The Artist's Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love
Liz Roth: Good for the mid-career artist. Thoughtful and specific. Might be information overload if you are just getting your feet wet in selling your work.
Julia Kirt: Presents excellent overview of proactive career growth from artist & teacher, not NYC-centric
Art and Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking
David Bayles and Ted Orland
Julia Kirt: For when you've hit major creative blocks, gotten burned out and/or aren't sure if you'll keep making art, this book is for you
Seven Days in the Art World
Liz Roth: Wondering why your art isn’t selling for millions of bucks? This clarifies. Puts galleries, dealers, famous museum artists into context
The volume of books about art businesses is pretty overwhelming with many titles and concentrations. I have read close more than a dozen business books targeting artists and sometimes get confused which is which, not to mention which ones to recommend for whom.
This is part of a series of feature brief reviews and recommendations of business of art books by several knowledgeable artists. I hope the reviews will help artists know which books are most useful for which topics and career stages.
Feel free to add your own reviews and/or book ideas!