25th January 2015. 12pm CET (11am GMT)
A one-off roundtable with Indie Content Creators, part of the event Indie Content Creators day, organised by Craving Distraction. You can watch the video below, or download the audio file here.
For a description of the event in audio form, have a click here: listen to ‘Indie Content Creators Special Event’ on audioBoom
We now have access to hundreds (thousands?) of tools that allow us to make our creative dreams come true, pretty much on our own. But it’s not that easy.
The process of independently creating, completing, promoting, distributing and retailing a creative work can be really challenging for many of us.
However, the other thing that technology has enabled us to do is to look for help at the click of the bottom. I am incredibly hounoured to take part in a live event with five other very different creative individuals, with a connection to Spain, on January 25th. We will be sharing our experiences and insights on how to produce, exhibit, publish and sell photographic or fine art, ebooks or paperbacks, videos, audiobooks or podcasts.
Ready to take those first steps? Why not join us?
The event is being organised by a regular guest on this podcast, Paul Read aka the Gazpacho Monk.
This Indie Content Creators Day is primarily being hosted on Facebook but we also have other ways in which you can take part if you don’t use that social platform.
Born in rural New Zealand, now in self-imposed exile from Spain in Auckland, New Zealand, ten years after first setting foot in Valencia. Author of seven self-published novels, including the Secrets of Spain trilogy, historical fiction based in Valencia and Madrid throughout the 20th century. Reviewer of both new and classic books on Spain, Valencia history blogger and social media addict on all things Spanish.
Areas of expertise: Writing, Publishing
Location: New Zealand
Since completing a degree in fine art photography (more years ago than he cares to remember) he has had his work published, exhibited, and sold through libraries. He also sells prints of his personal work to collectors. Prior to moving to Spain he also held a number of positions teaching the subject.
Areas of Expertise: Photography, Web design and content sites (Spain Buddy and Gandy-Draper), Long distance walking! J (the Canary Islands)
Location: Almeria, Spain
British-born, mixed-media artist and artist-empowerment coach. 20 years resident of Spain and eternal nomad. Previously self-employed as graphic designer and jewellery designer-maker. Loves communication in all its forms. Passionate about empowering fellow creatives to grow wings and fly.Areas of Expertise:
Branding/visual identity for print and digital media
Pinterest for idea development and personal/business branding
Ebooks – design; why you might want to create one as a visual artist or anyone who doesn’t normally ‘write’
Stepping outside your habitual content medium to enhance your creativity / develop you creative voice
Location: Granada, Spain
Areas of Expertise: Self Publishing digitally and in print, Podcasting, Audiobooks, Podcasting
Originally from London, has now lived in Spain for nearly 20 years. Author of several books on Spain and Spanish history as well as teacher and writer on Tai Chi and Eastern Philosophy. Producer of 2 youtube channels (Speaking of Spain and Tai Chi with the Teapotmonk) as well as a variety of random podcasts. Likes to make Garlic Soup.
Areas of expertise: Indie Ebook and paperback production, distribution and marketing, Mobile Computing Fanatic, Video Channel creation on Youtube, Budget Podcasting
Location: Granada, Spain.
Areas of Expertise: Marketing Art
Location: Granada, Spain
Indie Content Creators Roundtable 12pm CET
You can follow the discussion live on Google Plus or YouTube or from this page on 25th January 12pm CET (11am GMT). Click on this link.
Open Facebook event 5pm – 7pm CET
At least 6 panel members will gather to discuss more on these issues and offer practical steps to gett your creative endeavours out into the digital marketplaces.
They will be answering questions from anyone who joins the event, as well as offering up free examples of our work over the course of the 2 hours (including Kindle free books, free audio files, free photo book PDF’s) so everyone will have concrete examples of the sort of work that can be created online.
How Can I Join You?
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