February 13, 2014

Discovered books that motivated the making of new book BROKEN

Books icon designed by Sergey Krivoy from The Noun Project collection

Besides the rewarding struggle to write, another major source of motivation to complete BROKEN were works—mostly self-made and published—discovered along the way. Each discovery of an announced book was a boost to bring the making of BROKEN to launch. Here’s a wholehearted acknowledgement to the people who took the book out of them, put it out there, and energized me to finish my new book:

Get Funded: A kick-ass plan for running a successful crowdfunding campaign
by Nicole Delger
Read her Interview

Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design
by John Clifford
Read his Interview

It Will Be Exhilarating: Indie Capitalism and Design Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century
by Studio Neat
Discovered via Swissmiss

Insites: The Book
by Keir Whitaker and Elliot Jay Stocks of Viewport Industries
Discovered via Swissmiss

Without Their Permission
by Alexis Ohanian

Clients From Hell: A collection of anonymously-contributed client horror stories from designers
by Channel V Books

by Alex Cornell
Discovered via Swissmiss

by Drew Wilson and Josh Long

The Art of Explanation
by Lee LeFever of Common Craft

by Patrick Rhone

Clutter Free
by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

Starting + Sustaining: A Book to Help Plan, Launch, Run, and Support Your Own Web Application
by Garrett Dimon of Sifter app

Content Chemistry: An Illustrated Guide to Content Marketing
by Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media Studios

Step by Step UI Design
by Sacha Greif

The Art of Being Unreasonable
by Eli Broad

Scaling PHP
by Steve Corona

Frictionless Freelancing
by Aaron Mahnke

Don’t Go Back to School
by Kio Stark
Discovered via Swissmiss

Entrepreneurship Guides & eBooks
by Less Accounting

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and The Future of Work
by Scott Berkun

Breaking the Time Barrier
by FreshBooks

Stop Tweeting Boring Sh*t: The New Rules of Work
by Division of Labor

by Anita Elberse

Obsessively Thorough Software Design
by Clark Valberg of Epicenter

Content Marketing
by Copyblogger

For Better or For Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families
by Meg Cadoux Hirshberg

These Days: A Novel
by Jack Cheng, an art director turned full-time writer

The Food Traveler’s Handbook
by Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads
Read her Blogger’s Quest(ionnaire)

Customers Included
by Mark Hurst and Phil Terry of Creative Good

Above The Fold
by Brian Miller

Practical Typography
by Matthew Butterick, who wrote Typography for Lawyers

Experience Design
by Patrick Newbery and Kevin Farnham

Purpose Economy
by Aaron Hurst of Imperative

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This is the third post, after the launch of BROKEN, that reflects on how this book was made. More to come in this series about aspects related to writing and self-publishing. Read the previous write-up: Gathering for potential: CreativeMornings’ role in making my book BROKEN.

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Here’s to working better → My new book BROKEN: Navigating the ups and downs of the circus called work

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