I had an enquire from a well known publishing house requesting permission to use one of my images in their latest book about Steampunk Culture. They came accross my image via my Flickr stream and contacted me via Flickr. They said that full credit would be given to me as the photographer. I replied saying I was pleased that they liked my work, and asked them for the number of copies they expected to print of the book, it’s planned distribution and an idea of what they paid for image use, thatway I could give them an accurate quote as to the cost of using the image. Needless to say I have heard nothing back. If an image is good enough to be published by a quality publisher, then they should be prepared to pay the going rate.
The image below is the one they requesed.