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    Good design / business / marketing books ???

    I got a large amazon gift certificate from a really happy client I just finished some design work for. Usually I would buy some DVD's and stupid stuff however I'm thinking I should build up my collection of books.

    I'm generally interested in books about Design, Business or Marketing ... not really fiction and such. As far as Business and Marketing books it would be best if they had something to do with design or publishing. Perhaps even if they could be applied to design that would be good too.

    Here is a list of a few books I've enjoyed or would recommend, anyone have any others to add?

    Editing by Design: For Designers, Art Directors, and Editors
    How to Start a Magazine
    Los Logos
    Dos Logos
    Wally Olins : On Brand
    The Business Side of Creativity

    Any additions?

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    Do you have any of the SitePoint books? I got a bunch of them and enjoyed them
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    would definatley recommend Dan Cederholms book on designing with web standards - As well as this the Zen of CSS design when its published.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cloak
    would definatley recommend Dan Cederholms book on designing with web standards - As well as this the Zen of CSS design when its published.
    Curious how you can suggest a book that has yet to be published?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maartenvr
    Do you have any of the SitePoint books? I got a bunch of them and enjoyed them
    The only one that I might be interested in is the Web Design Business Kit, however most of my business has nothing to do with web design but more print collateral and publishing. The web design work I do is kind of an extra for the other services I provide.

    Also I'm looking for books that I can get on Amazon as I have a lot of money to spend there in the form of a gift certificate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hysteriaweb
    Curious how you can suggest a book that has yet to be published?
    I cant see it being anyting other than brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trampt
    Also I'm looking for books that I can get on Amazon as I have a lot of money to spend there in the form of a gift certificate.
    Amazon sells some of the SitePoint books.

    I'd recommend you grab some of the books that showcase older design - 50's onwards. Can't think of any titles of the top of my head, but I had a look through some in a bookstore the other day, and some of the design in them is really inspirational and original. Not like today's stuff.

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    SitePoint Wizard trampt's Avatar
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    Anyone else have any more books to recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trampt
    Usually I would buy some DVD's and stupid stuff however I'm thinking I should build up my collection of books.
    Would you not get more benefit out of some DVDs than technical books? Perhaps you should consider buying some fiction books too. It all depends on how useful the technical books will be and whether you will get a chance to read them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmj
    Would you not get more benefit out of some DVDs than technical books? Perhaps you should consider buying some fiction books too. It all depends on how useful the technical books will be and whether you will get a chance to read them.
    Not really cause I have Netflix. However, I'm not looking for technical or "how to" books because those are generally pretty useless and dated. I'm really looking more for books on design principles or business theory.


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