Directory of Illustration 24

By heather at 3:53 pm on Friday, January 4, 2008

This year I decided to place an ad in the Directory of Illustration… and the massive 600-page hardcover book arrived just a couple weeks ago! I took a flip through and there is some fabulous work in there… I’m feeling very inspired!

Since this is the first year I’ve listed in the DOI and the book has just launched, I can’t offer much feedback yet on how successful it is as a self-promotional piece for children’s book illustrators… I continue to find personable, old-school guerilla marketing techniques to be the best method of meeting new clients. So listing in a directory is a whole new kettle of fish for me! But thus far I’ve been impressed with the DOI website, which allows you to post your blog feed via RSS, your portfolio, and even feature your current projects.

If you want to take peak, you can Browse the Book here. My little ad wound up on page 362/600!

Filed under: inspiration, business of illustration

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Comment by nicole

October 18, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

hey im sort of interested in buying a page but its so expensive for me right now. do you think it was worth it?

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Comment by Scott DuBar

November 18, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

I would also love to know if you found being in the DOI helpful or not. I am considering using them as well.

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Comment by Alexis

January 25, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

Hey there! I’ve been thinking about the DOI too. How was the response to being in there? Did you pick up new clients or some great new jobs from it? Was it worth it do you think??

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Comment by PEARL

February 8, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

Yeah, so how did you end up finding it, Heather? I booked a page for my first time this year, for the 29th issue and am excited to see what kind of results I get, if any.

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Comment by Heather

February 11, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

Hi Pearl,
Thanks for your comment on my blog post… to be honest, didn’t hear a
peep from a single person in that 18 month period I was with DOI (even
with regularly updating my profile and blogging so I came up in their
profiles daily). I think I would have been better off putting the
money into promotions and targeting specific markets who are after the
sort of illustrations I do!

Hope you have better luck than I did!

Cheers,
Heather

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Comment by Annabelle

July 14, 2012 @ 9:18 am

Thank you for this post! Very useful when trying to decide on where/how to self promote. So many options available out there. I am glad you shared your results : If a quality illustrator like you did not hear any peep back, I think I will pass! Best to you! Annabelle

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