I'm still intrigued by the listings in the categories used by Amazon and how difficult it can be to see which are the top rated and best selling art books.
So I've created my own listing Makingamark's Top 10 Fine Art Books. This is going to focus on my interests of drawing, painting, artists, art business and what's new - as detailed below.
I'd also add that, yet again, I've learned something about the art books available on Amazon while creating this listing!
What's different about this list
There are two things which make this list distinctive
FIRST is that the listing will be UPDATED EVERY MONTH.
I'll be identifying the fine art books which are the top rated and best selling books across various Amazon Art Books categories - including books yet to be published. As I update, I'm expecting some books to change while perennial best sellers are likely to stay the same.
SECOND relates to how this list is compiled.
This listing in no way repeats the listings for different categories for arts and photography on amazon.com. That's because I find that the Amazon categories can be very confusing and books are often listed in multiple and incorrect categories.
Therefore the books listed on my new information site Makingamark's Top 10 Fine Art Books are a personal interpretation of these listings and are compiled by:
- focusing on fine art books only (ie excluding all books for children, commercial artists and photographers)
- reviewing the category lists at Amazon - and which books are included in the category
- ignoring all books which in my view are inappropriately categorised / do not relate to fine art
- identifying the best selling book in the chosen categories
- identifying the top rated book in the chosen categories
- only listing a book once - in whichever category they rank highest
- reviewing the listings monthly and updating in each category as appropriate
- TOP DRAWING BOOKS
- DRAWING - Top Rated Drawing Book in May
- DRAWING - Best Selling Drawing Book in May
- TOP PAINTING BOOKS
- PAINTING - Top Rated Painting Book in May
- PAINTING - Best Selling Painting Book in May
- TOP ART BUSINESS BOOKS
- ART BUSINESS: Top Rated Art Book in May
- ART BUSINESS - Best Selling Art Book in May
- BEST SELLING ART BOOKS
- ART BOOK BEST SELLERS: In the past 30 days
- ART BOOK BEST SELLERS: yet to be published
So if you want to keep up to date with which art books are coming up the charts and are highly rated or selling well, why not bookmark this new 'resources for artists' site.
I'll be updating it next at the end of June/beginning of July.
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Comments on the listing and new information site are also welcome