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LAST DAY for introductory savings on the Trade Show Success Secrets eBook

Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets ebook by Tara ReedTODAY!  Monday, 11/24/14 – is your last chance to save $20 on my newly released ebook – Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets.

I won’t waste your time here – if you are even considering exhibiting at the Licensing Expo or SURTEX in the next few years, you should consider this resource.

Go to ArtLicensingInfo.com/tradeshow-ebook.html to get the details and grab your copy while it is $20 off.

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

If not you…

who?

Fear and well-meaning friends say it can’t be done.  Say you have to have connections.  You have to have money. You have to have an agent.  You have to have _________________.

Who says?

There are things you DO need to have to succeed in art licensing.  Here three basic must-haves…

ART.  If you don’t have art that will work for commercial products, and art that is in collections, it will be very, very hard.  This is the very first step… build all the relationships you want but if you don’t have the art for them to choose, it won’t matter.

GUTS.  Being in business takes guts.   It takes dedication.  It sometimes takes tissues because tears may be shed… but it can be very rewarding.  You need to have the guts to try.  To create the art – in collections – and then see what the market says about it.  And then be willing to do it again, and again, and again…

MONEY.  Yes – I said it.  Money.  You don’t have to have $100,000, but you have to have some money to invest to get started.  You need a website, art supplies, computer software.  You might invest in a trade show booth when you are ready… there are costs to any kind of business and art licensing is no different.  For the first few years I regularly had $10-20,000 of my own money invested in my dream.  I did shows.  I hired coaches.  I did what it took to learn the business, adapted my art and made it happen. It’s true what they say – it takes money to make money.

If not you, who?Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

P.S.  If you need help – don’t forget about all the eBooks on a variety of topics available at ArtLicensingInfo.com

 

Feel like you are on a roller coaster with your dreams and aspirations?

I know I do – OFTEN!

You get excited, fired up, you make a plan… then you start to work and it feels daunting.  Then you talk to someone who questions your ability to make it happen… or you read a negative thread on social media, or something else happens that leaves you disheartened.

But you aren’t a quitter!  You pick yourself back up, change your attitude and start over… let’s just say this, “Art licensing isn’t for sissies!”

Darren Hardy, publisher of SUCESS magazine has just released a new book that speaks to this very issue.  I ordered a copy and can’t wait for it to arrive!  His work is always positive, uplifting and HELPFUL.  It’s not fluff – he always presents concepts and strategies that work, both in the magazine and other books I’ve read.  (The Compound Effect [affiliate link] being one of my other favorites.)

Here is a video from his newest release, I will be surprised if this doesn’t have you nodding your head in agreement with a “been there, done that!” feeling!


And here’s a link to learn more about the book (and this isn’t an affiliate link – it isn’t available on Amazon just yet!) https://rollercoasterbook.success.com/

Here’s to YOUR creative success!

– Tara Reed

Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets eBook RELEASED!

Art Licensing Trade Show Success SecretsDrum roll please…

I’m excited to announce that my newly revised and re-written ebook – Art Licensing Trade Show Success Secrets – is now available!

There is an introductory discount of $20 for anyone who purchases the eBook by Monday, 11/24.  It will automatically apply the discount when you visit the web page and click on the “I want the ebook” link…

This eBook is for artists who are exhibiting at SURTEX or the Licensing Expo within the next year or so.  It will help you understand the shows, who you will meet and how to prepare and present your art.  You will get “Success Systems” created, know what to say and more.

Watch this video to learn more or go to ArtLicensingInfo.com/tradeshow-ebook.html to get your copy today!


Here’s to your creative trade show success!

– Tara Reed

P.S.  Looking for resources for printing, banners, books and more?  We have a growing one here > ArtLicensingInfo.com/tradeshow-resources.html

 

US Copyright Office Ask Call replay is ready!

Ask call replay - US Copyright OfficeIn our call we had attorney John Asley, Esq – also a photographer! – of the US Copyright Office on the line. He is the chief manager and supervisor, visual arts division, which is a part of the Office’s Registration Program.  All copyright claims based on visual arts are examined and decided in his Division. John manages a staff of about 30 experts on visual arts copyright.  His entire federal career has been with the Copyright Office’s Visual Arts.  He teaches copyright law.

It was an amazing and information packed hour! I came away with a much better and clearer understanding of the copyright process and why we need to register our work.

In a nutshell, get your free copy and listen to it. It will be the best hour you invest in your business.

If you want more than that “trust me” recommendation, here is what we covered.

Mr Ashley mentions the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition frequently in the call and is very helpful in giving us chapters and page numbers to reference for certain topics. Here is the link to the page with the document: http://copyright.gov/comp3/ I will put chapter and page numbers in parentheses after subjects, when applicable.

  • WHY do we need to register with the Copyright Office – don’t we “own” the copyright by simply creating the art? (Compendium,Ch 200 pages 5-6.)
  • Do you recommend people register copyrights under their name or under their business name?
  • Dispelled the myth of “if you change something 15%, 25% etc it’s ok to use someone else’s work” – NOT TRUE.
  • Is it ok for an artist to have their agent register their copyrights? What should we be aware of if they want to do the registrations?
  • Do artists from other countries need to register with the US Copyright Office?
    • CORRECTION to the info if you listened live: one mistake – the Foreign copyright owner does not have to register in Office in order to get into federal court; a US copyright owner is subject to this requirement, but not the foreign author. Why difference? Because a major treaty we joined in 1989 (Berne Treaty) forbids applying this requirement to foreign-Berne copyright owners.
  • Do you recommend people register copyrights under their name or under their business name?
  • How important is it that a copyright notice be placed on all work – if the notice isn’t there, does it lessen our claim if someone infringes on our work? (Compendium ch 2200 p 5&6)
  • Can you clarify what makes a work “published” or “unpublished”? (Compendium, ch 1900, p. 4 / ch. 1000 p 18-23)
  • Can you help clear up confusion about what constitutes a “collection” of art for group or bulk registration purposes? What types of registrations are available for visual works of art? (Compendium ch 900)
  • Does registering in a collection affect statutory damages that could be awarded during a lawsuit?

