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Allworth Press We are the reference, advice and how-to imprint of @skyhorsepub. Our books target niche markets such as art, fine arts, business, communications & more!

Founded in March 1989 by author, attorney, and artists' rights advocate Tad Crawford, the press began as a one-man operation with the publication of a revised edition of Crawford's classic Legal Guide for the Visual Artist in fall 1989. Crawford saw the need for a publishing company that would provide practical information to creative professionals such as artists, photographers, designers, and au

Founded in March 1989 by author, attorney, and artists' rights advocate Tad Crawford, the press began as a one-man operation with the publication of a revised edition of Crawford's classic Legal Guide for the Visual Artist in fall 1989. Crawford saw the need for a publishing company that would provide practical information to creative professionals such as artists, photographers, designers, and au

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Celebrated jazz drummer and author, Ulysees Owens Jr., whose book, The Musician's Career Guide, is featured today in All...
06/29/2021
Jazz news: 'The Musician's Career Guide: Turning Your Talent Into Sustained Success' By Ulysses Owens Jr on Skyhorse Publishing

Celebrated jazz drummer and author, Ulysees Owens Jr., whose book, The Musician's Career Guide, is featured today in All About Jazz
https://news.allaboutjazz.com/the-musicians-career-guide-turning-your-talent-into-sustained-success-by-ulysses-owens-jr-on-skyhorse-publishing.php is also featured in an extensive interview. He says: "Music is spiritual for me. I always came to an understanding that it's for a higher purpose." https://www.allaboutjazz.com/ulysses-owens-big-band-big-sound

Jazz news: 'The Musician's Career Guide: Turning Your Talent Into Sustained Success' By Ulysses Owens Jr on Skyhorse Publishing. Posted in “Book / Magazine” column. Published: June 29, 2021 @ All About Jazz

Healthcare expert and certified financial planner, Jae Oh, author of Maximize Your Medicare: Qualify For Benefits, Prote...
06/23/2021
Rising Healthcare Costs

Healthcare expert and certified financial planner, Jae Oh, author of Maximize Your Medicare: Qualify For Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs speaks with Lisa Valentine Clark of The Lisa Show on BYURadio about what people can do to get the most out of their healthcare coverage in the face of increasing drug costs and premium payments. https://www.byuradio.org/LVC-2021-06-16-Rising-Healthcare-Costs

What are some resources we can use when worried about healthcare costs?

Carolyn Schlam’s Joy of Art noted on two great 2020 reading lists: Fine Art Connoisseur — “Winter Reading List: 9 Books ...
01/26/2021
Top 10 Nonfiction Reads of 2020 — Stephanie Storey

Carolyn Schlam’s Joy of Art noted on two great 2020 reading lists:

Fine Art Connoisseur — “Winter Reading List: 9 Books for Art Lovers”
https://fineartconnoisseur.com/2020/12/winter-reading-list-9-books-for-art-lovers/

Stephanie Storey — “Top 10 Nonfiction Reads of 2020” - https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/top-10-nonfiction-reads-of-2020

My personal favorite nonfiction books, out in 2020 (with a typical bent toward history & art).

01/26/2021
Ann-Margaret Carrozza

@Ann-Margaret Carrozza, asset protection attorney and author of Love & Money: Protecting Yourself from Angry Exes, Wacky Relatives, Con Artists, and Inner Demons appears on Good Day New York (1/19/2021) to talk about managing your money even after winning the lottery jackpot.

A look at Allworth Press forthcoming 2020 titles:*An Actor's Guide—Making It in New York City: Everything a Working Acto...
02/04/2020

A look at Allworth Press forthcoming 2020 titles:

*An Actor's Guide—Making It in New York City: Everything a Working Actor Needs to Survive and Succeed in the Big Apple (3rd Ed.) by Glenn Alterman – February 4
*Quadrant Life: Balancing Relationships, Finances, Wellness, and Your Spiritual Life by Lori Dennis – February 18
*How a Mother Should Talk About Money with Her Daughter: A Step-by-Step Guide to Budgeting, Saving, Investing, and Other Important Lessons by Aja McClanahan – March 3
*The Joy of Art: How to Look At, Appreciate, and Talk about Art by Carolyn Schlam – March 17
*How to Avoid Probate for Everyone: Protecting Your Estate for Your Loved Ones by Ronald Farrington Sharp – April 7
*Running Theaters: Best Practices for Leaders and Managers (2nd Ed.) by Duncan M. Webb – May 5
*Help Yourself Now: A Practical Guide to Finding the Information and Assistance You Need by Jan Yager – May 5
*Estate Planning (in Plain English) by Leonard D. DuBoff and Amanda Bryan – May 5
*The Total Actor: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Heritage by Mari Lyn Henry – June 2

