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. 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
3. 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
4. Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic
An artist's unique 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. Best-selling author, artist, and illustrator Lisa Congdon brings her expertise to this guide to the process of artistic self-discovery. Featuring advice from Congdon herself and interviews with a roster of established artists, illustrators, and creatives, this one-of-a-kind book will show listeners how to identify and nurture their own visual identity, navigate the influence of artists they admire, push through fear and insecurity, and appreciate the value of their personal journey.
- Author: Lisa Congdon
- Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Creativity & Genius
5. 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
6. Decorative Patterns: Adult Coloring Book Featuring Stress Relieving Patterns Designs Perfect for Adults Relaxation and Coloring Gift Book Ideas
Unwind and relax with these 50 Decorative Patterns Easy Coloring Book for Adult Relaxation It’s a perfect coloring book to practice and perfect your coloring skills. Whether you’re just beginning your creative journey, or you’re a coloring connoisseur, everyone can have fun with this exciting and varied collection of patterns. An excellent coloring book for beginners. We’ve taken the time to create unique designs that call for your creative touch. Here's what makes this coloring book so unique: Unique, exquisite images: enjoy coloring 50 Decorative Patterns Coloring Book to help release stress and boost creativity. Single-sided, black-backed pages: feel free to use the fattest markers and the wettest watercolors -don't let bleed-through limit your creativity! All skill levels are welcome: there's no wrong way to color fantasy images! Unleash your creativity and fill the pages with your favorite colors, using your favorite techniques! Perfect gift ideas: People you love will be thrilled with a relaxing coloring book. It's a great adult coloring book for women and excellent coloring books for teens and young adults. Here are some more reasons to love coloring books by Damita Victoria: These aren't just ordinary coloring books: the brand is known for its unique, instantly recognizable style! They provide a genuinely relaxing coloring experience: you'll never be annoyed by bleed-through or the paper tearing under a sharp pen! With Damita Victoria, you're never alone: join a vibrant online community of fellow coloring enthusiasts and share your work for everyone to enjoy! You don't have to keep all the fun to yourself: this book makes a perfect gift for men and women alike. Surprise a friend or a loved one with this beautiful book and bring a happy smile to their face! Scroll up, click on "Add to Cart," and Get Ready to Relax!
- Author: Damita Victoria
- Publisher: Independently published (January 26, 2021)
- Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
- ISBN: 979-8598342084
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.25 x 11 inches
7. 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
8. 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
9. Practical Pottery: 40 Pottery Projects for Creating and Selling Mugs, Cups, Plates, Bowls, and More (Arts and Crafts, Hobbies, Ceramics, Sculpting Technique)
Crafting Pottery for Daily Use #1 Bestseller in Pottery & Ceramics and Sculpture and #1 Most Wished for in Pottery & Ceramic Craft An introduction to pottery. It’s never too late to pick up a new hobby, especially when you have a guide this simple to get you started. Potter and entrepreneur Jon Schmidt coaxes us into the world of pottery with a promise that we do not have to know everything about the complicated chemistry behind making pottery to enjoy it! By taking us back to the basics, Schmidt offers an introduction to pottery and a guide to creating functional pieces, along with insights into the business side of creating and selling your art. Focus on functionality. While pottery pieces can be detailed and intricate, Schmidt finds the beauty in more practical pieces. From mugs to bowls, Schmidt shows us a host of functional pieces that we can create using our very own hands. As a coffee shop owner, Schmidt uses handmade items for everything. And, he uses this pottery book to demonstrate how we too can create beautiful pieces for daily use, and potentially profit from them. Endless ideas for beginners to experienced throwers. This is the book for those who have never wielded pottery tools, and those who consider themselves experts with the pottery wheel. Whichever category you fall into, you’ll find endless possibilities for making beautiful works of functioning art with your own hands. By offering an array of ideas and techniques, Schmidt’s book captures the interest of a wide audience of creatives like you. Dive into Practical Pottery and find: A guide for getting started in pottery and ceramics that doesn’t require expensive equipment, clay, and glazes Numerous tips and tricks for creating functional pottery, such as mugs, bowls, plates, teapots, beer steins, and more! Projects that will push you to craft functional art and turn your work into bonus income Readers of Mastering Hand Building ; Potter’s Bible ; and Handbuilt, A Potter’s Guide will love Jon Schmidt’s Practical Pottery .
- Author: Jon Schmidt
- Publisher: Mango (October 27, 2020)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Sculpture
- ISBN: 978-1642502220
- Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.5 x 9.9 inches
10. 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