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Course dates: Apr 10 - May 14, 2023

My Arty Book Pitch 2023

£329 / $398 £229 / $277 (approximate)

Learn how to get an art-driven book deal!

Imagine holding your very own stunning art-driven non-fiction book in your hands, written and illustrated by YOU. Arty books can be travel guides, heavily illustrated guided journals, graphic novels, craft how-tos, social/emotional and neurodiverse art-driven memoirs, and tons more. They are a brilliant way to derive income and expand your creative career,

This five-week course is fantastic for creative people such as artists, crafters, illustrators, writers, designers, photographers or anyone who is passionate about a hobby or interest. And you don’t need to be an expert! You just need to care about something you want to share. Lilla will give you the tools you need to make your dreamy passion into a book pitch that agents and publishers will love.

Watch Lilla’s free 5-part series Writing and Illustrating Non-fiction Books  available here

Sound good? Just scroll down to find out more about this career-boosting course!

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Overview

Lilla Rogers

I’m Lilla Rogers. I’m an author and an agent for artists and artist-authors. I’ll be your teacher and guide as we uncover — and make a pitch for — the book you were meant to write and illustrate in this five-week course.

Selection of Art driven books

Check out the incredible range of themes and styles of art-driven books! We’ll analyze a variety of books that will definitely inspire you. We’ll create a pitch for the book you’ll love to write and illustrate. Two of the books above were written and illustrated by artists I represent, Erica Root and Zoe Ingram.

A published book brings new opportunities to you like speaking engagements, teaching opportunities, more illustration gigs, writing for columns, being interviewed on podcasts, and much more (all of which I’ve done).

Plus your next books will be easy to pitch and a joy to write.

What is in demand these days is your cool creative mind and the book you’re able to make from your own vision — you just need the right instruction.

Who this course is fantastic for…

Creative people like artists, crafters, illustrators, writers, designers, photographers or anyone who likes to make things or is passionate about a hobby or interest. And you don’t need to be an expert! You just need to care about something and want to share it. I’ll give you the tools you need to make your dreamy passion into a book pitch that agents and publishers will love.

Learn how you can write and pitch your very own gorgeous art-driven book with me, agent Lilla Rogers.

  • Do you want helpful worksheets and discussions to help discover the best book for you to create?
  • Do you want to learn all the cool ways you can structure your book interior, from journal prompts to checklists to quotes to prose?
  • Do you want to connect with others in small groups along the way to share your thoughts (optional)?
  • Do you want the structure of a thorough, step-by-step course to help you succeed?
  • Do you want to learn from an author and top art and literary agent who loves to teach?

And finally…

  • Did you know that to pitch your book you don’t need to write the whole book? You’ll only make a few sample pages and a proposal, and I’ll help you with all of it.

Katie Daisy Books

Look at how gorgeous and varied the interiors of Katie Daisy’s books are. How will you design your interiors? I’ll show you loads of ways and discuss which ones will work best for your kind of book.

PLUS: I’ll select one student at the end of class to work on their pitch in a one-on-one hour-long session. This is an incredible opportunity!

Sign up for my arty book pitch now!

Who this course is fantastic for…

This course is perfect for anyone creative and passionate who feels they have something to share with the world.

For creative people like artists, crafters, illustrators, writers, designers, photographers or anyone who likes to make things or is passionate about a hobby or interest. And you don’t need to be an expert! You just need to care about something and want to share it. I’ll give you the tools you need to make your dreamy passion into a book pitch that agents and publishers will love.

This course is perfect for you if:

  •             You’d love to make a book you’re passionate about in your own authentic way
  •             You love making gorgeous journal pages in your own journal or sketchbook
  •             You don’t necessarily want to write a ton of words (but maybe you do)
  •             You want to help others in some way, possibly from your own experience
  •             You want to show others how cool something is, how much they might enjoy or benefit from something like crocheting dog sweaters or your travels in a van for a year
  •             You have something you care deeply about and want to advocate for it, like how you manage anxiety, or your time management style
  •             You’ve taught something in real life and would love to make it into a book to drive traffic to your courses
  •             People say you’re really good at something and should write a book about it
  •             You own far too many gorgeous journals by other people and want to get some of your own published

Don’t think of yourself as a writer? Don’t worry – writing an arty book can be a lot easier than you might think. If you have ideas and you’re creative, then you have an arty book in you.

How do you know you can write a book?

