This week in our series we talk about crediting illustrators.
Aside from talking about illustrators and Sarah McIntyre’s #picturesmeanbusiness campaign, we will also be talking about how to market your name and how to feed the must
Market Your Name
This week one of my friends posted an interesting article from Sarah McIntyre about crediting illustrators.
Illustrators are often overlooked by authors and award judges when it comes to promotion. It is time that we remembered that a great picture book has an author and an illustrator working in collaboration and so they both should be equally credited when it comes to promotion. Sarah came up with the #picturesmeanbusiness campaign.
Darcy Pattison has a guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog about the promotion of children’s books
and how she is using Pinterest as an experiment because children’s books are about the visual.
Jane Friedman has been getting serious of late with email marketing. She has written two excellent blog posts on email newsletters for authors
and how to improve the newsletter
to make it relevant. I’m interested in exploring this from a children’s writer point of view. Who do we send newsletters to…
I don’t subscribe to many newsletters but one I do and try to read frequently is Larry Brooks. His Storyfix website is great. His newsletters are direct and punchy on the craft of writing. Larry recently had a melt down moment which is worth reading. Writers you need to study your craft… figure out some stuff then apply it. If you write then you should read this.
In the Craft section,
In the Marketing section,
Website of The Week
Every now and then you come across a web comic that exactly illustrates the writing life. Chances are you have seen an Inkygirl
comic. So you really need to check out her awesome website where she has other great helpful tips.
Inkygirl is also promoting the #picturesmeanbusiness campaign to recognise picture book illustrators on metadata and awards.
About Maureen Crisp
Maureen Crisp has been writing her weekly publishing roundups for over seven years. She is a traditionally published children's author as well as indie-published. She lives in New Zealand and is heading the team organising the 4th National Conference of Children's Writers and Illustrators. She is currently trying her hand at writing a children’s book series if she can drag herself away from forever tweaking her Mars novel or obsessing over space.