Eyes In Magazine Interviews Artists

Each Creator Is Interviewed About Their Life, Profession, Thirst for Innovation, Inspirational Milestones and How Their Work Evolves or Revolutionizes the World Over Time by Vivian Van Dijk of EYES IN Magazine (via PR Newswire)

Download image Download image Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Cheif of EYES IN Magazine. (PRNewsFoto/EYES IN Magazine) NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Chief and President of EYES IN Magazine, (Periodic Publication), introduces…

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5 New T-Shirt Designs By Terry Luc

So, we are awaiting approval from Amazon to add these five t-shirts to our Amazon store, in the category Clothing and Accessories. Normally, no approval is required when I add artwork to the store.

But these are the first artist t-shirts I have tried to add, only to discover that I had to submit an application to add them.

It’s All A Scam, t-shirt by Terry Luc, sizes S/M/L/XL

Lizardman, t-shirt design by Terry Luc, sizes S/M/L/XL

Put A Little Heart In Your Art, t-shirt design by Terry Luc, sizes S/M/L/XL

Revolution, T-shirt design by Terry Luc, available in sizes S/M/L/XL

Terry Luc, Squish t-shirt, available in size S/M/L/XL

Amazon To Dominate Online–We are growing our Amazon art store!

 

According to the number one online news source Yahoo! in their Yahoo! Finance feature article, Forget Apple, Forget Facebook: Here’s The One Company That Actually Terrifies Google Execs, that company topping all the giants is Amazon!

Our own Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store http://www.amazon.com/shops/TransmediaArtist sells only artist-made! The store is just one year old and has had consistent monthly sales.

We plan to grow too! Follow this blog for more announcements and calls for art in future.

LIKE our Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store Facebook fan page:  http://facebook.com/TransArtStore

 

Artist Book Project Now Accepting Submissions

This is an independent book publishing project that will not be of interest to all readers of this blog. I have not personally viewed any of these books. Some of you may find this information useful:

The Artist Book Project, designed to showcase artists, is a book project created by artist Jina Wallwork. Read about the project here. Two previously published books by Jina Wallwork may be viewed on the project blog here. Both books are available for purchase on Amazon.com.  One of the books titled Vision, may be viewed on Amazon.com here.

Jina Wallwork has exhibited artwork in galleries across the world, exhibiting with the finest in contemporary art such as Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono and Grayson Perry. She exhibited with John Baldessari, and was also featured in one of his artworks. Jina has a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art from Staffordshire University in England and has trained with other art establishments. Jina was also born with a unique perception that some would refer to as mysticism or clairvoyance.This spiritual influence is something that greatly impacts her art. Her visions have become embedded in her practice. This allows her to visually express complicated concepts from spirit such as the diagrams of the universe that can be found in her book Death and Rebirth, that contains 150 pages and sells for $23.00 on Amazon here.

Want your artwork  included in the Artist Book Project book that will be available for purchase from Amazon?

The theme is nature. Submit your creations inspired by nature so Jina can create a book of nature showcasing contemporary art. Submissions are now open. Send paintings, drawings, photos and go wild with the theme.  To be included in the project, all that she asks is a payment of $16 or £10 from each artist. Every artist can take part in the Artist Book Project– visit about the project and the submissions page for more details.

Producing the book

Once Jina has received your images, she will begin work  on the book which will be titled ‘Nature’. The book will be formatted using the professional standard software, Adobe Indesign. It will then be printed using Createspace a sister company of Amazon. This company will print the books using print on demand technology. All participating artists and customers will be able to purchase a copy of the book from Amazon in the United States and Europe.

The book

The book will be a full color paperback. 10″ x 7″ inches. This is a portrait format book, which might be worth keeping in mind as you select which piece of artwork you would like to include. The price of the book will be dependent on its size; it will be influenced by the number of artists that choose to take part in the project. If demand is very high, different volumes will be produced, so we can make sure each artist can be included. Each artist will receive one page each. The page will show the artist’s name, title of the image and a photograph of the artwork.

Jina Wallwork writes on how to use the ‘Artist Book Project’ to network and makes sales:

As an artist it is import to find relevant art business contacts. It is important to find people who believe in your work, and as a business person it is also important to find people who can assist you in turning your work into profit. As an artist you will already have some contacts from agents to art gallery owners, art bloggers and critics. Think of all of your useful contacts and then think of all the artists that will take part in the Artist Book Project, think of their contacts.

