The following books really helped me to get insights in animating with flash and industry-proven methods to get your animation work done. I’d like to post more book tips and links in the future to show you what I really think is worth buying. I own each of the books I’ll recommend here myself, so it’s not a dumb amazon-link rubbish but books that I think are truly great.
I was sceptical about this one at first, but it turned out to give me some of the most valuable tips on constructing vector graphics within flash and getting the best out of gradients and texture-fills. It’s really industry proven as most examples come from real commissions and shows you how to achieve good results in little time.
... shows you a more traditional approach on animation and how you can handle it within the Flash IDE. Great tips ons structuring your movieclips with all the characters different angles, states, expressions, ... that helps a lot to not lose track of your library.
If you know any good flash book that’s worth taking a look at please tell me, I’m eager to check it out!