Technical Aspects of Writing an eBook

Possible Alternative to Donations Groups, especially nonprofit ones, are often seeking new ways to bring in donations. One path that few travel but could be profitable is to create your own eBook for sale. In the post before last we explored writing an eBook, so now we are looking at creating one in terms of […]

John Yianni Stamas talks about the Platinum PIAs 2018 & Guerrilla Entrepreneurship

Hello ArtisticPreneurs. Here at Lights Camera Read we’ve received several emails and phone calls regarding folks wanting to know when the next Platinum PIAs (2018) will be occurring. You’re in luck because in this blog entry we’re going to detail that, as well as will be bringing you information regarding a brand new 7 part […]

Yianni Stamas Talks About DIY Artist Marketing

Artists of all kinds, regardless of your art form, sometimes have a hard time marketing themselves. But the fact is, to be successful, you’ve got to get out there and talk about yourself. And the good news is that today, because of technology resources, it has never been as fun and easy. It all starts […]

Benefits of having a Blog

Have you been thinking about starting a blog but aren’t sure if it is actually going to be helpful for your career or business? What are the benefits of having a blog? If building your organization’s or your own presence on the internet is a part of your marketing strategy, then a blog can be […]

Your Mission and Vision

This week’s Art Gush online course that we are creating is on the topic of your vision and mission. Therefore we are going to focus this blog entry in that direction as well. If you have a nonprofit organization, having a vision and mission is vital, but even if you run a for-profit business, a […]

Platinum Pias Feedback

Last week we asked NYC Make a Difference newsletter readers to give us their feedback about whether or not the Platinum Pias Community Awards Show for Artists should become an online-only event so people all over the world can participate more easily. Your responses were unexpected and interesting. Many of you clicked through from last […]

Lights Camera Read

The “NYC Make a Difference” newsletter is the official newsletter of Lights Camera Read. What is Lights Camera Read? It is an educational nonprofit sponsored organization that has the mission to helpĀ introvert artists of all kinds (actors, writers, musicians, filmmakers and so forth) go from being “starving artists” to artist entrepreneurs via programs online and […]

Magic in Today’s World

I was a magician from age 8 to 18. I had a good run. I developed it into a little business almost right away, performing at birthday parties, club gatherings and schools as a kid. I miss it. There was something very thrilling about learning new magic tricks and then integrating them into the act. […]