  • Do you love books and bookstores?
  • Do you like to read?
  • Do you like to tell stories or explain things?
  • Do people seem interested in your stories, and light up when you tell them?
  • Do you teach people, mentor, or instruct anyone, like your kids, or professionally? Do you enjoy it?
  • Do you have fun writing texts to friends?
  • Can you focus on something when you are passionate about it?
  • Do you really want to create a book?

What kinds of books could you write?

The Wildflower workbook and other journals

The range of art-driven book topics is endless: here’s a wildflower workbook, a book on creating calm, the existential crises of a creative introvert, and a guide to happiness.

Which of these sound like you?

  • You’d love to make a book about something you’re passionate about in your own authentic way
  • You don’t necessarily want to write a ton of words (but if you do want to write a lot then that’s okay too – arty books can contain anything from almost no text (like an illustrated journal, for example) to plenty (like a personal memoir))
  • There’s something you are excited to show or share or teach or advocate for
  • You want to help others in some way
  • You want to show others how cool something is, or how much they might enjoy or benefit from something
  • You’ve taught something in real life and would love to make it into a book
  • People say you’re really good at something and should write a book about it
  • You own far too many gorgeous journals by other people and want to get some of your own published

Erica Root a Year of Weeks

A variety of formats for your illustrated non-fiction book. The options are endless!

Making an arty book is fantastic for creative people like you. Why? It’s fun and rewarding. It can be a great new stream of income. Once you’ve done one, you know how to do more, and each book deal makes the next one easier (look at artists like Katie Daisy, Lisa Congdon – who was previously represented by Lilla, or Meera Patel – a former Make Art That Sells student – for example): your next books will be easy to pitch and a joy to write!

Plus, it can be fabulous for promotion, driving new traffic to your art and products. A published book can also bring new opportunities to you like speaking engagements, teaching opportunities, more illustration gigs, writing columns, being interviewed on podcasts, and much more (all of which art agent Lilla has done!).

Why you need this class:

  • You would love to make a gorgeous book but don’t know where to start. You want guidance and structure from an industry expert.
  • You want to learn from a top art and literary agent, author and teacher.
  • You want to learn how to ideate, write and illustrate books and make a pitch that gets your book picked up by a publisher.
  • You want the motivation and accountability of deadlines.
  • You want to do it all in the company of hundreds of supportive, friendly creatives from around the world.

What should your book be about? When you think of your own gorgeous book, which of these excites you most?

  • Making pictures on a topic you are excited about drawing
  • Taking photos of things you love
  • Showing others how to do a craft and all the cool things you can make
  • Bringing beauty to others
  • Helping others socially/emotionally
  • Advocating for something you want to change

Sign up for my arty book pitch now!

What is an arty book?

It’s a book that’s primarily filled with imagery and varying amounts of text from some to very little. It might be filled with illustrations, photographs, lettering, diagrams, and other goodness. It’s the book that you find yourself picking it up and flicking through the pages just because it’s so freaking gorgeous.

Arty Books Topics

Look at the variety of topics that an art-driven book can be about: an exploration of flowers, how to pet a cat, the imagined contents of people’s bags, magical musings on growing your own power.

You might create a beautiful journal with lots of art and prompts and maybe a few tiny personal stories, a craft or art how-to book that’s mostly photos of your cool projects … an account of something you’ve experienced or learned in life that you want to write about together with a few images or inspiring prompts … a memoir of a time in your life with drawings or photos … or almost anything else you can think of!

Arty books are a brilliant market for creative people because (1) there’s a huge demand for them, (2) they allow you to be 100%, completely, utterly, irrevocably YOU and (3) you don’t need to wait for a project — you’re in charge of your career and can pitch your own projects. Whatever your lovely weird little soul hankers after the most: that’s what would make a fantastic book. And it will be utterly unique – just like you. And I’ll help you get there.

Whether you’re an artist, a photographer, a graphic designer, a writer, a crafter, a performer, a storyteller, a hobbyist, and just someone who’s passionate about something and wants to share it and monetize it, this course is for you.

Lisa congdon

A selection of the gorgeous non-fiction illustrated books by Lisa Congdon, two of which she did with my agency

Writing your pitch might be easier than you think! Firstly, you don’t need to write the whole book for a pitch. A pitch can be as simple as, “Here’s how cool my book would be. I think you’ll love it. Do you want to acquire it?” In other words, you just need an idea and some sample words or chapters.

