The key to successfully employing a media mailing list is consistent and sustained use. A single news release will rarely deliver desired results. SPAM is never welcomed, so make certain that your content is professional in appearance, newsworthy and properly constructed.

Published articles in major media are counted as earned media by major search engines. They are often picked up by prominent social media websites that distribute news stories and are regularly seeking content.

You will rarely be contacted as a follow-up to a news release unless a publication wishes additional background information, images, or direct quotations. Respond promptly before their interest lags and a potential story flounders.

Print media is currently in a state of fluctuation, cutback and change based on financial challenges, declining readership and competitive technologies. Transitional periods create numerous position, title and employment changes. Most newspaper staffs are becoming smaller and low revenue earning departments such as book sections are being eliminated or consolidated into larger departments such as Entertainment. Editors are often reassigned and/or laid off on short notice. I make every possible effort to keep the information fresh by my own personal use. Updates and additions are always welcomed.

Your headline is the most important attention device to an editor. It is critical that your subject line reflect the newsworthy and most important elements of your story. Editors delete most email news releases before they are even read if your subject line fails to impress. News media outlets and editors are inundated daily with story ideas, pitches and news releases. Intriguing and informative headlines typically are the most effective way to attract an editor’s attention amidst the volume of messages.

Your subject line should be limited to a maximum of ten potent, action words that summarize your content. Avoid cliches and giving the impression you are selling something. Using only CAPITAL letters and/or !!!!! in your subject line appears unprofessional.

The essential structure of a news release should always have contact information that includes your organizational name, address, telephone number and email address. It should likewise include the person to contact for follow-up information and their specific role or title. A designated release date will insure that it is timely news.

Proper spelling and correct grammar is absolute. The failure of either is a sign to an editor that your news release will be too much work for them to reproduce without major modifications, no matter how interested they are in your story idea.

For repeat news releases on a similar subject, book, exhibition or project, vary the message to make the story appear fresh. For instance, for a self-publishing author, announce the publication of a second edition even if very little has altered from the first edition.

To avoid having your news releases deleted by SPAM filters, never attach images. You should only send images to editors or writers that have requested them and know what to expect. Stick to plain text rather than HTML formatting or elaborate fonts.

Try to send each email individually and address it to one specific contact. It is more time consuming but gives the impression of more personal attention. It is also an opportunity to personalize your message as well or include special comments to the recipient.

Be cautious with oversending email. Interenet Service Providers may limit the number of emails you may send daily. For larger sized email campaigns, you will probably wish to space out the timing over several days. The consequences of overuse may prompt yoru account to be suspended or you may be categorized as a bulk emailer and your emails will not be delivered by yoru server.

Local media sources are often the best initial media outlets for exposure. Try to cultivate a professional relationship with local reporters if possible.

Get to the point with your text. A single page news release is usually sufficient. If an editor wishes more background, they will contact you directly. It is imperative, that you initiate the first step in the contact process. Editors and reporters rarely know of your existence unless you contact them first.

Some news sources jealously guard the email addresses of their editors and reporters and do not publish them online. Instead, they will provide a personal contact form that may be sent directly to that individual.

Continuity, consistency and perserverance are the keys to success and exposure. The process is never simple and frustration is universal. Keep your promotional efforts constant and they will often bear fruit. Most importantly...keep creating regardless!


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The second edition of author Marques Vickers’ The Ultimate Guide To Selling Art Online is a concise reference source for artists enabling creative entrepreneurs to maximize the expanding sales capabilities of the Internet. This edition details important exposure strategies, existing and emerging sales opportunities and valuable promotional outlets. Over 500 useful reference websites are provided referencing art marketing, website design, sales and promotion outlets.

This Ultimate Art Guide stresses the importance and urgency of cultivating a vibrant social media presence via active postings and participation with content, social networking and weblog websites. These activities supplement an artist website with videos, feedback capabilities and resources to cultivate new and return buyers. The book stresses the importance of personalization and an artist’s articulation of their creative vision.

Practical advice and supplementary consulting sources are offered on every aspect of website design, effective promoting through media exposure, direct mail and the cultivation of a potential and existing client base to establish long-term sustainability.

