Summary: Are you looking to boost your content design skills? In this blog post I show you books I recommend about Content Design.

These books, filled with insights and practical advice, are essential reads for any UX Writer, as I am finding in my journey. You can find them at your local library or add them to your personal collection. I have added a link to my bookshop if you want to purchase them.

“Content Design” by Sarah Winters

A foundational read for anyone interested in content design. Sarah Winters, who introduced the term Content Design, offers a detailed guide on creating user-focused content. The book is split into two parts: research and practice, covering everything from discovery to pair writing.

Did you know you can get “Content Design” by Sarah Winters on Amazon?

“The Business of UX Writing” by Yael Ben-David

A practical guide to balancing user needs with business goals, perfect for those looking to understand UX writing’s role in business or aspiring to managerial roles.

And, finally, you can buy “The Business of UX Writing” by Yael Ben-David on Amazon, too.

“Microcopy: The Complete Guide” by Kinneret Yifrah

A comprehensive exploration of UX microcopy, covering basic principles, voice and tone design, and accessible writing techniques.

Unfortunately, this was not on Amazon – you have to go to the publisher’s own site to order the book.

“Just Enough Research” by Erika Hall

Emphasising the importance of understanding user needs through research, this book is an excellent guide for UX Writers focusing on user-centric content.

You can find “Just Enough Research” by Erika Hall on Amazon.

“Accessibility for Everyone” by Laura Kalbag

A crucial resource for designing with accessibility in mind. It covers understanding disability, laws, guidelines, and how to create accessible designs.

If you want to buy “Accessibility for Everyone” by Laura Kalbag on Amazon, feel free.

“Storytelling in Design” by Anna Dahlström

This book illustrates how storytelling can enhance product design, offering insights into creating compelling product experiences and improving presentation skills.

Sure, “Storytelling in Design” by Anna Dahlström is on Amazon.

“Content Strategy Toolkit” by Meghan Casey

Ideal for those new to content strategy or seeking effective content planning and management methods. It provides a step-by-step approach to content strategy.

“Content Strategy Toolkit” by Meghan Casey is on Amazon, too.

“A Practical Guide to Information Architecture” by Donna Spencer

A hands-on guide to information architecture, especially useful for website and intranet designers seeking to improve their skills or refresh their knowledge.

The book “A Practical Guide to Information Architecture” by Donna Spencer is out of print but you can find it second hand on Amazon, but it is very expensive.

“Leading Content Design” by Rachel McConnell

Aimed at UX Writers in managerial roles, this book offers practical tools for solving content challenges and tips for team management and stakeholder engagement.

The only place I could find this was on the publisher’s website.

“Designing Connected Content” by Carrie Hane and Mike Atherton

This book guides you through creating a structured content framework, focusing on understanding and planning content for various interfaces including mobile and voice. And, this Mike Atherton is not the Cricketer.

And, check “Designing Connected Content” by Carrie Hane and Mike Atherton out on Amazon…

Conclusion: Books for Content Designers

These books aren’t just about creating content; they’re about crafting experiences. They’re sure to enlighten and inspire you. I get a small commission when you click the link, I hope you do not mind? This has not influenced my choice. Happy reading!

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