Bob Baker's Artist Empowerment Blog

Do You Have a Book Inside You?

I've been writing about music marketing and self-empowerment for a good 15 years now. First, it was through monthly columns I used to write for the local music magazine I published in the early 1990s. Later, those tips moved onto the Web through articles I distributed online and the ezine I've been publishing for more than 12 years now.

By acting on my passion, chipping away at success, and making smart use of the Internet, I've reached a point where I now make a nice living as a self-published author (or indie book publisher, as I also like to call it).

While I'm best known for "indie music marketing" (in fact, I come up #1 on Google for that search phrase), I find myself dishing out a lot of advice lately to aspiring authors. I'm serving my third term as president of the St. Louis Publishers Association and am speaking and writing more frequently on this topic.

If you feel you have a potential book inside of you too, I invite you to check out my new web site. Everyone has a story to tell or a personal message they need to share with the world. You can do that through music or art or film. But you can also do it through your own book.

And you won't be surprised to learn that I embrace the same DIY attitude with publishing books as I do with pursuing a music career or any other creative endeavor.

Again, if this interests you, pay a visit to



  • Bob,
    I came across your blog while doing research for a project my cousin and I are creating called ourtbeat (sounds like art-beet). Ourtbeat is a professional networking site created by artists for artists. We are currently in the building stages as well as searching for beta testers. If interested, your opinion would be greatly appreciated on the site. You can go to today and sign up to become a beta tester. Once you've signed up, you'll get an email explaining things further. As a beta tester, you get to check out the site as we build it while adding in your own 2 cents along the way to ensure that we meet your needs as well as the needs of other artists like yourself.

    One major aspect of the site is that we seek to be a tremendous resource for artists. Artists of all kinds can sell and market their work, and we'd like to provide links referencing important artist information. I definitely feel that your blog, ezine, and all fall under this aspect of the site. We would be honored to post these links within our directory.

    You can learn more about ourtbeat by checking out the site, or you can check out my blog ( I do hope you find ourtbeat as a great platform to share your knowledge with other artists!

    By Blogger Ourtbeat, At 4:21 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home