books will save your life

Five Facts About Reading
  • Fact 1: Reading can expand your vocabulary.
  • Fact 2: Neighbors will never complain that your book is too loud.
  • Fact 3: Reading keeps your imagination active.
  • Fact 4: Books have stopped bullets. Reading could save your life.
  • Fact 5: Dinosaurs didn't read. Look what happened to them.
Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.
—  Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life
How to Print and Price your Stuff

The main example used here is posters (and other print items for simplicity sake), but I do mention other items and what I talk about here applies to pretty much all produced products (posters, mugs, key chains, bookmarks, comic books, etc.)

Here’s some advice based on my own experiences and research.

General Pricing:

8″x10″ posters are usually at least $10 and up. Posters Larger than that are usually at least $15 or $20 and up. 

For a larger poster $45 can be perfectly acceptable especially if the content is particularly fantastic or detailed.

The exact amount really depends on you, art level, size of poster, printing costs, printing method, etc. Don’t under price your art, but don’t expect to sell a lot of and 8″x10″ print for $50 a piece unless your art is really frickin’ spectacular.

[Original art (not a print, an original, like a physical painting or sculpture) are a different story. Original paintings and the like can go for larger amounts, but your only selling the individual painting once. This will focus more on production of multiple prints and copies.]

Selling Factors:

How do you plan on selling these? For physical copies, if you’re not going to be at a convention or booth, online there’s

Shipping cost

to consider. Will shipping be an added on cost or will the poster price be higher and shipping free? (If you’re doing free shipping make sure to put that where it’s well visible. People always like free.) Also make sure to account for overseas shipping which can be way pricier.

Also consider deals.
Buy 2 get 3rd 50% off can help encourage people to buy more and raise your sales, but you have to willing to sell your product for that price. Other deals that are common are Buy $X or more and get free shipping, Buy X# of products and get free commission doodle or bookmark or other little trinket (doodles can be requests that you post on your blog rather than physically ship), Buy full set for $50 (instead of the $60 it would cost to buy them all separately), and other things in this vein.

Production:

Are you going through a site where you never actually touch the product (ie. RedBubble) or are you handling all the printing and shipping yourself?

Online Sites and 3rd Party Vendors:
If your going through a site that handles all the production and shipping it can be good since it’s very hands off. On the payment side though here are some question you need to check:

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Happy first day of Spring, friend! We’re celebrating the occasion the same way we celebrate every occasion: By starting a new book!

Five Facts About Reading

Fact 1: Reading can expand your vocabulary.

Fact 2: Neighbors will never complain that your book is too loud.

Fact 3: Reading improves your imagination.

Fact 4: Books have stopped bullets. Reading could save your life.

Fact 5: Dinosaurs didn’t read. Look what happened to them.

cityof-roses  asked:

Hi!! I love your books, they saved my new found anxiety ridden life! Anyway I not sure if I'm supposed to ask questions on this but, I know Julian is like the dad of the family but does that mean Emma acts like the mother? A couple times in the book you said Livvy was putting Tavvy to bed and that's a little mom like. I thought also Emma would have to help them with all the new girl puberty things and for me that's motherly? Sorry for so many words

That’s an interesting question. I would say that the thing is: Julian is the children’s parent. He is basically a father to Tavvy, Dru, Ty and Livvy. Emma is not. She is not their stepmother, but more like an older sister. 

Sometimes Livvy puts Tavvy to sleep, but Julian does it the most often. Responsibilities are mostly his, and I don’t think of them otherwise as being broken down along such gendered lines. Julian cooks and puts kids to bed, and would have been fine telling the girls about the facts of life, though probably relieved if Emma helped. Emma is much more likely to help the kids with aspects of growing up that have to do with training and fighting. So I would say no one acts like the “mother” or “father” so much as that in Julian they have a parent and in Emma an older sibling.

born-to-endless-nights  asked:

Hello Cassie! I wanted to thank you for your books, they saved my life! Now I have two small questions. I remember a snippet metionning a character names Emmeline. My name being Emeline, I am sooooo curious to know more about her! And my second question is, is any action to happen in France someday ? It would be so cool! Lota of love to you and your loved ones ♡

Poor Emmeline! In Last Hours, she’s one of Anna’s girlfriends but alas for her, not one that lasts long. Anna is a bit of a heartbreaker and definitely keeps herself aloof in the belief that love makes you too vulnerable. That doesn’t mean the right girl can’t sweep her off her feet of course.

You think it’s so easy to change yourself. You think it’s so easy, but it’s not. True, things don’t stay the same forever: couches are replaced, boys leave, you discover a song, your body becomes forever scarred. And with each of these moments you change and change again, your true self spinning, shifting positions— but always at last it returns to you, like a dancer on the floor. Because throughout it all, you are still, always, you: beautiful and bruised, known and unknowable. And isn’t that - just you - enough.
—  Leila Sales, This Song Will Save Your Life
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I was waiting until the book published to share these. I was given an advanced reader copy for the book Bless This Mother-effing Home: Sweet Stitches for Snarky Bitches by Katie Kutthroat. The patterns are delightful, if not necessarily ones I hadn’t seen done in some cases, and I couldn’t resist stitching a few of my own. These were my co-worker’s Christmas presents! It took a couple of weeks to stitch and frame them all, but I’m very pleased with the results.

March 2016 Book Challange
Day 10 - Flowers

“Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all.”