Free Must-Download eBook 'Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul' Coming in September

Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul is a free, awesome-looking eBook coming in September from some heavy-hitters in the indie film scene. The book is a series of case studies that "dive deep into the real numbers and real details of independent film distribution," and will be released free in September during Independent Film Week here in New York -- when I'll be taking meetings about my first feature film, Man-child. You may have heard of it? I just launched a Kickstarter campaign and I'm counting on your support! How's that for an example of selling my film without selling my soul?!? Check out the book's video trailer:

The book is presented by Prescreen and is co-authored by full-service indie nonprofit The Film Collaborative, filmmaker and distribution guru Jon Reiss (I called his first book Think Outside the Box Office a "great gift for filmmakers"), and marketing strategist and social media expert Sheri Candler. Yeah, it's free (after Independent Film Week is over, it will cost $4.99). Yeah, it sounds like essential reading. Yeah, it'll be available on iBooks, Kindle, PDF, you name it. You might as well just sign up to be notified by email about the book's release now. But if you need some more convincing, here are some more selling points:

  • case studies of a number of narrative features and documentaries
  • spans across genres and demographic appeal
  • provides concrete and helpful examples of what to do and what not to do when it comes to independent film distribution
  • data and careful analysis from multiple points of view
  • something filmmakers and industry professionals seek
  • includes interviews with filmmakers to offer first-hand perspective
  • reveals numbers and real details in a totally transparent manner
  • the first of its kind, never been done before

Link: Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul

Your Comment


This is like the same concept when music artists sold their souls to the ********** to get rich and famous.

I was thinking it can be the concept to film industry when filmmakers want to sell movies and get rich without selling their souls but I never thought most of them would. I wouldn't sell my soul, I just want people to known me for my handwork and talents instead of fame and money.

August 18, 2011 at 10:42PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Wait, which music artists sold their souls? As far as I know most them of them sold their masters and got very little in terms of royalties.

This book is designed to help people who put in hard work and who have talent actually get some financial remuneration out of it. It's not "get rich quick," it's "find a way to get paid fairly for your work"...

August 19, 2011 at 8:05AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Ryan Koo

Hey Robert Johnson and Jimi Page sold their souls to the devil!!!!!!!

August 20, 2011 at 9:12AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Sounds pretty cool!!! I`ll be waiting!
Thanks for share and all the best for you film man!

August 19, 2011 at 12:12PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


" Thank you so much for your support and I hope you continue to enjoy the free content here on NoFilmSchool."

- Please, people will be happy to donate but don't guilt trip using cheap and sneaky tactics like saying things "free content here on NFS". You have a right column filled with PAID advertisers. You are getting paid for publishing your content.

Let's call a spade a spade.

Good luck with your film!

September 23, 2011 at 12:54PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM