Use Applewatch Mockup Templates to Show Your Art Products

 

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There are many mockup products, aka scene generators, that artists may find useful–such as poster mockups, greeting card mockups, product mockups for showing your art on various products and on a variety of items. Mockups may be used in presentations, on your website, and in your marketing and promotions. I’m learning more about what mockups are readily available. As I find useful mockup, I will be reviewing and sharing  them in future articles.

Today, I’m sharing Get Scenery because the site is super easy to use. Get Scenery mockups allow you to test-out your images before purchasing. With their free watermarked mockups, like I’m using here, I am able to demonstrate how artists can easily read my ebook on the go.

So I’m able work on and try out a variety promotional plans and ideas before deciding on which mockups to actually purchase. Purchased versions do not have watermarks.

To try out the watermarked mockups, go to the Get Scenery site, download the mockups and then with one click you add your own photo to try in each–as I have here. Trying these have given me new ideas and a better understanding of how I might use these mockups in my product promotions.

 Get Scenery mockups have all the latest devices, such as the new Apple Watch, for you to use in your marketing.

 

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For instance, if you have a catalog or portfolio of your fine art photography prints or a series of fine art prints that you’d like Art Consultants and Interior Designers to know about. You could use a mockup of an iPad or iPhone on your website to quickly show how easy it is for an Art Consultant or Interior Designer to view your prints while they are on-sight in the space where the prints will hang.

 

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Try out your products to select the best options, then purchase usable versions with no watermarks at reasonable prices. Showcase your designs with premium mockup templates from getscenery.com

 

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Get the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Submissions E-book here.

 

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Seeking Original Articles, Artist Videos, and Artist News for ArtWorld App Community Magazine

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View of the ArtWorld app Community Magazine in iPad

As Co-Editor of ArtWorld Community Magazine, I’d like to invite artists, arts writers and arts journalists to submit original articles on subjects related to the art works of living artists.

Accepted articles will be published in the Artworld Magazine(within the Artworld app) for iPhone and iPad and on the ArtWorld Facebook page, as both PDF and as HTML.
 Facebook. As an Album on the Artworld’s Timeline for viewing by the 8,550 followers of the ArtWorld app on Facebook.
 PDF. As a formatted and illustrated text in Helvetica. This format improves readability, especially with smaller devices and low-resolution screens.
 HTML. As formatted HTML. The style and the layout is optimised for the iPad and iPhone ( the fonts will be very small when viewed on a larger screen). The presentation is dynamic and adjusts to the height and width available. It needs to in order to present things properly on both iPad and iPhone, and in portrait and landscape orientation.
Here are a couple of screenshots from the iPhone and iPad. If you have access to an iPad or iPhone you can check out the in-app presentation in detail.
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iPhone view of the ArtWorld Community Magazine

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  Screen shots show how to share article to Facebook and Twitter from your device.
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Submit previously unpublished articles to ArtWorld Community Magazine Co-Editor, Marie Kazalia, via email: mariekazalia@gmail.com
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Map view of the ArtWorld app showing locations of the studios of artists using the app

Now You Can Access Our Artist Resource E-lists via iCloud on iPad, iPhone, other tablets and devices

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New! When you purchase any e-list resource in our web store, you will receive it as an iCloud document that you can access on your computer, iPad, iPhone, and other tablets and devices.

If you have already purchased any of our e-lists or e-book, look for a new link to the iCloud version in your email soon!

The iCloud versions of these e-list documents have clickable links and are share files which we continually access and update. Since they are share files, you access the updated version each time you use any of our e-lists. Today and tomorrow we are adding a large number of new Brooklyn – Bushwick New York art galleries to our International Art Gallery Directory E-list which you can get here.

Find all our artist e-list resources, e-book, and e-postcard marketing services in our Artist Marketing Resources web store here.

You Can Now Make Purchases using your Phone or tablet device in the Artist Marketing Resources web store

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For a long time artists were only able to shop in the Artist Marketing Resources web store using their computer. Now, artists can shop the Artist Marketing Resources web store using their iPhone, or other cell phone, iPad or other tablet or device. Artists have requested this feature and so we’ve worked to add it.

Visit the Artist Marketing Resources web store here for ten helps for artists to grow their business and career.

 

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Lambda Art Printers and Web Offset Printing Video Tours

American digital artist William Montgomery creates his artworks using an iPad, then prints each to large sizes on paper in limited editions mounted to museum grade plexiglass. He works with printers in the US who own and operate large format Lambda printers, such as the one featured in this video:

For other projects, differences of printer choices between web offset printing and sheet fed capabilities effect speed, quality and price. Exposition Printing has facilities in the USA, Argentina, Asia, Mexico, and Europe–Los Angeles, CA; Tijuana, Mexico; Brussels, Belgium; Milan and Rome, Italy; Singapore; Hong Kong; Barcelona, Spain; Lyon, France; Tokyo, Japan; and Seoul, Korea. They specialize in brochures, magazine and catalog printing.

