My personal suggestions
ACTING COACH: MORNELL STUDIOS
If you want an acting coach that means business and will change your career than you need to check out Sara Mornell of Mornell Studios. I suggest making the pilgrimage to Atlanta for one of her Audition Intensive workshops. I've done it twice and both times I learned so much. I also video coach with her on big auditions (the wonder of the internet). She is awesome and if you don't take my word for it just check out all the other people who say she's awesome.
BOOKS TO READ
I personally think you can learn a lot about acting by reading all kinds of books but here are a few just about acting that I suggest:
- Even The Best Hookers Need Pimps: How To Be a Working Actor in Today's Hollywood
Author: Sara Mornell
- How to Audition on Camera
Author: Sharon Bialy
-Acting in Film
Author: Michael Caine
and one that isn't about acting but you should read it
-You Are a Badass
Author: Jen Sincero
That last one will help you get through all the crud that bogs us down in this industry.
One of the first workshops I ever took was with Oklahoma casting director and (now) dear friend Chris Freihofer. He's not just a great casting director but he's also an actor himself with deep insight into both sides of the casting table. Check out his acting school and take a class when he comes to town. You'll be happy you did.