Getting Your Greeting Cards Into Stores: Finding and Working With Sales Reps


Product Details:

  • Paperback: 106 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 8, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Shipping Weight: 7.5 ounces

Description

The author of this book is a professional greeting card designer who started on making and selling her own cards.Suppose if you want to make greeting cards or having interest in it, then this book explains how to get your cards into retail stores and sell them nationwide.All the informations on the book is also applicable to gift items, such as journals and calendars. It includes detailed guidelines on how to price cards, getting professional feedback on designs, to find sales representatives, and industry standards guidelines which should be followed

PLUS

  • Although the author focuses on card designing, she points out that most of the information applies to gifts, which are normally sold in the same stores as cards.
  • It is an ebook which answers most of a beginner’s questions .
  • This book gives the readers a clear explanation about sales representatives, with lots of tips and information .
  • If there is idea of selling cards or gifts to stores on a wholesale manner using sales representatives, this ebook is a fantastic place to start your education.
  • The content in this book are straight and to the point with lots of useful tips and pointers, without vague, long winded side stories.
  • It was pretty helpful in mapping out a plan. And provided a lot of good resources.

MINUS

  • This book is just ok for a new buyers it is probably better.
  • It wasn’t as pertinent to users needs as they hoped. But not that of the author’s fault.

Management of Art Galleries


Product Details:

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press; 2 edition (November 14, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces

Description

This book was released this past August. It was initially first published in German and then translated in English with new updated case studies. The author based the findings of his book on data that he amassed from sending 8,000 surveys to galleries in the United States and Germany. The book was by the self-proclaimed art market experts, serial entrepreneur, and bestselling author Magnus Resch. So it did not take long like to read and annotate all 152 pages of this book, which are generously spaced type for the visually impaired, and stuffed with endlessly described diagrams for the intellectually slow.

PLUS

  • This is very colorful handbook and it looks like a fancy college term paper.
  • The book is very slick in presenting itself as a supposedly useful tool for galleries.
  • The usefulness and the book is very thin in substance, and very long in presentation.
  • This fascinating book open readers eyes and inspire to a future where all of them in the arts make more money.
  • Highly recommended.
  • Author hope, and mine, is that many new business models spring to life in order to allow galleries to capture the kind of markets that Apple, Uber, and Amazon have captured.

MINUS

  • Readers felt tricked in paying a high price for this book.
  • It is very insightful.

Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk: And Other Truths About Being Creative


Product Details:

  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (January 24, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 6.8 inches
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,302,889 in Books

Description

In this book, the author talks about the inner critic and dealing with criticism. Artists who receives criticism and some take it better than others. This book talks about handling criticism and what to think about them. There are many suggestions on how we can adopt a positive mindset for every individuals and their work, activities to do to break out of procrastination and doubt, and interviews with other artists who have also faced similar situations.Actually, what was written need not be applied to artists. It is not unusual for people to have their own self doubts or that inner critic once in awhile. It’s all about how the individual deal with it that determines who we will become and what we can achieve.

PLUS

  • It help people to get back into doing art and steering to do what they love.
  • Perfectly worded read to help creative people understand their own mind.
  • Easy read and very entertaining.
  • Good information Fun book.
  • This is a great book full of advice readers may feel like getting their past listening to inner critic.
  • Very inspirational, exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend
  • Overall enjoyable book. Practical tips for overcoming inner obstacles. Has given lot to think about ,it’s a Quick read.
  • This is a humorous easy read.

MINUS

  • This book had a lot of promise, but sadly the author did not deliver it in a correct manner .
  • While the author tries to include all creative people, it’s geared toward artists.
  • The book looks organized at first glance, but it repeats information and jumps around.
  • Feels like some of the writing was rushed just to get something on paper.

Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market 2017


Product Details:

  • Series: Market (Book 2016)
  • Paperback: 672 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books; 41 edition (November 16, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.8 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds

Description

If you want to expand or establish a career in fine art, illustration or design Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market is the must-have reference book. Thousands of successful artists have relied on us to help develop their careers and navigate the changing business landscape. The 2016 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market Introduces a whole host of new features and guarantees the most up-to-date, individually verified market contacts possible.

PLUS

  • This book is a great resource for artists for both the lists of potential clients, and the marketing advice up front.
  • Very detailed. Invaluable to anyone trying to make their income from their artistic talent.
  • This is a magnificent guide for professional artists, ESPECIALLY when trying to move your career from part time to full.

MINUS

  • Readers feel very disappointed. It looked like a rehash of the previous book, with a new cover.
  • The book looks organized at first glance, but it repeats information and jumps around.
  • Readers are trying to bolster my freelance graphic design business with publishers.

Could Have, Would Have, Should Have: Inside the World of the Art Collector


Product Details:

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Art / Books (November 29, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds

Description

Collectors are very strange people. They are secretive, competitive, acquisitive, lodged somewhere along the obsessive-compulsive scale in a way that makes the rest of us feel uncomfortable. They are brave, generous, visionary, devoted selflessly to the art and its creators in a way that the rest of us can only be grateful for. So the most fascinating parts of the book are those that investigate the nature — one might say the pathology of the true collector. Uli Sigg’s recollections of secretly climbing smelly back staircases to discover the grimy haunts of China’s forbidden artists are moving in their evidence of energy, care and real passion.

PLUS

  • This book is a great resource for artists for both the lists of potential clients, and the marketing advice up front.
  • This is a great book full of advice readers may feel like getting their past listening to inner critic.
  • The tips and guide in this book are great even if it is simple.
  • Extensive illustrations in the form of plans, sections, diagrams and perspectives show users the material presented was good.
  • Very good reading, and wonderful .

MINUS

  • Very frustrating for readers on reading the fair amount of the subject.
  • Technical problem for first generation Kindle Fire readers.

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History


Product Details:

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street; 1St Edition edition (September 17, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces

Description

The book story contains a group of men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered for service in the newly created Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives section. In that most had expertise as museum directors, curators, art scholars and educators, artists, and archivists.It expalins that their job description was simple to save as much of the culture of Europe as they could during combat. These men not only had the vision to understand the grave threat to the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of civilization, but then joined the front lines to do something about it. 

PLUS

  • The story does not contains mystery, and not fiction, but the story rooted in the fog of war but feels thrilling and interesting.
  • The number of questions still unanswered reads like the best mystery fiction.
  • A handful of art warriors take on the Third Reich in this story chock-full of both intrigue and culture was positive while reading this book.
  • One of the most enjoyable aspects to the study of history is always finding new stories.
  • Even when we think you know a lot about a field you find something new and enjoyable.
  • If you’ve paid any attention to the publicity for the star-studded movie adaptation of this book, then you already know a little about the mission of the Monuments Men.

MINUS

  • The readers may made a mistake and saw the movie first, they just couldn’t get into it.
  • Was not very entertaining no connection from one event to another when storyline became a bit interesting the scene was changed
  • My advice would be to avoid this book at all costs and look elsewhere for information on this facet of our European war effort in World War II.