Well next week it’s London's turn to hold an international book fair that all the publishers, agents and other people in the industry attend! So will be two projects I have illustrated for two different publishers. They were at the Bologna book fair too, the major children’s book fair that I hope to get to one year. Fingers crossed both projects will be successful and will result in quite a lot of work for me! I’m afraid I can’t share any of the artwork with you until I know whether the projects have been successful or not. This is how publishers do a lot of their business these days, very few publish speculatively. Publishers will get an idea for a children’s book, approach a writer and an artist and get both to work on a dummy book for the book fair. A dummy book usually consists of a sample jacket and sample spread. The sales team at the book fair then try to generate interest in the idea and hopefully get a sale, and if they get it they go ahead with the book, if not it’s sad faces all round!
Keep your fingers crossed for me x