Here’s the thing. I have THREE SKETCHBOOKS full of Woodwalker art. Some of it you’ve seen already, and some will never see the light of day, but much of it I haven’t been able to share because it contains massive spoilers. But, many of you have now read the book and joined Mae and the others in their adventures, and I’d like to post a special exclusive fancypants portfolio for you on my website—filled with nothing but spoiler art.
SO here’s how this will work. Right now I am sitting at 23 customer reviews of Woodwalker on Amazon. The magic number is 50—that’s when Amazon starts taking a book somewhat seriously. Help me reach 35 reviews—that’s 12 more—and I will upload my Spoiler Gallery to my website, with much of my sketchbook art and some finished pieces. Help me reach 50 and I’ll upload a second wave and do a prize giveaway.
Reviews don’t have to be long or involved, and they don’t even have to be good reviews (though, of course, it’s preferable). They can be one sentence, or even just a few words.
“Thrilling! Would recommend!”
“Boring! Don’t waste your time!”
“Appalling! Who approved this crap?”
Or it can be a multi-paragraph dissertation on my shallow worldbuilding and overuse of the word “folk.” Whatever moves you! But in the publishing industry, it’s the reviews that count, not just the ratings.
This is kind of like when the teacher says if the entire class completes end-of-semester course evaluations, they’ll all get a reward—only instead of a bonus point on your final, you get kissing pictures.
Edit 8/19/16: First Goal Reached!!
We've reached 35 reviews on Amazon! That means the Spoiler Art gallery is now live! Thank you all so much!
For a second wave of art and a prize giveaway, let's work on getting 50 reviews!
My next Woodwalker book signing will be at the Books-A-Million in the Anderson Mall on Friday, September 9, from 5-8 PM. I will have some fun new freebies that I'll be debuting there, so come stop by!
Friday, September 9
Also keep your eyes open for a big new addition to my Explore section, featuring scads of new artwork! I'll announce details about it in the next few days!
Just a quick post to say thanks to everyone who came out to the Electric City ComiCon, and for all the folks checking out my books and portfolio for the first time! I had a great time meeting you all today, and I appreciate the interest in Woodwalker and my artwork!
I plan to return to EC3 next year, hopefully with a table full of prints and other stuff you can snag! Hope to see many of you there again! (And by that point hopefully we'll all have Woodwalker's sequel in our hands!)
Just as a general jumping-off point, here are the other places you can find me and my work online (they're listed in my footer, too):
Keep an eye on these outlets and my Events tab for some upcoming booksignings around upstate South Carolina, dates TBA!
Emily B. Martin
Author and Illustrator