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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Children grow and change…..

….that isn’t such a piece of wisdom.  We all do.  And our Children’s Publishing Market is doing the very same.  SO much serious ‘chat’ about DIVERSITY – as there was 25 years ago when I entered this market.  Our little children now … Continue reading

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KIDS PROFITTABLE!

I’ve been noticing….. month after month we read in PW and other reports about publishing still being down or at least margins down. BUT KIDS (to YA) is always UP!  Last 6 months of 2014 has been very good generally.  … Continue reading

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Why is my Dummy still a Dummy?!

Writers and artists work so hard at conceiving, then executing wonderful stories and images for potential picture books, only to be left holding rejection letters and wondering “WHY NOT?” I wish I had answers…it would make an agent’s job much … Continue reading

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