Join Peleg Top for an in-depth discussion in this video Becoming an author, part of On Getting Published.
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(Music playing.)…Lynda Weinman: When you got your start, did you start by entering these competitions?…Because you've really evolved to where you actually come up with the themes…of these books and you're the author, the lead catalyst, for the different…concepts at this point.…But when you got your start, did you simply submit like what we're describing…for other artists to do?…Peleg Top: Yeah pretty much.…A lot of people used to call me a shameless self promoter.…Self-promotion and marketing my work was an important vehicle to growing my business.…
So submitting work into books and design competitions and annuals was a routine…thing that I would do.…Now I wouldn't get accepted to all of them, but you know it's a numbers game.…The more you enter, the more chances you have to get accepted.…Lynda Weinman: And when was it that you made the evolution?…What was your first project that you've actually led and came up with the actual…concept for the project?…Peleg Top: Well, the first design annual that I authored was pretty much presented to my by…
Peleg explains what publishers are looking for, how to navigate the publishing process, entering design competitions, and other effective ways to for creative professionals to best promote their design business.