A writer can never ever read too much. Read about writing, read successful authors in the genre in which you want to publish, read the cereal box, read fiction, nonfiction, magazines, blogs and fluff—just read. Reading stimulates creativity and inspires.
APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Publish a Book, Guy Kawaskai and Shawn Welch
Be the Monkey by Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott
Dan Poynter’s Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print and Sell Your Own Book, Dan Poynter
How to Self-Publish: A Guide for Author-Preneurs (2nd edition) by Kayla Fioravanti
Lessons from a Lifetime of Writing: A Novelist Looks at His Craft, David Morrell
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers; How to Edit Yourself into Print, by Renni Browne and Dave King.
Stein on Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies, Sol Stein
Story: Substance, Structure, Style, and the Principles of Screenwriting, Robert McKee
Storytelling in the New Hollywood: Understanding Classical Narrative Technique, Kristen Thompson
The Art of Fiction, by James Gardner
The Hollywood Standard: The Complete and Authoritative Guide to Script Format and Style, Christopher Riley
The Screenwriter’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Writing, Formatting, Editing, and Selling Your Script, David Trottier
This information and more can be found in the resource section of How to Self-Publish: A Guide for Author-Preneurs, 2nd edition by Kayla Fioravanti.