Article reprints can hit the spot.
by Andy Scheer
After posting a blog last year, I thought it could fit as a seasonal article for a small magazine. Knowing the editor didn’t require a query, I attached it to a brief email.
Yesterday I got two author’s copies of the issue with my little reprint—bylined and with my bio. Attached was a check for their standard reprint fee: $5.
Only five dollars! Why bother?
With a reprint article, why not?
Sending the already-written piece cost me only a few minutes.
In return I received the satisfaction of reaching those readers, many of them my target audience. They got a new opportunity to see my byline and my bio—with its link to my website. That’s definitely my cup of tea.
Then there’s the check. I cashed it, then visited a grocery overstock store. I knew they were selling 250-gram packages of good Sri Lankan black tea for just $2.50. I bought two.
That will make a lot of cups of tea.