Glancing Deep: Bibi Baloyra – Bakehouse Art Complex

Courtesy of FineArtNotebook Photo Credit: Aparna Jayakumar Our deep but brief dive into the heart and minds of art world influencers. During a recent interview for with the brilliant and glamorous Bernice Steinbaum, she made the suggestion that I meet Bibi Baloyra, the new Executive Director at the Bakehouse Art Complex, I didn’t ask why, I said when. That’s what one does with Bernice because there’s no doubt that the person she wants one to meet is going to be interesting. That’s an understatement when it comes to Bibi Baloyra. We spent some time at her office talking about upcoming exhibitions and events and then she took me for lunch at L’epicerie at Wynwood where we had exquisite quiche and a side of roasted tomatoes. I didn’t go home empty handed, instead I stocked my larder with baguettes, croissants, quiche and more along with a few darling tote bags for my darling nieces. Eat there if you haven’t but it could have been the superb company of … [Read more...]

Art Palm Beach Announces Success of 2016 Fair

Next Level Fairs Heads to Boca Raton with New Fair Debuting March 2016 MIAMI – (February 2, 2016) – The 19th Annual Art Palm Beach took place January 20 – 24, 2016, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center and welcomed more than 28,000 visitors.  80 exhibitors from 21 countries – 50% participating for the first time – announced successful sales.  In 2017, Art Palm Beach will take place January 18-22 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. “Our goal this year was to bring the fair to a new level of quality in the exhibitors, the art and the offerings around the fair,” says Lee Ann Lester, founder/organizer, Art Palm Beach.  “The attendees, collectors, exhibitors, artists and the organizations and institutions we worked with complimented us over and over again – and sales supported this fact,” continues Lester. The fair opened with a VIP preview and Mayor Jeri Muoio of West Palm Beach was on hand to present David and Lee Ann Lester with a proclamation.  … [Read more...]

Art Palm Beach Celebrates 19th Edition of International Fair

PALM BEACH – (December 31, 2015) – Art Palm Beach, the internationally renowned premiere mid-winter contemporary art fair on Florida’s Gold Coast, takes place January 20 - 24, 2016, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Celebrating its 19th year, Art Palm Beach is Palm Beach County’s longest running fair dedicated to contemporary, emerging, and modern master works of art of the 20th and 21st centuries. “This year we have increased our number of exhibitors, exhibition space, on and off-site events with more than 8o international galleries exhibiting paintings, sculpture, photography, video, new technologies, performance art, and art installations offering collectors exposure to today’s emerging art trends,” says Lee Ann Lester, founder/organizer, Art Palm Beach. For the 19th edition of Art Palm Beach, Lee Ann and David Lester, founders/organizers, have created new sections emphasizing emerging art, sculpture and works on paper. An inspiring schedule of educational lectures … [Read more...]

Book Review: Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them (9781936740802) — Foreword Reviews

Book Review: Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them (9781936740802) — Foreword Reviews. … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Starting Your Own Book Publicity Campaign


7 Tips for Starting Your Own Book Publicity Campaign

It’s often been said, “Writing the book is easy, marketing it is the hard part.” Maybe that’s because there’s just so much to do! And in many—or most—cases, the whole job falls to the author.

A few traditional publishers offer a little help, but many do nothing at all. So all authors have to navigate the public relations (PR) and publicity waters. That’s why some authors hire a PR expert or publicist, although I’m often asked if this is worth the money—and it definitely depends upon who you hire and how much you are willing to spend on your … [Read more...]

Nota Bene From Dindy

Writing is my passion along with reading.  What better way to keep you informed?  With a name like DindyCo our blog deserves a special title as well.  Latin is the root of the three wonderfully expressive languages used in my business – English, Spanish and French.  Therefore a Latin name is the obvious choice!  According to Webster’s, Nota Bene means to note well, a practice I strive to achieve on a daily basis.  Here I will share client news, book reviews, articles and interesting tidbits - visit often or sign up to receive pings when there's something new to read.  

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I Hate Press Releases, By Jane Friedman

Blank Faces / Rommel Adao This is part rant, part advice. I don’t write this post as if my needs were everyone’s. But it’s frustrating to see authors AND PUBLISHERS—who probably have little time and resource to begin with—wasting their time by contacting bloggers (and others in the media) with dead-on-arrival press releases. Let’s back up for a moment. What kind of press releases do I receive? I receive announcements primarily about new books, new products, and site launches. I also get information about author-experts who are available for interview. When I say “press release,” I’m referring strictly to an e-mail announcement that is neither addressed to me personally (beyond an automated greeting line) nor is it seeking to serve me or my audience. It is looking to get something out of me: coverage on my blog or social network. Why are the press releases I receive typically ineffective? They are part of a huge and impersonal blast, hoping that a few hits … [Read more...]