Friday, January 2, 2009

Finding an Artist

Finding an artist can be a tough thing to do. The first step is understanding what you want the artist to do for you. Do you need illustrations for chapters in your book, cover art, video or photos of locations you are writing about?

In a lot of cases, your publisher will take care of this for you. Some of them will use material you want to include and let you have some creative control. Others want this information from you. In some cases, you can design your own. There are several websites that offer help in book cover design with the use of templates.

Once you have an idea of what you are looking for and the type of art you need, you can use Google or you favorite search engine to begin your search. Compile a list of names and then research each name. Compare their pricing along with their contracts to find the best fit for you.

Join online communities. Ask other authors who they used and what their experiences were with each one. Word of mouth is sometimes the best resource.

Copyright 2008 Lynn Tincher

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The Literary Lynnch Pen is a weekly newsletter published by Lynn Tincher. About Lynn: Lynn was born in the small town of La Grange, Kentucky and grew up in Goshen. Lynn studied Theater Arts in College in hopes of becoming a Drama/English teacher. She has written articles in local newspapers and travel brochures. Now, she is focused on writing novels, short stories and poems. The second edition of her book "Afterthoughts" will be released in April of 2009 with the sequel "Left in the Dark" to be released on October of 2009. She also manages Artist Corner, an artist social website dedicated to help all artists become successful. Her eZine and website provides helpful tips and information. Lynn also provides email list management services. She has partnered with Constant Contact to help provide authors, artists, and small businesses the services to manage their email lists and marketing strategies, eZines, electronic newsletters, coupons and bulletins. Please visit: