just imagine what 10 heads together can accomplish!
On Tuesday I had 9 artists come over and help me with what my book will look and feel like. As you can see, we sat around the living room and looked through a lot of books (you’re not even seeing a quarter of them).
Why didn’t I think of this sooner? I’m always encouraging artists to form strategic alliances and here I’ve been working in a bubble for almost two years.
The result is that the input was more valuable than I could have ever imagined. (The comments left on the blog have also been so helpful!)
Two heads are always better than one. Yes, I open myself up for criticism and stuff I don’t want to hear when I ask for opinions, but I get ideas–really good ideas–that I never would have thought of on my own. I dislike the fact that I can’t work with everyone’s ideas, but people understand. Rather than giving up control of my book, I’m bringing others into the process. I’m giving them a stake in the final product.
Moral of the story: Get involved. Seek input from others. Freshen your perspective. Start an ArtBizConnection.com marketing salon (all materials are 100% free of charge).