This is the blog home of #kidlitart, a live Twitter chat Thursdays at 9:00 pm Eastern, for children's book illustrators, picture book authors, author/illustrators and friends. Check back weekly to read transcripts, comment on previous chats and suggest topics for upcoming chats.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Transcript: 11/4/10

TOPIC: Beyond postcards: how are you expanding your promotion efforts?

First off, Tweet of the night honors go to:

@barrygott: You mean there's something beyond postcards? Weird.


@NVCrittenden: Singing telegrams????


Showing portfolio face-to-face

Paid portfolio sites such as ChildrensIllustrators.com; picture-book.com; altpick

Free portfolio sites such as Illustration Mundo

SCBWI: conferences; paid portfolio reviews; submitting to Bulletin; Tomie dePaola Award

Sample packets (example: Meg Hunt's promo packet)

Portfolios on CD (controversy noted: ADs split on this)


Online presence: website, blog, Twitter, Facebook

Website tips: "two-click" rule (should not take more than two clicks to reach portfolio images); have samples/thumbnails on landing page; track visits to site with free service such as StatCounter

Also mentioned:
Lynn Alpert (@RedStepchild)'s response to requests from self-publishers

Full transcript below:

#kidlitart 11-4-10

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