I’m not gonna’ waste any time or energy introducing you to Social Media. I think by now everyone who is breathing and has access to a computer has a pretty good idea. But if for some reason you don’t, you can either Google it, or click here, here, here or even here – but if you don’t give a flyin’ whoop then this post isn’t for you.
About 6 months ago, I wrote a post called “16 Free eBooks on Social Media”. Seeing how popular it was and how useful the content inside each eBook is, I thought it only logical to present you with a new batch of some A+ eBooks by rockin’ Social Median’s.
Social Media related eBooks are being published left and right. While some of them have been out for some time, others are fresh out of the #SMoven. This is my sorry attempt to add humor to a post that isn’t so much funny as it is insightful. In case you didn’t catch my ingenious play on words, let me break it down for you.
# (Twitter hashtag) +SM (Social Media) + oven = #SMoven :D!
So, without further ado and blah blah, I present you with 9 rockin’, inspiring, insightful and totally FREE eBooks on Social Media. Why 9 not 10? Because I’ll be counting on you to share your #10.
What other good Social Media eBooks have you read or written? Feel free to comment and add on to this list.
Note: These are in no particular order.
1. Social Media Marketing GPS
Social Media Marketing GPS is based on Twitter interviews with 40 of the smartest people working in social media such as Toby Bloomberg of Diva Marketing Blog, Ann Handley of Marketing Profs Daily Fix, Scott Monty of the Social Media Marketing Blog, Mack Collier of MackCollier.com, David Meerman Scott from WebInkNow and many more.
It’s the first business book written on and not about Twitter. Not only that, but the entire book is written in a 140 characters or less, including the questions. The book begins with an explanation of why include social media and moves on to cover ethics, tactics, research, metric, branding, sponsored conversations, blogger relations and even a few case studies.
Download this eBook from Diva Marketing Blog.
2. Four Hour Sleep Week
The Four Hour Sleep Week is about how Keith Bloemendaal lost his job in 2008 and decided to sacrifice, take action, and become successful. It is a no-holds barred look at how the misconceptions of how it is “easy” to make a living online can steer people in the wrong direction.
The book starts with a closer look at how he transformed from an unemployed father and husband, into a successful internet marketer. What steps he took, and how he did it.
Download this eBook from Hot Blog Tips.
3. 101 Ways You’re Killing Your Blog
101 Ways You’re Killing Your Blog! is an eBook by Tristan Higbee, author of the popular blog, Blogging Bookshelf. Higbee has also written a similar and also incredibly helpful eBook called 101 Ways to Combat Blogger’s Block.
101 Way’s You’re Killing Your Blog! identifies the best and worst practices in building a blog. It’s a kind of Holy Grail of the Do’s and Don’ts of blogging. It’s a very insightful and easy-to-read document filled with 100 plus useful tips based on Higbee’s personal experiences as well as his accumulated knowledge over his 7 years of living and working in the blogosphere.
Download this eBook from Blogging Bookshelf.
4. Communicate Better With Social Media Marketing
Communicate Better With Social Media Marketing by AuthorityDomains.com is intended to help you develop the right strategy, discover the best sites for your industry and use them to get the results you want. The eBook utilizes a hypothetical approach all while giving readers an excellent fundamental understanding of how Social Media can be used to benefit a business today. Topics covered include:
- Building long-lasting relationships with your customers
- Driving qualified traffic to your site
- Test marketing a new idea and obtaining feedback from the public
- Controlling reputation and improving ROI
- Becoming more influential in your field
Download eBook from Authority Domains.
5. From Stats to Strats
From Stats to Strats is an eBook by Danny Brown’s popular Bonsai Interactive Marketing company. This short and easy-to-follow eBook shares some of the more useful statistics of the 5 most popular social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Blogging), as well as the many ways you can use this information to build a social media strategy into your other marketing efforts.
Download eBook from Danny Brown.
6. Fishing Where the Fish Are: Mapping Social Media to the Buying Cycle
Fishing Where the Fish Are: Mapping Social Media to the Buying Cycle is an eBook by the famous Chris Brogan.
Social media offers tools like blogging, podcasts, and social networks as ways to reach into this buying cycle. Social Media does not work alone and is tied into your traditional marketing plans. This eBook is a brief summary of six different approaches to using social media to influence these transactions.
Also featured in this book are well-known peeps like Scott Monty, Frank Eliason, Christopher S. Penn and more.
Download this eBook from Chris Brogan.
7. Social Media for B2B: It’s Not As Different As You Think
Social Media for B2B: It’s Not As Different As you Think is one of many eBooks by Radian6.
This eBook explains why the processes for social media program development for B2B and B2C organizations are not as different as most people think. The book walks through some of the aspects of B2B and B2C business that have a direct impact on social media program execution, those bits that might very well be different.
The similarities and stick points of social media strategy development for B2B companies, the tactics as well as general examples to show that social media for B2B and B2C are really quite similar, have intelligently been pin pointed.
The Art of Corporate Blogging is another of Radian6’s monthly eBooks.
If you’re interested to start blogging for your business, or already are and aren’t seeing the results you want, then this eBook is perfect for you. It covers everything from figuring out exactly why you want to start a corporate blog to handling some of the challenges you might face after it’s up and running.
There’s also an entire section dedicated to setting goals and objectives and selecting the right metrics to properly measure your blog’s progress.
Download this eBook from Radian6.
9. Let’s Talk: Social Media for Small Businesses V.2
When used properly, social media can be an effective tool to help your business reach untapped, potential customers and stay connected to the ones you already have. In this updated version of Duct Tape Marketing’s eBook, Let’s Talk: Social Media for Small Business, author John Jantsch, distills the concept of social media into bite-sized concepts.
This eBook will help you better understand how social networking tools can generate new business and more.
Download this eBook from Duct Tape Marketing.