Once the book is published each artist that is involved will share the news with their contacts. When they purchase a copy of the book and discover all the other great artists that are included, that means you. Their contacts have now become your contacts. They can search the web for more information on the great artist they have discovered and they may give you your next career opportunity. The book becomes a tool for each artist, to promote all the other artists who take part.

Each artist will not make money directly from the artist book project. However, they will make money indirectly. Each artist will not receive profit from the sale of each book. However, the artist retains complete copyright of the work. The Artist Book Project will have permission to use the image in a single publication. This means that the book is promoting a piece of artwork where the artist owns the original work and owns the copyright. The more successful the book becomes the more it increases the value of the artwork depicted. Consider the current value of your work then consider the value once it has appeared in a published book. A publication will raise your status and how others perceive your work will alter. A lot of artists are successful because people consider their work to be an investment. Those artists cultivate that perception, encouraging others to believe that a work purchased will double in value in a space of five or ten years. Publications are one of those methods in which you convince others that you are going to be one of the greats. It enhances your CV and increases the chances of other opportunities.

NY Arts Magazine Promotional Ops For Artists

NY Arts Magazine Announces Promotional Opportunities For Artists 
  • For 17 years NY Arts Magazine has been continuously publishing, promoting & supporting over 20,000 artists, writers, curators and more.
  • Their website gets 3,000,000 hits per month and their daily newsletter reaches 16,000 subscribers
  • In conjunction with international galleries they are offering monthly promotional/exposure/opportunities in print and online at NY Arts Magazine.

To participate in these publicity opportunities contact marketing.nyarts@gmail.com

Note: For artists who are uncertain how to approach such an opportunity–our ebook guides you and provides several e-letter formats for you to use as your own.

The Artist Marketing Resources ebook guide is available on the Smashwords site downloadable to Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and in other formats such as Text file, Word: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

and directly from Artist Marketing Resources –here: http://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/

Also, on Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCZSTG 

SOLD! Limited Edition Print in Amazon dot com Art-Only Store

Today we sold one print from the print edition on paper by artist Terry Luc. The print is titled America 1, and you can view and purchase this print on Amazon via this link: http://amzn.com/B005I6CRT8

America 1, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

In addition to America 1, the Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store  offers other limited edition prints by Terry Luc.

Natalie Woodpecker, limited edition print by Terry Luc


Fire Eater, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

Natalie Woodpecker by Terry Luc–you can view and buy this print on Amazon dot com via this link: http://amzn.com/B005I6CNPQ


Fire Eater by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CR70

Lemma Peel, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

Print on Paper: Lemma Peel by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CP8G

Temptation by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CGG2

Temptation, by Terry Luc, limited edition prints available on Amazon

Golden Arrow by Terry Luc http://amzn.com/B005I6CQIK

Golden Arrow, Terry Luc

Silent Sphinx by Terry Luc  http://amzn.com/B005I6CDTW

Silent Sphinx, limited edition print on paper by Terry Luc

Not pictured: Rumsfeld (aka Redrum) print by Terry Luc–view it on Amazon via this link:  http://amzn.com/B005I6CKH2

SOLD! Art in Our Amazon Artists Only Store

Our Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store best-selling item has sold and shipped to buyers throughout the US, and Europe. This morning an order came in to ship one expedited to Canada. That means the buyer paid a lot more for next day delivery.

Jimi Hendrix & His 1969 Corvette Stingray, a limited edition poster from an original painting by Chris Osborne–find it on Amazon here: http://amzn.com/B005H0NYRE

Also, available in our Amazon store as Giclee prints on canvas in two sizes–20 x 13  and 23 x 35 inches.

Jimi Hendrix & his 1969 Corvette Stingray, by Chris Osborne, Giclee on canvas prints and limited edition poster


Art on Amazon–A Google+ Public Page

(please ignore this verification code: {EAV:f3a728645d545cb0}) If you like using Google+ you may have noticed the option to create a *page* and make it *public* to all Google+ users. Yesterday, I created a Google+ page for the Transmedia Artist Amazon store. I named this Google+ page Art on Amazon.

I used the Artists on Amazon logo above, but simplified the page name to Art on Amazon to bring more people interested in art to the page. This new Google+ page is more than just a static profile page. I will continue to post items to a stream from this page and encourage artists selling in the store to do so as well.  I have already added several items listed in the Transmedia Artist Amazon store. Visitors may comment on these and other  posts.

