I originally wrote and self-published this book in 1994. My friend and Agent, Apryl Edwards, helped me to update the Third Edition which came out in 1997.
Here is the summary from the inside back cover:
There is no easy road to becoming a successful model. The not-so-secret formula is still dedication, hard work and a little common sense. But there are some shortcuts, some common mistakes to avoid and some things to watch out for in an industry rife with scam artists and get-famous-quick schemes.
In this book, photographer MJ Wilson, and SAG sub-agent Apryl Edwards combine their years of experience and expertise in the modeling industry to provide nine concise steps that you need to take in order to get started in the business. This easy-to-follow format answers any questions you might have about the modeling industry and how to get your foot in the door. Subjects covered include initial submissions to agencies, what to look for in professional photos and how to put together an eye-catching composite card.
This must-read book cuts through the hype and even lets you in on the “dirty secrets” of the business that could end up costing you money and wasting your time. The first step of any career is research and A Model’s Primer is a great place to start.
2001 — World Book Encyclopedia named A Model’s Primer as recommended reading material following their information on modeling.
You can still purchase A Model’s Primer at Amazon.com