Raspberry Blue

Freelance web services for the creative community

Bookshelf

At Raspberry Blue, we read a lot. A LOT! And we try to keep something on the go most of the time that will be relevant to our clients’ interests – this may be a digital marketing book, a productivity classic, something on creativity and defeating creative blocks, a small business book, or just something inspirational. This page collects a few of our favourites. We’ll gradually add reviews to the site so that you can see what we thought and whether something might help you in developing your business and your art.

Currently reading: Fearless Creating: A Step-By-Step Guide to Starting and Completing Your Work of Art – Eric Maisel, & The Art of Revolution: Don’t Just Build a Business, Start a Revolution – Jonathan Fields (this one’s free)

Creativity

Finance

These are personal finance, not business finance books, but ensuring you’ve got a grip on your own finances are the first step to being able to control your business finances

  • I Will Teach You To Be Rich – Ramit Sethi
    (Ghastly title, excellent book, especially if you’ve never thought about your finances before. American author, but the Kindle version on Amazon UK is a UK-specific version)
  • Your Money: The Missing Manual – J.D. Roth
    (A US book, there doesn’t seem to be a UK/Australian version, but great for the basics)

Productivity