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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Allworth Pr
Publication date February 23, 2010
Pages 392
Binding Paperback
Edition 4th
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781581156737
ISBN-10 1581156731
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.18 lbs.
Original list price $27.50
Summaries and Reviews
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Fine artists are taught many things about the craft of art in the various art schools and university art programs, but rarely do they learn much if anything about how to make a career of their talents. The Business of Being an Artist contains information on how artists may develop a presence in the art world that leads to sales. The book contains information on how artists can learn to sell their work directly to the public with an understanding of the principles of marketing and sales as they're applicable to works of art. Artists will also learn how to find a suitable gallery that will arrange sales and commissions and how to set up a contractual relationship with the dealer that is both equitable and profitable. Among the topics covered in The Business of Being an Artist are: the range of exhibition opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists; how to set prices for artwork; when or if artists should pay to advance their careers; how artists may communicate with the public; applying for loans, grants, and fellowships; areas of the law that concern artists; using art materials safely; online sales and marketing, and much more. In addition to all of this priceless information, The Business of Being an Artist includes a unique discussion of some of the emotional issues that face artists throughout their careers, such as working alone, confronting stereotypes, handling criticisms and rejection, the glare of publicity, and the absence of attention. Without a doubt, The Business of Being an Artist is a must-have book for every artist ready to turn their talent into a successful business.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.


Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374988326
 
With Avrahm Yarmolinsky | from Octagon Books (June 1, 1977); titled "Turgenev, the Man, His Art, and His Age"
9780374988326 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.50 × 8.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $38.00
This edition also contains Turgenev, the Man, His Art, and His Age
Paperback
Book cover for 9780960711857 Book cover for 9781581150568 Book cover for 9781581156737 Book cover for 9781621534600 Book cover for 9781880559338
 
5th edition from Allworth Pr (April 21, 2015); titled "The Business of Being an Artist"
9781621534600 | details & prices | 323 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.99
The price comparison is for this edition
4th edition from Allworth Pr (February 23, 2010); titled "The Business of Being an Artist"
9781581156737 | details & prices | 392 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.18 lbs | List price $27.50
About: Fine artists are taught many things about the craft of art in the various art schools and university art programs, but rarely do they learn much if anything about how to make a career of their talents.
3 sub edition from Allworth Pr (June 1, 2000); titled "The Business of Being an Artist"
9781581150568 | details & prices | 339 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $19.95
Rev sub edition from Allworth Pr (May 1, 1996); titled "The Business of Being an Artist"
9781880559338 | details & prices | 271 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Tells how to get an exhibition, reach terms with dealers and print publishers, find a job as an art teacher, handle publicity, and obtain grants, and covers artists' materials, legal rights, insurance, and criticism
from Allworth Pr (October 1, 1991)
9780960711857 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Tells how to get an exhibition, reach terms with dealers and print publishers, find a job as an art teacher, handle publicity, and obtain grants, and covers artists' materials, legal rights, insurance, and criticism

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