Give the Ebook Artist Guide as a Gift Delivered by Email

Click, send, deliver your gift of the ebook Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions to your artist friends this year. Do you have an artist in your family? Give them the ebook Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions using the new Give as a Gift option on Smashwords.

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Here’s how it works:

  1. Click the “Give as a gift” link from the book page for the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions.
  2. Enter the name of your giftee and their e-mail address. Very important you enter the correct e-mail address otherwise they won’t receive it. Alternatively, if you would like the gift to be a surprise, enter your own e-mail address. If you’re using this option and you want to give the same book to several different people, make sure that you click “Give as a gift” once for each giftee (don’t increase the quantity, because then you will be giving multiple copies to one person, which is probably not what you want).
  3. Once you complete the purchase of the gift, we’ll send an immediate e-mail to the recipient, providing them instructions on how to redeem the gift (you will get a copy of the e-mail too). If you entered your own e-mail address in step 2, you will get the e-mail and you will need to forward it or print it out and hand deliver it to your recipient. The gift code (contained in the hyperlink in the e-mail) will allow whoever uses it to pick up this gift, so keep it a secret (except from your giftee, of course). The gift e-mail will look like the sample below. Note that we will not share your e-mail address with the giftee, only your name as listed in your Smashwords profile.
  4. When your giftee gets the e-mail, your gift recipient will simply click the hyperlink in the message (which contains the gift code) and their book will become instantly available if they’re already registered for Smashwords. If they’re not yet a Smashwords member, or they’re not logged in to their account, we’ll prompt them to join (it’s free) or log in. After they register, the book is waiting for them in their Library.

Sample gift e-mail

Dear [Giftee’s name]:

[Your name, as listed in your Smashwords profile] has given you a gift of the ebook “Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions” by Marie Kazalia on Smashwords! To pick up your gift, please click the following link, or copy it and paste it into your web browser:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939 (the full link will give them access to the book contents)

If you already have an account on Smashwords.com (we’ll prompt you to log in, if necessary) you’ll have instant access to this book. If you don’t have an account on Smashwords, you will be asked to create one — don’t worry, it’s easy and free!

We hope you enjoy your gift!
The Smashwords Team

Here’s how to read Smashwords ebooks!Step 1: Click to the book page by clicking on the book title above.

Step 2: You’ll be prompted to log in to your Smashwords account. If you don’t yet have an account, you’ll be prompted to create one. It’s quick and free to create an account. Sign up, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail, click the hyperlink in the e-mail and you’re in. Come join hundreds of thousands of readers around the world who use Smashwords to discover, purchase and read over 90,000 ebooks!

Step 3: Once you’re logged in, your gift will be saved for you and you will be able to click to get your book (or click to your Library to find your book) and click the download format you prefer.

Step 4: Read! Here’s our FAQ on how to download Smashwords ebooks to any device: https://www.smashwords.com/about/supportfaq#Reading.

Plus–We send a copy of the gift e-mail to you the gifter as well, so that if for some reason your giftee doesn’t get the e-mail, you can pass it along to them yourself.

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I keep Tweetdeck up all day and receive notices of any mentions. Some artists, art orgs and galleries share my links. When I receive a mention on Twitter I make sure that I retweet. If you’d like a retweet then share one of my links below.

On Google+ it is easy to share links and  +1.   I reblog on Tumblr whenever the option is available, to help share the artwork of artists. On Pinterest I pin to my own boards and to other boards I’ve been invited to pin to, such as one for the literary and art journal Meat For Tea.  Send a good quality jpeg of one of your art images and I will upload it to Pinterest and pin it to one of my boards. Be sure to let me know the title and medium of the artwork. Send it to MarieKazalia@gmail.com (leave a comment here to let me know that you’ve sent it).

Leave your links in a comment on this blog post, and I will copy and paste them into a tweet and share on Google+. You can leave your website link, portfolio link, Facebook fan page link, Tumblr blog link etc, but be sure to also leave a descriptive line. (No one will click on a shared link unless they know something about what it links to.)

