Paul Brent and I will be doing a recap of SURTEX on the Ask Paul Brent call tomorrow night (Wed, 5/26) – will you be listening?  We have the questions all organized and will get to as many as we can in the hour.  As usual, artists have submitted some great questions so it will be another info-packed call.  If you don’t have the dial-in details, head to to register. (Just put “no question” in the form, give us your name and email and we’ll get you the details for the call.)

Here’s a quick video I did if you want to see what booth setup looks like in the meantime.

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Let’s keep getting social!

Here’s how it can work on Twitter:

  • During the call, add #ask to any tweets about the call.
  • If Mary says something quotable or that makes you go “A-HA!” – then tweet it! (don’t forget to add #ask)
  • If you use TweetDeck, or HootSuite – set up a column to track #ask so you can see and interact with others who are on the call.  You might make new friends – I always do!  Just remember to set up your columns to track the hash tag (#ask) BEFORE the call starts so you aren’t in a panic!
  • If you want to make sure I see a tweet, be sure to include @ArtistTaraReed – but I’ll be checking the #ask stream after the call.

If you prefer Facebook:

  • Login to facebook and go to the ArtLicensingInfo fan page.
  • Start talking. Just like on Twitter, if you hear something that makes you go “A-HA!” – add it! Comment on what other people are saying. Get to know your fellow licensed artists.
  • One advantage to Facebook is that the stream stays – it doesn’t limit you to 140 characters and people can go back to it later – almost like group class notes.


I hope you can make it – the call is free if you listen live.  If you can’t make it, don’t worry. The audio replay will be a mere $15 through June 5th and $25 after that.

Here’s to talking business!

– Tara Reed

P.S.  To see a list of all the past call audios – free and for a small fee – be sure to visit

P.P.S.  Plan ahead for June!  Kim Beasley, the WordPress Lady, will be doing the June call on Wednesday the 16th.  Head to to submit your questions anytime.