How to Market/Publish your Works.

Discussion in 'General Shop Talk' started by bcshort, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. bcshort

    bcshort TPF Noob!

    Jun 12, 2009
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    Hi All,

    I'm now getting to a stage where I am considering my first foray into producing some work to sell to the tourist markets (postcards, posters/prints). Given this would be a move from the keen amateur to the semi professional, I need to get my head around how not to lose a bucketload of money in buying stock I subsequently am unable to sell. Similarly, I dont want to go to a printer and say I need 20 of this item, 20 of that one - because I know this would not get me a good price :)

    How do other people do this? Do you go shop to shop with a portfolio of work, and then take orders before going to the publisher?

    Obviously I am going to have to have some product samples - I am thinking I can just contact some printers and ask for samples (of anything, not my photos), that I can be sent for review purposes prior to choosing a printer?

    Also, what are people's thoughts about on-demand printing, such as that provided by sites like RedBubble?

    Thanks for the advice in advance :)


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