A conversation I just had with a representative of "the largest selling
newspaper in country xx, and arguably the world, namely, the Times of xx"...
those where his words.
"I would be highly obliged if you could make available to our publication
any hi-res images of Ardipithecus ramidus, available online at
The images, of course, would be used in conjunction with the article.
I stress on the urgency of this request as our deadline is within 5 hours of
sending this email."
"Thank you for contacting me. Re-use of this image is 150 euro. I can make
it available for you as a printable pdf (about 12 mb). The printable pdf can
easily be used to copy and past the image into your editing application. I
would like to be credited for this image with "www.miekeroth.com".
If you agree with these terms, the easiest way to do the payment is via
"I'm afraid we don't have a budget allotted for images, would an image
credit (www.miekeroth.com) do?"
" I am sorry, but this is my business. I don't just give away things for
free. Good luck with finding the right image!"
Sigh. The last past months I didn't have that much questions like these,
luckily. But if I would have a dollar for each request like this, since I
started this business end 2004, I would be rich.
Scientific and technical visualizations
Mieke Roth, Msc.
8223 CN Lelystad
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