Worried about writing? Can you write sentences? Can you text? If you can write sentences – emails or whatever – then you’re a writer. The good news is that you don’t need to be a great writer: you only need to be passionate about your topic. Your editor will guide you along the way and help you to polish your writing, and your copy editor and proofreader will clean up your typos and grammar until your words shine. You can pitch a book of illustrated quotations – or some arty books, like journals, for example, have very little text. In some cases, the publisher will get you a co-writer. Plus you can just write little bundles of sentences for a chapter (art agent Lilla will explain more in class).

katie Daisy Books 2

A brilliant career! Here are a few of the many arty books that Katie Daisy has done, which led to spin offs like stickers, calendars, workbooks, and more.

How about if you’re not confident about your drawing yet? You can take photographs – perhaps overhead flat lays or other photographs. Think of the images you post on social media. If you’re a graphic designer, you can make a design-y, type-driven book. If you’re thinking of writing a book about craft, you can either take your own photos or sometimes the publisher will provide a professional photographer.

Here’s why making your book will be really easy. Your pitch essentially just needs to show an editor that you have an idea you’re passionate about and that you know how to pitch it to them. We’ll first work on your book idea, and then we’ll craft all the bits and pieces for your pitch in class, step-by-step.

Inside arty Books

A glimpse inside some gorgeous arty books featuring a variety of styles and layouts. While not essential, books are a great opportunity for you to showcase your lettering.

Sign up for my arty book pitch now and get your work in front of a top art agent!

Watch Lilla’s FREE 5-part video series here to find out more about this  fun and lucrative market!  (video available 14 Nov)

What You Get

In this new course, you’ll follow my step-by-step process, carefully designed for creative people and illustrators just like you. Over the decades I’ve mentored my represented artists and taught over 30,000 students online, so I understand how to motivate without overwhelming, how to make course content exciting yet thorough.

What kind of arty book is perfect for you? What unique book will you write? Using my insightful worksheets, you’ll brainstorm what you love, what you would love to draw, and your weird, beautiful take on the world to come up with the arty book that only you can write.

social emotional non fiction books

These arty books explore a range of social/emotional topics.

Next, you’ll explore the kinds of imagery that would be exciting for you to draw or photograph, and I’ll show you tricks for using Amazon and Google to research and explore some of your potential topics, comparable books, and title ideas.

I’ll share some sample tables of contents so you can start working on your own TOC.

Selection of non fiction arty books

We’ll peek inside a variety of books to examine the layouts of double-page spreads from journals, how-tos, craft guides, graphic novels, and more.

Example of interior of arty books

Look at the cool ways you can make the interior pages of your arty book! We’ll examine the vast array of ways to lay out your pages, as seen above.

I’ll provide templates to guide you along your way, and you’ll create a few double page spreads to include in your proposal.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a finished proposal and an idea of the next steps to take. Your proposal will include:

  • A summary, which is like what you would tell your friend about your book in a nutshell
  • Why you are the person to write it
  • Why your book is so cool and who will want to read it (who your readers will be)
  • Comparables, where you mention a few books like yours but why yours is different and special in some way
  • A table of contents to give your editor an idea of what you’d like to write about and how you’ll organize it
  • A sample chapter or a few sample spreads, full of your gorgeous imagery

Plus, you’ll also get:

  • Suggested publishers who love art-driven books
  • How to find an agent for your book and what to send them
  • A fantastic private Facebook group for support, advice and encouragement, which will stay open indefinitely after the course has finished
  • Weekly hour-long live Zoom events with me, agent Lilla, where you’ll go through the course material together, get tips and advice, and have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have
  • Weekly assignments with a weekly class gallery to submit your work with deadlines to keep you accountable and make sure you bring your A-game
  • Inspiring interviews with artists who have written and illustrated their own arty books

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class schedule

Week 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE GORGEOUS AND LUCRATIVE WORLD OF ARTY BOOKS
  • What non-fiction illustrated books (aka arty books) are and why they are a fantastic creative career focus and income stream for you
  • Quiz: What book is in you waiting to come out? Start exploring your unique, quirky personality to discover the perfect book for you
  • What should my book be about? How do you get ideas? Lilla shares her vintage book inspiration technique
  • A showcase of a few incredible arty book careers to inspire you and to help you explore what can work for you
  • Cool ways you can design your book: We’ll explore gorgeous interior formats and discover which one is right for your kind of book
  • Get your first assignment!
Week 2: GETTING AND SHAPING THE IDEA FOR YOUR OWN ONE-OF-A-KIND BOOK
  • Shaping the theme (contents) of your book, plus finding your voice and style
  • How to get an idea that is totally you and makes you light up, done in your own unique way
  • Your writing voice and how to write the thing
  • Shaping your book. Let’s look at it from a different angle.
  • Get your second assignment!
Week 3: MAKING A GORGEOUS INTERIOR SPREAD
  • Creating your sample chapter that will wow the agent, art director or editor
  • Discovering your winning title and subtitle
  • Building your table of contents in a very fun way
  • Getting started on your book summary
  • Get your third assignment!
Week 4: WHAT’S A BOOK PROPOSAL? AND HOW DO YOU GET AN EDITOR TO SIGN THE DEAL?
  • Your book proposal: Actual examples of book summaries (descriptions) and sample text to use
  • Comparables: Other books that are like yours (and why yours is different and special)
  • Let’s write your book summary
  • Why you are the person to write the book (yes, you are!)
  • Get your fourth assignment!
Week 5: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER TO PITCH YOUR BOOK
  • How to make a pitch
  • How to find editors and agents
  • How to get the guts to send the thing out
  • Why you want this! Let’s revisit that.
  • Your dreamy dream editor: let’s manifest!

