Mark Simon Books

Mind Your Art & Animation Business

Earn more money in your creative business. Whether you’re an artist, musician, filmmaker or any type of creative, these fun and informative articles are for you.

Fun articles about serious business.

Mark Simon has been writing about business for artists for years in Animation Magazine, Filmmaker Magazine, Movie Maker Magazine and Animation World Network for years.

165 pages
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Table of Contents

Preface/Intro
Forward – Thriving Artist

Chapter 1 – School of Hard Knocks
Chapter 2 – Resumes
Chapter 3 – Demo Reels and Portfolios
Chapter 4 – Call My Agent
Chapter 5 – Any Job in Art
Chapter 6 – Looking for Jobs
Chapter 7 – Job Dating

Chapter 8 – Marketing – Hey, Look What I Can Do
Chapter 9 – Promotion
Chapter 10 – Pimp Your Website
Chapter 11 – Primary Marketing Worksheets
Chapter 12 – Secondary Marketing Worksheets

Chapter 13 – Transparent Lines
Chapter 14 – Waiting for the Phone to Ring
Chapter 15 – 80/20 Rule – Keep Your Business Alive
Chapter 16 – Freelance Rates
Chapter 17 – Sport of Negotiating
Chapter 18 – More Transparent Lines
Chapter 19 – Stay Organized
Chapter 20 – Freelancers Anonymous
Chapter 21 – Transparent Lines – Opposites Attract

Chapter 22 – Storyboards – Movie Maker Mag
Chapter 23 – Attention All Storyboard Shoppers

Chapter 24 – Your Idea is Pitched
Chapter 25 – Where to Pitch by Madame Krammitt – Clairavoyant
Chapter 26 – Size Does Matter
Chapter 27 – Tell Me Something Short
Chapter 28 – Don’t Give Up – Timmy’s 5

Chapter 29 – Artists Rights
Chapter 30 – Contracts
Chapter 31 – Become a Corporate Head

Chapter 32 – Don’t Budget Yourself Out of Business
Chapter 33 – Accounting
Chapter 34 – Invoicing

Sample Contracts & Deal Memo
Sample Invoices
Recommended Books
About the Author
Index

Photo Gallery

Testimonials