And a few titles already released in January 2020
*Vintage Graphic Design: Type, Typography, Monograms & Decorative Design from the Late 19th & Early 20th Centuries by Steven Heller and Louise Fili – January 7
*Maximize Your Medicare: 2020-2021 Edition – Qualify for Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs by Jae Oh – January 7
*The Law (in Plain English) for Photographers (4th Ed.) by Leonard D. DuBoff and Sarah J. Tugman – January 14

In Maximize Your Medicare: 2020-2021 Edition - Qualify for Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs, Jae W...
01/30/2020

In Maximize Your Medicare: 2020-2021 Edition - Qualify for Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs, Jae W. Oh, MBA, CFP offers expert guidance to making smart decisions about all things to do with Medicare. Avoid costly errors and penalties; compare Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage; discern differences between Parts A, B, and D; increase benefits every year; deal with special circumstances; and get the most from the plan. Check out this article and listen to Jae talk about Medicare on Jim Cramer’s The Street. https://www.thestreet.com/video/medicare-advantage-plan-changes-2020

Allworth Press and Skyhorse Publishing would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Michael Howard, a...
12/17/2019

Allworth Press and Skyhorse Publishing would like to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Michael Howard, author of The Actor Uncovered. After more than seventy years as a professional actor, director, and teacher, Michael shows in his book how living creatively and invoking one's own personality can lead to a successful career as an actor.

*Please note: Facebook has deleted the book cover images shown in the articles, due to the fact that they incorporate th...
12/08/2019
SVA MFA Design Co-Chair Steven Heller Examines the Sw****ka in 'Symbols of Hate'

*Please note: Facebook has deleted the book cover images shown in the articles, due to the fact that they incorporate the sw****ka. Click on the link and you'll be taken to the articles.

**To see the How can one symbol have so much power and such endurance? Steven Heller examines this in his book The Sw****ka and Symbols of Hate: Extremist Iconongraphy Today. Here are three recent articles/interviews discussing Steven's book.

The first, by Emma Drew for the School of Visual Arts in NYC, explores the questions, "Can a symbol ever escape its most nefarious usages and connotations? And should it?"

http://www.sva.edu/features/sva-mfa-design-co-chair-steven-heller-examines-the-sw****ka-in-symbols-of-hate?fbclid=IwAR2rFvSu9Dei2KtJOBpVplSwJN5wUQvvdUI_vnJW8q8VogaF3RDB2UnTzpg

The second, with Debbie Millman in conversation “about the long and troubled history of the sw****ka” on her Design Observer podcast.

https://designobserver.com/feature/steven-heller/40141/?fbclid=IwAR1AoCkYZOX4SNlj-4IYo-qvA7-l91kWJKqKJUn08cpfY5E90od3FoqDo5c

The third, on the Virtual Memories Show, where host Gil Roth notes: “It’s a learning moment of how powerful symbols are and how powerful graphic design is.”

http://chimeraobscura.com/vm/episode-348-steven-heller?utm_source=The+Virtual+Memories+Show+podcast&utm_campaign=fc54e7b865-EMAIL_ames_moriarty_040318_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ac1a3a6876-fc54e7b865-118171225

Maxim Behar, globally renowned public relations expert, founder and CEO of M3 Communications in Bulgaria, and author of ...
12/01/2019

Maxim Behar, globally renowned public relations expert, founder and CEO of M3 Communications in Bulgaria, and author of The Global PR Revolution: How Thought Leaders Succeed in the Transformed World of PR joins Maja Pawinska Sims on the The Holmes Report "Echo Chamber" to talk about his book and about how PR has changed not only during his 25-year career, but more dramatically over the past couple of years, as social media has become a dominant force in the media and communications industries. https://www.holmesreport.com/latest/podcast/article/podcast-maxim-behar-on-the-global-pr-revolution

Allworth Press is very pleased to let you know about the starred review on Booklist of The Documentary Filmmaking Master...
11/20/2019

Allworth Press is very pleased to let you know about the starred review on Booklist of The Documentary Filmmaking Master Class by Betsy Chasse. With over thirty years of experience in filmmaking, Betsy mentors readers every step of the way with a down-to-earth approach and invaluable advice. As noted in the Booklist review, "A realist with a sense of humor, she is both stringent and encouraging as she covers every aspect of creating a successful production."

Booklist is a book-review magazine that has been published by the American Library Association for more than 100 years, and is widely viewed as offering the most reliable reviews to help libraries decide what to buy and to help library patrons and students decide what to read, view, or listen to.

https://www.booklistonline.com/The-Documentary-Filmmaking-Master-Class-Tell-Your-Story-from-Concept-to-Distribution/pid=9724394

A quick and random look at some Allworth Press books...
07/31/2019

A quick and random look at some Allworth Press books...

