Two new practical books, just out, are worth a look.  The first is, in fact, a new edition of Publish Your Photography Book which, though it is written from within the world of US publishing, is full of useful background and practical tips for photographers anywhere whether they are trying to interest a publisher or thinking of publishing something themselves or publishing online. 

The other title is Photography Beyond Technique, a collection of 20 essays, originally presented at the annual F295 symposium and seminar series, all written by contemporary photographers who employ alternative, historical, or handmade processes and techniques.