On my quest to do better marketing, I have been exploring all sorts of avenues. Visiting Joanne Mattera 's blog the other day, she suggested " The Artist's Guide " by Jackie Battenfield. I got it used on Amazon and it just arrived yesterday. I am very impressed so far... there are so many of these kinds of books out there, but this one is very current with lots of web references. I agree with so much of what she says. I love page 75 where she discusses readiness to show. And I discovered Edward Winkleman 's blog which has tons of links to many other art-related blogs that took me away from my studio for about 2 hours!!