Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Business of Art Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Amazing Patterns: Adult Coloring Book, Stress Relieving Mandala Style Patterns
For more information on this book, visit our author profile on Amazon. Relaxing adult coloring book with hand-drawn mandala style patterns. Fantastic and relaxing patterns will allow you to break away from the chaos of everyday life and plunge into the land of peace and relaxation. Originality. All drawings are hand drawn. Individual patterns are always created with passion. This guarantees the uniqueness and originality of the performance. Quality 50 different models, finished with attention to every detail, guarantee high-quality workmanship. Diversity Every project is different. Which guarantees fantastic and creative play with colors. Single-sided pages Each image is placed on its own page. Relax Coloring amazing patterns is a great way to get away from any problems and enter the world of colors. Creativity Creating the world with your own colors creates a sense of independence and fosters creativity, improves self-esteem and builds confidence. A great gift This coloring book is a great gift for anyone who needs a moment of peace and relaxation. Specifications: Premium Soft Cover Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches 50 individual projects.
- Author: Coloring Book Kim
- Publisher: Independently published (September 4, 2020)
- Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Antiques & Collectibles
- ISBN: 979-8682830084
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches
2. How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell: Successful Craft Business Ideas for Pricing on Etsy, to Stores, at Craft Shows & Everywhere Else
Are your handmade goods struggling to find buyers? Learn effective tactics to make that cash register ring. Are your sales humming, but you’re operating in the red? Are you making high-quality items but can’t seem to move enough product? Is your current online store failing to attract customers? With decades of experience as a master craftsman and educator, savvy marketer James Dillehay’s work has been featured in shops and galleries, at competitive shows, and online on Etsy and Amazon. Now he’s here to share how he cracked the code on what to charge, and how to package your merchandise for maximum profitability. How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell is a modern-day roadmap for rate-setting strategies in the competitive handmade-products industry. With oodles of real-world examples, Dillehay’s time-tested techniques will help you refine your presentation and understand your market to hit the monetary sweet spot. And by following his commonsense approach, the fruits of your labor will reach an excited audience eagerly clamoring for your next masterpiece. In How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell , you’ll discover: Innovative ways to make your handcrafted wares stand out over other sellers How to set prices higher while keeping shoppers clicking that buy button Logical approaches to position “one-of-a-kind” items in the premium dollar range Tax secrets to help you maximize your home business deductions Methods for spotting trends to skyrocket profits, and much, much more! How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell is a no-nonsense guidebook for anyone looking to optimize their online venture. If you like straightforward direction, experience-based suggestions, and filling your coffers to overflowing, then you’ll love James Dillehay’s treasure trove of advice. Buy How to Price Crafts and Things You Make to Sell to earn what you deserve today!
- Author: James Dillehay
- Publisher: Independently published (April 14, 2020)
- Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
- ISBN: 979-8637201709
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.33 x 9 inches
3. Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic (Art Book for Artists, Creative Self-Help Book)
Bestselling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Find Your Artistic Voice helps artists and creatives identify and nurture their own visual identity. This one-of-a-kind book helps artists navigate the influence of creators they admire, while simultaneously appreciating the value of their personal journey. • Features down-to-earth and encouraging advice from Congdon herself • Filled with interviews with established artists, illustrators, and creatives • Answers the question "how do I develop a unique artistic style?" An artist's voice is their calling card—it's what makes each of their works vital and particular, but developing such singular artistry requires effort and persistence. Find Your Artistic Voice offers everyday strategies, inspirational anecdotes, and practical advice to push through fear and insecurity in your artistic practice. • Makes a perfect gift for aspiring artists and creatives, serious hobbyists, art students, makers, teachers, budding creative professionals, and fans of Lisa Congdon • A self-help creativity book for those looking for artistic guidance • Great for those who enjoyed reading The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, and Art/Work: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career by Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber
- Author: Lisa Congdon
- Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (August 6, 2019)
- Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
- ISBN: 978-1452168869
- Dimensions: 6.05 x 0.75 x 7.95 inches
4. The Practice: Shipping Creative Work
From the bestselling author of Linchpin , Tribes, and The Dip comes an elegant little book that will inspire artists, writers, and entrepreneurs to stretch and commit to putting their best work out into the world. Creative work doesn't come with a guarantee. But there is a pattern to who succeeds and who doesn't. And engaging in the consistent practice of its pursuit is the best way forward. Based on the breakthrough Akimbo workshop pioneered by legendary author Seth Godin, The Practice will help you get unstuck and find the courage to make and share creative work. Godin insists that writer's block is a myth, that consistency is far more important than authenticity, and that experiencing the imposter syndrome is a sign that you're a well-adjusted human. Most of all, he shows you what it takes to turn your passion from a private distraction to a productive contribution, the one you've been seeking to share all along. With this book as your guide, you'll learn to dance with your fear. To take the risks worth taking. And to embrace the empathy required to make work that contributes with authenticity and joy.
- Author: Seth Godin
- Publisher: Portfolio (November 3, 2020)
- Genre: Business & Money, Business Culture
- ISBN: 978-0593328972
- Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.92 x 7.3 inches
5. To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
Look out for Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing #1 New York Times Business Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller #1 Washington Post bestseller From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind, and teacher of the popular MasterClass on Sales and Persuasion , comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight . Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now. To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind , Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book--one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.
