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Nick Mayer <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:41:59 -0500
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WOW thank you so much Britt, these are great resources

On Feb 19, 2009, at 2:38 PM, Britt Griswold wrote:

> Nick,
> You can find a floor for your bid by looking at the prices charge on  
> the managed Stock Photo web sites like Corbis, and Getty.  Some are  
> very specific.  At Getty you can get a report like this:
> Image:
> 73685980     License Details
> Use    Retail book cover - Print and electronic
> Size    Up to 1 full page
> Print run    Up to 10,000
> Distribution    No electronic distribution
> Start date    Feb 19, 2009
> End date    Feb 19, 2014
> Territory    Bermuda, United Kingdom
> Industry    Publishing - Retail Books
> Exclusivity    No Exclusivity
>    Contact us for exclusivity
> Image number:     Collection:     Title:
> 73685980    De Agostini Picture Library    Close-up of an Atlantic  
> salmon laying eggs (Salmo salar)
> Price:    $ 1,050.00 USD
> Since the image they want is not available anywhere, this price  
> above seems like a reasonable floor for your efforts.
> Then consider the costs of doing business and what your hourly rate  
> for creating art should be (I see rates from $50-$100/hr being  
> realistic for a freelance business) and then how long this will  
> actually take you.
> ( )
> That number is possibly your high end of the price range, since you  
> are not selling the whole project off, just the use on this one  
> publication most likely.  The 10,000 copy run is a hint that this is  
> not a huge project.  But it certainly has potential to go into  
> paperback or second printings, if done well.
> Britt Griswold
> Manager
> Nick Mayer wrote:
>> Hi Frank,
>> Thanks so much for your advice-- do you know of any online  
>> resources comparable to the GAG text?
>> Thanks,
>> Nick
>> 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