Advice from Exposition Printing:
You’ll find that if you’re producing more than 50,000 copies of a 160 page letter size or brochure, web offset printing will cost less than sheet fed printing. That’s simply because a web press is about 4 times faster than a sheet fed press. It’s also going to be much more expensive than a traditional sheet fed style printing press but the time savings passes on cost savings to you.

Web offset printing requires presses that cost about $400,000 to $2,000,000. Sheet fed offset printing presses in comparison can cost as little as $3,000 to $200,000.

The world’s premier web offset printing press manufacturers are Heidelberg, ManRoland, KBA UK, Toshiba and others. They produce 50,000 impressions per hour on average.

Read The Daily Krasowitz Print-a-Day Artist Blog on Your iPad/iPhone in the ArtWorld App Newsfeed

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Keith McFarlane, owner and developer of the Artworld app, recently configured the Daily Krasowitz blog posts to appear in Artworld app newsfeed on recommendation of Artist Marketing Resources. Artist Michael Krasowitz is a prolific artist and equally prolific social media sharer and blogger and so we felt his print a day blog a good choice for the Artworld app newsfeed. Get the newest version of the ArtWorld app on iTunes here.

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News! Artist Marketing Resources articles now in the ArtWorld App Newsfeed AutoScaled to iPhone/iPad

 

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Artist Marketing Resources blog has new increased visibility! Our blog post articles now also appear in the newsfeed of the ArtWorld app for iPhone and iPad! Images in our blog articles are auto-scaled to match any orientation of iPhone or iPad in the ArtWorld App used by over 5,000 art lovers, art buyers, and artists. The ArtWorld app is designed to connect artists with art collectors and is available in  the iTunes app store here.

Artist Marketing Resources features artists, small arts businesses, art galleries and art professionals on our blog–via these options. If you are an artist or have an arts business and would like us to feature you in a blog post– with all images in the article made clickable to your website–find the details and available options click here.

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Art Mags Resource List and Ebook now on Scribd w/ iPad and iPhone Readability

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With Adobe PDF scheduled to remove their share file platform in 2015, we’re looking for new platforms for our 8 ebook resources for artists. Here are two now available on Scribd–

The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions Ebook now on Scribd here.

Art Magazines, Art Blogs, Art and Design Publications – 47 pages of clickable links is now available on Scribd here. There are several features on the Scribd site that add convenience for users. One, you can preview the ebook prior to purchasing. Once purchased, you add it to your library for easy storage and access via your computer, iPad or iPhone, Android as well as other viewing options.

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Two 30 Second Videos: Where Artists Meet Art Buyers and Art Lovers

Dear Artist,

Let me share with you two videos, each 30 seconds in length, that introduce Artworld and the community it represents. If, having seen the videos, you wish to support Artworld, then please share them with your fellow artists, especially those not yet taking part. Artworld is an excellent idea, strongly supportive of artists and the arts. It needs, and I believe it deserves, your support!

Here are the videos: one for art lovers and buyers, and the other for artists taking part. Artworld charges neither fees nor commissions. It presents your work beautifully. Not only that, and it connects you directly with buyers in your neighbourhood or “armchair travellers” a continent away. Why not take a moment and see for yourself? I’m certain you’ll be interested! And should you wish to take part, check out the Step by Step Guide. It’s your art at their fingertips. And just one tap!

Yours Sincerely,

Keith McFarlane

P.S. Artists don’t need an iPhone or iPad to take part. Upload your work from any browser, on a PC, Linux or Mac. For details of registration and how to upload your portfolio refer to the Step by Step Guide. Artworld also has a Facebook Page dedicated to the work of participating artists, and many of our artists are exceptional, established and emerging artists of international rank.

Ownza: Easy Way to Make Money Online

I signed up with Ownza. When I made some purchases on Amazon, Ownza gave me the option to share each item. A couple of days after I made my purchases, I received email notifications:

Good news. You have a payment of $1.59 pending to be credited into your Ownza account for purchasing something through Amazon for $69.35.

Good news. You have a payment of $1.86 pending to be credited into your account for purchasing something through Amazon for $69.24.

It’s easy to sign-up for Ownza and share your online purchases for cash back.

Get Online Shopping Discount Codes For Art Supplies + Free Shipping at Coupon Chief

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Recently, in an online discussion, a group of artists talked about the importance of getting as many things as possible delivered to their studio doors– from food to art supplies–so they can spend their days at work on their art and waste very little time running errands. It is possible to get just about everything you need delivered, but then concern shifts to all those shipping fees you’re paying. If you want free shipping, then next time you are about to place an online order, stop, and before you click that final *buy button* take a minute to search the Coupon Chief site for coupon codes that you can immediately use to get free shipping and discounts.

Coupon Chief asked me to review their site and I am so glad to discover that they currently have discount coupon codes for buying just about anything online–clothing, pet items, stationery, beauty supplies, and yes, art supplies!

Use Coupon Chief coupon codes to get Free shipping for your Jerry’s ARTARAMA orders, Blick, MisterArt, Flax, Greatart UK, Ink Supply, Utrecht and others.  I easily found coupon codes for 15% off, 20% off, and 25% off an entire store order at Jerry’s ARTARAMA, plus coupon codes to get a free Facebook T-shirt with purchase, a free tube of white paint with purchase, and a free brush-washer, (and who doesn’t  like those free items?).