Find out more about the course in Lilla’s fantastic FREE video series here. (Video launches 14 Nov)

Your Teacher

Lilla Rogers

Agent, author and teacher, Lilla Rogers

I just like to make things

Not only does Lilla teach this course on creating art-driven books, mentors her represented artists on their own arty books, but she has also published her own art-driven book, with 127 4.4-star reviews.

Why you need art agent Lilla Rogers as your teacher:

  • She’s a top art agent for 45 brilliant illustrators and author-illustrators around the globe, and founder of the innovative Lilla Rogers Studio art agency, which has sold art for products worth over $300 million
  • She’s the author of I Just Like to Make Things (Quarry) and a regular columnist for Uppercase magazine
  • Through her Make Art That Sells courses, she’s has taught over 30,000 students from more than 100 countries, with an impressively high student repeat rate
  • Why do students come back again and again? Because she’s super encouraging, she breaks everything down so it’s never overwhelming, she keeps you motivated with surprises and whimsy, and she tricks you into doing your very best work
  • She’s taught at Parsons School of Design, the School of Visual Arts, New York, and taught artists for over four decades so she knows how to teach creative people to succeed
  • She’s always looking for new artists to represent and takes the vast majority from among Make Art That Sells students after seeing their art in class
  • The Make Art That Sells online community – 300,000 strong and growing – is hugely warm, fun and supportive
  • We share student art in our newsletter and on our social media feeds, which are followed by agents, art directors and publishers.

FREE 5-part video series

Welcome to our FREE five party video series on Writing and Illustrating Non-Fiction Books! Top art agent and author Lilla Rogers will tell you all about how you can pitch your very own gorgeous illustrated book, and why it’s  such a fantastic market for creative people like you.

She’ll answer your questions about pitching your very own book, and show you tons of beautiful examples.

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Ready to dive in and get inspired? You’ll get one video every day from Monday, November 14th. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

  • Part 1: What is an illustrated non-fiction (or arty) book?
  • Part 2: How to have an amazing book career, even if you’re not a writer – with lots of examples of artists’ book careers
  • Part 3: What are all the cool ways you can design your arty book? Lilla shows you ideas and examples
  • Part 4: So, how do you get an arty book deal?!
  • Part 5: How to manifest your book deal

View the videos here  (available on 14 Nov)

Want more? Save up for Lilla’s full LIVE online course, My Arty Book Pitch, now and save a huge 30% – or save a massive 40% when you buy as art of the Get Me a Book Deal bundle!

Plus you could win a personal 1:1 consultation with Lilla to chat all about your own arty book idea: simply watch the free video series, then look out for the post on our Instagram feed and leave a review for your chance to win!

My Arty Book Pitch quiz…

Wondering what type of arty book to write? Try Lilla’s inspiring quiz and discover what illustrated  non-fiction book YOU could create!

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FAQs

If you have a question about Make Art That Sells please check these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) first. If you do not find an answer to your question here please feel free to contact us at [email protected].

Q. I’ve never taken an online class before. How does it work? Do I need to be at my computer at a certain time?

A: The e-course takes place in a gorgeously designed password-protected private classroom right here on this site. There is a separate classroom for each course, divided into lessons. Over the course of the five weeks, while the class is live, lessons will be made available throughout the live period of the course. You can tick off each class as you complete it to keep track of your progress.

A critique/feedback session will then be shared in the classroom the following week, highlighting work from several members of class. (Don’t be scared! This is an awesome opportunity to get your work in front of one of the world’s top art agents and author – and we are talking about real world how-to-get-your-work-sold valuable and confidence-building critique, not soul-destroying art school critique! We are all about positive feedback.)

