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Basic Affiliate Information
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How and Why I Offer Recommendations.
I recommend only books I’ve read or purchased and found useful. If I find an author I like, I may also recommend additional titles that I have yet to read.
When I recommend products, they are either products I have purchased and found useful or that would be useful to me if I had a need for them.
Some of the books and products I recommend have affiliate programs that pay a commission My decision to recommend books or products is based on the usefulness of the book or product to me, not on whether or not an affiliate program is available.
All recommendations are made in good faith. If you believe my participation in affiliate programs taints my objectivity in making recommendations, you should discount any such recommendations.
As with any recommendation, examine the books or products for yourself to determine whether or not they will help you. I believe what helps me will also be of benefit to others. But not everything works for everyone, so I urge you to practice due diligence in any purchase.
Affiliate Programs in Which I Participate
Ann began as a portrait artist. Her first two books were for artists who wanted to learn her methods, and improve their portrait painting skills.
She also does portrait workshops, and publishes COLOR Magazine each month. In addition, she offers a growing collection of books, ebooks, and learn-at-home tutorials for colored pencil artists.
I’ve used her learn-at-home tutorials as class material, as well as my own enjoyment and improvement.
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