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25 Best Blogging Books

07.08.2013
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These are the 25 best books about blogging, based on reviews, ratings, and age.

Best-booksThe idea of this list not that you start reading at the top. All books about blogging are different. Some books are about writing, others are about marketing. Some are about technical stuff, others only focus on making money.

If you want to learn more about blogging, make sure to check out these books' descriptions first, and some of their reviews, and the number of pages, their publication date, etc. But indeed, it wouldn't hurt to start investigating at the top.

Enjoy!

This ranking of 15 best self-publishing books is the average of five different rankings: the number of Amazon reviews, the number of GoodReads reviews, the average Amazon rating, the average GoodReads rating, and the number of days since first publication. That means this list shows you a mix of the most popular, best rated, and (relatively) newest books in this category.

# Title Author Year
1

The Blogger's Survival Guide
Tips and Tricks for Parent Bloggers, Wordsmiths and Enthusiasts

Becky McNeer, Lexie Lane

2013

2

My Blog Traffic Sucks
8 Simple Steps to Get 100,000 Blog Visitors without Working 8 Days a Week

Steve Scott

2012

3

31 Days to Finding Your Blogging Mojo

Bryan Allain

2011

4

On Becoming a Writer
What Every Blogger Needs to Know

Denise J. Hughes

2013

5

Blog It!
The author's guide to building a successful online brand

Molly Greene

2013

6

How to Write
Great Blog Posts that Engage Readers

Steve Scott

2013

7

Are You There Blog?
It's Me, Writer

Kristen Lamb, Jen Talty

2011

8

Born to Blog
Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time

Mark Schaefer, Stanford Smith

2013

9

Expert Briefs: Blogging for Profit
The Stripped-Down Naked Truth from 26 Rockin' Online Business Owners

Nicole Dean, et al

2013

10

How to Blog a Book
Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post at a Time

Nina Amir

2012

11

Blog, Inc.
Blogging for Passion, Profit, and to Create Community

Joy Deangdeelert Cho

2012

12

How to Become an Authority Blogger

Kenneth Byrd

2013

13

ProBlogger
Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett

2008

14

How to Build a Blog
Create Awesome Content and Build Community

Danny Iny, The Digital Writer

2012

15

How to Start a Blog that People Will Read
How to create a website, write about a topic you love, develop a loyal readership, and make six figures doing it.

Mike Omar

2013

16

How To Make Money Blogging
How I Replaced My Day-Job With My Blog

Bob Lotich

2010

17

100 Shareable Blog Post Ideas
Easy to Write, Easy to Share

The Digital Writer

2012

18

Blog Wonderful

Dana Fox

2012

19

Create Your Own Blog
6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

Tris Hussey

2009

20

Blogging for Bliss
Crafting Your Own Online Journal: A Guide for Crafters, Artists & Creatives of all Kinds

Tara Frey

2009

21

Blogging For Dummies

Susannah Gardner, Shane Birley

2012

22

The Art of Freelance Blogging
How to Earn Thousands of Dollars Every Month as a Professional Blogger

Kevin Muldoon

2013

23

Sticky Readers
How To Attract a Loyal Blog Audience By Writing More Better

Margaret Andrews

2011

24

Blogging for Creatives
How designers, artists, crafters and writers can blog to make contacts, win business and build success

Robin Houghton

2012

25

Blogging Made Simple
Powerful Strategies For Blogging Success! (Volume 1)

Michael H. Fleischner, Justin Freid

2012

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I am an Amazon affiliate. By purchasing a book from this list you help me pay for this blog. And for coffee.

Published at DZone with permission of its author, Jurgen Appelo. (source)

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