The Art on Amazon Google+ page is a great place for artists selling in the Transmedia Artist Amazon store to post more about their art and interact with buyers. For instance, artists may share details and behind the scenes details and photos about the making of an artwork, or share photos from an art exhibition, and more. This will help bring interest and buyers. I plan to post to the Art on Amazon Google+ page daily, and would like to see store artists post as well.

All are welcome to the Art on Amazon Google+ page.

Ebook for Artists Now Available on Amazon USA, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy

The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions by Marie Kazalia is now available on Amazon dot com in the USA –here is the link to get a copy for your Kindle reader. By tomorrow, this ebook title will also be available on Amazon UK, Amazon France, Amazon Germany, Amazon Spain and Amazon Italy, in an English language version only.

If you don’t own an Amazon Kindle device the Smashwords site has the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Submissions downloadable to Sony Reader and  as Text file, Word, PDF and other formats:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

New Art Print in Our Amazon Store: Sneaker Dog by Jerry Gonzalez

We just added a new print edition to the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro StoreSneaker Dog  by Jerry Gonzalez. Sneaker Dog is printed on 11 x 14 Textured Fine Art 310g paper and retails for $30.00

Sneaker Dog, by Jerry Gonzalez

I Uploaded My E-book to Amazon Kindle This Morning!

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Cover via Amazon

Have you been wanting to add an ebook to Amazon so you can tap into the Kindle market to create an additional income stream that will generate additional cash flow?

OK, I have delayed uploading my 90 page ebook manuscript to Amazon Kindle, but finally decided to give it a try this morning. If you have ever tried to upload your ebook to Amazon, or other ebook sales site such as Smashwords or Create Space,  you know there can be frustrating formatting requirements and issues. Like CreateSpace and Smashwords, Amazon also had its own unique manuscript format requires. It was a bit of a nightmare for a while. I spent hours formatting my manuscript to get it just right for acceptance to each site. But now, at last, Amazon has gotten around those problems! Amazon no longer requires specific formatting exclusively but accepts a variety of manuscript formats! I uploaded my ebook, The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions, this morning in less than 15 minutes! My ebook will be available to buyers in 12-24 hours.

Image above right: an Amazon Kindle Reader

3 New Limited Edition Giclee Prints From *People Sitting* Series by Milan Rubio

People Sitting #010, by Milan Rubio

We are pleased to offer three new limited edition Giclee prints on  Hahnemühle William Turner 310 fine art paper (with double UV protection) by artist Milan Rubio, now in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store.

Sitting People #010 by Milan Rubio http://amzn.com/B0060MJOEA

Sitting People #015, by Milan Rubio

Sitting People #015 by Milan Rubio is offered in a hand-signed and numbered limited edition on Amazon.com http://amzn.com/B0060MIGW6

Sitting People #07, by Milan Rubio

Sitting People #07 by Milan Rubio http://amzn.com/B0060MLHBS

All print purchases include a certificate of authenticity.

Tweet Exchange

Exchange

Image by chrisinplymouth via Flickr

My Twitter account @Artozon (Artists on Amazon) for my Amazon store has over 8,000 Twitter followers. Recently, I was offered $6+USD per Tweet to send out sponsored Tweets. This gave me the idea to do a Tweet exchange.

To take part in the Tweet exchange:

Follow one of my Twitter accounts–

@Artozon

@TransArtGuide

@TransmediArtist

I will follow back.

Send me your Tweet of 140 characters or fewer, and I will Tweet it. Either leave your Tweet below in a comment or email it to: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

Tweet one of my 3 Tweets:

Limited edition #Giclee #art #Print – Cotton Candy Skies by William Basciani #buy on @amazon http://amzn.com/B005JZHSL0


Jimi Hendrix & His 1969 Corvette Stingray #Poster  easy to buy on Amazon 
http://amzn.com/B005H0NYRE

Digital #Art #Print  Metallic Screen #6 http://amzn.com/B005J14A3I  limited edition made @ PC Colour Lab, LA, CA, USA

New Digital Art Downloads in Amazon Store

New art in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro store is by Russian digital artist Grase Migel

This downloadable digital artwork, titled: Gobble,is by Russian artist Grace Migel

Purchase this Digital Art Download, Titled: Gobble, by Russian Artist Grase Migel  on Amazon.com: Link: http://amzn.com/B005TKHXE2

Kill Me in the Comments is a downloadable digital artwork by Grace Migel

Purchase this downloadable digital artwork on Amazon, here: http://amzn.com/B005TKH10S

Artists On Amazon Articles

Wave, William Phelps Montgomery

A new VASA blog post on the digital fine artist William Phelps Montgomery, and a Technorati news article on Chris Osborne’s paintings of Stars and Cars, both feature artists who sell their art on Amazon.com.