Coupon Chief has several current coupon codes for Utrecht, to get free shipping on orders over $25 dollars, to save 15% on orders over $75 dollars, to save 40% on any 1 item, to get 20% off plus free shipping on your $75 order, to get 40% off one item + free shipping, and  15% off + free shipping on $100 or more, and new coupons codes to get $30 off on orders of $100 or more.

How would you like to save 20% on CafePress orders? Or get 40% off ebooks? Those were the top two coupons when I visited the Coupon Chief website yesterday.

I also found 14 printable coupons for Staples for substantial savings on ink pens, paper, paper shredders, Flash Drives, Laser Jet printers and a coupon code for free shipping for any online purchase. While reviewing the Staples coupons, related coupons appeared in the sidebar, including 31 printable coupons for Office Depot, and 16 Coupons for Office Max and coupons for Viking-direct UK.

The site currently has discounts for stores such as Walgreens, Macy’s, Overstock.com, Urban Outfitters, Home Shopping Network, and sites such as Emeals.com and 48HourPrint.com.  I reviewed the alphabetized list of stores on the Coupon Chief site and discovered the Army Navy Shop . Using a Coupon Chief coupon code I  placed an order for %15 off with free shipping for some new vintage paratrooper pants I use as art studio work clothes.

In that Coupon Chief store list I also noticed the Apple iTunes Store and the Apple Store had some incredibly low prices on iPads and iPhones. And that list of stores is a great resource for researching new sites you may not discover otherwise.

Post sponsored by Coupon Chief.

How Artists Make Sales of Their Art Using Auction Apps on Their Blogs, iPhone

In Germany, artist Wolf-Gunter Voight holds a twice weekly auction of his Pad Paintings. In each auction he makes one of his iPad paintings available for easy purchase via a Fine Art Auction App on his Blogspot blog. In the screenshot above you will notice that the information and instructions are in both German and English.

Auction apps is a big topic and I am just beginning to explore the many options out there which will take some time. Live Auctioneers offers a iPhone auction app for selling art, antiques and collectables. Get an account free.

Caspio has an online auction and Facebook integration. They offer a two-week free trial. Read this successful case study.

Get A Free Copy of the Art Newspaper

 

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Yes, that’s right–the Art Newspaper is mailing out free print copy samples internationally. All you have to do is complete their simple form by filling in your name and address here. Then wait to receive your copy in the mail. I’ve subscribed to their online edition in the past, and I think the subscription was about $75.USD, so excited to learn that I can get a look at a print copy of this high quality UK publication for free.

 

Sell Your Art to Interior Designers on Houzz

Looking for more ways to get your art in front of potential buyers? Want to makes sales of your art to interior designers? Upload high quality images (at least 1,000 pixels wide) of your artwork to Houzz. Houzz is a large professional design site for interior designers, architects and others. In the latest Houzz newsletter, one condo owner commissioned an artist to create new artwork for his walls.

Only a few artists have created a presence on the Houzz site so far. Set up an account with quality images of your art including interior views with your paintings hanging on walls, your 3D art on tables etc. You will also be able to connect with interior design professionals by following them and by asking a question for discussion.

I connected with one interior designer on the Houzz site, who told me that she gets her art from “all over” — directly from artists, online etc.

What more tips, links and contacts? Artist Marketing Resources provides extensive resource lists to industry professionals here!

New Amazon CD Trade In Program Gets You Store Credit + More Space

Have art books on your Amazon wish list you’d really love to get? ( I know my wish list is long.) Have CDs taking up space?

Amazon recently announced that they are offering a CD Trade-In Program…

Once limited to more expensive trade-in items camera gear, Kindle, iPad, iPhones, and Android tablets, Amazon’s CD Trade-In Program now let’s you search for CDs to trade-in (if they meet their acceptability criteria), ship them for free at their cost, and after processing, receive an Amazon Gift Card directly into your account.

Trade-in values start at $0.50 and go up to $6.40, $10.00 etc.

Amazon does not resell used CDs, though a variety of used and like-new offerings are available through their marketplace. It’s actually third-party merchants handling this trade-in process. If you’ve migrated to an all digital library  and still have CDs taking up space, this Amazon trade in offer may be the way to go.

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

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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.

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New iPad App Features the Work of Contemporary Video Artists

Art and Technology Intersect in New iPhone & iPad App That Streams Contemporary Video Art onto Home and Public Space TV Screens, article by Marie Kazalia published by Technorati news–here is the link to the full article: http://technorati.com/technology/article/art-and-technology-intersect-in-new/

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.

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Beacon: The Road to Separation available on Kindle

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Beacon: The Road to Separation,

Available in Kindle, check out:

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For immediate release, Dec. 10, 2010

Art Opportunities Monthly is now providing a completely free version of their highly acclaimed opportunities list for visual artists. The new AOM Free is the largest free list available anywhere. Each entry is veted to eliminate the scams and the for-profit soak-the-artist schemes that flood other lists and sites.

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