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 09/18/06 
3:13AM



I have been sent an invitation to submit my work to Artaddiction.com that publishes art books. It has a membership, and if selected, a small fee to be included in a publish book that sells on Amazon.com, and other places. It appears to be legit, but I want to know if anyone has dealt with them before, or had any problems before I do anything. Anyone else getting e-mails form them? Thanks!

Terry Harris

 09/18/06 
8:40AM



Terry, I received an invitation today to submit work for an artbook(for a small fee) to a company called "masters of today"...sounds like the offer you received. I'd be skeptical. Anyone else?

rosemary gioielli

 09/18/06 
8:56AM



I got two emails from MOT wanting 1300.00 for two pages. Forget it. I laughed so hard.

SUBMIT " as email attachments 3-6 works (JPG /TIFF mage files /300dpi /up to 23 cm / 9".) " the works details, information (title, year, media, size) " up to 500 words of critic essay or statement " your personal website " the place of residence and work " a photo of yourself (JPG or TIFF /300dpi /5 cm /2"

APPLICATION FEE * Applicants who receive notification of passing the selection will get payment instructions .

Masters of Today is an overview of contemporary art, an invaluable resource book for artists, galleries, museums, dealers, art collectors, who seek the latest trends in the art world. The Book is a graphic creation itself and source of information including over hundred profiles of artists, reporting on the art, personalities and art trends that shape today art world. The marketing and the distribution is provided through eCommerce and large bookstores available in US and internationally including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powells, Alibis, Book-A-Million, Buy.com, Ecampus, Textbook, Blackwell, also in Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and many others. Hardcover /flexcover; 250  300 color page; published by Masters /MOT Publishing London; book size 8½ x 8½ / 22 x 22 cm. Application fee: ONE-PAGE US$760 / TWO-PAGE US$1290 - applicants who receive notification of passing the selection only.

Trisha Allard

 09/18/06 
9:24AM


I've received similar offers although not from Artaddiction. personally, I feel that if they are selling the book and making a profit on it, they shouldn't be charging the artist to include work. The fee for inclusion is often pretty high. They justify the fee by claiming that your art will get a lot of exposure and the images will include your conatct info for potential buyers. Basically, these appear to be catalogs with hundreds, if not thousands of small images in them which probably don't sell very well at all. they probably are legit in that they do publish a book and will include your work. However, that doesn't guarantee anyone buying the book or seeing your work. Not every thing that is legit or does what they claim is necessarily a good opportunity.

Maybe this offer is different but, I'd be very careful and ask lots of questions before handing over a check. the exposure may be no different than you can get here or other art websites for a lot less money.

Dan Perez

 09/18/06 
9:49AM



i got the MOT email the other day. from my point of view to be a book is an honor but only if they want to put you in there for free. if you have to pay its just you paying for a large advertisement grouped with others doing the same. the book may never get seen. if you're gonna do that you might as well just advertise in a nationally known magazine that has large numbers of subscribers which will definately get seen.

david bass

 09/18/06 
11:34AM



Oh yeah, got the MOT one today... scamblasters!!

jessica torrant

 09/18/06 
1:04PM



I got the MOT email today.

jennifer blenkinsopp

 09/18/06 
1:13PM



I did find some of there books on line book stores, but thought that the fee was way to high. I can produce a book on demand or self publish cheaper. They may be targeting artist on this site with spam. Nice profit if they hook even a hundred artist at that fee. Geez.

Terry Harris

 09/18/06 
4:59PM



These are just vanity publications. You will end up shown alongside people who create art that you will most likely not want to be seen with.

Most major galleries look down at people who have been in such things.

Brian Sherwin

 09/19/06 
9:50AM



I got the MOT e-mail yesterday , was wondering just where it came from ,now I know -thanks .

Ric Strange

 09/21/06 
9:52AM



www.Artaddiction.com

is not working.


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Karunesh Agrawal

 09/21/06 
5:24PM



I got an MOT as well.

Meghan Henley

 09/22/06 
11:41PM



Sounds like they are hitting AW artist members pretty well. At least we're aare of it and others. Post new threads if you find other such groups.

Terry Harris

 09/23/06 
4:49AM



I recieved Two emails from them a couple days apart.I feel uncertain about it mostly because i went to the art addiction site and I can't say I enjoyed most of the art on there. I have been finding no galleries and few art publications seem to take fantasy art seriously.When I go to these sites I look to see what type of art they seem to be accepting. I have even emailed sites and they all act like (even the Limner Gallery) they consider all art but if you look you see the types that they take. I paid my fee and entered and all three were rejected (no surprise). Look what all these people accept unless they are new.