Share my links:

Artist Marketing Resources blog http://ArtistMarketingResources.com 

Transmedia Artist AMAZON Pro store http://www.amazon.com/shops/TransmediaArtist

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

Artist Marketing Resources PDF lists: 800+ Places to Sell Your Art, International Gallery List, Art Consultants, Art Licensinghttp://artistmarketingresources.webs.com/

ebook  Guide to Making Artist Submissions is available on Amazon Kindlehttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCZSTG

ebook Guide to Making Artist Submissions on the Smashwords site is downloadable in many formats: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

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 

E-book Guide Helped Artist Get Her Art Into Magazine

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I forget to ask artists for testimonials. So, I am always pleased when an artist spontaneously decides to send one. Yesterday, I received this unsolicited testimonial–just sharing an excerpt here:

hi marie…i read your e-book and thus far it has helped me tremendously. (just recently got my work in an online magazine after YEARS of no publicity) I believe the issue will be released to the public and when it does, i’ll be sure to alert you. Thanks so much!  now, I’m hoping to connect with curators in my area and ask that you “introduce” me to (name omitted) etc…  artist, candace pryor

The ebook, the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions, by Marie Kazalia is available on Amazon Kindle:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCZSTG

and  on the Smashwords site downloadable to Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and in other formats such as Text file, Word, PDF: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939 

and as a PDF directly from the author, here.

Read an Ebook Week kicks off @ Midnight! 25% 50% 75% Off or Free ebooks

Read an Ebook Week kicks off today.  The Smashwords site ebook sale runs for one week March 4-10–starting Sunday at midnight and ending at the 11:50pm next Saturday evening, pacific time.

For one week only, thousands of Smashwords authors and publishers will provide readers deep discounts on ebooks, with coupon code levels for 25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE.

At one minute past midnight Pacific time today, a special Read an Ebook Week promotion catalog will appear on the Smashwords home page.  Readers can browse the catalog and search by coupon code levels and categories.  At the stoke of midnight Pacific time on March 10, the catalog disappears.

The coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords.  In the future Smashwords would like to find a method of including their retail partners, but unfortunately the logistics preclude that as an option for this promotion.

My ebook, The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions is 25% off on the Smashwords site during this promotional week. View a sample or buy it here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

Smashword ebooks are downloadable to Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader and in other formats such as Text file, Word.

If you have thought of writing an ebook and publishing online, consider the Smashwords site. Smashwords just signed a distribution agreement with Baker & Taylor for distribution to public libraries and the Blio e-reading app. Baker & Taylor is one of the world’s largest distributors of print books and ebooks, and a major supplier to libraries. Smashwords books gain distribution to the Blio e-reading app which comes pre-installed on millions of personal computers, laptops and tablets manufactured by companies such as Dell, HP and Toshiba. They also operate their own retail site at Blio.com.  Smashwords books gain distribution to public libraries that subscribe to Baker & Taylor’s Access360 service, which they launched last year.

Artists Ask: Where can I find info on how to submit my artwork to art licensing companies?

I frequently post Calls for Artists to Submit on this blog. Two days ago, I posted information about a fine art publishing company that is currently accepting submissions from artists.

Artists asked—How do I submit? Where can I find info on how to submit my artwork to art licensing companies?

Yes, you are on the right track by asking questions!  Art licensing companies receive many submissions daily. It is important to make a professional looking submission. Why? If an artist submission is sloppy the company representative reviewing submissions may deleted it!  Yes, this is true. In your art licensing submission it is important that specific words are used, or your submission may be deleted. Why? Because professionals in this industry do not have a lot of time to educate artists. It is up to the artist to find out the correct approach before contacting the companies about their artwork.

You will find information on the correct ways to make submissions in my ebook the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions.  The ebook format gives artists immediate access to the information they need.

Visual artists, the Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions contains tips, 100’s of resource links, and cover letters for you to adapt and use for making your own submissions, in any media, to get your art viewed by art licensing company reps, fine art publishers, art gallerists, museum curators, corporate art consultants, and others in positions to help you take the next step up in your art career. Artists use the information in this book to create their own opportunities and  income streams that will support your art-making practice.

The sample letters in this ebook are based on actual letters used to obtain solo exhibitions, lucrative art licensing contracts, representation with top artist agencies, and contracts for lucrative Giclee print sales internationally. Adapt and use the cover letters in this ebook to make your own submissions.

Where do you get a copy?

Copyright Marie Kazalia 2011

ISBN 978-0-615-47557-8

ebook: 90 pages

The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook is available on Amazon Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006YCZSTG

 The Transmedia Artist Guide to Making Artist Submissions ebook is now downloadable from the Smashwords  site, in several formats including Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, PDF, Text file, Word and other word-processing formats: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/55939

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.

Image above right: an Amazon Kindle Reader