The beauty of an online course is that you can check in whenever you like and do not need to be online at a specific time as the content will be available 24/7, so it does not matter what time zone you are in. You can log on every day if you choose, or set aside some time once or twice a week to work through it. There will also be a private Facebook group where you can connect with others and share images of your work.

The written content in the class will be downloadable and you will have access to the classroom for six months after the end of class so you have plenty of time to go back through everything at your own pace. The Facebook group will remain open indefinitely.

Q. What format is the class taught in?

A: The class is taught using video, written posts and a workbook. Everything is made available in a bespoke, password-protected private classroom. There are weekly assignments as well as a handful of additional creative exercises in the course. The big event is the weekly LIVE review, where teacher Lilla will review a number of the assignments submitted – maybe yours! – as well as sharing their tips and insight, and when you’ll also be able to add comments and ask questions.

Q: Do I need to have a drawing tablet or be able to create digital illustrations for this course? 

A: You don’t need any special software or equipment for this course. Our students use all kinds of different methods: some are strictly digital, others are traditional artists, and lots are in between. Any method you want to use to create your imagery is fine!

Q: It says the class is live, but can I still do it at my own pace?

A: Yes! There are lots of live elements in our live courses (live reviews, Facebook lives, etc),  but all of it is saved and made available in the classroom. You have access to all live course materials for six months after the end of the course. You do not have to be online at a particular time, unless you want to see the Facebook Lives or other live events while they are being broadcast. All live content will be saved and posted in the classrooms shortly after each live session, so you can watch each replay if you missed it, or even watch the video/live content multiple times if you’d like. Once the lessons are published in the live classes, you can revisit and complete the course content at your own pace.

Q: Do I need to be a writer to participate in this class?

A: No. The good news is that you don’t need to be a great writer: you only need to be passionate about your topic. I’ll help you write it. I even have a technique like mad libs to help you fill out your book summary! Once you get a book deal, your editor will guide you along the way and help you to polish your writing, and your copy editor and proofreader will clean up your typos and grammar until your words shine.

Q: Do I need to write a large amount of words for this course?

A: No. You can make a book primarily of your illustrations or your photographs. You can pitch a book of illustrated quotations; or some arty books, like journals, have very little text. Your editor will polish your text. In some cases, if you have quite a bit of text, the publisher might get you a co-writer. Plus, you can just write little bundles of sentences for a chapter (art agent Lilla will explain more in class.)

Q: Do I need to be confident at drawing ?

A: Not at all! You can create a book that is entirely photography-driven, such as overhead flat lays step-by-step art technique or craft-making photos, travel shots, or other kinds of photographs. Sometimes the publisher will provide a professional photographer to shoot your work. Additionally, I’ll show you a few books by people that clearly aren’t artists but still include their simple, non-professional, yet charming drawings.

Q: Can I access Make Art That Sells courses from any device?  

A: Yes, you can access Make Art That Sells courses from any device once registered, but we strongly recommend viewing our courses on a desktop or laptop for the best user experience. We pack lots of information and visuals into our courses and they are best viewed on larger screens.

Q. Can I ask questions to Lilla and during the course?

A. Yes, you will be able to ask Lilla and anything you like during the five weeks of class. Don’t forget to tune in for the Zoom Lives!

Q. Can I get feedback from Lilla and on my work?

A: Lilla and will view every single piece of work submitted to the private community area in response to the main weekly assignments. Each week they will pick several submissions to review, based on which offer the best learning opportunities for everyone in class. These reviews will be videoed and shared in class. Please note that we do not guarantee that your work will appear in the weekly review, and you will still learn a huge amount even if your art isn’t featured.

Q. How hard is the course?

A: Lilla is a gifted teacher and has broken down the assignments into clear steps to help you create great work without getting overwhelmed.

Q. How much time will the class take?

A: The more time and energy you invest, the faster you will see results. The content varies from day to day but you will probably need around 20-30 minutes per day for the lessons, then an additional hour or two for the mini exercise and anything from 3-6 hours for the main weekly assignment, depending on how much effort you choose to put into it. It really is up to you. We encourage you to plan to spend at least six hours a week on the course (and hopefully more!), at whatever time suits you. There is a huge amount of information and inspiration packed into this course, and you should be prepared for an intensive learning experience!

Q. Does it matter what order I take the courses in?

Make Art That Sells courses can be taken in any order. You can take each course individually – or take them all to put a rocket under your creative career.

Q. How do I choose which course is right for me?

A: It really depends on what you are looking to learn.

