Posts Tagged: amanda palmer
Amazon and Hachette finally resolved their ongoing dispute last month, but the fracas served to illustrate the risk involved with relying on Amazon for such a huge portion of sales. As a result, Hachette is looking to diversify its digital sales by turning to Twitter as an alternative retail avenue....more
It’s been a fascinating couple of weeks here at The Rumpus. Here’s a taste of what you might have missed.
Join the conversation at The Blurb#10, especially if you’re a writer, or worse, an employer of writers.
Sheera Talpaz makes with the funny in Funny Women #3, What Will You Do With That MFA in Poetry?...more
Amanda Palmer, who says that she’s been getting criticism for making money from her webcasts, has one hell of a manifesto up on her blog called, subtly enough, “Why I Am Not Afraid to Take Your Money.” She’s got a pretty convincing and simple argument as to why artists shouldn’t be afraid to ask their fans to support them:
“artists need to make money to eat and to continue to make art....more
It occurred to me this morning, because the hottest party in Austin is the Fader/Levi’s party (that’s not really true, it depends on your measurements, it’s complicated), but it reminded me that the people making money in 1849 weren’t digging for gold, they were making pants....more