Books will only get you so far, especially when it comes to soft tissue work.
Find a therapist whose work you like ask them if they could teach you a few basics, your money will be a lot better spent.( granted you will be spending more of it).
Another option is to find a massage therapy school near you and post an ad saying" body available for work" there. It may end up being hit or miss but you will learn a lot from receiving and usually students like to talk about what they just learned. Most schools teach a lot more than your basic swedish work.
Long time reader,first time poster.
11 years as a bodyworker, specializing in injury rehab.