  • If you want to create a gorgeous art-driven non-fiction book then My Arty Book Pitch is perfect for you.
  • If you want to create a stunning children’s book illustration pitch that includes everything an agent or art director will want to see, you want Illustrating Children’s Books.
  • If you want to create your own unique children’s book pitch, you need My Kid Book Pitch.
  • Please note, if you want the opportunity to put questions to Lilla and have the possibility of having your work reviewed, you want to sign up for one of our live courses. If you are happy just to have the chance to get your work featured in an online gallery and get support from your creative peers and have a smaller budget available, you want Assignment Bootcamp: Portfolio or Bootcamp Special: Character Play.

Q. How intense are the courses?

Live Make Art That Sells courses are intensive and the length of each course varies. Our self-paced courses offer a huge amount of learning and growth, but can be taken at a pace to suit you and your schedule.

Q. I will be away for some of the time the class is running. Does this matter?

A: My Arty Book Pitch is an intensive class, so ideally you would want to check in at least weekly. However, you should be able to catch up if you are away for a week or less at a time. If you want to make the most of the opportunity to have Lilla view and possibly critique your work, we would encourage you to schedule in time to complete the weekly assignments within the week they are assigned.

Q. Do I need any special materials?

A: The course looks at art using a variety of media. We really encourage you to try new things, so it is up to you. Just get out your favorite art supplies! You will need a computer to view the course and a scanner or phone to take a photo of your art so you can upload it to the class gallery (optional).

Q. Do I need any special software?

A: As with the other MATS courses, it is possible to complete the entire  course using traditional techniques (painting, drawing, etc.) but if you wish to complete and submit the assignments digitally you will need at least a basic knowledge of Photoshop and/or Illustrator. You will need to be able to scan in or photograph your assignments if you want to upload them to the gallery or share in the Facebook group.

Please note this is not a Photoshop/Illustrator instruction class. If you want to get more familiar with these programmes before starting the class we would recommend Skillshare or The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.

Q. I am not a digital artist. Is this course for me?

A: All of the assignments given in the course are suitable for both traditional and digital artists to interpret in their own way.

Q. Will I be able to communicate with others in the class?

Yes, you will be able to communicate via the private Facebook group provided (where you can also share images of your work). This will be a great chance to connect with other artists and designers, get different perspectives and share your work.

Q. Will the class material be available after the class has ended?

A: Yes, you will have access to the classroom for six months after the class has ended. The written class content can be downloaded from class. The Facebook group will remain available to you indefinitely.

Q. When is the class?

A: Class runs for 5 weeks and commences April 10, 2023.

Q. How much is it and how do I register?

A: My Arty Book Pitch is £329, which is approximately USD $365. Please note this approximate $ equivalent is given for reference only. When paying by Paypal, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal exchange rate.

Depending on your country of residence you may also be charged sales tax on checkout. This will automatically be calculated when you register.

Click “Add to cart” to register. If a course is not yet on sale, join the waiting list and we will be in touch to let you know when the course is on sale. Please note that joining the waiting list does not guarantee or oblige you to take a place on the course.

Q. I see the prices are given in GBP (British pounds). Can I pay in another currency?

A: Yes, Paypal accepts most currencies. All class fees are charged in GBP (British pounds), and this will be the amount which shows up in your Paypal transaction, but you will automatically be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal exchange rate valid at the point you sign up – so if you have a USD$ bank account the funds will be removed in USD$.

Q. What payment methods do you accept?

We process all our payments with Paypal, a safe and secure way of sending money online. If you do not have a Paypal account you can sign in as a Paypal guest and pay via credit or debit card. All class fees are in GBP (British pounds) but you will automatically be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal exchange rate valid at the point you sign up.

Q. I don’t live in the USA. Is this course relevant for me?

A: Lilla Rogers represents artists internationally and has clients worldwide. Although the main buyers for art in the markets covered are in the US, much of the content is relevant for you wherever in the world you are, especially if you are interested in selling your work internationally. And because everything is made available to you online, it does not matter what time zone you are in.

Q. How is this course different to a college course?

A: As an art agent Lilla sees exactly what art sells and what doesn’t sell, and know what clients are looking for and how to present work to them. The course is based on many years of experience in the industry, and a clear understanding of where the gaps are.

As an online course, you can ‘attend’ from the comfort of your own home or studio, anywhere in the world, and the private classroom is open 24/7 so you can make it work around your life.

Don’t miss out. Sign up today!

Make Art That Sells really works! Read some of our Alumni success stories here.

