Actionscript is the scripting language of Flash. It is not used anywhere but within Flash. So the only books there are, are books that use Actionscripting in Flash…(you follow me!?)
Ok, I don’t like repeating myself but it looks like I’m going to have to.
"DONT’T BUY ANY BOOKS!!!" Jubba-2002
Unless you are at the intermediate to advanced stage of actionscripting any of the books out there are pointless, and they won’t be of use to you. You will just end up wasting your money on something that you won’t end up using. To save yourself time, money, and frustration, just look on the web and do any tutorials you can find. Once you do a bunch, do them agian, and again until you understand every part of them. If there is something you don’t understand post here and I guarantee that I, or someone else on the board will be able to help you and will be more than happy to give you any help you need.
I bought a book once, it was useless, so I burned it (ceremonial sort of thing…). Once you get to the intermediate to advanced stage of your knowledge of actionscript, then I suggest the following books…
<tr><td>Colin Moock</td><td>Actionscript: the Definative Guide</td></tr>
<tr><td>Friends of Ed</td><td>Flash Math Creativity</td></tr>
These are very good books and there are others, but unless you have a very decent grasp of Actionscript then theres books are useless as well. Doing the tutorials on this site, and any other site on the web will give you a better understanding than any book will because you can post any questions here, and the tutorials are generally (at least on this site) well written. Oh, well…take my advice, or don’t, its up to you, but i’m trying to save you money and have you learn the fastest way possible. Everything that I know how to do has come from this site.