Counter Arts
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Counter Arts

Be a Genius, but One We Can Understand

and other annoying things about markets

(actual slide from a presentation about arts funding)

It is hard to be a creator in America.

America values things using data. Data means quantifiable measurements— so literary agents look for a following, editors look for a market, publishers seek monetization, companies want branded product sales…. everything boils down to numbers.

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M. M. De Voe

M. M. De Voe

Fictionista, collector of obscure awards, admirer of optimists in the face of dread. Author of Book&Baby, an acclaimed guide for writer-parents. mmdevoe.com