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Terms and Conditions

By registering for any of the Make Art That Sells classes, please be aware you are agreeing to the following Terms & Conditions:

  • You acknowledge that your work will only get viewed by Lilla in Illustrating Children’s Books if you submit it as directed by the Sunday of each week when the class is live. You also acknowledge that although Lilla will view every piece of work submitted and provide general feedback to class, only a handful of pieces will be chosen each week for specific critique (which will be shared with the class), and there is no guarantee that you will receive personal critique from Lilla during the course.
  • If you submit any work in class and it is selected for review, you give permission for that critique (including your images) to be shared with the rest of the class in any format.
  • You agree that Make Art That Sells may give permission to select art directors to view the finished works submitted for critique in any MATS class. Should they be interested in working with you, Make Art That Sells will put you in contact and you can continue your discussions directly.
  • You give permission for Make Art That Sells to use any images you submit for critique in any class or share in the class community area, to be included in any future class-related marketing or promotional strategies, online or offline. You will always be credited and will retain the rights to your work.
  • You agree to the class Ground Rules which are as follows: (i) Stay open (ii) Be positive (iii) No negative critique of others (iv) No excuses are necessary. If you miss a deadline for submitting your assignment that is fine, but the entire class does not need to know the reasons for that.
  • You acknowledge that Make Art That Sells reserves the right to delete any inappropriate comments in the classroom or any of the class-related community spaces, in order to provide and maintain a supportive classroom environment.
  • You confirm that you are purchasing a single license for this course for your individual use only. To enquire about educational/corporate rates (for official groups of 10 or more) please send an email to [email protected]
  • You acknowledge that Lilla Rogers Studio reserves the right to replace any advertised content with alternative content of an equivalent value without notice
  • You acknowledge that all sales are final and no refunds will be given before, during or after class.
  • You acknowledge that, if paying in installments, no part-payments will be refunded should you cancel your place before class begins.
  • All courses are priced in GBP £. Any approximate $ equivalents given are for reference only. When paying by Paypal, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal exchange rate.
  • You give permission for your email address to be added to the mailing lists of Lilla Rogers Studio and Do What You Love. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Privacy Policy

We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.

Delivery Policy

All our courses are delivered online in password-protected classrooms. We do not deliver physical products in the post, but rather send you an email with the URL of the classroom and the password you need to log in. This email is sent to the email address you used to register for the class, and will be sent at least two days prior to the start of class (except where you register with less than 48 hours to go, in which case it will be sent within 48 hours of registering, which may be after the class has begun). If you do not receive your classroom login information within this time frame please contact us via email to [email protected] so our team can assist you.

You can view our full detailed terms & conditions here: https://makeartthatsells.com/terms-conditions/

Make Art That Sells, 2022

What does an art agent want to see in a portfolio? Top art agent Lilla Rogers, founder of Lilla Rogers Studio, spills the beans 👀

(Ask your questions of Lilla in our FREE live Zoom events coming up on November 29th and December 6th - or sign up for our My Year of Art School bundle and enjoy scheduled private class Zooms with Lilla all through 2023!)

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So, which courses are you signing up for??

If you haven’t decided yet, grab a copy of our gorgeous Sale Guide and get planning – it’s full of useful quizzes and worksheets to help you decide.

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Hurry HURRY – Lilla and the gang will be live on Zoom in just 15 minutes!

They’ll be sharing tips, answering your questions and giving away FREE places in the classes they teach!

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Win FREE places in class and find out how you can get your art on cool products like these by artists represented by Lilla Rogers!

Join Lilla and the Make Art That Sells teachers for a FREE live Zoom TODAY at 1 pm ET/6 pm GMT where they’ll be sharing tips, answering your questions and giving away FREE places in the classes they teach!

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Our huge Cyber Sale starts TODAY with up to 50% off every single course!

Shop the sale here – link in Stories or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3Vh0PV7

Want to win a FREE place in class? Join our brilliant teachers for a free live Zoom event TODAY at 1 pm ET/6 pm GMT where they’ll be sharing tips, answering your questions and giving away FREE places in the classes they teach!

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Stunning art from Make Art That Sells student Lydia Graves for Creating Collections for Home Décor 😍

Creating Collections for Home Décor is BACK as a LIVE course for 2023, and from Tuesday you can buy it at a huge 30% off in our huge Cyber Sale, or save up to 50% when you buy as part of a bundle!

Download your free copy of our gorgeous Sale Guide now and start planning your creative career – it’s packed with insightful quizzes, a quirky worksheet, a handy course chooser and tons more.

Link in bio or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3TR9Pz8

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Art agent Lilla loved this entry for our recent student video testimonial competition by Make Art That Sells student Renee Thompson 😍

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Last day of our fab FREE video series from art agent Lilla Rogers all about writing and illustrating non-fiction books!

