My books arrived πŸ˜„ + Question



  • @nadyart wow Nadya, I love that papercut style, there’s just something about it.
    What an original format too.



  • @nadyart I don't have any experience regarding sales from crowdfunding, but I just had to say that your book is stunningly beautiful! Thanks for putting in a link to your Instagram so I could see more of your work!



  • @nadyart Congratulations Nadya! I'm a bit bummed out I found out about you when your kickstarter was already over πŸ˜› . I hope you're planning on doing more!

    Why don't you think your book would be a succes here in the Netherlands? I personally think children as well as the adults would love it! It's so different from other books. I think children will love your little cutouts and a book with a happy ending is always a succes.

    You could always walk into a bookstore and ask their advice? I'm sure they know how you should go about this seeing as how they're buying in books all the time.

    Maybe you can even do a "story tell" morning in your local bookstore where children can come in and listen to your story and look at your wonderful book. (That way parents who don't really know how to tell your story, will be able to get some ideas from you as well.)

    I wish you all the best on your next adventure with your book! I am sure it will find its way. And when it does hit the bookstore, or your store, please give us a headsup! My overly creative children would love to have one.



  • @peteolczyk Thank you!!



  • @jennymwine Thanks so much Jenny!



  • @Sas Thank you very much (dankje! :D). I'm certainly planning on doing more! That is why I joined SVS, to improve my storytelling, composition and the basics :).

    I'm afraid there will be no market for the book, since I do not have a publisher, I'm not well-known and like you said my style may be unconventional and not up to standards of Dutch illustrators in the childrens book sector.

    If I were to sell my book through other stores than my own, I would prefer to do it through the larger chains / libraries. But I just do not know if it will be worth the effort, if the book will be declined. Maybe I should just give it the proper try πŸ™‚

    Thank you a lot for your kind words of encouragement :). My book will soon be on Etsy, not long now. Shipping all of the backer copies so I can list it online takes up my time right now πŸ˜ƒ



  • Congratulations! It looks great.
    I agree with the other people there is no harm in asking if book stores and libraries will stock your book, I know that here the local book stores are normally happy to try and support local creators, even if they only take a couple books to test the waters. However most libraries and stores are easier to work with if your book has an isbn.
    I hope this helps.


  • SVS OG

    @nadyart WOW!!! THIS IS JUST SIMPLY BREATHE TAKING! Your work is so sweet and tells quite a compelling story even with the lack of words or colors. I don’t know much about the business side of illustration but i’m confident to say your books are going to do great. I wish you the best. You have amazing work.



  • Wow, what a beautiful book.
    I don't think you would have too much trouble getting some smaller, individually owned book stores selling your book.
    It is so beautifully illustrated and put together.
    It is worth dropping by a few stores to meet the owner of the shops that you can get too and emailing other ones further from reach.
    I don't know what your price point is but I can imagine a book like yours selling for a little more in local stores because it is bespoke.

    Much success to you!



  • @nadyart just go for it. You already have the book and it’s beautiful, the hard part is done. Also unconventional means originality.


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