Do you have a professional website or blog? Although it can be tempting to just opt for the free choice, every writer needs a professional website. Sometimes free is a viable option, and, let’s face it, just plain cool. But you still pay a price when you choose free – even if it doesn’t come… Continue reading Go Pro! Why You Want a Professional Website or Blog
~ The photo featured with this post is by Marina Blaze Photography! Check out more of her photos on Facebook. ~ Since a lot of people know I’m a marketing genius into marketing, I’m often asked the question, “Alright, Smarty Pants, so where would you market my novel?” Okay, minus the “smarty pants”. The point… Continue reading Does it Really Matter Where I Market My Novel?
“Please do not limit this CD to your iPod and earbuds, play it at parties and with your friends and make memories with us. Illegal duplication is encouraged.” When I first started blogging a few years ago, I wrote a little known article on Handshake Media about Chris Anderson’s Free: The Future of a Radical… Continue reading The Three Best Reasons to Give Your Art Away For Free
As an artist, I’m sure you more than likely run screaming at the dreaded word, marketing. It’s true that marketing has kind of gotten a bad rep in the eyes of the public – what with all the typical salesmen and media advertisements out there, all with the underlying mantra to sell, sell, sell. The… Continue reading Marketing Tricks: Streamline your Art without Sacrificing your Artist Brand
Lately everybody’s brimming with excitement over American Idol, and in the wake of this week’s (very entertaining) auditions for season 9, I’d say there’s a lesson for us artists to take away. Even if AI is not your thing. Even if you think you’re the hottest thing since Madonna. Or Picasso. Or William Shakespeare. Even… Continue reading 9 No-Nos That Could Cost You Artistic Integrity