Best Books for Creative Entrepreneurs

Wondering what the best books are for creative entrepreneurs?

best books for creative entrepreneurs

I’m a bookworm (I hope that some day I’ll turn into a beautiful Book Butterfly! Oh wait…butterflies come from caterpillars. Never mind. I just like to read.) What about you? If you’re a creativepreneur and you need inspiration, or motivation, or guidance, or #ALLTHETHINGS! These authors have you covered.

I hollered out to my Creative Gangsters Facebook group for their favorite book recommendations for creative entrepreneurs and this is our compiled list including a few of my utmost favorites. (p.s. some of these are affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase  from that link, I may make a commission. You are most welcome to purchase it from a non-affiliate link and/or at an independent bookstore of  your choice!)

I’m also obsessed with having an Audible subscription. I listen to a book an additional book per week while I’m on the treadmill and running my mom errands around town. While it isn’t downright cheap, this is an investment in both myself and my business and it’s a great use of my time.

Things Are What You Make of Them: Life Advice for Creatives by Adam J. Kurtz

Talk Like Ted: the 9 Public Speaking Secretes of the World’s Greatest Minds by Carmine Gallo

A Whack on the Side of the Head: how you can be more creative by Robert von Oech


Creative Whack Pack: 64 Creativity Strategies by Roger von Oech

Okay, so it’s not a book. But with today’s declining attention span, I’m going to put it with the books. This tool is pack of cards that you can deal out to yourself to get creatively unstuck with a single exercise.

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

Tribes by Seth Godin

As a cool bonus, Seth narrates his own Audible audiobook, so you can really connect with him through his voice. As always, he does a remarkable job.

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin


You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

Jen also narrates her own book and she’s hilarious. Love you Jen!

The Miracle Morning: the not so obvious secret guaranteed to transform your life (by 8 am) by Hal Elrod


Jab Jab Jab Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth by Chris Brogan

Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port

Eat that Frog: 21 ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time by Brian Tracy



Epic Blog Planner by Regina Anaejionu

Last but certainly not least, the Epic Blog Planner by my friend and mentor This easy to use planner helps you get ideas out of your brain and into an actual plan to carry you an entire year. Highly recommended. By the way, make sure you hop over to her site and sign up for her free epic resources. And I’m not using the word epic lightly…

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