If you didn’t get an email with the links to download the audio or to listen online, register below to claim your free copy.

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Ask Maria Brophy and Tara Reed about art licensingNext Up…

You get two for one!  Maria Brophy and I will be teaming up to answer your questions on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.  Submit your questions as soon as you think of them so I don’t have to beg when it gets closer, ok?  :)

Go to AskAboutArtLicensing.com to submit your questions.

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

Copyright Office Ask Call is TOMORROW!

I will be live on the phone with an attorney from the US Library of Congress’ Copyright Office TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 12th at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern.  Will you join us?

If you are on the list and get the reminder emails about the Ask Calls, you will receive an email shortly with all the details.  (check your spam and if you use gmail, check your PROMOTIONS tab!)   If you aren’t, register below to get signed up  and get the call in details.

If you can’t make it live, don’t despair.  The audio replay will be available for free – I want as many artists as possible to take advantage of this chance to learn more about the copyright process and laws from the source.

 

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If you have friends who are creative in any way – they don’t have to have any interest in art licensing – PLEASE share the details of this event!

You can send them to this blog post or direct them to AskAboutArtLicensing.com/ask-copyright-office/

Hope you can join us – even though we mute everyone during these live calls, we can feel your energy! :)

Here’s to your creative – and legally protected – success!

– Tara Reed

 

FREE Webinar on 11/6 for artists interested in learning more about exhibiting at SURTEX

Tomorrow,  Thursday, 11/6, I will be doing a webinar for SURTEX called “Ready, Set… Exhibit at SURTEX!”  It’s free and designed to help artists who aren’t sure if they are ready to exhibit or who are on the fence, learn more about what to expect.

The webinar will begin at 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern and last for approximately 1 hour (that doesn’t seem to be listed on the registration page)  If you want to join us, go here to register >> https://glmshows.wufoo.com/forms/readysetexhibit-at-surtex/

Ready Set Exhibit Webinar

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

Ask Call with the Copyright Office is at a special time on Wednesday, November 12, 2014

art licensing info call with the US Library of Congress Copyright OfficeHave you marked your calendar?  Blocked off the time?  Is anyone as excited as I am about the November Ask Call with an attorney from the Copyright Office???

I will be live on the phone with an attorney from the US Library of Congress’ Copyright Office next Wednesday, November 12th at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern.  Will you join us?

If you are on the list and get the reminder emails about the Ask Calls, I will send you an email reminder with all the details on Tuesday, 11/11.  If you aren’t, register below to get the details to add to your calendar now and also receive the reminder email.

If you can’t make it live, don’t despair.  The audio replay will be available for free – I want as many artists as possible to take advantage of this chance to learn more about the copyright process and laws from the source.

 

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If you have friends who are creative in any way – they don’t have to have any interest in art licensing – PLEASE share the details of this event!

You can send them to this blog post or direct them to AskAboutArtLicensing.com/ask-copyright-office/

Talk to you next week – here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

FAQ: the difference between trademarks, copyrights & patents

There have been a lot of questions and confusion lately about copyrights vs. trademarks.  Domain names, business names and more.  I found this video from the US Trademark & Patent Office that provides a quick and easy breakdown of the three main types of intellectual property: trademarks, patents, and copyrights. You’ll learn how trademarks differ from domain names and business names. By the end of the video, you’ll understand how to use each type of intellectual property to protect a different aspect of your business.

Hopefully listening to this 8 1/2 minute video will clear up some of the confusion for you!


Don’t forget to join me on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 for an hour long Ask Call with an attorney from the Copyright Office.  They will be talking about registration procedures, infringement protection and more.  If you aren’t on the Ask Call list, be sure to register at AskAboutArtLicensing.com/ask-copyright-office/

Here’s to your creative success!

– Tara Reed

The great gift of NO…

In William Ury’s book, The Power of a Positive No [affiliate link], he begins with a quote I want to share:  “A ‘No’ uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.” – Mahatma Gandhi

How many times have you said YES because you were afraid to say NO?  Or you weren’t sure how to say no without potentially hurting a relationship or someone else’s feelings?  Does YES instinctively fly out of your mouth? Do people compliment you into a YES by saying things like “You are so good at this…” or “I know it would barely take you any time…”

Beware of the word YES!  YES to others is often the same as saying NO to yourself.  Putting your dreams, goals, plans and business behind the needs of others… did you even stop to look at it that way?

I challenge you to consciously say NO more than you say yes for at least a day.

Engage your family and friends – tell them to bombard you with questions so you can practice saying no.  “Will you do the laundry?” NO.  “Can I borrow $5?” NO.  “Can I have your house?” NO.  Have fun with it!  The more you practice, the easier it will get.

Here’s to your creative success – and your comfort with the word NO.

– Tara Reed

Gandhi quote - NO

 

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