Thursday, March 09, 2006

Giving it away worldwide

On 21 February we noted that the publishers of Paul Dorrell's non-fiction book Living the Artist's Life had decided to give away 250 copies of the book to bloggers, as part of a marketing drive.

At first the offer was limited to bloggers with a US postal address, but now it's gone global.

The publisher ticks me off on one point. This book is apparently nothing like The Artist's Way, by Julia Cameron, which I suggested as a possible comparator. 'Dorrell is a renegade gallery owner and novelist known for his hard-won success, integrity, and compassion for artists. He suffers under few delusions in literature or art. He is also a columnist for The Artist's Magazine.'

Reviews of Living the Artist's Life (lots of them) are at www.livingtheartistslife.com.

3 comments:

Steven Frein said...

I just got my copy in the mail last week. I plan to read this weekend. I agree it does not look like it is going to read like The Artist Way, but I am glad the publisher is reaching out to bloggers.

Thanks for the link

Anonymous said...

What exactly is a renegade gallery owner? Does he turn up drunk at showings and make rude comments about the pictures? Or give away his canvases to the poor with loud shouts of 'Up the Workers!' and 'Picasso for the masses'?

Anonymous said...

Apparently a renegade gallery owner is one who writes books that are then given away free to the masses, I mean the bloggers.