Testimonials & Reviews

NIK-SIGNS-BOOK-webAuthor Nikolas Allen signs a book for a happy customer at his Pop art show opening.

Death to the Starving Artist is saturated with Nikolas Allen’s quirky personality. His humor and frankness comes together to form a book about art marketing that is informative AND entertaining. His book covers familiar art marketing territory in a lively way—it also contains a lot of fresh ideas. He may very well be the Daniel Grant of my generation. Daniel Grant…with an edge.”

— Brian Sherwin, Editor of The Art Edge

“I truly think Death to the Starving Artist ought to be a required read in art schools, mostly because academia is more concerned with theory than experience. And this book is an accumulation and gift of Nikolas Allen’s experience. I am glad it was shared. Kudos!”

– Mo Williams, Artist

Death to the Starving Artist is thorough and full of advice and answers to most questions any artist may ask. This book reminded me to review my goals and my means for attaining them…and the advice about associations and artist co-ops rang true (both the positive and negative aspects). I mentioned this book to my fellow co-op members because I found it valuable. Many thanks, Nikolas, and be sure to keep writing!”

– Janet C.H., Artist

“Congrats to fellow artist, Nikolas Allen on his new book, Death to the Starving Artist! The book is real wake-up call on what’s needed in order to balance creativity with a savvy business-sense. There is also a free workbook to help with the process. Thanks Nikolas, for so generously sharing your experience and expertise!”

– Cynthia Lynn H., Abstract Artist

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Death to the Starving Artist has changed and saved my art career! The [accompanying] workbook is a godsend! It has helped me to fine tune my art career and to keep me on track. Thanks!”

– Todd Bane, Artist

“Pop Icon Nikolas Allen’s book Death To The Starving Artist is required reading for anyone interested in marketing and selling their artwork for fun and profit. Setting it above and apart from all others, Nikolas shares his own solid experiences to prepare an artist as what to expect and what disciplines are needed to accomplish entering and succeeding in the art world. Whether it’s the local art fair or a prestigious big city gallery, the marketing strategies are laid out in ways that any novice can grasp and apply. Make no mistake, creating, exhibiting, and selling art is REAL WORK and The Pop Icon’s book will answer your questions, but it will not magically insure success. That is up to you!”

– R. P. Whalen aka ‘Rock & Roll Ray’, Filmmaker

Death To The Starving Artist is full of practical guidance on promoting your art from choosing your brand name, to getting your work shown and dealing with social media. Written for the US market, it all translates to a UK context. Easy to read without being simplistic. Recommended.”

— P.I. Bennell, Artist (England)

Artist Brenda Woods draws 'em in

“Lots of good info and an easy read with practical suggestions for success. Even includes a comprehensive work plan. Highly recommend! How-to books can often be super dry and so boring, that they are hard to get through. Not this one! The author has a fun and enthusiastic tone that keeps the pace moving forward. Death To The Starving Artist gives artists like me the big picture of how to market our work in this new world of hyper-media, and how to stand out in a sea of others. This book is definitely worth the money.”

— Brenda Woods, Artist

Death To The Starving Artist covers a lot of material I never gave any thought to before. I feel I will get more out of than I have spent for it. Thanks, Nikolas, a job well-done.”

— Richard Orlin, Artist

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“Lots of good info and an easy read with practical suggestions for success. Even includes a comprehensive work plan. Highly recommend!”

— E. Kleven (aka “Ernie Kleven, The Artist”)

“I graduated from art school in the mid-90s. Educational institutions may be doing a better job now, but at that time, I was only required to take a brief senior seminar on artists & business. And, in reality, it focused more on portfolio building and not on the *real* business of being an artist. Nikolas Allen covers a ton of practical advice in Death To The Starving Artist. The info is timely, easy to read and conversational. Fantastic reading for anyone trying to make a go of full- or part-time work as an artist.”

— Stephanie Cake, Artist

Nikolas Allen with Debra Punt of Alpine Originals

“Yes, finally, a book about art marketing strategies for the artist by an artist, Nikolas Allen, who has marketing experience. How novel. This 215 page book is jam-packed with digestible size chunks of information including creating the right message, finding the right audience, and gathering the right tools. Some of this information you may have seen before, but there are great nuggets that you may not have come across yet. If you are ready to bite the bullet and begin treating your art career like a business, this book is for you.”

— Lisa Wylie King, Artist

Death To The Starving Artist has it all and deserves a 5 star rating big time. So much quality marketing advice within the pages of this book. And, it is an easy read. If you want to go the distance with your art career, then this is the book for you. The author, Nikolas Allen encourages and tells you how to reach [your] creative goals. This book covers all you would want and need to know about marketing. There is so much about marketing and more in this book that you will be very glad to have it in your art library. It will not just sit on the shelf because you will be referring to it quite often. If you purchase any marketing book, this is one that is a must have.”

— Sandy Askey-Adams, Artist

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