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Wendy Beth Jackelow <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 15 Sep 2011 08:58:14 -0400
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Hello everyone,

Another interesting aspect of the Sourcebook is that as an advertiser, you can submit a list of up to 25 people
who are responsible for buying medical or scientific art and they will receive sourcebooks on your behalf.
Serbin then sends you little announcements that you can fill out and send to those clients or potential clients
whose names you submitted.

I have had an uneven but overall positive experience with the sourcebook. This year I was asked to bid on 4 different projects
from high end ad agencies within 6 weeks. I call them jackpot jobs since they pay a million (slight exaggeration)
times more than my usual work. Unfortunately I did not get the assignments (one went with a non-medical illustrator, another
went to the low bid and the other two never got back to me after emails and calls--very rude and they weren't even from NY!) The irony of it all was
that they all called based on one very simple picture that must have had some kind of appeal for patient education purposes.

I have also received calls in the past based on sourcebooks sitting on a shelf from a few years before. The books have
staying power which is a plus.

What Jim has mentioned really rings true. My work is not superstar stuff, but there is a market for different styles across the board.

Take care,

Wendy Beth Jackelow, MFA, CMI
Medical & Scientific Illustration

266 Pelton Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10310
Tel/fax (718) 273-0002
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