I have made the list and receive one of these offers every three or four months, if not more. They of course want me to pay; I guess I’m not anchor material yet. The good thing is they usually arrive as an email so no trees were directly harmed in the making of this scam.
I guess this new crop of artists don’t realize that book publishers pay you to use your art not the other way around. And people wonder whats wrong with the illustration art market these days. If your work has any value at all, people will actually pay you to use it.
These books are nothing more than a new twist on the old vanity press publications, perpetrated to take advantage of large artistic egos attached to small talents. You know who you are… and now everyone else does too. You can hear them chuckling to themselves in the art section of Barnes and Nobles as they look up people they know when these books hit the shelves.