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Emerge Already! The Ultimate Guide to Career Building for Emerging Artists by Jade Simmons
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 5 reviews)
A priceless how-to & how-not-to guide by innovative concert pianist Jade Simmons. This tell all covers everything including carving your niche, marketing, creating package deals, approaching management, what presenters really think and how not to get re-engaged. This is the stuff they never taught you in school direct from one of America's most exciting and versatile young artists.
Untraditional Publishing by Ron Knight
Price: Free! Words: 41,410. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Untraditional Publishing is now the third option, which focuses entirely on the author, creating opportunities to improve, market, and sell books.
Bad Agent, No Catnip! Bad Career Advice and Questionable Misinformation from the World's Worst Literary Agent, Sydney T. Cat by Sydney T. Cat
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,470. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011 by Tsunami Ridge Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 1 review)
Bad Career Advice and Questionable Misinformation from the World's Worst Literary Agent, Sydney T. Cat! Collected for the first time in this hilarious little book, Sydney T. Cat shares (though bad example) dozens of gaffes, schemes, missteps, cons, and foul-ups real-life "agents" have used to part writers from their money, screw up their careers, and crush their dreams! A must-read for writers!
So You Want To Be a Writer by Michael Newton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,340. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 1 review)
A full-time freelance author with 251 books in print and 17 more under contract explains the publishing business for beginners.
Sage Advice for the Indie Children's Author by Tiffany Flowers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Golden Butterfly Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing(5.00 from 1 review)
This guide was written to assist budding indie children's writers with their decision to become writers. This book provides practical advice from an Indie children's author on how to select an illustrator, tips on how to market books, plan a book party, plan a book signings, and get others to support your work.
Planning before Writing a Novel by Shruti Chandra
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,300. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by Nibiruki Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to(5.00 from 1 review)
Outlining a novel before writing is essential for first-time fiction writers, as they may find it difficult to complete a story without mileposts. This book includes ten questions after answering which you will have the entire skeleton of your novel in front of you. You will have built your protagonist, antagonist, major characters, setting, plot, theme, narrative POV and genre of your novel.
The Handbook of the Writer Secret Society by Carrie Bailey
Price: Free! Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(5.00 from 1 review)
What if there was a methodology to being an author that had been passed writer to writer since the first cuneiform wedge was pressed into clay tablets by the very first writers? There is... and its in the handbook for the most notable unnamed secret society for writers. Discover trade secrets, rituals, and the previously guarded information now available to the public.
How to Kick Start Your Career in a Creative Industry by Doron Meir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(4.67 from 3 reviews)
If you’re a beginner in a creative industry, a student about to graduate, or perhaps just a talented guy with big creative dreams - this book was made for you. Crisp, concise and often witty, Doron Meir offers powerful insights and personal stories from more than 17 years of wide-ranged professional creative work, designed to help you kick-start the creative career of your dreams.
Keeping Your Soul Work Alive: A Meditation on Writing and Self-Publishing by D. Patrick Miller
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing(4.00 from 1 review)
In this brief essay, a veteran author, independent publisher, and writing coach muses about the challenges of honest self-expression -- and the even bigger challenges of getting one's expressions out into the world.
Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success by Mark McGuinness
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,160. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration, Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(4.00 from 1 review)
If you want to achieve something original and meaningful with your life, you MUST learn to deal with rejection and criticism. Mark McGuinness shares stories and advice based on 16 years of coaching clients to get past rejection and criticism and achieve their goals. Whether you're an artist, entrepreneur, employee, athlete or campaigner, you'll find plenty of practical inspiration in Resilience.
A Guide for the Introverted Artist by Diane Hoeptner
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,680. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art(4.00 from 1 review)
Share, sell and improve your art: A how-to guide for the introverted visual artist by Diane Hoeptner
Write Smart by Ken Kuhlken
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Hickey's Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Arts(4.00 from 1 review)
Ken Kuhlken shares insights gained over thirty-some years as a novelist and professor. By following the Write Smart process, writers will efficiently conceive, create, revise, and sell their stories.