It is hotter than hell here today in So. Cal. While Karen spent the day being a lawyer, I spent the day working on art for some clients and working more on our press kit...only a few more weeks until Journal Revolution lands on a shelf near you! One way authors promote their books is by getting other authors (who write books on similar subjects) to review their books for them and give them a little quote. It is really strange to me. But, it is hard to get newspapers and magazines to review books that don't have blurbs, so we are playing the game. It ends up being a fun game because it's like a test of confidence. Will we crumble if some authors we worship don't love us? Of course not. But, we will cringe. And laugh. So far (with Visual Chronicles) we have only been turned down once...and it was by a MAN! When we first met this man, he held his hands out to me and asked to feel my energy. I just stood there and kept my hands at my sides and hoped Karen would know how to respond. Maybe he only blurbs authors who let him feel their energy. Yuck.
Typically these requests for review are sent to the authors by the editors, publishers, and agents of the requesting authors so the authors can save themselves embarrassment (and requests for energy feeling) if the other author wants to decline. If you've been reading this blog for a while, I am sure you know where we are going with this. These seesters are doing it for themselves! Unfortunately, we don't have Ari Gold on our team when we could use him the most. We don't even have Turtle.
Since it is so important to give love as much as you ask for it, we want to shower some love on a few people:
1. Go visit Roben-Marie Smith. We triple love her and her rubber stamps. I use her rubber stamps every day and you can see evidence of that in our book. You can also see her journal pages in our book!
2. The other day I found the blog of 15 year-old Idan Asinely. He lives in Israel and is an artist and scrapper. When you go to his blog, be sure to scroll down and see some of his art. I love his simple style. He totally gets it. His personality and confidence shine through and he doesn't need 8 million layers of stuff to make his point. Way to go, Idan! Isn't his NAME cool?
3. The art of the business card. If you are out of Ambien, go here for sure. I could spend hours looking at all the cool cards.
Tomorrow we'll share our fantasy Blurb us, Baby! list with you.
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