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Fotoquote says for Canada circulation of magazine 25,001-50,000 copies:
1/4 page $263
1/2 page $328
3/4 page $394
full page $459
double truck $803
So even if you got the cover and 2 1/4 page photos, that is over $1500 that should have been paid to you. I am not sure about Canada, but here, if you take a party to court for this type of issue, and win, unregistered images could net you fair value (fotoquote is fair value the last time I checked) up to 4x's fair value. If you register the images, I have heard of payouts of 20x+ fair value. So you could see a potential for $6K if you would win in court going after them, up to $30K+. I would say that it would be worth it. Even if you contact the publisher, tell them of the mistake they made, and that you had not been paid for this use, and that $1500 will cover the cover and two images, would they like the invoice emailed, faxed or delivered by a collection agency, that should get the ball rolling.
The best person to chime in on this is Kurt Jones, but I do not know if he posts here anymore. He has netted a lot of money from copyright infringement on just one photo.