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Hi Jim, actually I haven´t receive payment yet or confirmation for it. But I got contacted again by Finance dept. asking for the invoice (3rd time btw).

 

I understand overhauls on companies, and financial disruptions, but I think ethics must be in order. I wrote them again yesterday, I´m waiting for the comeback.

 

I´m confident that scuba diver aa will pay, maybe is the emails from Diego García (New Chief Editor), Victor Ow (Circulation/Distrubution Manager), and some people over financial dept. (Irene, Cagreen), they seem honest.

 

I´m not making a living out of UWP, but I know that there are many people that actually does, and for that sole reason I never give an image for free or credits. And believe me, if I didn´t get my money, I will do everything I can in order to get it.

 

Hold on a little, at least with sdaa, I think they are trying to do the right thing (or at least I hope so).

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I just got an email from the finance department that my cheque is in the mail for my images published last year. Hope everyone else is getting good news too.

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I got the same old chestnut too "The cheques in the mail" :)

 

Jim.

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This start to looks shady.... I still want to believe in the good intention of people, but I am starting to realize that if they want to pay us, they easily could have done it by now....

 

Now I think... If a magazine under the SCUBADIVER (AA) brand do this, what is left for smaller, regional magazines??? They are the OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF PADI DIVING SOCIETY !!!!!!!!!!!

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It appears they are coming by Sea Mail thBottle-02-junewMessage.gif Very lame practices indeed from a magazine publisher that pretends to be an industry leader.

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Well after 12 months, dozens of emails, a public shaming and much gnashing of teeth; I have finally received a cheque from Asian Geographic

for my images published in 'Scuba Diver Australasia' and 'Asian Diver'. The whole experience has been one of broken promises and continued

irresponsibleness.

 

 

Rodriquez and Gudge, I do hope that yours have also arrived or are not far off.

 

 

To others still waiting, keep insisting that the publisher meets their legal obligations. They are counting on you to give up on seeing your dues.

 

 

For those that give their images away to publishers, please spare a thought for others that may want to be partially recompensed for their

hard work. If you devalue your work you devalue everyone else's at the same time.

 

 

If you are considering submitting to these publications consider yourself forewarned.

 

 

I went into this with good intentions and trusted the assurances I received that I would receive payments. Obviously my goodwill was not shared :)

 

 

Now I hope that the cheque doesn't bounce...................

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim :notworthy:

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Well after 12 months, dozens of emails, a public shaming and much gnashing of teeth; I have finally received a cheque from Asian Geographic

for my images published in 'Scuba Diver Australasia' and 'Asian Diver'. The whole experience has been one of broken promises and continued

irresponsibleness.

 

Rodriquez and Gudge, I do hope that yours have also arrived or are not far off.

 

To others still waiting, keep insisting that the publisher meets their legal obligations. They are counting on you to give up on seeing your dues.

 

For those that give their images away to publishers, please spare a thought for others that may want to be partially recompensed for their

hard work. If you devalue your work you devalue everyone else's at the same time.

 

If you are considering submitting to these publications consider yourself forewarned.

 

I went into this with good intentions and trusted the assurances I received that I would receive payments. Obviously my goodwill was not shared :)

 

Now I hope that the cheque doesn't bounce...................

 

Jim :notworthy:

 

Congratulations on your persistence Jim. The 12 months of waiting beat my 250 or so days of overdue payment......

 

To those owed money, I hope Jim's experiences are both encouraging and something to learn from.

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My cheque arrived today!

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Apparently all our claims works alter all… My cheque from Scubadiver AA also arrives this week. I really hope this magazines work better in paying photographers that made their magazine after all…

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Just stumbled on this thread and, Wow, can I relate. I was a freelance writer for Asian Diver magazine for a few years and not only would they not send checks, they would insist on money transfers to my bank which created bank transfer fees that came out of my end. They would take months to pay, not pay what was agreed upon, and edited the heck out of the articles. The last year I wrote for them before I had had enough, they had something like 5 separate editors come and go within one year. Asian Diver Magazine is owned by an umbrella corporation that, apparently has several magazines of different genres under its wings, but I just gave up on them.

Steve

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Old thread I know but the content still appears relevant as a warning to others after reading about Todd Betl's

issues with receiving his prize or even some communication from Asian Geographic-

http://wetpixel.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=47893

 

These are of course not isolated instances-

http://www.lightstalkers.org/posts/asian-geographic-is-not-paying

http://www.lightstalkers.org/posts/shame-on-asian-geographic-magazine-pay-contributors-invoices

 

Forewarned is forearmed.

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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Ha, glad to read this. I was contacted while I was in the Phillipines on a dive trip by an Asian Diver editorial assistant to write a story.

 

We have a section entitled How It Works, which basically covers a different kind of dive gear/accessory every issue. As it happens, we're dealing with underwater strobes in our upcoming issue, and we would really love to have you, an expert in strobes, to contribute an article.

 

The story will just be a brief 500 words or so, and focuses on the technical aspects of different strobes, their design perhaps, what to look out for in using particular strobes, and also the newest technology employed to create the most advanced products. I understand that you write for a blog as well, and thus have the confidence that you are definitely suitable to come in. For your contribution as well as a 30 word (max) bio of yourself, we can offer a token sum of SGD160.

 

The only thing is, we only managed to get your contact this morning, but would need the story by the end of today (US time).

 

I told her no, an article like that a) can't be written in 500 word or in 2 hours, b) I'm not really an engineer and c) I'm diving from 6am-4pm. She wrote again asking for an outline, that they would "write it for me". I wasn't wild about that, but maybe if I, or my staff could review the article for facts. She declined.

 

What a joke.

 

Jack

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Ha, glad to read this. I was contacted while I was in the Phillipines on a dive trip by an Asian Diver editorial assistant to write a story.

 

I told her no, an article like that a) can't be written in 500 word or in 2 hours, b) I'm not really an engineer and c) I'm diving from 6am-4pm. She wrote again asking for an outline, that they would "write it for me". I wasn't wild about that, but maybe if I, or my staff could review the article for facts. She declined.

 

What a joke.

 

Jack

 

 

LOL rolleyes.gif journalism at its best!

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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