Today Lilla will share how to manifest your book deal, plus she tells you all about her brand NEW course for 2023, My Arty Book Pitch.

Watch now! Link in bio or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3V3C3Ym

Don’t forget you can win a private 1:1 consultation with art agent Lilla all about your own arty book when you leave a review of the video series under this Instagram post PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT THIS CURRENT POST BUT THE ONE FROM NOVEMBER 15TH – link in Stories 👉 https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck8Jwz3IvmI/

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Get your stunning free Sale Guide!

BIG NEWS! Our huge Cyber Sale starts next Tuesday, November 22nd, with massive savings on ALL our raved-about courses!

We’ve increased the discount on individual courses to 30% - or save a whopping 50% on our fabulous bundles.

Plus we’ve packed our Sale Guide with all sorts of gorgeousness, including student art, a worksheet, a handy bundle chooser and TWO insightful quizzes from art agent Lilla!

Get your free copy now – link in Stories or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3hQwLBy

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Day 4 of our fab FREE video series from art agent Lilla Rogers all about writing and illustrating non-fiction books!

Today Lilla will share how you get an arty book deal, including how to pitch your book and what to include in a pitch!

Watch now! Link in bio or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3UZ2wX3

Plus don’t forget you can win a private 1:1 consultation with art agent Lilla all about your own arty book when you leave a review of the video series under this Instagram post – link in Stories 👉 https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck8Jwz3IvmI/

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Day 3 of our fab FREE video series from art agent Lilla Rogers all about writing and illustrating non-fiction books!

Today you’ll learn some cool ways to structure and format your arty book, plus explore how you can make YOUR book unique. Plus there’ll be tons of eye candy, like these gorgeous books by Katie Daisy.

Don’t miss it! Sign up now – link in bio or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3tu4ZNE

Want more? Sign up to Lilla’s full LIVE online course, My Arty Book Pitch, now and save a huge 30% – or save a massive 40% when you buy as part of the Get Me a Book Deal bundle!

Links in Stories or copy and paste:
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Day 2 of our fab FREE video series from art agent Lilla Rogers all about writing and illustrating non-fiction books!

Today you’ll learn how you can pitch an arty book even if you don’t think of yourself as an artist, how writing books can increase your other revenue streams, what happens after you get the deal and MORE!

Don’t miss it! Sign up here – link in bio or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3US2gJE

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Five days of FREE videos from top art agent Lilla Rogers starts TODAY! Sign up now to learn why writing arty books is brilliant for creative people like you, quirky content suggestions, inspiring journaling exercises and tons more.

Don’t miss it! Sign up here – link in bio or copy and paste 👉 https://bit.ly/3O3kmpA

Lilla says: “As an agent, I’m always looking for opportunities for artists and I’m very excited about the potential of the illustrated non-fiction book market. Writing and illustrating your own arty book provides a whole new income stream plus lots more fantastic benefits for creative people!”

PLUS leave a review of the video series in the comments below and you could win a FREE 1:1 consultation with Lilla all about your own arty book idea – WOW!

Watch all five days then leave your review below and we’ll pick one lucky winner at random 👇

THE SMALL PRINT:
- No purchase necessary.
- Competition open to anyone anywhere in the world over 18.
- Only comments left on this post by 11.59 pm GMT on Tuesday, December 6th 2022 will be entered.
- Choice of winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash alternative.

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More gorgeous art from Assignment Bootcamp. Lilla loved this by Make Art That Sells student Gina Maldono 😍

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Illustrated non-fiction books are amazing for artists’ careers!

Why? Because they can be about anything at all as long as you’re passionate about it, they can raise your profile and lead to more opportunities, and they’re a whole new stream of income. Want to find out more – including why creating a pitch is easier than you think, even if you don’t think of yourself as a writer?

Then don’t miss Lilla’s fab FREE five part video series which starts THIS MONDAY!

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Five days of Lilla? Yes please! 🙋‍♀️

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One of the unique things about taking Make Art That Sells courses is that you might get spotted by art agent Lilla Rogers or one of our other brilliant teachers.

Student Tisha Lee is not only now represented by Lilla Rogers Studio after Lilla fell in love with her art in class, but she also got scooped up by children’s book art director and MATS teacher Zoë Tucker to illustrate this gorgeous book, Love Grows Everywhere by Barry Timms.

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More wonderful art from Assignment Bootcamp. Lilla loved this by Make Art That Sells student Socorro Vega 😍

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#CactusIllustration #PeruvianAppleCactus #SpiderCactus
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