Books About Online Communities

Communities in Cyberspace, Smith, et al, eds., Routledge 1998
Community Building on the Web: Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities, Kim, Peachpit 2000
Conversation and Community: Discourse in a Social MUD, Cherny, Cambridge 1999
Cyberville: Clicks, Culture, and the Creation of an Online Town, Horn, Warner 1998
Designing Virtual Worlds, Richard A. Bartle, New Riders 2003
Exodus to the Virtual World: How Online Fun Is Changing Reality, Edward Castronova, Palgrave Macmillan 2008
MMOs from the Inside Out: The History, Design, Fun, and Art of Massively-multiplayer Online Role-playing Games, Richard A. Bartle, Apress 2015
My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World, Dibbell, Owl Books 1999
Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot, Julian Dibbell, Basic Books 2007
Synthetic Worlds: The Business and Culture of Online Games, Edward Castronova, University Of Chicago Press 2006