Books include

The Creative Economy: How People Make Money From Ideas

The original, essential book on the creative economy, first published in 2001 and updated in 2007 and 2013. Covers the nature of creativity, how to be creative, business models, intellectual property, managing a creative company, the 22 largest sectors, online opportunities, creative capital and more.
English and other languages



Creative Ecologies: Where Thinking is a Proper Job

A radical approach to ‘thinking as a proper job’. Applies our latest understanding of ecologies and systems to show the best conditions for fruitful collaboration and creativity, measured by Change, Diversity, Learning and Adaptation, known as the QUAD. Ranges widely over neuro-science, biology, urbanism, collaboration and co-creation.
English and other languages




by John Howkins and Zhao Li
Based on John’s workshop, How To Be Creative, the story of two teenagers Kelly and Kent who want to develop their own ideas. It describes the obstacles they face, from their lack of self-confidence to sceptical friends and boring teachers, and how they succeed. Chinese only

Other books

Understanding Television

Communications in China

New Technologies, New Policies

Development and the Information Age: Four Global Scenarios

CODE (Collaboration and Ownership in the Digital Economy)