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Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« on: July 10, 2020, 14:28 »
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Hey all,

After many years of trial and error, I'm finally having some success with selling book covers at Arcangel.

Happy to share with you my latest post, which includes tips on what makes a good book cover and my latest sales:

https://brutallyhonestmicrostock.com/2020/07/10/tips-on-making-money-with-book-cover-photography-update/

Book covers, as a niche, certainly make a great alternative to diminishing returns on micros.

If it's something you're interested in, please get in touch and/or comment below or within my blog post.

Best regards,

Alex


« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2020, 07:58 »
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Congrats, you deserve it!  Nice shoot wit intriguing atmosphere  :D

« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2020, 18:03 »
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I have been following Alexs helpful posts about book covers with interest, thank you.

When you applied to archangel did you create a separate website for your portfolio or direct them to one of you micro portfolio like Alamy or adobe? Just for the application process.
 
How many images did you use?
« Last Edit: October 31, 2020, 18:19 by Hollyharry »

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 04:19 »
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I have been following Alexs helpful posts about book covers with interest, thank you.

When you applied to archangel did you create a separate website for your portfolio or direct them to one of you micro portfolio like Alamy or adobe? Just for the application process.
 
How many images did you use?

Was a long time ago but from what I remember, I sent them a link to my Photoshelter website where I had/still have a lightbox of fine artsy type shots. Otherwise, Instagram could be a good option if you don't have your own website.

Highly recommend not to include any links to your port at microstock sites. Alamy stuff shouldn't be relevant for book cover market.

Good luck!

« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 04:36 »
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I have been following Alexs helpful posts about book covers with interest, thank you.

When you applied to archangel did you create a separate website for your portfolio or direct them to one of you micro portfolio like Alamy or adobe? Just for the application process.
 
How many images did you use?

Was a long time ago but from what I remember, I sent them a link to my Photoshelter website where I had/still have a lightbox of fine artsy type shots. Otherwise, Instagram could be a good option if you don't have your own website.

Highly recommend not to include any links to your port at microstock sites. Alamy stuff shouldn't be relevant for book cover market.

Good luck!

Hi Alex,

I was thinking the same thing, if it is wise to list your microstock portfolios... but in their application form they explicitly ask if you are with other agencies (and which). Did you use the application form or did you just send them an email?

Brasilnut

  • Author Brutally Honest Guide to Microstock & Blog

« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2020, 04:50 »
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I have been following Alexs helpful posts about book covers with interest, thank you.

When you applied to archangel did you create a separate website for your portfolio or direct them to one of you micro portfolio like Alamy or adobe? Just for the application process.
 
How many images did you use?

Was a long time ago but from what I remember, I sent them a link to my Photoshelter website where I had/still have a lightbox of fine artsy type shots. Otherwise, Instagram could be a good option if you don't have your own website.

Highly recommend not to include any links to your port at microstock sites. Alamy stuff shouldn't be relevant for book cover market.

Good luck!

Hi Alex,

I was thinking the same thing, if it is wise to list your microstock portfolios... but in their application form they explicitly ask if you are with other agencies (and which). Did you use the application form or did you just send them an email?

Was in 2015 when I applied and they had a different process. I recall now that I included a link to my Fine Art America and Robert Harding ports.

Other agencies, I believe they mean other Rights-Managed agencies...Alamy...Robert Harding...Trevillion, etc. Microstock shouldn't be relevant for book covers and would actually hurt your chances to being accepted.

Uncle Pete

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2020, 10:09 »
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I have been following Alexs helpful posts about book covers with interest, thank you.

When you applied to archangel did you create a separate website for your portfolio or direct them to one of you micro portfolio like Alamy or adobe? Just for the application process.
 
How many images did you use?

Was a long time ago but from what I remember, I sent them a link to my Photoshelter website where I had/still have a lightbox of fine artsy type shots. Otherwise, Instagram could be a good option if you don't have your own website.

Highly recommend not to include any links to your port at microstock sites. Alamy stuff shouldn't be relevant for book cover market.

Good luck!

Oh now you tell me! Their application said links to sites with your images, so... SS, AS, Alamy, My personal site = OK I blew it.

"We've looked through your work and unfortunately we feel it is not right for our collection.

Your work is not really suitable for the industries we work in, primarily book

Publishing. "

Oh the Humanity!



« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2020, 14:55 »
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Thank you both for replying, I found the thread on the SS site too which was helpful, I think I will set up a separate web collection to use for an application as these will be completely different images from my stock ones. Itll be fun to get artsy again.


 

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