July 31, 2017
My Book Is Now Available!
by Corrina Thurston
This week’s blog post is to let you know that my new e-book, How To Build Your Art Business With Limited Time Or Energy, is now available!!
You can now buy my book as an e-book through the Amazon store here!
What The Book Is About:
As most of you know, I began drawing in 2010 after becoming chronically ill in 2008. I had to medically withdraw from college and was mostly bedridden, in extreme pain, and unable to do much of anything.
In 2010, I began drawings as a therapeutic outlet from my bed, teaching myself as I went, a little at a time as I had the energy.
It turns out I really enjoyed drawing and began to do it more and more, with my first exhibit of artwork at a cafe in 2011.
From then on, I kept drawing and increasing my skills. Then, after I was finally diagnosed in 2014 with chronic Lyme disease, Bartonella, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, malfunctioning adrenal glands, IBS, endometriosis, and more, I am now on proper treatment. Slowly, I’m starting to feel better, although my energy is still limited and inconsistent.
Over the last couple years, I’ve been building my art business from scratch in my “good” time.
Because of my illnesses and limited energy, I’ve had to learn a number of tricks and techniques to be extra productive, efficient, and correctly prioritize what’s important to focus on in my business.
This book takes everything I’ve learned about building my art business despite my energy/time limitations, and makes it accessible to other artists trying to do the same thing.
Who The Book Is For:
This book is for anyone building their art business who wants some practical, down-to-earth guidance. If you’re struggling, this book can help you.
This book is especially useful if you want to get more done in less time, and push your business forward more quickly.
If you have another full or part-time job, if you take care of your kids, if you are sick or injured, this book can help you build your art business in whatever time you have available.
What Others Think Of The Book:
I had a group of beta readers (some people I knew and some people I’d never met before) read my book before it was published in order to get their honest feedback and make this book as useful and as good as it could be for you.
Honestly, I was completely overwhelmed (and at one point brought to tears) by the positive feedback I received from my beta readers. People I didn’t even know were so excited to be a part of this project and read this book, and to know how useful they found it was amazing. Below are just a few of the things they’ve said, plus you can read more of the positive reviews on the Amazon page.
“Corrina Thurston shares her hard won knowledge and guidance in a friendly, conversational style. She doesn’t hold anything back, and every page contains useful information and ideas.”
– Kelly Paquet
“This is a wonderful book! It is full of great advice about how to start an art business, as well as many helpful tips on how to manage this with a difficult illness. Corrina has presented this important information with an enjoyable conversation style and in a very easy to follow format. I look forward to her follow-up book!”
– Holly George
“I just finished reading Corrina Thurston’s book HOW TO BUILD YOUR ART BUSINESS WITH LIMITED TIME OR ENERGY for the second time and I can honestly say that my life would be very different now if I’d had this manual to build an art career in my 20’s! That being said, in the spirit of “never too late,” I will be implementing the many guidelines and pointers she has laid out so plainly in this very smart guide.
That Corrina was able to build a successful art career, essentially from zero (starting to draw from her sickbed to keep busy) to creating quality art, exhibitions, writing and getting grants, collaborations and more is inspirational.
Need a boost for your career? You will likely find the roadmap here, and enjoy the journey!”
– Susan Donze
Where You Can Buy The Book:
Interested in my book, How To Build Your Art Business With Limited Time Or Energy? CLICK HERE!
Keep your eyes open because I’m currently in the process of writing the next book in this art business series called: How To Communicate Effectively – For Artists & Creatives.