As an animator, it's important that you learn all about the business side of animation. Here are the top 9 business books every animator should read.
1) The Animation Business Handbook by Karen Raugust
It shows how a successful animation studio or freelance animator operates, describes the process of how animators can develop animation property from start to finish, and outlines the different kinds of business methods to create and sell animated media.
2) The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
Instead of spending a lot of money and time on an expensive business degree, we suggest that you read this book that gives you all the concepts you need to succeed in business.
3) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
It contains solid advice that has helped thousands of people gain success and reach their maximum potential in their personal lives and business.
4) Think Rich and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
It reveals the life-changing secrets of earning money that many successful people have applied.
5) Zero to One by Peter Thiel
It gives readers a look into Peter Thiel's philosophy and strategy and teaches how to create a successful startup.
6) Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
The authors will teach you how to get exposure without spending too much money, how to be more productive, and more inspiring business ideas.
7) Company of One by Paul Jarvis
It emphasizes the importance of having the freedom to pursue the more meaningful things in life and avoiding the headaches that come with dealing with employees and expanding a business.
8) 10x Marketing Formula by Garrett Moon
In 10x Marketing Formula, Garrett Moon teaches his readers how to overcome a lack of time, the struggle to create great content, and the difficulty in engaging your audience, and many more business problems.
9) The Four Steps to Epiphany by Steve Blank
It shows the difference in how startups and large companies do their business in a fast-paced environment.