February 11, 2017

Art Business Books

Running a business as an Artist doesn't come with an operating manual, but these books can help you fill your tool chest with learnings and guidance to find success. Look out for reviews of each book over time, and please feel free to reach out if you have any other titles to recommend.

Everything You Need to Know (and Do) 
As You Pursue Your Art Career
by Heather Darcy Bhandari, Jonathan Melber

The Artist's Guide
How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
by Jackie Battenfield

Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way
Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur
by Jennifer Lee, Michael Port

Grow Your Handmade Business
How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online
by Kari Chapin

Art, Inc.
The Essential Guide for Building
Your Career as an Artist
by Lisa Congdon

Craft, Inc.
The Ultimate Guide to Turning Your 
Creative Hobby into a Successful Business
by Meg Mateo Ilasco

by Daniel Grant

Taking the Leap
Building a Career as a Visual Artist (The 
Insider's Guide to Exhibiting and Selling Your Art)
by Cay Lang

Starting Your Career as an Artist
A Guide for Painters, Sculptors, 
Photographers, and Other Visual Artists
by Angie Wojak, Stacy Miller

The Successful Artist's Career Guide
Finding Your Way in the Business of Art
by Margaret Peot

The $100 Startup
Reinvent the Way You Make a Living,
Do What You Love, and Create a New Future
by Chris Guillebeau

I Just Like to Make Things
Learn the Secrets to Making Money while 
Staying Passionate about your Art and Craft
by Lilla Rogers

Arts & Numbers
A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers,
and Other Members of the Creative Class
by Elaine Grogan Luttrull

by Tad Crawford