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Roz Eve

 09/23/06 
5:57AM


Here's another one for you - possibly. Anyone else had an offer from "batyah_hanks@libero.it"? I have, and it looks dodgy.

Marianne Cook

 09/24/06 
9:04PM


Batyah Hanks -- Oh yes. I did a Google on her (him? it?) & came up with this:

http://www.britisharts.co.uk/artistsbeware.htm

It's 99% likely a scam. Be very afraid.

Bill Ayton

William Ayton

 09/25/06 
9:10AM


My rule of thumb....any publishing house, licensing agent..etc, that is legit is NOT going to ask for a submission fee! Some accept online submissions, others hard copies through the mail only....but, I have never been asked to pay a fee.

Buyer beware!

:O)


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Cathleen Lombard

 09/25/06 
11:32AM



Thanks Cathleen! Well said!

Terry Harris

 09/25/06 
11:32AM



Thanks Cathleen! Well said!

Terry Harris

 09/25/06 
1:49PM



The Chinese says " The Crouching & Vicious Tiger can hides as wishes...but it cannot hides its own FootPrints "


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kiddolucas lee

 09/26/06 
3:43PM



Hello!!! Book publishers are suppose to pay YOU for your art... Otherwise it is called 'Vanity Press'

It seems that everyone here knows that though. :)

Michael Miner

 10/16/06 
9:12PM


Surprise! I'm, Peter Russu, the editor and the publisher of World of Art Publishing www.worldofartmagazine.com), Masters of Today (www.mastersoftoday.com) Art Addiction Virtual Gallery managing Director (www.artaddiction.net  In June 1992, Art Addiction launched the first ever online art gallery) and Artoteque.com (www.artoteque.com) companies registered by the patent and registration office in Sweden and UK.

Despite I speak several languages I never studied English, as I live in Sweden my English doesnt sounds. My goal is publishing art books and not the virtual dialog.

Im 50, active fine artists (MFA graduate 1979), realized around 200 individual and international exhibitions and has works in museums, public, corporate and private collections. Briefly, my art production includes The Middle Ages Trilogy - Love, Sex, and Death on over 361 graphic interpretations: DECAMERON (etching), THE CANTERBURY TALES (encaustic and digital graphic) and the TALE OF GRISELDA (1 drawing and digital graphics). In I created interpretations on etching and painting of Umberto Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE and recreated on over 100 paintings, drawings, objects and graffiti Umberto Eco's THE PENDULUM OF FOUCAULT. Umberto Eco opened some of my exhibitions,

WORLD OF ART

Art Publishing is one of most costly and time consuming enterprises (we create page-by-page) and is not about mass-culture-exposure-free-for-all. So far, art Publishers doesnt pay artists to be published and is not free  the published artist might get a percentage of the sales (royalties) calculated based on a contractual formula depending on agreement. The publication of a book of art generally is supported by the artists collectors and representatives  galleries and museums and never by the editor. The costs of art publishing is the artists fundamental research for co-sponsors, corporations or private individual contributors. Printing is not publishing. We do not print on-demand. The publisher and the selected artist will each bear part of the publishing costs as an estimated of 73 percent supported by the publisher and 27 percent provided by the artist representative or sponsor, to print two-page on 25,000 copies costs much more than ¬990 /$1290 and the result is significantly more valuable than this price. We publish only the applicants whose submissions passing the selection. (Trisha Allard, laughing so hard forget to mention on his recommendation).

ART ADDICTION

Dan Perez: art addiction (www.artaddiction.net) it not selling books but as a well running company, makes a profit  since 1992 Art Addiction as the first ever art website exposed over 6000 artists, the largest contemporary art gallery on the web with 11 online global art annual exhibitions one year on view and one medial global art biennial, two years on display, almost 10,000 art works on display In 2005 was visited by 2,406,000 people and some 1,284 artworks have been sold on site.

The book you mention is the Art Addicting anniversary book, a huge success, a bible for many art galleries searching for news artists. Actually the book was distribution on over 7,500 bookstores and eCommerce and at this moment is sold out.

Jessica Torrant: how do you know that MOT is... scamblasters!! Had you been involved?

Brian Sherwin: we do not publish what money pay - review your the vanity publishing concept Karunesh Agrawal: is about www.artaddiction.net (and not artaddiction.com)

Roz Eve: you say I paid my fee and entered and all three were rejected (no surprise). Sincerely I never heard your name before.

