SCBWI Bookstop

The Genie LoopholeThe Genie Loophole written by Paul Maguire and illustrated by Karen B. Jones (me) is now up on the SCBWI Bookstop!  Check it out or browse other great SCBWI titles.

It’s a chapter book with one black and white image per chapter.  Go to my portfolio for a peek at the illustrations.

It’s currently available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers.  It would make a great Christmas gift!

Synopsis:

It’s something that has crossed every kid’s mind…  If you were given three wishes, what would they be?  For Teddy Rogers, who one summer discovers a magic bottle on the beach and releases the genie inside, the answer is simple: Wish for a billion more wishes!

What follows is a series of unexpected situations, each crazier than the one before.  Teddy soon learns that unlimited wishes can easily spin out of control… and sometimes into dangerous territory!

Experiment w/ Selling Prints & Such

I’m doing a bit of an experiment.  I have some work that might appeal to people in print, greeting card, or T-shirt form.  But I don’t really want to order a stock of them to sell on Etsy or something like that.  So, I was looking at places where you could upload your work and they’d produce the prints, handle order fulfillment, and you get a portion of the price.  I know I’d end up with a higher cut of things if I handled that myself, but then I’d have to mess with it.  I think adding ALL those products to the account is enough work.

So, I’ve decided to go with Zazzle.com.  I’ve got more than a hundred items up right now, and I’m still adding more.  They offer many different product types with excellent customization features.  Their sellers are offering mostly professional quality work and their backend feels professional and I haven’t noticed it acting buggy.  It’s a name I’ve actually heard of, so hopefully that translates to lots of buyers.  It’s also not too “artsy” which works well for me since my style is mostly cartoons and children’s illustrations.  The look of their stores aren’t that cusomizable, mostly just banners and colors can be changed, but it’s adequate.

I’m working on adding links all over the place between the store and my site.  By the way, the store is here:  http://www.zazzle.com/karenbjones*

So, we’ll see how this experiment goes.