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Essential information

In our Essential Information section, you can find the answers to the questions we get asked most often at Writers & Artists, a selection of the best resources for artists on the web (other than on here, of course!) and information on events and courses.

Copyright Law For Artists

An understanding of the rudiments of copyright law is extremely important to any professional artist, whether selling original work or reproduction rights.

It is worth reiterating here that copyright can only be exploited if you have access to high-quality digital files or …

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Protecting Your Work Online

We live in an era where to show your work to others leaves artworks, images and photographs vulnerable to unauthorised use. It is a myth to believe that just because an image appears somewhere on the World Wide Web that somehow it is a rights and royalty-free image with no restriction on use. It is …

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Publishing Interviews: The Art Director

In the latest of her series of interviews with publishing industry professionals, author Claire Fuller speaks to Diane Chonette, Art Director of independent US publishing house, Tin House Books. 

Claire: Hello Diane. You’re the Art Director at Tin House; can you tell me what your role …

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The Book Cover: From Brief To Delivery

Becoming A Successful Illustrator (2nd edition)

Jo Davies and Derek Brazell advise on the process of illustration, from receiving your brief through to delivering your work...

For any illustrator there is an undeniable thrill in seeing your artwork on the front of a book. Commissions such as this in publishing continue to be highly sought …

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Websites for artists

These websites have been selected by the team at the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook – we hope you find them useful.

Information for artists

The Artists Information Company -

Artists' Professional Development Network -

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