Cathleen Lombard: looking to your art do you sincerely belief own affirmation! Sincerely, Peter

Some of the Contemporary global art books we published are included on web site page-by-page. Enjoy looking inside www.worldofartmagazine.com search for the book gallery and the magazine issues! " FAMOUS 120 Contemporary Artists (look inside) " ART ADDICTION 100 Contemporary (look inside) " ART IN ISRAEL (look inside) Enjoy some of our art books Look inside: PAUL YGARTUA /LIVING PASION Look inside: LEON OKS /DREAMSCAPE Look inside: HENRYK SZYDLOWSKI /DOOR TO THE DREAM Look inside: MARLIE BURTON ROCHE /LANDSCAPE & BREAD Look inside: ANDREA ZANATTA /VENEZIA Look inside: JOSE SACAL /A PIECE OF WORK Look inside: MARY ANNE WARDACH /EMOTIONAL SWIRL Look inside: DARLA FARNER / VIBRANT ABSTRACT Look inside: LIGIA PODOREANU EKSTROM /WATERCOLOR Look inside: ART IN ISRAEL /CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Look inside: TRANSYLVANIA /THE WOODEN CHURCH REGHIN 1725 A.D.


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 10/17/06 
10:40AM



maybe they're having a membership drive. It costs 60.00 US to join as an associate and 250. US to go up one level. They jury in from CV and 4 slides/ images for shows.

Marty Yokawonis

 10/17/06 
11:27AM


Sometimes effective information sharing becomes the victim of expediency...

http://www.artaddiction.net/webpages/members.htm

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS MEMBERSHIP From Euro 30 (US$ 36,50) · Unlimited free admission to show in the Art Addiction Multimedial Museum annuals or biennials..

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 10/17/06 
11:45AM


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 10/17/06 
11:47AM


Whoa, deja vu

Dan Perez

 10/17/06 
11:32PM



To all concerned, My appologies for not being more clear with my previous post.It was the Limner gallery and http://www.artjury.com/ That I paid my fee to and was rejected not Peter Russu. It is true he has never heard of me.The other two Galleries not Peter acted like they are open to all kinds of art but when you check what type they except there isn't any fantasy ever archived.My point was to check what types are being accepted and see if you fit.In Peters case they do have allot of variety of art.Allot is not to my taste, but Hey, thats my taste and your art might fit perfectly check it out for yourself is myt point. In Peters case there is small amounts of surreal so my stuff is chancey so it might go maybe???? As I said in the beginning of my other post I feel unsure, about It. I think what Peter may.... be trying to say(I certainly can't and don't speak for him.) is the book is being created and a limited edition(so to speak) is being published upfront and total number before it goes out to stores.Therefore the cost per page times how many copies and staff to sort out and set up is why the cost is as it is.Which was confusing to me initially as well.I don't think it is a scam! I can uderstand the confusion about the cost aspect.Your qualifications Peter, I don't think were ever in question they are remarkable! Please understand though That artists pay to be rejected continually Through art contests etc. and other things that can feel like a scam because they didn't recieve any benifit. Your way of doing things is different so it may be difficult to sort out the validity of yor way for inexperienced artists. We speek from at least in my case very limited experience. Iv'e been hiding my art for 35 years till just recently. So please don't think anyone was trying to insult you personally or what you do.We are analysing things and maybe incorrectly?

Roz Eve

 10/18/06 
6:24AM



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 10/20/06 
2:36PM



000000000000 maybe cool your jets

we like your site. It's just that most of us get all kinds of wierd scams emailed to us simply because we show our work online. Hang around and get to know us. We have members from all over the world and this is a community. Join in and show us your work.

Peace

Marty Yokawonis

 10/20/06 
9:23PM


Thanks!

My online galleries, Art Addiction (www.artaddiction.net) has now 1423 active members and Artoteque (www.artoteque.com) has 892 professional active artists members- As mentioned above, since 1992, Art Addiction is the first ever and the oldest virtual gallery on www.

WELCOME and enjoy us!!! We do not use to have a forum (artists never talk art but rocknroll and good wine!), we are an important cultural organization - virtual and defacto-showing from Art Basel to Venice Biennial and others premier international art events.

My self as artist ... after more than two hundred own art exhibition worldwide and few year as academy art teacher, I just find thats ridicules to be artist ...after 40... Thanks for the invitation. I m here for a very short time and only to clarify some misunderstandings about our art ideal (also, my English is limited for a satisfactory intellectual communication).

Apropos, how can I unsubscribe as member? I can't find the way out. (Who's the site owner /manager?)

