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Nick Mayer <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 19 Feb 2009 12:21:03 -0500
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Hi Frank,
Thanks so much for your advice-- do you know of any online resources  
comparable to the GAG text?

On Feb 19, 2009, at 11:04 AM, Frank Ippolito wrote:

> nick,
> 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.
> -f
>> Greetings,
>> 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
> -- 
> Frank Ippolito
> Principal Scientific Assistant
> Div. Vertebrate Paleontology
> American Museum of Natural History
> Central Park West at 79th Street
> NY    NY    10024
> (212) 769-5812
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