Ask J'net Q&A - May 2012

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Ask J'net Q&A - May 2012

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This audio download allows you to listen in on a "live" Q & A where artists ask the questions and J'net provides all the answers! Some of the questions answered and included on this audio download are shown below.

  • What are the basic steps are for an artist to prepare for approaching an agent?
  • What is the best way to handle the first contact with a manufacturer you would like to license your work to?
  • I just signed with an agent and wonder how agents feel about an artist spending time doing self promotion?
  • Who do I approach to license my art; and how do I do it? My art site is my personal name and links to a blog where I talk about my personal life. Shall I create a separate licensing site?
  • What are some ways to make your booth attractive to manufacturers? Any advice for first timers? How many images/collections should you have before investing in a booth?
  • What kind of materials should you create for manufacturers to take away from your booth? Do artists ever specialize in multiple styles of artwork for product licensing, or do they tend to stay with just one recognizable style?
  • What questions should I ask before hiring an agent?
  • What are the 3 essentials I need to do with my product presentation to WOW a manufacturer?
  • Is it best to have a body of work created specifically for licensing or will the companies purchasing licensed art look at the style of my current artwork?
  • What is the difference between the International Licensing Expo and Surtex? What should be my goal when walking the show?
  • What is the best licensing magazine to advertise in for a Christmas seasonal business? What exactly do you do in a first meeting with a prospective manufacturer/licensee?
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