Peter


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 10/21/06 
10:34AM



peter you have to delete all images by going to the members area and selecting edit.manage images. After deleting all images you have to email artwanted and ask them to cancel your account.

Marty Yokawonis

 10/23/06 
2:29AM



Been away on vacation, but got some e-mails on this. Seems annoyed a few for this thread. I posted to find out if site was legit or not. Found 2 sites, one wendding with .com, one with .net, so good to know. There are multiple scams and legit invitations being sent recently to lots of AW members.

I know it costs to publish and promote a book. I also know that there are ways to do it and cut down on costs, or promote more effiecently, without costing the artist high fees to be included in publications. Depending on qualitty, quantiy, market, and who does the book printing, it can vary greatly to get a book out. Some might want to invest more than others, some might not want to invest at all. Some want to know what are legit, or outright scams. There may be errors, typos, translation mistakes, and confusion in posts, so, check back for later updated posts to get a more, fuller, information to base wha you personally want to decide.

There are copy cat scammers that go out, often trying to get in on legit businesses. Dealing with translating, or what's being discussed, it is easy to get names wrong, so do your own research, and share. I am trying to be a wise and informed artist, not one taken advantaged one, nor wish a friend and fellow artist to be iether. If you are legit, let us know, clarify, defend if you need to, tell us more about you. Doesn't mean we will all agree in the end, but most try to listen and work together.

I will not be removing my thread or changing the topic heading of it. It is a subject that I wanted to know about, and asked. I apologise for jumping too soon to any wrong conclusions I may have made, based on what I was informed, and found out on my own. Still think the invite I got, from artaddiction.com, not .net, was steep. I did get some other simaliar, and I believe from .net as well, this past month invites. After being flooded with so many, I started to delete them all. I had not time to dig through them all or to research them to see who is legit, worth doing or not. Sure many are wonderful, but, not for me at the moment.

Reduce your cost if you have gotten established as a publisher, have customers that will reorder each year, find ways to keep quality, but cost down, charge more for your book, but lower your artist fees, as they are what sell your books. My opinion, not necessary anyone elses. AW does wonderful work with their publishing products, quality super, costs are amazing, and they are working on better marketing and taking suggestions. I have looked into many types of publishings this last few months to educate myself on what's out there. I took full adavantage of my former purchasing & ordering, librarian skills, so do have some knowledge on prices of books, depending on type. Some of these books are simply catalogues, some more advertizements, some art articles and galleries that are the best ones. AW, kudos for your "Creative Minds", fantastic work, second to none in layout, costs, content.

So, agree or not, right or wrong, not removing this thread.

Terry Harris

 10/23/06 
9:48AM


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 10/23/06 
11:04AM



What I am talking is a flood of private e-mails I got sent by several individuals to take out this thread subject. Some were nice request, and clarifications, some were just rude. I chose not to post the comments,and keep them private as I do not wish to battle over them.

I did not single out "who" sent them, and that's all the "Hell" I will say about it.

Any private rude remarks will be ignored. Constructive and informative, clarifications will be read and taken to mind.

Terry Harris

 10/23/06 
11:13AM



As to MOT, best wishes to your continued success and publishing. I am not trying to come out or single out you as a scam. Just wanted information about yours and others, as there were some e0mails sent to me under artaddiction.com, later I got the MOT ones., which were similar, but not exactly. I did a new google on the .net and it's not showing up in the search like it did before. I think someone might have been trying to trick artist by the similar domain names. Wish I had not deleted the e-mails to post them now.

I had questions, as real scammers were sending me lots of invitations, at the same time as MOT were going out. Someone messing about to con or to copy cat. Don't know.

I do know that Artaddiction is legit, and not the same. I responded here instead of repling to these individuals, some had fake addresses.

There are those that have played around with e-mails before to artist on this site and elsewhere.

Terry Harris

 10/23/06 
11:13AM



As to MOT, best wishes to your continued success and publishing. I am not trying to come out or single out you as a scam. Just wanted information about yours and others, as there were some e0mails sent to me under artaddiction.com, later I got the MOT ones., which were similar, but not exactly. I did a new google on the .net and it's not showing up in the search like it did before. I think someone might have been trying to trick artist by the similar domain names. Wish I had not deleted the e-mails to post them now.

I had questions, as real scammers were sending me lots of invitations, at the same time as MOT were going out. Someone messing about to con or to copy cat. Don't know.

I do know that Artaddiction is legit, and not the same. I responded here instead of repling to these individuals, some had fake addresses.

There are those that have played around with e-mails before to artist on this site and elsewhere.

Terry Harris


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