If you don’t have Professional Genealogy edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills in your library, today is the day to add it. The publisher, Genealogical.com is offering at 40%. Even if you don’t plan on being a Professional Genealogist, you will find lots of good information in here. Each chapter is edited by a different person or people and will give you good background on various topics such as writing, editing and education.
You can find the link at: http://www.genealogical.com/products/Professional%20Genealogy/3844.html
You’ll also find a variety of other books on the site. One of my favorites is Genealogy as a Pastime and Profession by Donald Lines Jacobus. It’s not 40% off, but it is a great book. It’s an easy and entertaining read. It is a how-to book written long before the internet and like me you may some inspiration in the pages.