Miller, editor of this year's Artist's Market , has taken a utilitarian guide and made it readable and visually interesting. The chapter listing book publishers, for example, begins with an essay on that field's trends, art requirements, and payment terms. It ends with a former art director of Pantheon Books describing how she began designing book covers and offering advice on what a newcomer can do to break in. Each chapter is similarly fleshed out with first-person accounts and helpful articles. The directory is expanded by more than 1000 new markets. The impact of new technologies, like the FAX and changes in copyright laws, add welcome updates. An indispensable book for most libraries.-- Daniel J. Lombardo, Jones Lib., Inc., Amherst, Mass.
YA-- From the valuable information found in these five titles, talented YAs can surely find a lucrative market for their creations. Each title contains a wide range of potential buyers, including recording or greeting card companies and book and magazine publishers, with addresses and names of the contact person for each. The books offer such practical advice as pricing the work, researching the market, establishing copyright, and self-promotion. All titles have been between 70-90% updated with new markets, with asterisks for those that are usually more receptive to unsolicited material. Consider beginning this worthwhile series or updating older editions.
New edition listing 2,500 buyers of all types of art. A standard for graphic and fine artists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)