Category Archives: Biz issues

Licensing Market… some answers

On this ‘cyber’ Monday, I felt it appropriate for some reason to repost this article I wrote recently for Kathy Temean’s ‘ASK CAT’ blog contribution.  Both she and I feel this might be very helpful for many, so here it … Continue reading

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BOOK CLASS FOR ILLUSTRATORS….

I am most pleased to spread the word about what promises to be a wonderful semester class called CREATING THE PICTURE BOOK!  Author/illustrator Steve Henry and long time editor Barbara Lalicki have developed a course for Pratt that will help … Continue reading

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“ASK CAT”: check it out!

I have BORROWED my latest article from Kathy Temean’s Blog to share with you all here as well.  I do hope you follow her and the ASK CAT Tuesdays once a month. (plus her other wonderful shared articles!)  We will … Continue reading

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Your Year in Review

Well we’re near the end of Jan 2017 already!  There is one very important activity that you  should have experienced  by now … you should have given yourself a YEAR IN REVIEW self analysis! You are a business.  Artist or … Continue reading

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For the love of books!

Jane Friedman.com recently Posted on her blog about how many  of the ‘industry health’ articles are mistakenly optimistic in a way….stating that hard cover book sales are ‘up’ and ebooks ‘down’ etc etc…..    Her opinion is that it’s different from … Continue reading

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CAT outrage! book pulled!…..

  I can not let another minute go by before I comment my sincere feelings and thoughts about the ‘pull off the shelves’ of Scholastic’s new book A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON by Ramin Galleshiam and Vanessa Newton and … Continue reading

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CAT NIP: moving onto “WHAT”…..

Now that we’ve talked about WHY you might need and want a ‘portfolio,’ let’s examine WHAT a portfolio actually is! And begin to talk about WHAT goes into/onto it.  An online  website portfolio is an absolute MUST in today’s markets = showcase of … Continue reading

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