New York City skyline - Getty Images, Stanley Chen Xi
07/01/2019

New York City skyline - Getty Images, Stanley Chen Xi

Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA) conducted an editor interview with Tad Crawford, founder and publisher of Allworth...
06/24/2019
Editor Interview: Tad Crawford

Nonfiction Authors Association (NFAA) conducted an editor interview with Tad Crawford, founder and publisher of Allworth Press, for insights and tips to share with new writers about approaching an Allworth editor and pitching proposals, and the importance of expertise and credentials relative to self-promotion and having a platform. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. https://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/editor-interview-tad-crawford/

Editor Name: Tad Crawford Publisher Name/Location: Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, 307 West

A look at our Summer 2019 titles: The Patent Guide: How You Can Protect and Profit from Patents (2nd Ed.) by Carl W. Bat...
06/24/2019

A look at our Summer 2019 titles:
The Patent Guide: How You Can Protect and Profit from Patents (2nd Ed.) by Carl W. Battle and Andrea D. Small - Paperback — May 14
The Trademark Guide: How You Can Protect and Profit from Trademarks (3rd Ed.) by Lee Wilson- Paperback - June 14
Teaching Graphic Design History by Steven Heller- June 18
Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius™️: A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Kindred Spirits by Brainard Carey — July 2
The Law (in Plain English)Ⓡ for Small Business (5th Ed.) by Leonard D. DuBoff and Amanda Bryan - July 9
The Artist’s Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions (2nd Ed.) by Lynn Basa — July 9
Your Architecture Career: How to Build a Successful Professional Life by Gary Unger - Paperback - August 13

We are very pleased with the release on June 18th of Teaching Graphic Design History by Steven Heller. Teaching the hist...
06/19/2019

We are very pleased with the release on June 18th of Teaching Graphic Design History by Steven Heller. Teaching the history of graphic design cannot simply be outlined by dates nor confined by places, but is defined by concepts and philosophies, as well as those who made, make, and inspire them. Teaching Graphic Design History is the first collection of essays, syllabi, and guides for conveying the heritage of this unique practice, from traditional chronologies to eclectic themes as developed by today’s historians, designers, scholars, and documentarians. The book chronicles the customs and conventions of various cultures and societies and how they are seen through signs, symbols, and the artifacts designed for use in the public—and sometimes private—sphere.

As noted in San Francisco Book Review: "Sell Online Like a Creative Genius, a book that should become the go-to guide fo...
04/20/2019
Sell Online Like a Creative Genius: A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Kindred Spirits | San Francisco Book Review

As noted in San Francisco Book Review: "Sell Online Like a Creative Genius, a book that should become the go-to guide for any internet entrepreneur. A staggeringly quick read given the wealth of information contained within, this book takes you step-by-step through the process of building your online business." https://sanfranciscobookreview.com/product/sell-online-like-a-creative-genius-a-guide-for-artists-entrepreneurs-inventors-and-kindred-spirits/

The online marketplace has existed for almost two decades, and yet many people are still uncovering new and exciting ways of harnessing the opportunities available on the Internet. After all, technology changes nearly as quickly as cultural norms in the information age. The rules are constantly bein...

“It may be hard to define a NYC-based publisher that’s been releasing 10-20 titles a year for 30 years as ‘groundbreakin...
04/05/2019
Allworth Press at 30

“It may be hard to define a NYC-based publisher that’s been releasing 10-20 titles a year for 30 years as ‘groundbreaking,’ but that’s the amazing thing about Allworth Press – it keeps delivering groundbreaking, indispensable books year after year.” …. And so begins an excellent interview conducted by Jim Barnes at IndependentPublisher.com with Tad Crawford, founder and publisher of Allworth Press. http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=2380

It may be hard to define a NYC-based publisher that';s been releasing 10-20 titles a year for 30 years as “groundbreaking,” but that';s the amazing thing about Allworth Press – it keeps delivering groundbreaking, indispensable books year after year.  Where are you going to find a book about b...

Nancy E. Wolff reviews the Allworth Press book, The Law (in Plain English)® for Publishers by Leonard D. DuBoff and Aman...
03/14/2019
Leonard D. Duboff and Amanda Bryan: The Law (in Plain English)® for Publishers

Nancy E. Wolff reviews the Allworth Press book, The Law (in Plain English)® for Publishers by Leonard D. DuBoff and Amanda Bryan in the March 2019, Volume 35, Issue 1 of Publishing Research Quarterly https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12109-018-9623-y

A brief excerpt of her great review:

Explaining the law in a manner that is easy for a “lay person” to comprehend, yet complete enough to be a useful resource for professional and business purposes is an art form and balancing act. Practicing art law attorney and scholar Leonard DuBoff and his collaborator Amanda Bryan, also an attorney and publishing law professor, have managed to straddle the divide and explain all the myriad of legal issues facing a publisher in today’s digital environment without overwhelming the reader with legalese. The Law (In Plain English)®for Publishers is the fifth book in DuBoff’s line of “Plain English” titles for artists, writers and other creators, and an update to his prior publication The Book Publishers’ Legal Guide initially published in 1984, well before the kindle and e-book.

