Send the Mail an invoiceDecember 18, 2014 Tim Worstallblogs17 CommentsJo? Charge the Mail a minimum of £1 a word. That’s their standard freelance rate for a featured piece. previousNaughty boys over at Tesco, eh?nextNow is a really good time to sell the rouble 17 thoughts on “Send the Mail an invoice” The Meissen Bison December 18, 2014 at 9:42 am S2 Page 13 of today’s Sun would not be the same without you. JuliaM December 18, 2014 at 9:57 am And I hope the cretinolanche encouraged by that vile little shitweasel ‘spindrift’ over at your comment section hasn’t harmed your employment. Dongguan John December 18, 2014 at 10:32 am I see Brand has replied on his webpage. GlenDorran December 18, 2014 at 10:44 am To be fair, Brand’s response is actually pretty good if you accept that he’s appealing to his own crowd (ie some made-up shit). I suspect that he didn’t write it himself though. Perhaps his mate Johann Hari “polished” it for him? bloke in france December 18, 2014 at 10:49 am S2 Charge them £2-50 a word. Because you’re worth it. And the worst they can do is knock you back. After all, they didn’t need to publish your rant in full in the online edition, they could simply have provided a link. Squander Two December 18, 2014 at 11:30 am Julia, I stopped reading the comments ages ago. My work is fine. Is someone trying to actually harm me? People are weird. Justin December 18, 2014 at 11:49 am @S2 The Mail newspapers have a bit of form for this. About 15 years ago I used to voraciously devour a brilliantly funny site about Millington’s arguments with his allegedly insane German girlfriend. I warn you now, don’t even look at this if you’re supposed to be working. tl;dr (it’s a big page) – he said/she said. Lots of humour about her illogical thought processes and subsequent verbal of physical aggression. Anyway, a newspaper asked to print it (for peanuts), were told “no”, went ahead and printed verbatim, then threatened him if he so much as thought about litigation. After a protracted fight he won. The complete saga can found here. Justin December 18, 2014 at 11:51 am verbal or physical Vir Cantium December 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm @Julia I also remember CoppersBlog, which the Wail reprinted without even a hat tip. Of course, at that time he couldn’t break his cover and the Wail knew it. Tossers. Bloke in La Mancha December 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm Justin, you’re a bastard. Yes, I know you warned us, but you’re a bastard anyway. That is truly wonderful stuff. Tim Newman December 18, 2014 at 1:34 pm I’d not be surprised. My sister is an independent journalist, and sent an article to a British broadsheet asking if they were interested. “No” they replied, before publishing it anyway, verbatim, without accreditation. My sister approached the NUJ, of whom she is a member, but they said it was not something they could get involved in. But yet another protest against Israel? Why yes, of course! She could have sued, but it would have cost her a fortune. So she learned not to send articles to newspapers again. Bloke in Wales December 18, 2014 at 2:55 pm What’s the upper limit for the small claims court these days? Personally, I’d set the invoice value to round and about that. Interested December 18, 2014 at 5:01 pm @Vir Cantium Re Coppersblog and the Mail, I’m pretty sure they did hat tip him and that he then got a book deal out of it (called Wasting Police Time I think) which sold very well. So probably not too many hard feelings. But I take your point! Interested December 18, 2014 at 5:21 pm In fact, having just googled and enjoyed them, I find that the Mail both serialised his book and co-operated in his ‘outing’, so very definitely no ill feelings. Bloke in Germany December 18, 2014 at 6:20 pm I’m sure the Fail will be delighted about the release of such commercially-sensitive information. Ross December 18, 2014 at 6:31 pm It must be a first- something described by the Daily Mail as hilarious which is actually amusing. JonnyB December 19, 2014 at 10:54 am The Mail on Sunday paid up when they lifted my stuff. Some years ago, admittedly. http://www.privatesecretdiary.com/2008/04/26/i-receive-an-alarming-telephone-call/ Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.