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Call us: 800/557-BLUE
HERE ARE A FEW QUESTIONS WE GET ALL OF THE TIME ABOUT US. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, WE'VE ALSO PROVIDED THE ANSWERS.
WHY ARE YOU ON THE WEB?
Why not? Everybody else is. We do it for the money. They tell us that e-commerce is really big stuff, and anyone with half a brain can make some really big bucks. We haven't quite figured out how we are going to do that yet -- make money -- but give us time. . We'll figure out something. Meanwhile, we'll probably give away all sorts of useful information that'll cost you nothing. Take advantage of us shamelessly -- as so many do -- until we learn how to protect ourselves. It's the American way.
HOW DO I ADVERTISE IN THE BLUE SHEET?
Notice the cunning way we snuck this i early and without being pushy conveyed the message that you can advertise in the Blue Sheet. There are many and arious ways to advertise. Our esteemed President, Carolanne, knows them all and will be happy to discuss prices and sizes with you. Feel free to call her, 407/292-7458. She'll tell you everything you want to know. Or drop her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now isn't that easy?
YOU'VE GOT SOME INTERESTING ESSAYS HERE, AND SOME JOB LISTINGS AND OTHER INFORMATION, SO WHY DON'T YOU PUT THE ENTIRE NEWSLETTER ON LINE?
You're right. The Florida Blue Sheet lists jobs, to be sure, and auditions around Florida and various places in the South, and production reports and people reports, theater calendars for theatrical productions across the state, seminars and workshop listings, discussions of technology and networking opportunities, plus a whole bunch of other stuff that people in the industry can use.It is also the only Florida publication of any kind that originates in the state that circulates to all 50 states and to better foreign countries around the world. So, why don't we put all of this goodness on the Internet? Beats us. Mostly it's because we don't know how. We know only enough about webbing to be dangerous -- think of us as a little child who knows how to pull the trigger but has no concept of what the gun can really do. (But if you promise to keep it a secret, we actually will be on line in about 45 days.) The staff is working on it. The staff woujld have finished the task long before this, but the staff has a sliver in its paw.
SO, IF I HAVE TO GET THE FLORIDA BLUE SHEET THROUGH THE MAIL (for now), ALL 20 PAGES OF IT'S EXCELLENCE AND WIT (thanks for the complement), WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET IT?
Thought you'd never ask. You get us 49 bucks ($49) is some form, and we get you 22 issues, which will come to you via 1st Class Mail on the 10th and 25th of every month (usually a day or two early) except December (the 10th only) and January (the 25th only) because we take a few weeks off to enjoy the holidays.
And if you are a real professional and understand the importance of a trade publication like the Blue Sheet, you can buy two years, 44 fantastic issues for $90. You can, of course, subscribe for a lifetime for $23,233, (think of it as the ultimate in snob appeal. We don't really sell a lot of those; but if.you are very rich and want a nice gift for the wife, here's a thought: buy her a Rolls Royce Corhiche Convertable with a Lifetime Membership to the Blue Sheet in the glove compartment.) Your $49 or $90 or $23,233 gets you a whole lot more than just the Blue Sheet. It buys you a membership in the full Blue Sheet organization, what we like to think of as the Florida Bluesheet Network or the Florida BlueNet. That membership entitles you to useful reports that are worth their weight in gold but are free to you as a BlueNet Member. ("How to Write a Killer Resume," "How to Hire and Fire an Agent," "How to Connect with a Distributor," "How to Get Almost Anything for Your Production for Nothing or Almost Nothing" -- these are just a few free reports that are being prepared by our crack staff right now, how do you think the staff got the sliver in its paw in the first place?.) You get an 800 Number you can call for answers to industry related questions, advice on your career, to learn who the good guys are in this business built on blue smoke and mirrors, and ways to connect with people you need to reach. You will also be guaranteed an invitation to our Annual Business of Entertainment Day (B.E.D.), where you can take mini-workshops on how to get the maximum tax advantage from your show business career, achieving maximum impact during an audition, unusual but effective ways to finance a project, promoting yourself effectively, how to advertise with impact, selling yourself to a Casting Director, incredible and general unknown resources for the anyone in show business, and a whole lot more
BUT I'M IN SHOW BUSINESS. THE LAST TIME I SAW 49 BUCKS WAS WHEN MOM SENT ME THE MONEY FOR MY BRAIN TRANSPLANT, BUT I BLEW IT INSTEAD ON FOOD CLOTHING AND SHELTER (AND, BOY, WAS MOM MAD). SO WHAT DO I DO?
We have a plan just for you. For $27 you can get 11 issues (again two a month, except for that month when you get the 11th). Of course, you don't get any of the benefits of Membership (You've got to subscribe for a year for those to kick in). But if you are just half as good as you think you are, you'll find enough work to pay for the rest of the year, and maybe even send Mom back the $50 she sent you for the brain transplant.
