ebook details and buy buttons here: http://transmediartistmarketing.org/wordpress/a-guide-for-making-artist-submissions/
One question ArtstyShark asked, but that didn’t make it into the ArtsyShark article (http://bit.ly/ArtSharkArticle) due to length–so I’m sharing here:
AS: What in your opinion are the biggest misconceptions artists have about the submission process?
MK: Most beginner and emerging artists wait for and respond to Calls for Submissions from various arts organizations. Many artists subscribe to submission lists, to scan over annual calls and fee based ops, putting their only research efforts into this one market segment. It’s like waiting in line for one thing, while a multitude of opportunities pass you by. There are hundreds, even thousands, of options out there for making artist submissions! Many artists just don’t know the endless possibilities that exist. My ebook is an eye-opener.
But I don’t just talk theory in my ebook. My ebook is a true How-To guide for artists. In simple steps, I show artists how to put themselves out there to find their markets and create their own opportunities. My ebook covers everything an artist needs to know to get started marketing and promoting their art, including presentation tools and know-how, insider tips on what words to use to get a gallerist’s attention, and *must use* words for obtaining print contracts. In my ebook I provide cover letters for artists to adapt and use for contacting gallerists, art consultants, and other arts professionals. Then I recommend a submission campaign action plan in a simple weekly framework, and even provide direct links to arts professionals. The links in my ebook alone will save any artist hundreds of hours of research! There are even links to lists of art industry contacts, such as a link to a list of hundreds of companies that need art for CD inserts, and a link to my offer to access my share list the Directory of Art Consultants –a list of 500+ live-linked contacts. In my ebook I share from my experiences, to save artists hundreds of hours (months! years!) of time wasted on trial and error efforts. My ebook is a DIY kit for visual artists to accelerate their art careers. I make this kit available as an ebook to reach artists across a variety of formats, including Kindle, Sony Reader, PDF and several other file forms and reading options.