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07-09-2003, 06:31 AM
Free Sculpture Book: Readers Wanted
Read the most unique free sculpture book on the web
located at http://www.sculpturedisplay.com/content.html
This month and every month I write to learn about the
sculpture world. The book consists of personal experiences
like the essay "Round Enough" which tells of a first sculpture,
or "Blue Wave," about an embarrassing sculpture moment.
Read interviews with sculptors and educators like this month's
that tells of a sculptor's success, “Success Inside The System.
Read lthis month’s comment “Art and Money”, and
last Month’s " Art and Idea" to test your thoughts.
And if you only want to read one essay, read what I
think is my most facinating essay,"The Last Italian".
I’m looking for feed back, and hoping you will like the
book enough to continue to read it and tell your friends.
Please post or e-mail email@example.com (1) Tell me if
the writing interests you or not, and why? (2) Tell me who
you think will benefit from reading the book? And finally
(3)tell me the ways I can reach the target audience.
07-09-2003, 05:26 PM
Don, I'm sure that your motivation is honest, but it is very annoying for members to have to read repeat messages attempting to generate traffic to your site.
I have removed your 2 other duplicate posts.
I wish you the best of luck with this, but please refrain from using this community to advertise.
07-09-2003, 06:23 PM
I'm was unfamiliar where to place the notice. It looked to me as if these were differn't sections where people would look for information. I'm not trying to be annoying. This wasn't a commercial post. I want to share my book. I do have sculpture on the site. I do not sell sculpture. I also have pedestals on the site. I've sold 8 in a year. I'm not peddling pedestals. I'm trying to share my writing. You are in charge of your board and I respect your decision. However, I'd appreciate knowing how to use this site to get my book noticed. Kristine from the Sculpture staff told me of the site and told me to use it. :mad:
07-10-2003, 01:57 AM
Hey Don, no problem. Please don't take offence. The problem is that as you have not joined another discussion or introduced yourself beyond this thread, your posts, to me, to be honest, looked like spam.
I did check your site, and can see that your sincere.
So... welcome. :) And I hope you take the time to add to the community. Give and you shall recieve.
07-10-2003, 04:46 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback. I still don't know how to use the site. I thought the message was useful for those who usually look at different parts of the site by topic, like news. I could jump into discussions and refer questions to part of my site using threads but that seems worse than a simple announcement. The reason I want to share is that I'm hoping for feed back and discussion. That's a great way to learn. The other way around you think you know and it's a shock to learn you don't. Every time I interview I'm surprised by the answers to the questions. Probably I should go back to school and get an MFA and try to learn about art in a structured way. But at 73 it's a little impractical. And besides if you keep reading my book you will eventually read "Can Art Be Taught." I've already researched that one. Send me a message and tell me how to target the site to find readers. Also as long as you've seen the site I'd like your reaction as to it's relevance, who should be interested, and how to reach them :)
07-16-2003, 10:23 PM
congratulations on what appears to be an exhaustive labor of love. your writing is both informative and entertaining. best of luck with finishing things up. iuniverse (http://www.iuniverse.com/jahia/jsp/index.jsp) is a great resource for self publishing as they print on demand and sell books through barnes and noble. also the cafe press shops are starting to print on demand. cafe press (http://www.cafepress.com/cp/info/sell/books.aspx )
you might also create a micro site dedicated to your book and optimize it properly for search engines. if your webhost supports multiple domain names this will cost you very little...best of luck again.
07-23-2003, 09:40 PM
It's exciting receiving responses from around the world. Unfortunately only two of 116 viewers sent a response. I'm disappointed no one answered my questions.
Thanks for your compliments and suggestions. I liked learning of self-publishing resources. However, I'm not interested in self publishing to sell the book. I'm offering it free on the net. Putting it on the net satisfies my need for an audience to drive me towards deadlines, to keep me focused, and to force me to write responsibly. I wouldn't turn down an offer from a publisher because it would offer me a chance for editing. I love feed back. That's why I ask for e-mail replies in almost every communication.
At the moment I trying to write an essay to compliment Exposed 2002 the first of my two essays for August. Exposed is an annual outdoor sculpture show at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont, USA. I interviewed the director and the curator to learn about the process of putting on a show. One thing always leads to something else. I'm now behind writing the interview because I felt compelled to read 2 art books. One of the books explains what was on view, contemporary art. However I'm learning contemporary art as opposed to Post Modern, and Modern is an entity, rather than just art made by people making art today.
Art writing like the book I'm reading makes reading and understanding complicated. My mandate to myself is to uncomplicated the subject and present it in a simple easy to read format. I like to write as if I'm a teenager just finding out what art is all about. And even though I'm in my seventies, I guess I will always remain at that threshold.
I hope you keep reading.
Thanks for the reply
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