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New book "100 artists - Best value investment for collectors

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:54 pm
by joetymkow
I received the following 'offer' to be included in a book. I will have to pay $50 to be in it though! I have had work included in publications before and they have always paid me, not the other way round...Oh, and note the short deadline for submission:

Contact Form Submission []
Hello Joe!
I like all of your nonobjective paintings very much. You have an interesting and
distinctive style. You also have a good website.
I am contacting you to invite you for inclusion
in the publication of “100 Artists - Best Value Investment for
Collectors”. This book will be published in late 2011 for
sale to the general public.
“100 Artists - Best Value Investment for Collectors”
will show the work of 100 artists who are doing admirable
work in an array of styles and media. This will constitute
an excellent volume of possibilities for new collectors
and seasoned collectors who want to add to their collections.
Each artist will have 1-2 full-color images of their works
shown on one page. And on another page there will be
a review of your artworks by myself as well as complete
contact information for the artist directly under the artist’s
name. Examples of these pages are available (with a mock up
done for artist Georges Braque) along with the cover design.
The book will be printed in a professional format,
about 224 pages, 6” x 9” softcover, with technically high
quality print production methods. It will be priced at
$22.95 per copy.
There is a tentative deadline for acceptance of this
invitation set for July 12, 2011. The total cost of this
inclusion with essay on your work, photos and contact
information is $50.00. If you want to be included in this
project we will choose digital photos from your artwork for
display and I will send a questionnaire by email regarding
your work, contact information and ideas for the essay about
you artwork.
This invitation is not about scamming any artist who
will pay $50.00 to be in the book - this is absolutely not
a vanity publication scam. Your work was chosen on merit,
and your online presentation of it, as to its desirability
for collectors.
It will be sold on Amazon, Barnes & Noble as well as
some minor sites. I will also link several articles to
the book, as well and do some book signings and one or two
radio interviews.
I have written for other people for many years. You can
read articles on my website at the link below my signature.
This book will be my first under my own name and at my own
publishing company, Manu Sol Publications. People will read
this book because I will promote it big time - until it
catches on. It will be the first of many other titles in the arts
at Manu Sol Publications, eventually selling each other.
If you are interested please contact me. When you are
ready you can make payment with any credit or debit card or
your checking account by to account
name: - Or you can mail a check or
money order payable to:
Gary Bannister
10110 Arbor Run Drive
Tampa, FL 33647
My legal/financial name is Gary, but artists know me by
my family nickname, Brad. As the author, I would not even send
this invitation to you if I did not like your work. Please ask any
questions you might have.
Thank you.
Sincerely, Brad Bannister

Re: New book "100 artists - Best value investment for collec

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:44 am
by helennock
My work will be published in a book end of this year. It's my first experience of being approached by an author, which began with a convincing response to my work and why they wanted to use it. I would be very wary of this too. Send me your money before we do anything else just kills it for me!!! Would be interested to see a response from the writer here.

Re: New book "100 artists - Best value investment for collec

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:16 pm
by joetymkow
Hi Helen, I had one of my paintings accepted for the Threadneedle Prize: and since then I have been contacted by a number of people who would like to get in touch with me.

Re: New book "100 artists - Best value investment for collec

PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:54 pm
by helennock
Oh Wow!! No wonder you are being head-hunted.
Congratulations Joe.