all good things to consider. but rather than asking, you should outline
what your deal is. offer an estimate on the geo they stipulated, giving
numbers for both non-exclusive and exclusive, limited-market. (do find
out if this is a coffee table book, popular guide, or textbook.) and
state that you will supply hi res digital artwork (original art is no
longer on the table these days). the numbers you arrive at can be found
using a guide such as the GAG pricing and ethical guidelines. ' luck.
> I've noticed that fellow GNSI members often bounce ideas of one
> another regarding cost estimates and contract stipulations. I am
> preparing a cost estimate in response to the email below and am
> asking the follow- up questions: Any help anyone can provide is
> greatly appreciated, Thank you.
> I will need to produce a new illustration specifically for this project:
> 1. I would like to retain copyright, is this an issue?
> 2. Does your company require exclusive rights in the UK?
> 2. If so, would these rights have a fixed time period?
> 3. I assume I will retain the original art and you will require a
> high res file?
> 4. What is the maximum size the image will be printed at?
> I work for a design company in London and I am currently working on
> a cover of a book about the life of an Atlantic Salmon. We would like
> to find a detailed anatomical drawing of the fish, and having seen
> your work, I was wondering firstly if you had any suitable existing
> drawings that we might be able to use? If not, how much would your
> fees be to commission you to do a new illustration? We'd need rights
> for UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada, print-run no more than
> 10,000. Also, what information would we need to provide you with and
> roughly how long would it take you to complete?
> Nick Mayer
> Escape Studio
> 1497 West Hill Road
> Lincoln, VT 05443
> tel. 802.453.7005
> web www.escapestudio.org
Principal Scientific Assistant
Div. Vertebrate Paleontology
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
NY NY 10024
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