30+ Books about Writing and Publishing all Writers Should Read
If there’s one thing writers find almost as addictive as writing, it’s reading about writing. So I’ve put together a little reading list of some of my favourite books for writers and authors.
Many of these are short, sharp, super focused books that can be read in a day. In fact some of them can be read in an hour. Some of them are longer and more involved, but packed full of big benefits. See if you can set aside an hour every day for reading something from this list. Just don’t let it take away from your writing time. I read when I’ve done my writing for the day and I’m too tired to do any more. I also read on my phone anywhere from the hairdressers to the supermarket checkout line.
What’s more, some of these books just a few bucks, or even free, in ebook form, so you really can ramp up your learning, without breaking the bank. Some of them are also available free via Kindle Unlimited subscription service. Click the image below to find out more about that.
No Kindle? No problem. Find out how to read Kindle books on any device in this article. Just one tip. Keep a notebook to hand. Make an action list as you go through each book. You’ll only benefit from them if you act on their advice. Happy reading.
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Write Better, Faster: How To Triple Your Writing Speed and Write More Every Day by Monica Leonelle
Nail Your Story: Add Tension, Build Emotion, and Keep Your Readers Addicted by Monica Leonelle
Emotion Amplifiers by Angela Ackerman
Write Good Or Die by Scott Nicholson
Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing by Catherine Ryan Howard
How I Sold 80,000 Books: Book Marketing For Authors by Alinka Rutkowska
The Non-Fiction Formula: How to Write an eBook That Sells Itself, In 24 Days Or Less by Chaiwat Theerasong
Author’s Quick Guide to Making Your Book A Bestseller by Kristen Eckstein
Author’s Quick Guide to Organizing Your Non-Fiction Book by Kristen Eckstein
Author’s Quick Guide to Marketing Your Book Online and Off by Kristen Eckstein
Yep! I LOVE Kristen Eckstein’s Author’s Quick Guide series. I’ve probably learned more from Kristen (who now goes by the name Kristen Joy AKA The Book Publishing Ninja) than anyone else in the indie author business.
APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book by Guy Kawasaki
Kill Your Blog: 12 Reasons Why You Should Stop F#$%ing Blogging! by Buck Flogging
Sell More Books: 55 Free Promotions That Work by Nancy L. Hendrickson
This Year You Write Your Novel by Walter Mosley
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
On Writing – A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
Story Engineering by Larry Brooks
Rise of the Machines: Human Authors In A Digital World by Kristen Lamb
The Shy Writer Reborn: An Introverted Writer’s Wake-up Call by C. Hope Clark
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg
Wishing you all a happy, peaceful reading hour, every day. Want to keep ‘reading’ even while you’re driving your car, mowing your lawn, or working out? You can get two free audio books right now when you sign up for Amazon’s audio book store, Audible. Click the link below.