I just bought a couple of books about video game development (more words on that when I’ve read them) and design, the titles are “Programming Video Games for the Evil Genius” and “The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design”, I got pretty good references from the former one but when trying to find reviews for the second one I got to this article and found it just great. It tells you a big part of what you need to get into the Video Game Industry and where to study or how to get involved in it.
Also from that article this link explains you what the industry looks on someone to be part of it. Both are extensive and very good funded, reliable sources back up them and you should end up knowing exactly what to do to get in.
I didn’t found reviews of the book, but as I’ve already paid for it I will read it anyway and tell you how was it.