So often when I am consulting with artists through ArtBizCoach.com we work together on building their mailing lists. This is important because it seems like everyone is an artist these days and many are extremely talented. Sadly, your success rarely depends on talent. More often than not, it is about who you know and, more to the point, who knows you.
On the resources page of ArtBizCoach.com, I have posted various software choices for sales, inventory, patrons (mailing list). These include:
(Unsure that this is currently being supported by the developer.)
Marketing Artist: http://marketingartist.com/
I’m sure there are more, but these are the ones of which I am aware. Most are affordable and available for free trial. To date, I have not been able to tell which one is preferred. And I do not recommend one over another.
I’d love to hear what you are using to organize your art business.
What do you like about it? Dislike? How long did it take you to set it up? Did you have to do any special formatting or was it ready to go when you purchased it?