This week’s reading list for business writers: 2/19/15

Feb 19, 2015 | Reading Lists

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.”

That’s from Stephen King’s wonderful book, On Writing. If you want to write really well, you need to follow King’s advice. Most of my clients don’t want to be writers.

You don’t have to master the craft of writing if you want to author a book. You can get help from someone like me. But great books are more than great writing, they include information, insight, and inspiration and you develop those things by reading, widely and deeply.

That’s why I share reading lists that give you an idea of what to read. This week, though, I offer you something different. It’s not a reading list, it’s a site with hundreds of business book summaries. Good summaries are a great way to “test drive” a business book.

You’ll find summaries of newer books and also some classics. As of today they have 683 summaries. Tomorrow they will probably have more. Check out the offerings at Actionable Books.