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Here is an article full of helpful ideas of good books for artists to read, not only for summer for the long haul, an excellent list full of practical books written by Charlene Davis for the Association of Artisan Businesses. Me, I do read a lot and Charlene included my list in the article. I also recommend these to you: •
Your Money or Your Life, Joe Dominguez and Vickie Robin (great for an attitude adjustment and justification for following your bliss). •
No Thanks, I'm Just Looking, Harry J. Friedman (step by step insights to selling). •
The Art of Selling Art, Bill H. Ritchie. •
Zig Ziglar's Secrets of Closing the Sale, Zig Ziglar •
The Secrets of Superselling, Lynea Corson •
How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling, Frank Bettger •
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, by Bruce M. Patton •
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind, by Al Ries and Jack Trout In my present career building and marketing my two websites ( and this one) the most important book was
Internet Riches by Scott Fox, really and truly helpful to anyone who is thinking about building an online business. His newest book
e-Riches 2.0 takes up where Internet Riches leaves off. Read Charlene's article here:
Dive Into Summer Reading! and prepare to sell your art.

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Comment by Ginny Herzog on August 28, 2009 at 8:42pm

I'd like to add my recommendation to your list. I picked up Alyson Stanfield's book and found it packed with great info for self promoting artists.

Also, subscribe to Alyson's blog for great ideas on surviving the art business.

Ginny Herzogt
Comment by Elisha Dasenbrock on August 29, 2009 at 8:58pm
Stanfield's book is amazing and I second the add on. Any artist could learn something from this book and it is a fast read. Be prepared for your mind to flood w/ inspiration and ideas.


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