30 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read
30 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read to Master Marketing

30 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read to Master Marketing

Businesses die or thrive on their ability to grow. It’s no secret. And it’s true for business of all sizes, industries and locations.

If you can’t market your startup, it’ll never truly get started.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge proponent of reading and self-education. I love learning from experts and veterans in a subject. It’s the perfect way to get actionable, practical advice that helps me accomplish my goals.

And that’s why I put together this list.

I want you to have a resource that you can come back to again and again. So, go ahead and bookmark this reading list. No really, go ahead – I’ll wait.

Great! Ready? Now let’s get started…

1. The Art of Social Media

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Powerful tips by social media guru Guy Kawasaki. (Amazon link)

2. Growth Hacker Marketing

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Heard about growth hacking, but haven’t given it a shot yet? Start here. (Amazon link)

3. Spin Sucks

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Learn the keys to communicating honestly and authentically. (Amazon link)

4. The Power of Visual Storytelling

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Visual storytelling. It’s getting more important everyday. Don’t fall further behind. (Amazon link)

5. What Great Brands Do

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Learn what separates your business from the best in the world. (Amazon link)

6. Decoding the New Consumer Mind

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Nothing is more terrifying than the mind of the modern-day consumer. (Amazon link)

7. Hello, My Name is Awesome

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Still haven’t found the perfect name for your business? This will help ya out. (Amazon link)

8. Global Content Marketing

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Get a step-by-step look at how to approach content marketing in today’s world. (Amazon link)

9. Hooked

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Make your customers hooked on your product and coming back for more. (Amazon link)

10. Unconscious Branding

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How to inspire and empower your marketing – backed by (neuro)science! (Amazon link)

11. Permission Marketing

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Let Seth Godin teach you how to spread your message where people accept it. (Amazon link)

12. Contagious: Why Things Catch On

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Your message can spread like wildfire when you put these principles in place. (Amazon link)

13. Social Media ROI

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Learn how to manage and measure all those hours you spend using social media. (Amazon link)

14. YOUtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help Not Hype

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Learn how to build your building by helping others, not just making hype. (Amazon link)

15: Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

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Figure out why people say yes. Then implement it into your own marketing. (Amazon link)

16. Epic Content Marketing

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Develop some epic content marketing strategies that help you beat the competition. (Amazon link)

17. Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

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Decrease the distance between you and your customer with a bit of simplicity. (Amazon link)

18. Audience: Marketing in the Age of Subscribers, Fans and Followers

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Navigate marketing in the sea of subscribers, fans and followers. (Amazon link)

19. Creative Confidence

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Each of us have creativity lying within us. You’ve just got to unleash it. (Amazon link)

20. QR Code Kill Kittens

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The ultimate list of learning exactly what not to do. (Amazon link)

21. The Anatomy of Buzz

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Create some word-of-mouth magic that can change your business. (Amazon link)

22. Never Eat Alone

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The networking book you need to keep your calendar full and bank account fuller. (Amazon link)

23. The New Rules of Marketing and PR

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A great overview of digital marketing topics and strategies. (Amazon link)

24. Ogilvy on Advertising

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Get a powerful primer on advertising straight from Ogilvy himself. (Amazon link)

25. Re-Imagine!

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We’re in the middle of a new business climate. Navigate it right with this book. (Amazon link)

26. The Tipping Point

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Take your next big idea to the tipping point, then push it right over the edge. (Amazon link)

27. Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?

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Persuade even the customers that ignore your marketing efforts. (Amazon link)

28. Web Analytics 2.0

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Figure out the world of analytics straight from the industry thought leader. (Amazon link)

29. Everybody Writes

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Start creating the kind of content that will make your business thrive. (Amazon link)

30. The Passion Conversation

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Get people to fall passionately in love with your products and services. (Amazon link)

There ya have it! These 30 books should keep you busy for a while. Have any others that you’d like to add? Share them in the comments below!

About Chelsei Henderson

Writer. Entrepreneur. Professional sandwich maker. Been crushing life since the day I was born. I'm passionate about words, travel and a good cup of tea.
  • http://becomeamammoth.com/ Steven Boehle

    Great list. Thanks for sharing. I have some new material to add to the reading list.

    • http://blog.flightmedia.co/ Josh Coffy

      Nice! What are you currently reading, Steven? :)

      -Josh

  • http://blog.flightmedia.co/ Josh Coffy

    That’s awesome! It’s such a good one! Gary V is the man!

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