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Win a Free Book, 'How to Be an Illustrator' - 12 for 2010, Day Eight

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As part of the eighth day of 12 for 2010, we're giving away a free copy of How to Be an Illustrator. Entering only takes a few seconds, since all you've got to do is leave a comment. Too easy.

The winner is:
Stephan at hilbelink.net

Thanks to all that entered!

Meet Ian Yates

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Ian started out as a Vectortuts+ writer, and is now the Activetuts+ editor. He knows more than a thing or two about Flash, illustration and web design. He drew all the caricatures for the 12 for 2010 celebration, and is probably the only person to have seen photos of the entire Tuts+ team who also lived to tell the tale!

Win How to Be an Illustrator

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About the Book

At last! Here is true practical help for budding freelance illustrators. This book helps you avoid the pitfalls that can ruin a career, with advice on crucial first impressions, how to create a portfolio and approach clients, how to negotiate contracts, and how to handle, deliver, and bill the first job. It discusses how to set up a studio, maintain a steady flow of work, and manage time and money. In addition, it provides information on successful self-promotion, self-publishing, and the pros and cons of agents.

Packed with useful tips gleaned from the author's own career and his work as an agent handling major artists in the US and UK, the book includes interviews with nine big-name illustrators. The reader benefits from their experience of starting out; what they learned during the metamorphosis from student to professional; what their expectations and experiences have been. In addition, art directors and commissioners describe the ways they like to be approached and the ways they really dislike.

How to Enter in 10 Seconds or Less

For the chance to win a free copy of the book, all you need to do is comment. Make sure to include your correct email address with your comment so that we can contact you. This giveaway is open worldwide, but make sure to get your comment in before midnight on New Year's Eve, Pacific Eastern Standard Time.

To increase your chances of winning something, make sure to enter again once on each Tuts+ site. There are 8 giveaways going on right now, each with another chance to win.

Please note: Envato staff and people who have written more than two tutorials/articles for a Tuts+ site are not eligible to enter.

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