reason, they are missing out!

Never mind.

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