Business Books for Writers are limited to 30,000 words for a reason. Writers must write so the books are designed to be read on the weekend. If you want to learn more about a networking topic discussed in this book, check the books listed below. (Also, check out the Business Books for Writers blog for articles on networking for writers.)
Networking for Authors: How to Make Friends, Sell More Books and Grow a Publishing Network from Scratch, by Dan Parsons.
Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated, by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Paz. I highly recommend this book.
Networking in Person and Online: A Freelancer’s Survival Guide Short Book. By Kristine Kathryn Rusch. A very different take on networking but worth reading.
Networking for writers: A fun way to sell more books.
Books on Active Listening
The Art of Active Listening: How to Listen Effectively in 10 Simple Steps to Improve Relationships and Increase Productivity, by Richard Banks. (Communication Skills Training Series) Paperback – October 6, 2021
Books on public speaking
How to Talk to Anyone: Communicate with Confidence and Charisma, Using Charm, Banter and Better Small Talk (How to Master Your Communication Skills, Become … of Influence, and Read People Like a Book.) by Lucas Bailey.
Books on Improving your social skills
Improve Your Social Skills, by Daniel Wendler. Books on Empathy Empathy: Why it Matters and How to Get It, by Roman Krznari, Penguin Random House Publishing, 2014