Monthly Archives: October 2015

Giving it all a go

Hi folks,

It has been a while since I have last updated this blog and that has been due to taking a break, or at least from the drawing and editing side of things. I finally decided to be brave and pull together my portfolio of work in preparation to be sent off to children’s book publishers.

Having joined the AOI a few months ago, I have gone on to purchase their very useful directory of publishers, with which I have researched potential contacts and allowed myself an easier task of pulling together a good covering letter and selection of images as appropriate.

I am so far feeling quite positive about things, as having not had anyone come straight back to me begging to publish a series of Tiger stories (at least not yet), I have at least received some very positive regarding my covering letter and some recommendations as to who may suit me better. Aside from this, I actually came very close to getting the best news, as I received a reply stating how much my characters were loved, alongside my approach to the publishers themselves, but sadly a change of management was on the cards for this particular publishing company as part of a takeover and therefore there was nothing more that they could do.

I am still in the process of sending off a few more images before I get set on some new projects involving Tiger and Friends, but for the time being, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and I hope to bring you some more exciting news one day very soon.

Thanks everyone!

Rachel

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