Art isn't all about brushstrokes, paints, and canvases. There's a lot of business involved. Today's artists need to be well-versed in business skills in order to learn how to market their work and make a living from it. Whether you're just starting out or you've been creating for years, you'll find these six art business books incredibly helpful as they can serve as great resources for developing your career and increasing your visibility.⁠

Check out our selection of Art Business Books!

7th September 2021 | Image Curators Advisory
The Essential Guide to Business for Artists and Designers
This book provides the vital knowledge and tools to develop a vision and achieve business growth, topics include:
  1. Networking
  2. Social Media
  3. Marketing
  4. Business planning
  5. Setting up websites
Show Your Work!: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Getting Discovered
This book is for artists who hate the very idea of self-promotion. In 10 short chapters, Austin Kleon introduces ways to think about artworks as never-ending processes and how to build an audience by sharing those processes.

The Artist's Guide to Selling Work
by Annabelle Ruston. £15.41 (paperback)
The Artist's Guide to Selling Work
From pricing work to using online marketplaces, to printing quality reproductions, this guide provides all the advice artists and craftspeople need to sell their work in today's competitive market.

Legal Guide For the Visual Artist
by Tad Crawford. £17.95
Legal Guide for the Visual Artist
This book is an in-depth guide of legal issues that visual artists face today, providing practical legal guidance, including copyrights, moral rights, contracts, licensing, sales contracts, commissions, and more!

How to Sell your Art Online
An essential guide for every kind of artist. This book teaches you how to skip the gallery system, find your niche, and connect directly with collectors to profitably sell your art.
What They Didn't Teach you in Art School
This is the ultimate survival guide to life as an artist, which provides expert advice, tips and inspiration to help you build a successful career - giving you the time to nurture your true talent.
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