• Nik D'Annunzio

The Top Ten Best Marketing Books on Amazon Right Now

Updated: Jun 15

If you are in business or marketing, you should never stop learning, growing, or gaining new perspectives.

A great way to grow your ideas and challenge how you are doing things, is by reading multiple books on the subject to expand your thinking. Most marketing books do a great job of teaching you things you may not have known before. You will learn a lot from the best marketing books out there.

Here is a list of the current top ten marketing books available on Amazon right now.



#1: The 1-Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand out From The Crowd, by Allan Dib

To build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn’t get done.


InThe 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It’s literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it, you’ll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.


Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur,The 1-Page Marketing Planis the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.


In this groundbreaking new book you’ll discover:

• How to get new customers, clients or patients and how to make more profit from existing ones.

• Why “big business” style marketing could kill your business and strategies that actually work for small and medium-sized businesses.

• How to close sales without being pushy, needy, or obnoxious while turning the tables and having prospects begging you to take their money.



• A simple step-by-step process for creating your own personalized marketing plan that is literally one page. Simply follow along and fill in each of the nine squares that make up your own 1-Page

Marketing Plan.

• How to annihilate competitors and make yourself the only logical choice.

• How to get amazing results on a small budget using the secrets of direct response marketing.

• How to charge high prices for your products and services and have customers actually thank you for it.






#2: Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller


Donald Miller's StoryBrand process is a proven solution to the struggle business leaders face when talking about their businesses. This revolutionary method for connecting with customers provides listeners with the ultimate competitive advantage, revealing the secret for helping their customers understand the compelling benefits of using their products, ideas, or services. Building a StoryBrand does this by teaching listeners the seven universal story points all humans respond to, the real reason customers make purchases, how to simplify a brand message so people understand it, and how to create the most effective messaging for websites, brochures, and social media.



Whether you are the marketing director of a multibillion-dollar company, the owner of a small business, a politician running for office, or the lead singer of a rock band, Building a StoryBrand will forever transform the way you talk about who you are, what you do, and the unique value you bring to your customers.




#3: This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin

Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses, lectures, and bestselling books. He is the inventor of countless ideas that have made their way into mainstream business language, fromPermission MarketingtoPurple CowtoTribestoThe Dip.


Now, for the first time, Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, timeless package. This is Marketingshows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or part of a large corporation.


Great marketers don't use consumers to solve their company's problem; they use marketing to solve other people's problems. Their tactics rely on empathy, connection, and emotional labor instead of attention-stealing ads and spammy email funnels. 



No matter what your product or service, this book will help you reframe how it's presented to the world, in order to meaningfully connect with people who want it. Seth employs his signature blend of insight, observation, and memorable examples to teach you:


* How to build trust and permission with your target market.

* The art of positioning--deciding not only who it's for, but who it's not for.

* Why the best way to achieve your goals is to help others become who they want to be.

* Why the old approaches to advertising and branding no longer work.  

* The surprising role of tension in any decision to buy (or not).

* How marketing is at its core about the stories we tell ourselves about our social status.


You can do work that matters for people who care. This book shows you the way.




#4: Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral?


Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions. He’s studied whyNew York Timesarticles make the paper’s own Most E-mailed list, why products get word of mouth, and how social influence shapes everything from the cars we buy to the clothes we wear to the names we give our children.

InContagious, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos. Learn how a luxury steakhouse found popularity through the lowly cheesesteak, why anti-drug commercials might have actually increased drug use, and why more than 200 million consumers shared a video about one of the most boring products there is: a blender.


Contagiousprovides specific, actionable techniques for helping information spread—for designing messages, advertisements, and content that people will share. Whether you’re a manager at a big company, a small business owner trying to boost awareness, a politician running for office, or a health official trying to get the word out,Contagiouswill show you how to make your product or idea catch on.




#5: Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business by Donald Miller


Every day, brands lose millions of dollars simply because they do not have a clear message that tells consumers who they are and what value they will add to their customers’ lives. To solve this

dilemma, Donald Miller wrote Building a StoryBrand, which has become the quintessential guide for anyone looking to craft or strengthen their brand’s message.




Now, Don is taking it a step further with this five-part checklist that helps marketing professionals and business owners apply the StoryBrand messaging framework across key customer touchpoints to effectively develop, strengthen, and communicate their brand’s story to the marketplace.




#6: The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company by Robert Iger

Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets.


Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era.


In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including:


• Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming.

• Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity.

• Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale.

• Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them.


This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology.


“The ideas in this book strike me as universal” Iger writes. “Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidentlythemselves,as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.”




