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30 Marketing Books That Inspire Serious Growth

Published December 1, 2023
/ Updated May 6, 2024

In an ever-changing marketing world, there’s no end to the amount we can learn and benefit from, especially from books.

We’ve provided top-notch books that give insight for beginners, marketing strategy ideas, marketing growth tips, and even channel-specific marketing books.

Social Media Marketing Books For Beginners

1. Socialnomics

If you want to understand social media’s impact on marketing and learn how to harness the power of it rather than fall behind, this book is for you. Author Erik Qualam, former online marketer, teaches you how social media has changed the marketing game and how to stay one step ahead.

2. Social Media Marketing Workbook 2023

This workbook aims to teach readers the best way to market their companies on any social media platform. You receive access to free tools such as videos that show you step-by-step how to market online and worksheets accessible at your fingertips! Dive into the world of social media marketing with this complete workbook that’ll start you off on the right foot.

3. Ultimate Guide To Social Media Marketing

This guide serves as a 360 view of social media marketing. Not only does it explain why social media marketing is essential in today’s world,  but it offers the best way to use social media to your advantage. This guide has everything, from touching base on strategic and tactical tips to doing business with anyone.

4. The Social Media Bible

Become a master in social media tools and market like never before. The Social Media Bible is a book every marketer can live by. By teaching you about new technology updates and case studies, this book shows how companies use these tools in their marketing plan.

5. Social Media Marketing All-in-One For Dummies

These 9 mini books will allow you to take a step back and make sense of the noise to truly understand social media marketing. It tackles big steps, like learning how to utilize social media platforms, to smaller steps, like creating individual videos or posts. Finally, you’ll learn how to evaluate your efforts and learn how to receive even better results the next time around.

6. Tribes

Wall Street Journal Bestseller Seth Godin explains to his readers how to turn a group of scattered followers into a loyal tribe. Godin breaks down the steps to harnessing the power of a tribe and changes your perspective on leadership. This book proves the importance of finding your people and marketing to them.

7. Everyone Is An Influencer

In this book, Kelly Keenan, founder of Brand Story Experts, reveals the secrets to gaining top talent at your business that’ll supercharge your growth. He identifies the secrets of gaining and maintaining life-long relationships and attracting like-minded customers who support your brand. Most importantly, you’ll realize everyone is an influencer.

8. Social Media ROI

If you find yourself drowning in social media chatter, Social Media ROI will quiet the social media noise and help you achieve results like never before. Use this book to seamlessly combine business with social media and get serious about seeing incredible return on investment.

Social Media Marketing Growth Books

9. The Art Of Social Media: Power Tips For Power Users

The Art of Social Media provides a bottom-up strategy to create a solid, compelling presence on social media. If you’re just dipping your toes into social media or if you’ve been in the game for a while, this book has hundreds of tips and tricks to make you stand out on social media.

10. Content Mavericks

To crack the content marketing code and get game-changing results, you need to read Content Mavericks. Learn how to get a leg-up on competition and revamp your content. This book will guide you through 7 steps to structure a winning content strategy that will generate the sales you’ve been aiming for.

11. Likeable Social Media

Take social media by storm, by impressing your audience and making your brand irresistible. Learn how to stand out on all social media platforms, giving you a headstart in an overcrowded competition.

12. Building A StoryBrand

Marketing expert Donald Miller reveals the tried and true strategy to effectively connect with your audience and influence your customers. The StoryBrand process explains how to cut through the noise, actively engage your audience, and grow your business. Using 7 universal elements of storytelling will skyrocket conversions and, in no time, will become a process you’re sure to love.

13. Groundswell

Groundswell explains the vulnerability of having an anonymous audience rating and critiquing your product to the masses. This book shows you how to turn that potential threat into a thriving opportunity for your company. You’ll learn how to harness the power of social technology and make it work in your favor.

14. The New Rules Of Marketing & PR

Discover how to keep your product or service from getting lost in the chaos of digital culture. This book will lay out everything you need to directly connect with your audience and generate a buzz around your brand. Stay ahead of the digital marketing curve with The New Rules of Marketing & PR.

15. Faster, Smarter, Louder

Sit back as two seasoned digital marketers combine the power of technological planning and social strategies to attract customers and keep them wanting more. Learn the concrete steps in creating a winning digital marketing strategy that is here for the long haul. Faster, Smarter, Louder proves authenticity, human connection, and value are the trifecta of the digital marketing world.

