Thursday, October 27, 2011

Contact Authors: Step 2 "Follow Up"

Be selective with projects and clients. The pitch has been made. A card received. Continue the momentum through prompt follow up! Is this the right project and client?
  • Send an email to the correct contact within two (2) days. The email should include the Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. Use this example:
“Hello Ms. Mary Jones,

We meet (where?) at Book Expo America (when?) two days ago. I was (who?) the somewhat funny illustrator in the Heartbreaker t-shirt. Your (what?) book about fairies sounds exciting. (why?) We can create a profitable story using both our talents. (how?) My contact information is listed below.

Our meeting was brief. Did you have any additional questions?

Kindly,
The Professional Illustrator

Mark Wayne Adams
CEO, MWA, Inc.

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