Freelance Publishing Gigs available for the Ten Piscataqua Painters project
Our freelance gigs are not paid hourly or by salary, but instead earn a share of the book’s Net Profit (after expenses), and profitshares are paid on an annual basis starting one year from our publication date. While we’re confident we will reach our crowdfunding target for Ten Piscataqua Painters, it’s only after passing our crowdfunding target, that shares begin to earn any money. It’s impossible to know beforehand how successful we’ll be beyond that. We may only do a little better and we share next to nothing, or the stars could align and we have a local bestseller. In any case, no one should be expecting to get rich, how successful we are depends very much on how well the community supports our idea of discovering and celebrating outstanding visual artists of the Piscataqua watershed.
To make a pitch for any of the job descriptions at right, please email email@example.com.
Publishing a coffee table book takes a village, there are a million different little jobs needing to happen at different times. But traditional publishing is changing, color printing is more affordable than ever, and the internet has made crowdsourcing, crowdfunding and online collaboration possible.Suddenly, a series of coffee table art books celebrating local painters isn’t such a crazy idea.
Our collaboration starts with inviting ten outstanding painters from the regional community, both established and emerging. , and they share one third of the book’s net profit after expenses. We also recruit a crew of creative professionals and freelancers from the community to do the behind-the-curtains work—the editorial, design, production, and marketing gigs you see listed in the next column. The crew divvies the second third of any net profit. The last third goes to Ten Piscataqua which is the project’s traffic cop, and provides continuity, an office, and warehousing space.
And then we reach out to the community looking to discover, explore and celebrate ince we’ve done it once already with Photographers, so we’re confident we’ll meet our $10K crowdfunding goal to print and bind Ten Pisc. The next trick is to generate enough interest to start putting money in everyone’s pocket. The financial rewards of crowdfunding are by no means guaranteed, they could be next to nothing, or it’s possible that the stars shine on us, and the book becomes a viral hit. In which case a rising tide lifts all boats. Aside from their earned shares, everyone participating, receives a first edition copy of the book, can buy additional copies after crowdfunding at the lowest wholesale price, and will have their name and contribution recognized in the book credits for all time.
Copywriter: A wordsmith for crafting advertising copy, social media posts, other publicity. Needed mostly spring and summer ’21.