If you want an overview of kilnbuilding with the pro's and con's you might try Dudley Giberson's book "A Glassblowers Companion". He writes in a style that is a monilogue that is part philosopher, part historian and part handyman. Some folks don't like his book, but in addition to telling you what does work, he tells you what doesn't work, and why. Has a rundown of different rafractory materiels. Talks about everything from ovens for making glass from rocks to making the ubiquitous mailbox annealing kiln New from Joppa Glass
is $35, and sometimes available used on Amazon for half that.
Anither good book is "Glass Notes" by Henry Halem $40 new from Artco
among others. Glass notes is a more "finished" book with more information, but IMHO not as entertaining to read.
Another possibilty is to buy a pre-made kiln from Glasshive
as they have an open ended "lay-away" plan and they have kilns that will do annealing as well as slumping and enamelling.