Must Read – Books


Reading is an essential task for any businessperson, and this is also true in the business of entertainment. Here is a list of must read books that can help you gain necessary insight for for your career in entertainment. Donald Passman’s All You Need To Know About The Music Business, dubbed “the industry bible” by the Los Angeles Times, is a one-stop shop that has information about all aspects of the music business, and has been recently updated to become more relevant in this digital age. From Reel To Deal by Dov S-S Siemens is a popular film go-to book about writing a successful independent film and includes valuable direction on marketing, budgeting and screenwriting, and Quentin Tarantino himself is quoted saying “Listened to Dov and started my career.” The Secret by Rhonda Byrne is a life changing book about the law of attraction and how thinking positively can attract positive results in your life. The 48 Laws of Power is Robert Greene’s first book and details how a person can make moves to gain more power and it can also be used defensively against the powers that be. How To Win Friends and Influence People was written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, and can still help you today to become a more persuasive and effective negotiator. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle is an important book about spiritual enlightenment and seizing the present day, without focusing on one’s past or future. These books can definitely give you a winning perspective that will be helpful in dealing with the competitive and stressful but worthwhile business of entertainment. Enjoy!


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