The Top 100+ Books Every Internet Entrepreneur Should Read

by Paul Wilson

 

For the last several months I have been working with Janet (aka newspapergirl.com) on creating a title for her new online pr book. That’s right, I said several months! We have gone through hundreds of possibilities. Personally, my favorite so far is, “Lois Lane’s Complete Guide To Online Press Releases” (her blog tagline is: The Lois Lane of the Web). Something about not infringing on trademarks keeps her from going with that title. Can you really trademark Superman!

It would not surprise me to learn that Janet has lost some sleep over her struggle of coming up with a nice catchy title. So, I decided I would help her further and research the titles on books people like. I’ve read hundreds of people’s top 3,5,10 books list. As I read these lists I would copy to a text file titles I liked. Soon I was creating a rather comprehensive list of my own.

I realized that my research might be of use to others so I compiled them into categories and created my own (rather large) top list. I do give full disclosure that I have not read most of these books. Though, I do start out with a list of the books I have read, which are books found in other lists. I also must disclose that each book links to Amazon for you to buy, and yes, my affiliate code is embedded (hey, this list represents countless hours of my life, the least I can ask for is 15% of your purchase ūüėČ ).

Anyway, I think this list should also be helpful for Janet in finally deciding on a title for her book. If not, I recommend she just go with something as generic as “Online PR Book”—it worked for Aaron Wall (who, incidentally didn’t make the list, since SEOBook is no longer a book).

I would love feedback on any book you feel should be added to this list. Also, feel free to give your feedback on the books listed. I am curious if others feel that these books are as good as what many of the lists purported.

Book Categories: My Books, Advertising, Analytics, Blogging, Business Philosophy, Corporate Strategy, Email Business, Internet Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Traditional Marketing, Website Development, and Writing.


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This is a list of the books that I own, which are found on the following lists. Every book I highly recommend. I am particularly a huge fan of Seth Godin. I have read most of his books and I am a strong believer of his philosophies. I also highly recommend Jason Alba’s book on LinkedIn (and his follow-up book on Facebook). Jason is a friend and I was privileged to read his book before it was published. He definitely knows what he is talking about.

My Wish List: Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: A Guide to Creating Great Ads;¬†Web Analytics: An Hour a Day;¬† ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income (I am surprised that I don’t really have any blogging books. I am a fan of Darren’s work and wouldn’t mind having this in my library); The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich; The User Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas for the Web; Inside the Spam Cartel: Trade Secrets from the Dark Side; Professional Search Engine Optimization with PHP: A Developer‚Äôs Guide to SEO; Little Red Book of Selling: 12.5 Principles of Sales Greatness; Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations; Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking; The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living

If any of the authors want me to do a review feel free to send me a free copy of your book ūüėČ

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advertising-list

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analytics-list

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blogging-list

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philosophy

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corporate-strategy

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email-lists

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internet-marketing

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sales-list

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social-list

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marketing-list

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web-development-lists

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writing-list

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