ALL THAT'S WELL AND GOOD, BUT I'M STILL NOT SURE. WHAT IF I PAY YOU ALL THAT MONEY, AND THE BLUE SHEET PROVES NOT TO BE WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS. I'M OUT $49 OR $27, RIGHT?
Are you speaking to moi? Of course not. We will refund, immediately, the pro rated portion of your Membership or subscription (based on a cost of $2.23 per issue already sent to you.) And we don't give you an argument. And if you are a Member (you subscribed for at least a year), you get to keep any of the free reports you may have received. We'll give you a refund with a smile on our faces. (We will be weeping buckets on the inside for having failed you, but you won't know it.)
YEAH, YEAH. MAYBE I JUST WANT TO TRY A COUPLE OF ISSUES. HOW ABOUT IT?
Funny you should ask. You can buy a TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION for twelve bucks ($12), which gets you 4 - COUNT 'EM - 4 issues, the current one and the next three. That is a deal that you cannot beat with A (wait for it.....) Stick!
CAN I DO THE DIRTY DEED OVER THE PHONE WITH A CREDIT CARD?
Absolutely. From anywhere in the known world, so long as it is within the 50 United States, you can call us at our expense 800-557-BLUE or, if you happen to be in the Orlando calling area, 407-292-7458 and give us your card number. You have our word for it. You can trust us. We'll do the right thing always. But if you're really swave...make that. suave, you can click on that link on the bottom of this page, the one that says The Florida Blue Sheet, and subscribe on line.
And if you are a fan of PayPal, you'll find a place to click on a PayPal icon on almost every page of this fabulous web site. If PayPal's not your thing or you don't happen to have Cookies enabled, there's an alternative on-line way. You'll find it from time to time on these pages and it look like this: The Florida Blue Sheet -- I Gotta have it now! Click on that and it will take you to a secure site for subscribing on line. We went to PayPal because this site is so secure, sometimes it wouldn't even let us in. But it's worth a try if on-lining is your thing.
Alternatively, you could put a check, cash or money order for $90, $49, $27, or $12 (or $23,233) in an envelope with your name address and phone number addressed to:
The Blue Sheet, 72 38 Hiawassee Oak Dr , Orlando FL 32818
SUPPOSE I DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY OR A CREDIT CARD. WHAT IF ALL I HAVE ARE SOME OLD, USED DIAMONDS, A POT OF LEPRECHAUN GOLD, OR A KIND OF RATTY LOOKING SHAKESPEARE FIRST FOLIO?
By all means, send them along. We'll have them appraised by an independent appraiser of highest integrity (Bugsy J. "Honest John" Alter Ego) who will look at your stuff and tell us if it's worth anything. If it isn't, we'll just toss it in the trash for you -- save you the trouble. (No, don't bother to thank us. It's just another of our many services.) If it is worth at least 49 bucks, we'll give you a year's Membership, no questions asked. If it's a real Shakespeare First Folio (call us a pushover, if you like), we'll give you a two-year Membership. Is this a great country or what?
HEY! HERE'S AN IDEA. I'VE NEVER SEEN THE BLUE SHEET BEFORE. CAN I GET A FREE SAMPLE, BEFORE I BUY?
Talk about being pushy! Yeah, we'll send you a free copy of a recent edition. All you've got to do is e-mail us (email@example.com) or call us (407/292-7458). While it's hard to tell anything from one sample, the Blue Sheet is so wonderful, that its usefulness will be immediately obvious to you. All we need from you are your Name, your Address, your Phone Number, and -- if a Blue Sheet subscriber referred you, that person's name. (That's because we extend a subscriber's subscription an issue for every new subscriber they send us. There's no limit to the number of issues we will extend. Send us a hundred people after you subscribe, you'll get a hundred issues added on. It's that easy.)
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO SUBSCRIBE ON LINE?
Is the moon made of green cheese? Of course it is, and of course you can subscribe on line. What do you think, we're still back in the 20th Century? Didn't you read all that stuff up there under CREDIT CARD? We use PayPal secure service to assist you in subscribing so long as you have Cookies enabled. We also use WSM CAFE, which is also secure, sometimes too secure, as you read above. Both are convenient and absolutely safe (or so we're told-- but what do we know.) It's just a matter of clicking on one of the three buttons below, for a Full Year Membership (22 issues - $49) or for a Half Year (11 issues - $27) or a 4-issue Trial subscription ($12). (If you want to subscribe for two years for $90, it's better to call us 800/292-7458 1 Full Year -- 22 issues plus membership benefits-- $49
Half Year -- 11 issues -- $27
Trial Subscription -- 4 issues -- $12
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