Not that there can be any one book which suits all artists - because everybody has their own individual needs and preferences. However, it is interesting to know which are the ones which people have found more helpful.
One of the reasons for doing the poll was to also highlight these books which I've found are so very often get buried in art bookshops and on Amazon.
However it's not had a lot of responses to date - so I thought I'd highlight it here too. So here's the LINK to the opinion poll - Which is the most helpful art business book?
Which art business book have you found most helpful?
The books listed (alphabetically) in the poll are:
- Alyson Stanfield's "I'd Rather be in the Studio!"
- "Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market"
- Caroll Michell's "How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself Without Selling Your Soul"
- Cay Lang's "Taking the Leap: Building a Career as a Visual Artist"
- Constance Smith's "Art Marketing 101"
- Daniel Grant's "The Business of Being an Artist"
- "Graphic Artist Guild Handbook"
- "ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career" by Heather Darcy Bhandari, Jonathan Melber
- Heller and Arisman's "Inside the Business of Illustration"
- Jackie Battenfield's "The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love"
- Tad Crawford's "Business and Legal Forms for Artists"
- Tad Crawford's "Legal Guide for the Visual Artist"
- Making A Mark reviews..... The Best Art Business Books which introduces this information site and why I created it.