Concrete and instructive sales advice is provided on the most direct online sources available today for artists including online art galleries, eBay, Amazon and Etsy marketplace stores, auction houses, design industry outlets and barter exchanges. A chapter stresses alternative income sources including giclée reproductions and licensed art images.


Preface: The Online Revolution Continues

The History of Internet Sales
What Art Selling Outlets Are Profiting By Online Sales
The New Gallery Business Model For Selling Online
Specific Online Changes Over the Past Decade
The Shifting Balance of Power Between Artist and Seller
The New Role Changes Between Artist and Art Gallery
Breaking Into The Art World’s Closed Circle
Global Selling Opportunities


Chapter #1 A Fresh Dependency and Integration of Social Media

What is Social Media?
Three Primary Factors That Maximize Social Media Reach
How to Personalize Social Media Follow-Up
The Three Categories of Social Media Best Suited For Artists
Content Community Websites
Social Networking Websites
Non-English Language Social Network Websites
Weblog Websites
The Frailties and Fallacies Behind Being Liked
Abusing the Numbers
The Laws of Online Survival        
 Automating All of Your Social Media Outlets Together

Chapter #2 An Artist’s Website

Attractive Packaging
Your Role in Creating The Design Concept
Third Party Designers
Designing Your Own Website
Personalize Your Website
Exhibit Your Artwork Images
Limitations of Display Monitors
Image Terminology
Make Certain That Your Entire Index Page Loads Within Four Seconds
Evaluating Your Website Host
Technical Support
Set Up Fee/Monthly Fee
Hard Drive/Space
Uploading File and FTP Access
Common Gateway Interface Additions
E-mail Boxes and Pop 3 Aliases
Other Considerations
Memorable Domain Name
Why Control Your Domain Name
Clarity of Vision
Layout Harmony
Make Your Site Simple to Navigate
Attaching Visual and Audio Clips
Global Considerations
Protecting Your Online Images
Encryption Software
How The Cellular Phone and Tablet Revolution Affects Website Layouts
The Most Important Layout Design Distinctions
Present and Future Advantages of Mobile Designed Websites

Chapter #3 Drawing Traffic To Your Social Media Pages and Website

Qualifying Your Website Viewers
Search Engines and Indexes
Where and How Often Should You Submit Your Website Pages
Paying For Search Engine Submissions
Reciprocal Links and Website Rankings
Web Beacons
Buying Traffic and Ad Words Programs
Overpaying For Non-Buying Traffic
Electronic Magazines

Chapter #4 Cultivating Media Exposure and Email Marketing

Strategies For Sending Out Press Releases
Bulk Email Press Release
Third Party SMTP Bulk Email Services
Pitching Your Story
Specific Media Submission Guidelines
When Should You Publicize Yourself?
Press Release Services
Purchasing Mailing and/or Media Lists
Direct Mail and Permission Based Email Selling Lists
Long Term Objectives For Direct Mail
Integrating Direct Mail With Email

Chapter #5 Alternative Income Sources

Giclée Print Technology
Giclée Production Process
Large Format Inkjet Printers
Licensing Opportunities
Legal Considerations With Licensing
Greeting Cards

Chapter #6 Who Buys Art? Online Art Gallery Sales Outlets

Identifying Primary Buyer Groups
Repeat Art Buyers
Art Galleries (For Artists)
Hotels and Restaurants
Interior Decorators/Designers
Corporations and Local Businesses
Advertising Agencies
Architects/Real Estate/Property Managers/Builders/Developers
Public Agency Commissions

Chapter #7 Selling Via eBay, Etsy and Amazon Marketplaces

eBay Auctions and Merchant Stores
Etsy Merchant Stores
Amazon Marketplace Stores

Chapter #8 Consigning and Selling Through Auction Houses

Who They Represent
The Process of Consigning
Seller’s Reserve
Appraisal Days
Itemized Reporting
Payment to Consigners and the Rate of Seller’s Premium
Growing Role of Auction Houses

Chapter #9 Barter Exchanges and Cashless Transactions

Trading Fine Art
Internet-based Barter
Trade Dollars
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
Taxation of Barter Transactions
Joining A Barter Exchange

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