- Author: Daniel H. Pink
- Publisher: Riverhead Books; Illustrated edition (December 31, 2012)
- Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
- ISBN: 978-1594487156
- Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.3 inches
6. How To Become A Successful Artist
The must-have business guide for all artists, written by the leading specialist in the global art market Written for artists of all levels, ages and mediums the latest book from bestselling author Magnus Resch explores how artists can have a career in the field they love. He answers the most important questions including: How do I find gallery representation? How do I write an artist statement? How should I price my artworks? And what's the best Instagram strategy? Case studies are drawn from interviews with leading experts and practitioners, including artists, gallerists, and curators. It's an invaluable resource to explain the core business principles of being an artist and reveals how to make it in the art market. This must-have guide includes business advice from the art world’s leading experts, such as Hans Ulrich Obrist, Jeffrey Deitch, Simon de Pury, Mera & Don Rubell, Mr. Brainwash, Oscar Murillo, Sean Scully, Peter Halley, Kenny Scharf, Lucien Smith, Lisa Schiff, Julian Schnabel, Georgina Adam, Katherine Bernhardt, Shirin Neshat, Laurie Simmons, Jordan Wolfson, Jitish Kallat, Zhang Huan, Rashid Johnson, Marilyn Minter, Raymond Pettibon and many more.
- Author: Magnus Resch
- Publisher: Phaidon Press (May 26, 2021)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Photography & Video
- ISBN: 978-1838662424
- Dimensions: 5.75 x 0.85 x 8.3 inches
7. The Art of The Last of Us
Naughty Dog Studios and Dark Horse proudly present the essential companion to The Last of Us , a richly detailed and compelling game set in a postpandemic world where humans have become an endangered species. Featuring concept art, character designs, and astonishing settings and landscapes, The Art of The Last of Us provides a unique look at one of the gaming world's most eagerly anticipated titles. * A must-have companion to the game. * Incredible full-color artwork! * The latest project from Naughty Dog Studios. * The Last of Us swept the top Game Critics awards at 2012's E3 conference.
- Author: Various
- Publisher: Dark Horse Books (June 18, 2013)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
- ISBN: 978-1616551643
- Dimensions: 9.32 x 0.8 x 12.2 inches
8. How To Price Your Art: Pricing with Confidence for Sales & Profit
How to Price Your Art is a comprehensive guide that enables visual artists to price their work confidently and with profit in mind. Whether you are new to pricing your art or have been an artist for years and are simply wanting to develop a pricing strategy for your art business, this book will give you everything you need. You can absolutely learn how to price your artwork with confidence inside the pages of this book. And I’d love to show you how, especially if you’re still pricing your art based on what you “think” it’s worth and constantly second-guessing yourself. Knowing how to price your art means the difference between barely making ends meet and actually making money with your art. It enables you to build your art business, create income and have the impact you dream of as an artist. It’s the difference between an expensive hobby and a profitable business. If you’re like most artists, knowing how to price your art is a constant frustration which takes the joy right out of creating. Add to that the confusion of trying to understand how things like where you live, the type of art you create and your experience level fit in to your pricing and it can be downright overwhelming! Thankfully, pricing your artwork doesn’t have to be a mystery, anymore! Inside this book, I’ll teach you: 7 Factors that Determine Art Pricing An Easy Pricing Formula for Pricing Your Art How to Make a Profit on Every Sale 5 Keys to Creating a Pricing Strategy Why Fear of Raising Your Prices is All In Your Head My Biggest Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Plus you’ll be getting a copy of my Art Pricing Worksheet which will make pricing your art super easy for you. I’ll also be covering important topics including: Why Uniqueness Commands Higher Prices How to Price for Retail, Wholesale & Consignment Perception Influences Pricing Accounting for Packing, Shipping & Taxes Where to Start If You’ve Never Sold Anything How to Create Multiple Price Points Knowing When to Increase Your Prices Should you list your prices on your website? Discounts & Bonuses Every day that goes by you’re not pricing your art profitably is one more day that’s costing you the time, money, freedom and impact you were designed to make in the world. The longer you keep doing this, the more money you’re literally throwing down the drain.
- Author: Matt Tommey
- Publisher: Independently published (June 23, 2021)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Business of Art
- ISBN: 979-8517453129
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.24 x 8 inches
9. Your Career in Animation (2nd Edition): How to Survive and Thrive
A Newly Revised Edition of the Go-To Guide for Any Animation Artist! “ Your Career in Animation is the most comprehensive and valuable book on animation careers that you’ll ever need.” —Bill Plympton, Animator / Producer Whether you want to break into the animation industry or “toon up” to a better career, this comprehensive guide will show you how. A leading animation professional surveys the field and shares the advice of more than one hundred and fifty top talents in the business of making toons— including Brooke Keesling, head of animation talent development at Bento Box, Mike Hollingsworth, supervising director of BoJack Horseman ; Andrea Fernandez, art director on The Cuphead Show! PES, Oscar-nominated stop-motion director of Fresh Guacamole ; Linda Simensky, head of content for PBS Kids; Minty Lewis, co-creator of The Great North ; Ross Bollinger, YouTube sensation with his Pencilmation channel, and executives from Nickelodeon, Disney TVA, Titmouse, Inc., Frederator, PBS Kids, Netflix, 9 Story Media Group, Cartoon Network; and dozens of others. Learn how to: • Get the most out of your animation education • Build a portfolio, reel, and resume • Keep your skills marketable for years to come • Network effectively • Learn from on-the-job criticism • Cope with unemployment • Start your own studio or build an indie brand online • Pitch and sell a show of your own • And more! Also included are invaluable resources such as animation schools, societies, film festivals, events, Web sites, and publications. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.
- Author: David B. Levy
- Publisher: Allworth; 2nd edition (March 2, 2021)
- Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Movies
- ISBN: 978-1621537489
- Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
10. The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.
- Author: Robert M. Edsel
- Publisher: Center Street (September 3, 2009)
- Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
- ISBN: 978-1599951492
- Dimensions: 6.38 x 1.5 x 9.25 inches