This is a list of some of the books that we recommend anyone looking to make the most of social media read. Blogs and sites are great, but never forget the learning power of a good book! Please note, these Amazon are affiliate links, if you click one and decide to buy the book, The Social Penguin Blog gets a small percentage of the price (at no extra cost to you of course!). Its a way of us making a (very) little bit of money to support the on-going development of the blog. How’s that for transparency?!?
Chris Brogan Trust Agents
Chris Brogan knows his social media onions and this book will help you to understand what it takes to become a Trust Agent – a trusted source within the social media space.
Enterprise Social Technology – Scott Klososky
This book takes a clear 10 step approach to integrating social media into your business. Informative with truly actionable suggestions.
Engage – Brian Solis
Brian is regarded as one of the key thinkers on social media. Engage takes you through the whole social media space, ideal for beginners and seasoned users!
Twitterville – Shel Israel
If you are new to Twitter this is a must read, it will help you to understand the Twitter community and how to harness it for business.
Socialnomics – Erik Qualkman
A little old now, but this book is a great foundation for learning the true principles and advantages of using social media in businesses.
The Lean Startup – Eric Ries
This isn’t a social media book per se, however the concepts and principles of it can be realised via the use of social media. Give it a go!
Pimp My Site – Paula Wynne
This guide to SEO (search engine optimisation) is well written and presented in an easily digestible format.