Allworth Press

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 authors. Based on his experience as chairman of the board for the Foundation of the Community of Artists in New York City, general counsel to the Graphic Artists Guild, and lobbyist for the Coalition of Visual Arts organizations, he knew first-hand the issues faced every day by creative people and the publishing program covered topics such as marketing, promotion, pricing, copyright, contracts, health and safety, and much more. The promise of Allworth Press received early recognition. In 1994 the press received Quality Books' 1994 Small Press Publisher of the Year Award during the annual American Booksellers Association show (now Book Expo). Recipients of the award "exemplify the standards of quality in independent publishing. To be considered for the award, a publisher must have distinguished itself by producing timely, topical, and salable titles suitable for libraries, demonstrating networking skills, and supporting their distributor's efforts." In making its announcement, Quality Books stated: "Allworth Press provides practical, accessible information books for a creative community of specialists such as artists, photographers, designers, and authors, as well as an expanding line of legal and financial how-to books for the general public. Their titles have received numerous recommendations from the review media." Steady growth built the Allworth Press list to more than 300 titles by 2011 when the press merged with the much larger Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. Tad Crawford, a partner and now vice president of Skyhorse Publishing, continues as the publisher for Allworth Press. The Allworth staff is now located at the Skyhorse Publishing offices at 307 West 36th Street in New York City. The location of Allworth Press in New York City makes a great deal of sense since so many of its books offer practical business and self-help information for artists, designers, photographers, writers, and film and performing artists. Allworth Press shares worldwide distribution with Skyhorse Publishing, using Perseus Distribution in the United States. Books from Allworth Press have been translated into many languages, including Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, and Japanese. Rights to titles from Allworth Press are licensed for translation by the Jean V. Naggar Agency. Allworth Press enjoys excellent relationships with a select group of publishing partners. Many of its titles have been co-published with the School of Visual Arts. Other important organizations that have joined to co-publish certain titles include the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the American Society of Media Photographers, the Authors Guild, Communication Arts magazine, the Design Management Institute, the Graphic Artists Guild, and Interior Design magazine. This association with leading educational and professional institutions is a sign of the respect given to the Allworth Press publishing program by the leaders of the creative community. Allworth Press has continued to grow and now has 400 titles in print while publishing 20-25 titles each year. Allworth Press is constantly seeking to publish books that meet the needs of creative professionals in its niche areas. Suggestions and insights from readers and the community are welcomed as an aid in determining the best books and authors for the future.

Mission: Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing since 2011, was founded with the vision of helping creative professionals in the arts succeed. Our books contain a broad range of subjects, from helping designers build their businesses to the world of performance art. No matter what creative field you are interested in, you will be able to find it in one of our titles. Since joining forces with Skyhorse, we have benefited from many new resources, which have helped us reach out ever more effectively to our readership of creative professionals. We remain fortunate to have many prestigious institutions join us on a title by title basis as copublishers, including the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the American Society of Media Photographers, the Authors Guild, the Design Management Institute, the Graphic Artists Guild, and the School of Visual Arts. Our list includes business and self-help books for artists, photographers, graphic designers, and interior designers as well as for filmmakers, performing artists, and authors. We also publish legal and personal finance guides for the general public. We look forward to continuing our mission to create books with ideas and solutions that serve the community of creative professionals.

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 Swastika 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 swastika. 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 Swastika 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-swastika-in-symbols-of-hate?fbclid=IwAR2rFvSu9Dei2KtJOBpVplSwJN5wUQvvdUI_vnJW8q8VogaF3RDB2UnTzpg

The second, with Debbie Millman in conversation “about the long and troubled history of the swastika” 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

How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery by Edward Winkleman is a familiar and essential guide for individuals vent...
01/14/2019
Cha-Ching: What Galleries Should Be Doing to Maximize Profits on the Internet

How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery by Edward Winkleman is a familiar and essential guide for individuals venturing forth into the art gallery world, as well as for students of art administration, business, and marketing. Originally published in 2009, the second edition was recently released with co-author, Patton Hindle, and includes essential information and advice on how to incorporate e-commerce and the internet for added success in running an art gallery. https://www.artspace.com/magazine/art_101/art_market/cha-ching-what-galleries-should-be-doing-to-maximize-profits-on-the-internet-55860

Written by Edward Winkleman and Patton Hindle, this guide tells gallerists everything they need to know about how the internet is rapidly changing the art world—and what they should be doing to leverage it.

Caroll Michels is considered the pioneer of the art consulting field by some professionals in the industry. Her book, Ho...
01/09/2019
Caroll Michels coaches the creative in 'How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist' | Arts and Entertainment | Your Observer

Caroll Michels is considered the pioneer of the art consulting field by some professionals in the industry. Her book, How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul, (Seventh Edition), published by Allworth last year, empowers artists to take control of their careers to create a fulfilling life and earn a decent income. Take a look at this recent review. https://www.yourobserver.com/article/caroll-michels-how-to-survive-and-prosper-as-an-artist-sarasota

The Palmer Ranch resident used the lessons she learned as a mentor-less artist to pioneer the art consulting field as a coach and author.

We are pleased to let you know about the release of the Fourth Edition of There’s Money Where Your Mouth: A Complete Ins...
01/07/2019

We are pleased to let you know about the release of the Fourth Edition of There’s Money Where Your Mouth: A Complete Insider’s Guide to Earning Income and Building a Career in Voice-Overs by Elaine A. Clark. Considered the “bible” for the Voice-Over industry, the book has been updated to include 150 practice scripts, interviews with working professionals, insights into new business approaches, new tips on making a demo, vocal modulation and breath techniques, and more. Check it out. https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781621536697/theres-money-where-your-mouth-is-fourth-edition/

Updated to address changes in market and technology since it first appeared, How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Galle...
12/03/2018

Updated to address changes in market and technology since it first appeared, How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery (Second Edition) by Edward Winkleman and Patton Hindle guides aspiring and new art gallery owners to plan and operate a successful gallery, with advice on leveraging the power of the internet for success, helpful tips from veteran collectors and dealers, a large section on art fairs, and a directory of art dealer associations. https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781621536574/how-to-start-and-run-a-commercial-art-gallery-second-edition/

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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."