Christmas Day, and we come to the end of our Advent Calendar. I figured that not too many people would be checking this entry, busy as they are with the holiday, seeing family and friends, etc. So I decided that I would use this final entry as a summary of the entire series — an easily-linked-to page with all of the entries.
- Day One: Introduction — including John Roger’s theory of “4th Generation Media” (4GM).
- Day Two: Kickstarter — crowdfunding of your projects.
- Day Three: The Free Content Model — including Howard Tayler’s keynote address to the Utah Open Source Conference.
- Day Four: CwF+RtB=$$$ — including Mike Masnick’s presentation on the model to the MidEmNet conference.
- Day Five: Scrivener — an overview of the software that should be the weapon-of-choice for Insurgent Creative writers.
- Day Six: Fans, Friends & Followers — Scott Kirsner’s book and the related video presentation to the Bay Area Video Coalition.
- Day Seven: Webcomics.com — Brad Guigar’s website, and the accompanying book.
- Day Eight: Bandcamp — sales and delivery for music and merchandise for Insurgent Creative musicians.
- Day Nine: Kindle Direct Publishing — overview of the market-leading independent epublishing tool.
- Day Ten: Createspace — sister program to KDP, offering print-on-demand books and more.
- Day Eleven: Spoonflower — custom digital printing of fabric for textile designers.
- Day Twelve: OneBookShelf — the premiere digital download site for Insurgent Creative game designers.
- Day Thirteen: Wreckamovie — crowdsourced film and video production.
- Day Fourteen: Gettin’ Paid — payment processing for Insurgent Creatives: Paypal, Amazon Payments and Square.
- Day Fifteen: iTunes U — educational tools to enable an Insurgent Creative being a Jack-of-All-Trades.
- Day Sixteen: Freelancers — hiring additional help to cover things you can’t do yourself.
- Day Seventeen: ImagineFX — Magazine with tutorials and tools for Insurgent Creative artists.
- Day Eighteen: FutureMusic & ComputerMusic — Magazines with tutorials, tools, and samples for Insurgent Creative musicians.
- Day Nineteen: Mag+ — a service offering free software for production of publications for digital tablets, without coding.
- Day Twenty: Spielmaterial.de — a supply house for game components.
- Day Twenty-one: Other Publishing Options — Covering the 30-40% of the market not held by Amazon.
- Day Twenty-two: WordPress — site design and content management.
- Day Twenty-three: Cafepress — print-on-demand merchandise sales.
- Day Twenty-four: Grab Bag! — a digital delivery service, a wordpress media creation plug-in, and a Flash game creation platform.
So there you go — One advent calendar down. So what becomes of Insurgent Creative in 2012?
Well, the response to the series has been great — obviously there are quite a few of you out there who are interesting in giving the Insurgent Creative life a try — so I will definitely be continuing in the coming year. I’m considering a few things, including the possibility of an Insurgent Creative podcast, a dedicated website, and more. I would love to hear your input, so please leave your comments below.
Thank you for reading this far, and here’s to a creative 2012.
Storm the gates!
3 Replies to “Advent of the Insurgent Creative, Day 25 – The End?”
Thanks a lot for this series. There was information there that I knew about, or had gathered from following a lot of the people we have in common on Twitter, but there was a lot more that was new to me or simply put it all in one place. Your series already helped me to get my wife’s first novel finished and published, so if you only helped me, your goal at the outset was met.
I’d love to get these collected in one document for later reference. And I look forward to any further sharing of wisdom along the way.
So yeah, storm the gates.
So great to hear that, Daniel! I’m glad I could help in some way.
…and yes, one of the things I’m considering is collecting and expanding this into a book.