William Phelps Montgomery’s digital fine art Lambda print laminated to plexiglass, Untitled #20   and the limited edition poster Jimi Hendrix & His 1969 Corvette Stingray by Chris Osborne, are just two of dozens of artworks priced from $30.00 to $3,000.00USD that are available in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store.

Like this Fan Page

Marilyn & her 1955 Lincoln, by Chris Osborne

Marilyn is there–on the new Facebook fan page for the Amazon Artist Store.

To *Like*  the fan page for the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store click here.

So far, I have added a great new e-commerce storefront to the fan page. Not the free kind with the tiny tumbnail images, but one I subscribe to, that has a large *buy* button on each item and large images.

I set up a new Twitter account @Artozon (Art on Amazon), then I added an app that brought my Twitter feed to the new store fan page.

Around and around it goes, and will shall see what comes out of it all!

Like my fan page and I will like your fan page! If you are an artist interested in selling in the store, fan the page for more information.

Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store Opens

The Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store is open! With New listings of artist-made items added daily.

Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store link:

http://www.amazon.com/shops/TransmediaArtist

The first items in the store are a series of 7 paintings on canvas by artist Benjamin L.M.

People Take Flight Across and Up, painting by Benjamin L.M.

 

5-1 Rule for Social Media

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Image via Wikipedia

The 5-1 Rule of self-promotion—  That is, cross-promote other artists and share valuable information five  times (5 tweets, 5 comments, 5 posts) before you promote  your own art or services.

An early book on how to use Twitter, by Steve Weber, states a 10-1 rule for tweets. But I think that with 10-1,that is, if every ten tweets are about someone else before tweeting about yourself, then your identity could get lost, and could even confuse followers.

The 5-1 rule makes more sense, IMO.

This week, on this blog, I think I have approximated the 5-1 rule by posting about 2 Technorati articles on artists, offering artists an article on their own art (via a contact form), and providing options for artists to sell on Amazon dot com in the new Transmedia Artist Amazon Store. For the 5th item, I’m letting all my readers know that they can sign-up to my newsletter to receive a list of 12+ great top sites where artists can submit their art for features and increased exposure.   My newsletter  is already written and waiting in AWeber for a Sunday July 7th, 10:30 a.m. send-out. Sign-up now to receive the list of 12+ top sites to submit your art, by going to the Transmedia Artist Marketing site, and completing the easy to find newsletter sign-up form on the right side of the home page, here: http://Transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress

Artists Pooling Resources for New Amazon Store

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Image via Wikipedia

Dear Artists and Readers of Artist Marketing Resources blog

The Transmedia Artist Amazon Store is set-up  to sell original art and artist products (such as posters).

The advantage to selling on Amazon is that Amazon has millions of shoppers and the holiday buyer season

is approaching.

If you have a Giclee print or two (etc) you would like to sell in the Transmedia Amazon store.

All sales are on commission basis, but to list, each item must have a UPC or EAN or ISBN etc code.

UPC codes are purchased in blocks of 100.

One artist may not need 100 UPC codes (for $760USD and up to thousands)

So I have purchased 100 UPC codes and will share the UPC codes with each artist

listing in my Transmedia Artist Amazon store.

