Rob Rayevsky interview with David Alan Binder

posted Apr 15, 2016, 6:05 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 6:21 AM ]

Rob Rayevsky interview with David Alan Binder

 Rob brings an illustrators perspective to my interviews.  It is a very interesting perspective on the questions.

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The above is one of many.

1.     How do you pronounce your name (only answer if appropriate)? Ray-ev-ski


     2. Where are you currently living? Parksville NY


3.  What would you say is your most interesting writing, publishing, editing or illustrating quirk? I like to use different techniques and mediums for different projects.


4.     Tell us your insights on self-publish or use a publisher? I never self-publish

So I’m not an authority on that.

a.     Who is the name of your publisher and in what city are they?

          On my website – the list of all the publishers I worked with is there.


5.     Any insights eBooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional publishing? The existence of alternative publishing is very exciting, but again I’m not an authority, since I have only worked with conventional publishing.


6.     Do you have any secret tips for writers on getting a book published?

Stay true to yourself; don’t try to appeal to today’s trend. Getting an agent is very helpful.


7.     How did you or would you suggest acquire an agent?  Any tips for new writers on getting one? Just keep sending your manuscripts or samples of your portfolio to the agents you are interested in.


8.     Do you have any suggestions or helps for new illustrators (please be specific and informational as possible)? Enter your artwork to The Society of Illustrators and all other major competitions.

9.     What was one of the most surprising things you learned your creative process with your books, editing, publishing or illustrating? Satisfaction of completing a picture with the knowledge that it is done right.

10.    How many books have you illustrated? More than 20 books

11.    Do you have any tricks or tips to help others become a better illustrator (please be as specific and information as you possibly can)? As I already mentioned, try to stay true to yourself, and excel in your craftsmanship.


12.    What makes your or any book stand out from the crowd? I don’t know! I hope it is my input and execution.


13.    What are some ways in which you promote your work? I used to do a lot of school visits. Publishers were doing most of the promotions.


14.     What is the one thing you would do differently now (concerning writing or editing or publishing or illustrating) and why? More self-promotion

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