There are countless Storytelling courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
- Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results (2018)
- Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals (2015)
- Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need (2015)
- Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films (2018)
- The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story (2014)
- Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling (2018)
- The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (2013)
- Design Is Storytelling (2017)
- The Power of Storytelling (2013)
- Visual Storytelling: How to Speak to the Audience Without Saying a Word (2018)
Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results (2018)
Unleash the Power of Storytelling offers a practical roadmap to crafting and delivering more powerful, persuasive stories that you can use to get more of what you want out of your career and your life.“In this engaging, no-nonsense, and often extremely funny handbook on the craft behind great stories, Rob Biesenbach shares his own storytelling roadmap without hesitation, giving you precisely what you need to raise your…
Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals (2015)
Don’t simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You’ll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story.
Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need (2015)
This is a practical storytelling guide from comedian, winner of multiple Moth storytelling competitions, and founder of the Upright Citizens Brigade storytelling program, Margot Leitman. Did you ever wish you could tell a story that leaves others spellbound? Storytelling teacher and champion Margot Leitman will show you how!
Pixar Storytelling: Rules for Effective Storytelling Based on Pixar’s Greatest Films (2018)
Pixar Storytelling is about effective storytelling rules based on Pixar’s greatest films. The book consists of ten chapters, each of which explores an aspect of storytelling that Pixar excels at. Learn what Pixar’s core story ideas all have in common, how they create compelling, moving conflict and what makes their films’ resolutions so emotionally satisfying.
The Art of Storytelling: Easy Steps to Presenting an Unforgettable Story (2014)
Many of us would love to hold the attention of a crowd, a classroom, or just a group of our friends by telling them a great story. We have felt the pressure of a public presentation or the disappointment of telling a story that others ignore. We are ready to be heard, ready to captivate.In The Art of Storytelling, John Walsh takes us through the steps to presenting a compelling story—outlining the strategies that helped him move from stutterer to storyteller.
Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling (2018)
A five-time Moth GrandSLAM winner and bestselling novelist shows how to tell a great story — and why doing so matters. Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation or therapy appointment, with family or friends, we are constantly narrating events and interpreting emotions and actions.
The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human (2013)
"A jaunty, insightful new book . . . [that] draws from disparate corners of history and science to celebrate our compulsion to storify everything around us."–New York TimesHumans live in landscapes of make-believe. We spin fantasies. We devour novels, films, and plays. Even sporting events and criminal trials unfold as narratives.
Design Is Storytelling (2017)
Ellen Lupton, award-winning author of Thinking with Type and How Posters Work, demonstrates how storytelling shapes great designGood design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is a playbook for creative thinking, showing designers how to use storytelling techniques to create satisfying graphics, products, services and experiences.
The Power of Storytelling (2013)
The Power of Storytelling is for anyone involved in speaking, selling, leading or teaching. This book is the first of its kind — a deep-dive, step-by-step guide to influential communication. As Ty breaks down the mindset, the skillset and the toolset of storytelling — you will learn both the science and the art of how to create, craft and deliver the stories that will engage, persuade and move your audience to take action.
Visual Storytelling: How to Speak to the Audience Without Saying a Word (2018)
Visual Storytelling covers all major components of creating powerful images including lighting, camera functions, composition and storytelling. However, the main focus of the book is not just creating compelling visuals, but more importantly creating images that inform and move the audience.
Best Storytelling Books That You Need
We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some storytelling books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.
The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative
Author(s): Stephen Denning
ID: 2391959, Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Year: 21 Jan 2011, Size: 755 Kb, Format: epub
Computer Science for Kids: A Storytelling Approach
Author(s): Jen Looper
ID: 3683389, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2023, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf
Brand Storytelling: Integrated Marketing Communications for the Digital Media Landscape
Author(s): Keith A. Quesenberry, Michael K. Coolsen
ID: 3683525, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 2023, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really hot items according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.