Or if you wish to purchase your own,

codes can be purchased online here:

https://www.officialeancode.com/order_form_ean.php

http://www.gs1us.org/barcodes_and_ecom

Here is the link to the PDF of terms for selling in the Amazon Transmedia Artist Store:

https://acrobat.com/#d=XocsRrY4RXndngT2ZTe-Cw

If you would like to take part in the Transmedia Artist Amazon Pro Store sales

email:

Marie Kazalia, Artist Marketing Resources blog owner, and group owner on LinkedIN, Transmedia Artist Marketing owner (http://Transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress)

email: MarieKazalia@gmail.com

How to Upload Your Digital Book to Kindle, by Nancy May

Kindle populates the retail E-book selling market

“Millions of people now own Kindles.”, “And Kindle owners read, a lot. When we have both editions, we sell 6 Kindle books for every 10 physical books. This is year-to-date and includes only paid books — free Kindle books would make the number even higher. It’s been an exciting 27 months.” This a press release by the CEO and founder of Amazon.com Jeff Bezos.  As Amazon.com don’t issue sale figures for Kindle it is hard to stipulate an – exact figure.  According to Bloomberg by the end of 2010 Amazon.com would sell an average of: 5 million Kindles whereas in, 2009 sales were predicted by Bloomberg to be: 2.4 million Kindles.  With, sales figures predicted like these it is no wonder why the iPad as a digital reader is, overtaking the Barnes and Noble Nook as the Amazon.com’s Kindle’s threat in the digital E-Reader.

As a self publisher, it is imperative to, keep up with the trends of the modern-day reader.  Some may think being a writer is an easy occupation.  It is one of the hardest and being able to get work across to the reader is, ever changing with, the integration of the E-reader.  The book is written.  How exactly then, does a writer go about getting their work published on the: Amazon Kindle?  This guide will help any writer who; wants their work read as an e-book.

1)      The book manuscript is complete.  Now what happens? First things first…Editing, when submitting your book online onto Kindle, (be aware though on the Nook, it is only available to authors living in the US).  Editing is, an essential role, for as the old saying goes; four eyes are better than two.  It is best to check around, editors can be found in the first page of the book, in reference books obtained via – your local library or, simply via an internet search.  In my experience with an Editor, it is more financially viable to go with an outside source than, the Authorsolution house.  An Editor for an, 60, 000 word novel can, take just as little as two weeks to, do a complete edited version of the book manuscript – to your own specific requirements. A useful link: http://aplusediting.books.officelive.com/default.aspx A Plus Editing services.

2)      Now the book’s manuscript is edited, how exactly does it get transferred from the word format in Office to what, the reader holds in the Kindle reader?  Amazon Kindle stipulates that, the Digital Text Platform is, compatible with, a word document.  Here again, in my experience and, researching from scratch – just exactly how to upload.  It is best if, the edited manuscript of the book is saved as, a – web page, filtered.  That way; the layout is, discarded with any, needless extra spacing.  Though; as a web page filtered the: txt. Document is, translated into: HTML, the recognisable format of the Kindle Digital Text Platform.  A free programme that will create an E – book can be found here: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/HomePage/default.asp?Language=EN E-book creator

3)      Now the E-book is created. The place to upload the E- book is – Amazon’s Kindle, in doing this; there are only these basic rules an author needs to adhere to: the author holds the rights to the work being uploaded; the author has a synopsis for the title of the work.  (The Title is usually the first thing given to the author’s book).  A book cover is also needed for the book on the Kindle store.  Book cover designers can be found on the first page of a book, in a reference book or via an internet search.  Useful link:   To http://www.bookcreatives.com/ (for book cover designs you will need an ISBN). Though if you do not yet have a book cover a placement holder cover will be assigned until book cover upload.

4)      To create a Kindle account which, an author uploads via the digital text platform.  This can be found here: https://dtp.amazon.com/mn/signin creating an account and signing in is a simple process.  All the information required is the author’s address.  As a UK author publishing on Kindle I am unaware if an author in the US are required to fill out bank details.  In the UK royalties are paid to the author by cheques.

Please note that when an E-book is published on Amazon’s Kindle it, does not necessarily means the author will generate book sales.  For book sales to increase it is important that, distribution to the media is made and networks are formed on the internet via Facebook.  Please also not when self publishing on Amazon’s Kindle it is better for increasing book sales to, have the book reviewed and blurb by, an already established author.

Nancy May, author.

www.b-litebooks.weebly.com

Beacon: The Road to Separation available on Kindle

(Temporary cover until book cover from illustrator is complete)

Beacon: The Road to Separation,

Available in Kindle, check out:

http://www.facebook.com/l/f4b45Q51McJNJd3V8vydMb72Y7g;www.amazon.co.uk/Beacon-The-Road-to-Separation/dp/B004H4XQSS/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&qid=1294019230&sr=1-16