The book is divided into 19 Chapters, each one addressing unique legal and contractual issues publishers face in starting and running a publishing business. While the book covers many areas of law, ranging from constitutional law, copyright, general contract law and even tax and estate issues, the authors remind the reader that the are only providing useful information, and if legal issues arise, the book is not a substitute for sound legal advice from an experienced publishing or business attorney. Because certain areas of the law vary from state to state, such right of privacy, publicity and defamation, or country by country such as copyright, the legal information is primarily limited to U.S. cases, laws and regulations.

Publishing Research QuarterlyMarch 2019, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 176–177 | Cite asLeonard D. Duboff and Amanda Bryan: The Law (in Plain English)® for PublishersAllworth Press, New York, NY, 2018, 264 pp, Paperback, $19.95, ISBN: 9781621536765AuthorsAuthors and affiliationsNancy E. WolffBook Review...

Caroll Mitchel’s book, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist (currently in its seventh edition), has been a guide sinc...
03/05/2019
Caroll Michels: Advice on prospering as an artist

Caroll Mitchel’s book, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist (currently in its seventh edition), has been a guide since 1983 for artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. Caroll demystifies the inner workings of the art world and challenges the status quo. The New York Times says, "Michels explodes the romantic notion of the starving artist." In the March 2019 issue of Professional Photographers magazine, editor-at-large Jeff Kent writes about the book and how it applies to professional photographers. https://ppmag.com/news/caroll-michels-advice-on-prospering-as-an-artist

In addition to being the founder and publisher of Allworth Press, Tad Crawford is the author of stories and articles tha...
02/11/2019
a book review by Tad Crawford: Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy

In addition to being the founder and publisher of Allworth Press, Tad Crawford is the author of stories and articles that have appeared in publications such as Art in America, Communications Arts, The Nation, and Writers Digest. A National Endowment for the Arts award recipient, he is also the author of the novel A Floating Life and over a dozen nonfiction books related mainly to the business lives of artists and writers. Here, you will find a recent New York Journal of Books review by Tad about Roger Lipsey’s book, Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy, published by Shambhala https://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/gurdjieff-reconsidered

Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy by Roger Lipsey book review. Click to read the full review of Gurdjieff Reconsidered: The Life, the Teachings, the Legacy in New York Journal of Books. Review written by Tad Crawford.

Bravo! Tony Award®-winning producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots) shares his 100 MUST READS for all things theater—and sev...
01/31/2019
Top 100 Theater Books Every Theater Maker Should Read.

Bravo! Tony Award®-winning producer Ken Davenport (Kinky Boots) shares his 100 MUST READS for all things theater—and several Allworth Press books made the list! Check out #40 The Business of Broadway by Mitch Weiss and Perri Gaffney, #45 The Stage Producer’s Business and Legal Guide by Charles Grippo, #78 Acting Is a Job by Jason Pugatch, #79 A Life in Acting by Lisa Mulcahy, and #81 Broadway General Manager by Peter Bogyo.
https://www.theproducersperspective.com/my_weblog/2019/01/top-100-theater-books.html?fbclid=IwAR0DzeyVmV25JoZrP19doAEawGOprUKSXQGVmc6wHES5oj0964gzOpWApsw

I came up with the idea for this blog 17 months ago. That's how long it took to curate it. The title says it all. The list below contains 100 books that I think every theater maker should read. It

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With no posts in over six months at this site and no live operator at the phone lines and no response to email, Allworth seems unreachable. I am trying to reach Ruben Nunez who wrote to me last month. He was responding to a formal Query that I had submitted last December. I could not open his attachment and there was no explanation regarding it. I responded immediately but have never received a response despite all my efforts.
I am so pleased to have won a copy of your book "The Online Writer's Companion" by P.J. Aiken here on Facebook. Thank you Marian Schwaner at Allsworth for sending it along. Two thumbs up!!!
I am sure this is worthwhile. About 10 years ago I played with acting and did two plays. For free. But I hated doing what they wanted, on their schedule. Best book I read on acting, and I read many, is not about acting, AUDITION by Michael Shurtleff. Best advice I read was from Bogie: "Whenever I have to deliver exposition, I hope they have two camels F-ing behind me."