Fans, Friends And Followers: Building An Audience And A Creative Career In The Digital Age

Fans, Friends And Followers: Building An Audience And A Creative Career In The Digital Age
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An essential guide for filmmakers, musicians, writers, artists, and other creative types. "Fans, Friends & Followers" explores the strategies for cultivating an online fan base that can support your creative career, enabling you to do the work you want to do and make a living at it. Based on dozens of interviews with the artists pioneering new approaches to production, marketing, promotion, collaboration, and distribution, it presents strategies that work - in a straightforward, jargon-free way. Featured artists include YouTube star Michael Buckley the animators behind JibJab, Homestar Runner, and Red vs. Blue video artist Ze Frank ("theshow") comedian Eugene Mirman singer-songwriters Jill Sobule and Jonathan Coulton OK Go frontman Damian Kulash filmmakers M dot Strange ("We Are the Strange") and Curt Ellis ("King Corn") writers Brunonia Barry ("The Lace Reader") and Lisa Genova ("Still Alice") and artists Tracy White, Natasha Wescoat, and Dave Kellett.