This list was made for the legions of Heterosexual Male Dominants out there not currently being given any real guidance in how to progress in their relationships or in their development and evolution as Powerful, Worthy Dominants. There is a lot out there for Gay Men, for Leather (Dr Bob Rubel is an excellent source for information into that particular subculture) but the huge majority of growing and upcoming Dominants are not being welcomed into the Harmonious Relationships, the Happiness, the Power and Ownership that is their birthright as Men, and this list is for them.
Many good Male Self-Improvement and Business texts are also very valuable, particularly ones around improving your Executive abilities.
Note: After being Vanilla comes Dominance, after Dominance comes Mastery. Even if a Dominant chooses not to go deeply into Mastery (and that is his right, it is a very full-on life and the overwhelming majority of people will be truly happier as Dominants), it is still very valuable for him to have an understanding of the area and take what practices and concepts he might wish to take from it. In that respect LT Morrisons books are pure diamonds and highly recommended.
Every single one of these books must be read in order to cover the full range of skills an effective Dominant will require in their Ownership and Use of another Human. Every book on Core Texts list is essential and not a single one can be skipped. Once the Core Curriculum has been read, there are further books listed for teaching and training Submissives in specific areas of competency. A similar themed required reading list for Submissives is included below. Much effort has been made to eliminate any texts that are anti-male - if you encounter the occasional paragraph of SJW nonsense in the books below, rest assured they are by far the best of the possible options and skip over those sections completely with my blessing.
Without further ado, the texts in order of reading (from top to bottom):
No More Mr Nice Guy by Dr Robert Glover
Dating Essentials for Men by Dr Robert Glover
Dom's Guide to Submissive Training by Elizabeth Cramer
The Heart of Dominance by Anton Fulmen
Care and Nurture for the Submissive by Elizabeth Cramer
Real Service by Joshua Tenpenny
Igniting the Fire by Master Arcane
Devil in the Details: The Art of Mastery by LT Morrison (A Trilogy)
Specialised and Optional Books
High Protocol Dynamics
The Ritual of Dominance and Submission by David English
Structuring a Household around Service Dynamics
The Rule of Saint Benedict by Saint Benedict
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen Covey
On the Nature and Transfer of Control
The Control Book by Peter Masters
Introduction to Rope Bondage
Two Knotty Boys Showing You the Ropes by The Two Knotty Boys
Constructing your own Kink Toys
The Artisans Book of Fetishcraft by John Huxley
Total Ownership and Mindfucks
The Forked Tongue by Flagg
Sexual Fantasy and Roleplaying
Imaginative Sex by John Norman
Books to Avoid (low quality, incomplete information): Manual Creation by Master Fire, The Rules by Phil G, How to be a Healthy and Happy Submissive by Kate Kinsey.