Pushing is supporting your fellow book makers. If anyone chooses to have their book made, they will need their friends, fans to support them through clicking the PUSH TO SHELF button on the person's www.Sketchoholic.com/theirusername public profile. It is free to PUSH any book, but you can only do it once per profile. So it's important you spread the word about the portfolio if you'd like to see it turned into a book. Any person that pushes a book will also have their name printed and published in the acknowledgement section of the book. You can only push 5 book projects per month and we don't take kindly to solicitation.
You register for free, add a minimum of 15 images into your portfolio that will possibly make up the book and then tell your friends about your book. If you can show that people around the world like your portfolio and believe it would make a cool book, we'll make it happen. Simply share your public page with Bookstarter turned on and tell your friends and everyone else to click PUSH IT TO SHELF button, that's it.
Your book would be created and hosted as a digital eBook and a Printed version as well. The size of the book will be 7.25" x 10.25" (with bleed). The number of pages will be anywhere from 40 - 50, making a book is an artform, and we know how to do it. You will be able to choose up to 20 of your best artworks to go inside the book. The printing quality of your book will be the same as all of the books sold through our store www.MadArtistPublishing.com and Amazon (Not the Hard Copy Books). We will use the same printers, shippers and paper quality to produce your Trade Paperback illustrative book, comic book or sketchbook. The book is perfect bound, printed in full color CMYK 300dpi Digital. The paper is matte bright white (non silk or gloss). It is ideal for illustrations, not especially great for highly color corrected photography work.
Nope, there is no cost for you to have your book published and promoted by us as long as you get your supporters to support your book using the PUSH IT TO SHELF button located on your Sketchoholic public profile. Click BookStart Me button on your dashboard if you do not see this.
You receive 40% on all digital and printed book sales and video workshops (if you make them). You will gain access to a custom dashboard where you can track all orders and claim your royalties at anytime. Please note, the books are not going to make you a millionaire, but they can give you a few hundred a month, but you must market your book, get people to review your book and more, this means you must purchase copies of your book to send to reviewers. We will give you access to the eBook you may provide to your reviewers, but do not give away your book for free as you'll be sabotaging your own sales.
The books will be sold via our eStore as digital eBooks ($8 - 10) and Printed books offered on Amazon Internationally for approximately $23USD + Shipping. As the author you will have the right to purchase your own printed book for $10USD + Shipping, a minimum order of 10 will be required. We hope you will create video workshops as added educational content for the book, these type of workshops increase the value of the book as we create interactive QR Codes for them inside the printed book. See some of the books at www.madartistpublishing.com.
You must start promoting and marketing your book like crazy, do contests, facebook, tweet and do anything you can to let everyone know of your book. We will also promote your book as best as we can. We understand many artists wish to skip the important step of self promotion, but this is what you'll need to do to make money as an artist. Put down your pencil for a few hours a week, and google SELF PROMOTION.
When your book is prepared for the printer and the digital eBook is complete we'll put it on our Mad Artist Publishing BookStore, add your book to Amazon.com and distribute it to their international partners. You must write a description of your book as well which we will add. You will have your name added to the Amazon database as the author and illustrator. We will attach an ISBN number as well. Your
You can upload as many images as you wish to your portfolio. The images you want to qualify as pages that will make up the book must follow the specifications:
7.25"x10.25" in size.
JPG Format High Quality images at 300 DPI CMYK/RGB
Maximum of 3.5 megabytes in size.
You should send your High Quality JPG format images in the dimensions of 7.25"x10.25" 300DPI CMYK. This includes Bleed of .125" all the way around. The final trimmed book will be 7"x10". Bleed is when the printed elements on the page go off the edge of the sheet leaving no blank margin between the printed area and the edge of the sheet. In order for this to occur on every copy of the cover extra image or colour area is required to compensate for any movement in the printing process. Although we offer many book sizes, we have established a standard size of 7"x10" + .125" bleed for your books. If you choose to create an educational book with us, you may have a choice of opting for another size. However this size is by far the best in our opinion. The preferred colour space is CMYK. The colour space of cameras and scanners is RGB. If you do not have the software to convert your images to CMYK just send them in RGB, we will convert the images and our software will still print the images though colours may not be as vibrant. We have established guidelines for paper choice based on years of experience and your book will be printed with the same quality as the trade paperback books on www.madartistpublishing.com.
Of course you don't know how to make a book, but we do! We'll guide you every step of the way and as soon as you reach your PUSHER status, you will gain access to templates that you will easily follow to complete the pages as required for print, our profesional designers will design the book's layout for you. You will have a total of 20 pages to work with, you will be responsible in making 4 additional breakdown & image synopsis pages that will explain the concept behind the image, the tools you used, the approximate time of completion. You will also be required to provide at least one inspirational or educational URL that has helped you and would like to share with others. There will be additional internal pages about our services and other books promos that will fit your genre of work. These advertisements spread the word of our services and give those that support our mission a chance to be recognized as well. And these are what will make you be identified as a credible artist as well. When you have professional organiztions that include MAP, and Disney behind you, you are in a whole other category. So make sure you use this promotion to your best abilities.
You must register on www.Sketchoholic.com, complete your profile by adding a BIO, profile photo, and add a few of your social and contact URLs. You can submit as many images to your portfolio as you wish, the people that are helping you PUSH IT TO SHELF usually decide on the entire portfolio and works in progress as well. We recommend you upload good work, but not only the final final work. The images for your book will be chosen by you, however the final say does lie with the editor-in-chief of Mad Artist Publishing, as there is lots of work and resources that the team will devote in making your book happen as well. Trust us, you will like the end result and it will be well worth the effort.
You will be required to download and sign a publishing agreement before we publish the book, all the artwork is always owned by you, and you are simply agreeing to produce the book under a non exclusive publishing agreement.
Without your PUSHER Fans you wouldn't have a chance to make your book for free. We are allowing you to acknowledge everyone that backs your book in a single page, that means every person that helps you PUSH your book will have their name printed in the book as well. And each person that preorders your book will have their contact URLS (website, FB) printed as well. So make sure you let them know!
Intellectual Property (IP) Rights - in all cases you will retain 100% of the IP rights for your title when using Mad Artist Publishing. You are free at any point to use any other service or printer. The only right we need to be given is the right to reproduce the title based on the layout and design we provide you with, without that we can't legally print the book.
Copyright - Copyright law is a big topic and for any definitive answers you're best to talk to a good intellectual property lawyer. But, the gist of it is this: copyright is implied at creation. If you write a novel, the copyright is "yours". The challenge is establishing a timeline of "when" you created the novel, because in a copyright case, who came up with it first, will usually win. So, registering your title with copyright agencies like the US Copyright Office or in Canada CIP. Title - The title of your book is not subject to copyright and in all likely hood there's a bunch more books out there called the very same thing.
Liable - You are completely liable should your artwork or title infringe on someones copyright or contain defamatory statements Product or company names - Using a trademarked name in your book is generally fine as long as it doesn't appear to confuse the reader. Saying, "Bob took a sip of Coke" will not be a problem. Saying, "Bob, hopped in his brand new Coca-Cola roadster and drove off." will confuse the brand and might get you in trouble.
Contracts - You don't actually have a contract with us, simply an agreement. Either party can exit at any point without penalty.
Well, we would hope you wouldn't, afterall, we are doing this as a non for profit organization with support of awesome sponsors, schools and international renowned artists. If we catch that you are abusing your PUSHES by creating fake accounts, we will ban your IP and that of those supporters we find to be abusive. There is a limit of 5 pushes per month that you can have at this point, so please choose the projects carefully.