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"Clara R. Simpson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 10 Dec 1997 09:28:41 -0600
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>>Thanks Lynette for the input.  I too saw the combined copy of the AMI and
>>Nat'l Science Book and had to say I thought the GNSI members seemed to get
>>less than equal representation , and missed the old format of the separate
>>GNSI Sourcebook.  Any info on this topic would be appreciated.
>>Thanks again, Nancy
>I have bought pages in the AMI Sourcebook three years in a row, and received
>only one call in response to my ad.  I have a pretty nice page, if I do say
>so, as I had it professionally designed, etc. but it has been really a big
>disappointment.  This year I might save my $$ for a vacation instead of a
>responseless page!

at the risk of sounding like a broken record....

The Guild's Sourcebook only worked (sic) because a few people basically did
ALL the work for free, allowing us to each buy pages that were really below
market value.  The Serbin AMI arrangement, while it didn't work for many of
us, was cheaper than we could ever do it on our own, as your Science
Insights President, Marlene, just told you.  Marlene got a lot of numbers
on doing it on our own again but they were all VERY high.  We cannot go
back to the days of slave labor.  Whoever is out there thinking, Oh I'll do
it --don't even think it, just shoot yourself first.


Clara R. Simpson
Zoology Dept. Illustrator
Field Museum
Chicago, IL  60605
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