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Creative, Inc. blog book tour (and giveaway)

Creative, Inc. blog tour

I’m so happy to be part of the Creative, Inc. blog book tour today. Creative, Inc. is written by Meg Mateo Ilasco who wrote Craft, Inc. and does a lot of things, and Joy Deangdeelert Cho who is a prolific designer and whom you might know best as the person behind the blog Oh Joy!.

The description on the back of the book reads: “Packed with real-life advice from freelance superstars who have excelled in their industries (and made mistakes you can now avoid!), this book is an essential resource for all creatives — from illustrators and photographers to graphic designers, animators, stylists, and more — who want to succeed and doing what they love.” The book covers topic on how to promote your work, set fees, license your artwork, deal with taxes and hire and manage. Each chapter goes into depth on what you need to know, offers examples of working out fees or invoicing, and includes an interview or two with a creative professional that gives up a huge amount of great information. They are realistic about when you should charge more or less depending on the advantage, how to look at a licensing deal, whether you should expand a business or close it, whether you should hire (or fire) an agent. Most all of this information is mostly new to me and presented in a way that makes me feel like somebody has my back.

Creative, Inc. book cover

Sound like information you need? Lucky you I have a book to give away! If you’d like to get it please leave a comment with this post. The Fine Print applies. I’m going to do a shorter than normal deadline for this one, you’ll have two days to enter and The Random Number generator will be picking a winner on Wed. Sept. 1st at 4 p.m. PST. Good Luck! Winner randomly chosen and is being contacted, thanks for entering!

· comments [222] · 08-30-2010 · categories:books · shopping ·

222 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nicole // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Oh boy, do I ever want this!

  • 2 Li // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Wow, it must be fate. It’s my first time here, and it has this wonderful give-away! Thank you! I will probably buy it even if I don’t win.

  • 3 Mel // Aug 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds like a great resource! Thanks for the Giveaway!

  • 4 Kelly | Glamour This // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    I would love to win this book. I think it would be the kick in the ass I need to get my company going (for real) fingers crossed.

  • 5 Katherine // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I could certainly use this book!

  • 6 kelli // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Ooh, pick me!

  • 7 Erin // Aug 31, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I just picked up Craft Inc. and would love to have this one too! Thanks

  • 8 Jennifer // Aug 31, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Sounds like this book is just what I need!

  • 9 Stephanie // Aug 31, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    This is a book I’ve been wanting to read since I heard about it!

  • 10 Heather S // Aug 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    What a sweet giveaway, I’d la la LOVE to win!

  • 11 Melanie // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for a great giveaway!
    I totally need this for my creative endeavours (photography) and to finally promote and manage my business properly. :)

  • 12 Angela // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Anything I can do to improve the way I run my business :)

  • 13 Lana // Aug 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Sounds great, thank you for sharing :)

  • 14 Einat // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:15 am

    I’m a big fan of Joy for a long time and I admire the way she work…
    I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from this book.
    Oh Megan, I’m sending a big hello from Israel.
    I love your blog!

  • 15 Charissa // Sep 1, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Your blog is great and I really like Oh Joy as well – nice to see that connection. As a side note, the Williams and Sonoma give away on her blog is still active – what a cool thing that would be! Cheers.

  • 16 Kristin // Sep 1, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I’d read it cover to cover! Pick me. :)

  • 17 WL // Sep 1, 2010 at 10:49 am


  • 18 Amy // Sep 1, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Oh yes, please. This would be a great resource for the creative community I am a part of–all freelancers.

  • 19 Ellen // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Sounds like a great resource!

  • 20 Nicole // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    *fingers crossed!*

  • 21 Elsa // Sep 1, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Oof, if I’m not too late, I’d love to be entered in this drawing. Thanks!

  • 22 andrea // Sep 1, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    sweet! looks like a good read.