Localization Reading List

The go-to reading list of books about localization, internationalization, globalization and translation.

A list of books for those new to localization.

There is no implied order here, other than the order recommended to me.

“Truly Global - The Theory And Practice Of Bringing Your Company To International Markets” Anna N Schlegel

“Think Outside the Country - A Guide to Going Global and Succeeding in the Translation Economy” John Yunker

“Found in Translation - How Language Shapes Our Lives and Transforms the World” Nataly Kelly & Jost Zetzsche

“The General Theory of the Translation Company” Tucker Johnson & Renato Beninatto

“The Culture Map” Erin Meyer

“International Business Competing in a Global Marketplace” Charles Hill & G. Thomas Hult

“The New Global Roadmap" Pankaj Ghemawat

Translation Quality in the Age of Digital Transformation" Jean-Marc Dalla-Zuanna & Dr. Christopher Kurz.

Localizing Employee Communication by Ray Walsh

Through the Language Glass - why the world looks different in different languages by Guy Deutscher

The Conference of the Tongues by Theo Hermans


I’ve resisted separating by category of globalization, internationalization, localization, or translation as most books cross these boundaries.

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