Suggested Reading for Freelance Creatives

I am a bit of a bibliophile…. Okay more then a bit. It’s always a toss-up for me, do I cover the walls in art or books? I even have the kindle download on any computer I use regularly. I need my book-based resources at my fingers tips. I don’t know what I’d do if I couldn’t just reach out and grab a book! I might cry, a lot.

This “list” is a collection of books, with links to buy them. These are generic resources most creative types, be they artists or sculptors, may find useful. Before purchasing any of them please see the reviews on the sales web site, and/or checkout any reviews I may have written to make sure you are buying what you need.

This list is one I intend to keep updated regularly.  I’ve made this informational book list into a post rather then a page, as I want to hear from you as well. What books would you suggest? Which ones have you used? Where did you buy them from? Do you prefer digital copies, physical copies, or both? Let me know!

* If your links are affiliate links, please note that in your post.

The Bookshelf

Artist’s Guide to the Law by Richard Amada
With the expansion of the internet, and how much more exposure an artist gets when they bring their art online, it becomes even more necessary that we learn what’s legal and what is not legal. Although copyright and IP rights are rife with gray areas, and it is better to obtain legal advice from an actual lawyer, books like this help educate one from making very poor and extremely amateurish mistakes.?/5
New Tax Guide for Writers, Artists, Performers and other Creative People by Peter Jason Riley
Freelancing is a tough business. Not only do you do the work itself, but the marketing, the advertising, the customer service, and the accounting work to keep track of the income produced. This means tracking your taxes and deductions as well! (
Tax Deductions A to Z for Writers, Artists, and Performers (Tax Deductions A to Z series by Anne Skalka CPA

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Did you know that the purchase of a new laptop for work purposes COULD be a good tax deduction? There are a lot of things creatives need to keep track of in regards to outgoing expenses. Ofen it’s the little things that get missed, and those do add up no matter how small they seem!?/5
Annual Tax Mess Organizer for Writers, Artists, Self-Publishers & Craftspeople by Kiki Canniff
Not all artists are disorganized with major “pile file” systems in place for paperwork. But for those whose creativity often overshadows organization of something as important as supply reciepts, this book is for you!?/5


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