16. Social Media Marketing For The Future

Avoid playing catch up in social media marketing, and learn how to market for tomorrow and beyond. You’ll gain solid social media trends to implement in your strategy and learn how to reach your audience where they are. Market for the future, and you’ll set yourself up for success.

17. Hook Point

As our world becomes engulfed with social media and micro-attention tendencies, this book will teach you how to create a brand your audience can’t overlook. Don’t let your amazing products collect dust on the side; learn how to market them effectively and speak to your audience in a way that converts both online and off.

18. Hug Your Haters

Bestselling author Hay Baer shows his readers how to reconfigure your customer service. Hug Your Haters explains two different forms of “haters” and describes their motives so your company can better understand your audience. Learn from real-life examples how to address, respond to, and overcome criticism.

Social Media Marketing Growth Books

19. One Million Followers

David Kane will reveal his secrets on how to take a no-name to a top influencer in 30 days or less. Become equipped to cut through all the social media noise and stand out amongst the crowd. Gain an online following, create engaging content your audience loves, and build a multi-media platform that generates sales.

20. Influencer

Learn the necessary skills to become a successful influencer. You’ll learn how to build a loyal audience and keep them engaged, pitch your favorite companies, and monetize your influence. Discover core influencer principles to take social media by storm in no time and become your own dream influencer.

21. Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Why do certain products and ideas catch more popularity than others? In this book, you’ll learn why some things create a buzz and others don’t. Dive into the world of social influence and discover how you can make your online content infectious.

22. Epic Content Marketing

With the bulk of content flooding our digital world, mediocre content won’t cut it. In Epic Content Marketing, you’ll discover how to effectively position your marketing to hit your audience in the right place at the right time. Start publishing content that will make visitors convert and want more.

23. Complete Social Media Marketing Guide

This book is exactly as it sounds; it’s a complete social media marketing guide. It provides the concrete strategies, tactics, and tools to win on social media and build a profitable brand.


24. Superfans: The Easy Way to Stand Out, Grow Your Tribe, And Build A Successful Business

In this book, you’ll learn to look behind the amount of likes, shares, and comments and realize that the people behind these numbers want connection. Discover how to be the leader your audience needs you to be and turn your customers into superfans. Build your customer base with people who will support your brand, speak highly of what you offer, and follow you every step of the way. Your superfans are out there; go connect.

Social Media Channel-Specific Books

25. 500 Social Media Marketing Tips

Introducing your one-stop solution to hundreds of social media marketing tips that are proven to skyrocket growth and boost sales. You’ll gain insight into effective social media marketing strategies, learn how to create solid content, and optimize your social media use to grab your audience’s attention. Take your marketing to the next level!

26. The Ultimate Guide To Facebook Advertising

With this ultimate guide, you’ll examine how to market on Facebook from every perspective to yield the best results. Increase conversions, make your pages 10x more effective, and maximize ROI all on one platform. You’ll also discover hidden opportunities within Facebook that’ll put you ahead of the curve and see growth like no other company has.

27. TikTok Marketing Secrets

It’s no secret that TikTok has become one of the biggest platforms we know today. In the overwhelming presence of TikTok, learn how to navigate the algorithm and take your brand to viral success. This handbook has done the heavy lifting for you and explained how to get more views, plan your content, and increase sales.

28. Instagram Secrets: The Underground Playbook For Growing Your Following Fast, Driving Massive Traffic & Generating Predictable Profits

This book guides you through how to accomplish two things through Instagram: gaining a large following fast and converting those followers into dollars. Avoid wasting time on trial-and-error cycles and begin spending your energy quick-testing your efforts and making adjustments faster than ever. Start making leads that open the doors to sales.

29. The YouTube Formula

Wall Street Journal bestseller reveals the secrets to gaining drastic results on YouTube, growing views from 0 to millions. Discover the inner workings of the YouTube algorithm responsible for what goes viral and learn how to use it to your advantage. Included are case studies and information from YouTube experts who have been there and done that.

30. The Ultimate LinkedIn Sales Guide

This sales guide will show readers how to properly get the most out of LinkedIn and convert their platform to begin to sell and generate sales. You’ll gain insight into the 4 pillars of social selling success to improve your current LinkedIn efforts to connect you to buyers. It covers everything from revamping your profile to explaining how to send the perfect messages to your prospects.