#7: Marketing For Dummies by Jeanette McMurty

Marketing For Dummies, 5th Edition is the ultimate handbook for boosting your business. Whether you're a small mom-and-pop shop, a local nonprofit, or a mid-size business looking to grow, the right marketing approach can make your company or organization stand out from the crowd. This book shows you how to find, reach, and engage with your customers in a way that brings in business. This new  edition, updated to align with the latest marketing revolution, introduces you to essential techniques including search engine, guerilla, global, and behavior marketing. You'll learn where to find your people, and how to give them what they want―how they want it―using behavioral techniques. You'll discover inexpensive online marketing and promotion tools, proving that budget doesn't have to be an insurmountable obstacle. You'll find up-to-date marketing plans, resources, and examples throughout to help you get out there and get your business noticed today!


Today's marketing treats every aspect of customer interaction―including customer service and the product itself―as an opportunity to grow. This book shows you how to harness the power of these techniques to drive traffic, boost sales, and move your business forward.

  • Turn web visibility into real-world traffic and sales

  • Reach the right people at the right time

  • Develop a cohesive marketing plan for any budget

  • Source locally, market dynamically, and connect with your community

Whether you're looking for fundamental marketing skills, seeking guidance on social media and analytics, or need a full-blown comprehensive web marketing strategy, this book has you covered. Marketing For Dummies, 5th Edition helps you open the door to a new, more successful phase of business.




#8: Marketing Rebellion: The Most Human Company Wins by Mark W. Schaefer

Are you overwhelmed by the breathtaking rate of change in the business world? Are confusing consumer trends, the unrelenting pace of technology, and the breakneck speed of digital marketing making you feel irrelevant and lost? Path-finding author Mark Schaefer provides an achievable and realistic framework to help you stay ahead of the curve by re-imagining marketing in a world where hyper-empowered consumers drive the business results. Marketing Rebellion will teach you:



•How cataclysmic consumer trends are a predictable result of a revolution that started 100 years ago.

•Why businesses must be built on human impressions instead of advertising impressions.

•The five constant human truths at the heart of successful marketing strategy.

•Why customer loyalty is dying and what you need to do about it right now.

•How to help your best customers do the marketing for you.

•Actionable steps to provide an immediate course-correction for businesses of any size.

Through new research, singular insights, and inspiring case studies, this entertaining book challenges your view of what it means to be a marketer today and provides an innovative blueprint for business growth. The Marketing Rebellion is knocking at your door. Are you ready?



#9: Influencer: Building Your Personal Brand in the Age of Social Media by Brittany Hennessy

Every one of your favorite influencers started with zero followers and had to make a lot of mistakes to get where they are today—earning more money each year than their parents made in the last decade. But to become a top creator, you need to understand the strategies behind the Insta-ready lifestyle . . .


As nightlife blogger, then social media strategist, and now Senior Director of Influencer Strategy and Talent Partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Brittany Hennessy has seen the role of influencers evolve and expand into something that few could have imagined when social media first emerged. She has unrivaled insight into where the branded content industry was, where it is, and where it's going. In this book she'll reveal how to:


*Build an audience and keep them engaged

*Package your brand and pitch your favorite companies

*Monetize your influence and figure out how much to charge


Plus tips on:


*Landing an agent

*Getting on the radar of your favorite sites

*Praising a brand without alienating their competitors


Whether you’re just starting out or you're ready for bigger campaigns, Hennessy guides you through core influencer principles. From creating content worth double tapping and using hashtags to get discovered, to understanding FTC rules and delivering metrics, she’ll show you how to elevate your profile, embrace your edge, and make money—all while doing what you love.



#10: Digital Marketing Strategy: An Integrated Approach to Online Marketing by Simon Kingsnorth


Effectively select, align and manage digital channels and operations using this second edition of the bestselling guide, Digital Marketing Strategy. This accessible, step-by-step framework enables the planning, integration and measurement of each digital platform and technique, all tailored to achieve overarching business objectives.

Ranging from social media, SEO, content marketing and user experience, to customer loyalty, automation and personalization, this edition features cutting edge updates on marketing automation, messaging and email, online and offline integration, the power of technologies such as AI, plus new data protection and privacy strategies. Accompanied by downloadable templates and resources, Digital Marketing Strategy is an ideal road map for any marketer to streamline a digital marketing strategy for measurable, optimized results. Online resources include practical implementation guides spanning SEO, paid-search, email, lead-generation and more, as well as group activities, which will be regularly updated to equip readers as digital marketing continues to evolve.

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