12+ Best Blogger Books to Boost Your Blogging Skills (2024)

by Ivy Shelden


You want to read the blogger books that have it all.

The best books help you write better, plan kick-ass blog content, grow your online business, and adopt the key habits and attitudes of blogging masters.

But where do you start?

If you’ve been scrolling endlessly on Amazon looking for just the right blogging book review, you can stop now — we’ve got you covered.

We’ve published content about blogging for 10 years and read A LOT of great books along the way. So if it’s on our list, you can bet it’s massively helpful.

Read on to find the blogger books that suit you!

The 12+ Best Blogger Books for 2024

You’re about to read a list of diverse books and book recommendations — each book review offering help and support, no matter where you’re at in your blogging journey.

Whether you’re a total newbie learning about writing and how to start your blog, or a seasoned blogger looking to learn advanced SEO, you can find something in this booklist. So find the blogger books that grab you, get to reading, and then start putting your knowledge into action!

1. Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett

Do you dream of building a six-figure blog? Darren Rowse did it, explaining exactly how in this third edition of Problogger — co-written with marketing expert Chris Garrett.

When reading this book, you’ll learn about:

  • Choosing a blog topic and analyzing your market
  • Proven techniques for building a successful business from your blog
  • Growing your audience and promoting your blog through social media/advertising

Who Should Read Problogger?

Brand new and seasoned bloggers who are looking to increase their income.

2. Virtual Freedom by Chris C. Ducker

A successful blogger wears a million different hats — writer, SEO specialist, marketer, social media guru, and more.

If you’re struggling to achieve work/life balance because you’re putting TONS of hours into your blog, this book is for you. Chris C. Ducker is a “Virtual CEO” and outsourcing expert.

His book will teach you:

  • Which jobs you should outsource
  • How to hire and manage a successful virtual team to help run and grow your business
  • How to find affordable tools and resources to help you along the way

Who Should Read Virtual Freedom?

Bloggers in a rapid growth phase wanting to get started with outsourcing.

3. One Million Followers: How I Built A Massive Social Media Following in 30 Days by Brendan Kane

As a blogger, they tell us we must master social media if we want our killer content to have a global audience. But how do you transcend the noise of 3 billion-plus active users? “Growth Hacker” Brenden Kane did it in 30 days.

In his book, he’ll explain:

  • How to find your core audience through creating and sharing authentic content
  • How to leverage Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and LinkedIn to attract followers
  • The tools you need to build a massive social media following from scratch

Who Should Read One Million Followers?

Bloggers interested in mastering social media to gain followers.

4. How To Blog For Profit Without Selling Your Soul by Ruth Soukup

If you put your heart and soul into your blogging, asking your beloved audience for money can feel…well, awkward. Ruth Soukup is here to help. Blogging about deeply personal topics helped her fashion a massively helpful 7-figure lifestyle business.

Her book shares:

  • How to build a profitable blog, step-by-step
  • How to leverage the power of content marketing to grow your business
  • How to stay authentic by creating genuinely helpful content

Who Should Read How to Blog for Profit?

New and personal bloggers who want to monetize their blog.

5. Atomic Habits by James Clear

What habits do you have to ensure writing and blogging success? Habits expert James Clear has helped millions of readers create systems of tiny habits that lead to massive results over time.

His book offers:

  • A proven method for breaking bad habits and establishing good ones
  • How to design your environment to make good habits easier
  • How to achieve your goals by getting 1% better every day

Who Should Read Atomic Habits?

Anyone who wants to build better habits and become a more productive blogger.

6. Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley

So, you’re not the “creative type.” So what? Tom and David Kelley, design and innovation experts, explain how everyone has creative potential.

Reading Creative Confidence shows you how to:

  • Unlock your creative potential at work and home
  • Teach you to apply creativity to problem-solving
  • Entertain and inspire you with their design students’ powerful stories

Who Should Read Creative Confidence?

Bloggers who want to supercharge their creativity to craft unique and original content.

7. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

Learn the craft of writing from one of the best-selling suspense, crime, fantasy, and science fiction authors, the “King of Horror” and graphic novel aficionado Stephen King. Need I say more?

While reading On Writing, you’ll learn about:

  • King’s entertaining and inspiring memories of his childhood and how they shaped him as a writer
  • Practical tools and advice from over 50 years of writing experience in the horror and fantasy genre
  • How writing helped him recover from a near-fatal accident

Who should read On Writing?

Writers who want to hone their writing skills and experience entertainment simultaneously!

8. WordPress for Beginners 2022 by Dr. Andy Williams

The WordPress platform is the gold standard for bloggers. Learn its basics, and you’ll do fine. Master it and you’ll take your blog from bland to brilliant.

When reading this visual guide, Dr. Andy Williams discusses:

  • How to set up hosting and install WordPress
  • A complete overview of the dashboard, settings, plugins, widgets, themes, media library, and more
  • How to create content and manage comments

Who Should Read WordPress 2022?

New and seasoned bloggers who want to up their WordPress game.

9. SEO 2022 by Adam Clarke

You can create the most life-changing content ever, but it won’t matter if no one sees it. If you want Google to reward your content’s awesomeness, you need to learn about Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

While reading this guide, Indie author and Google Certified Professional Adam Clarke will show you:

  • How to rank on Google and massively increase traffic step-by-step
  • Local SEO fundamentals
  • Basic and advanced link-building strategies to increase the ranking potential
  • Insider sources for FREE expert SEO advice

Who Should Read SEO 2022?

Any blogger who wants to increase traffic by ranking higher in Google search.

10. The One-Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand

You’re not alone if you’re constantly banging your head against the wall trying to generate new content ideas. Email marketing strategist, Meera Kothand wants to help you create a year’s worth of traffic-driving content in 1-hour.

While reading One-Hour Content Plan, you’ll observe:

  • 3 core methods for instantly generating content ideas
  • 5 types of content you need to attract and grow your audience
  • 8 crucial elements that make up a successful blog post

Who Should Read One-Hour Content Plan?

Bloggers who struggle to produce new content ideas and want to elevate their content planning.

11. Everybody Writes by Ann Handley

Your content needs to be good if you want to attract an audience in today’s online world. I mean, ridiculously good. In this great read, marketing veteran, Ann Handley teaches you how to elevate your content in Everybody Writes.

She covers:

  • Basic writing and grammar tips-written in a fun and memorable way
  • How to master the 17 most common types of marketing content
  • Best practices for creating trustworthy content based on the rules of journalism
  • How to tell a genuinely captivating story

Who Should Read Everybody Writes?

Bloggers interested in improving their content marketing knowledge and skills to stand out.

12. Master Content Strategy by Pamela Wilson

Have you ever thought about your content life-cycle? You should.

Bloggers can increase engagement by creating the right content at the right time, and marketing expert Pamela Wilson has this process down to a science.

Her book offers:

  • The 3 ingredients of “Very Important Content” (The only kind you should create!)
  • How to create yearly, quarterly, and monthly content plans to organize and direct your content marketing strategy
  • A helpful idea bank for repurposing content to expand your reach on any platform

Who Should Read Master Content Strategy?

Bloggers who want to level up their content and content planning to engage a broader audience.

13. Content Mapping by Henry Adaso

What if you could create a map that led from your customer’s intent to the content that drives conversions? Another great read, Content Mapping, shows you how.

When reading this book you’ll discover:

  • The basics of content mapping and how to get your customers to say “yes”
  • How to increase your revenue through personalized content that speaks to customers
  • How to create a flow and sequence for your content to maximize its effect

Who Should Read Content Mapping?

Bloggers who want to make more targeted content to increase conversions.

How Reading These Blogger Books Can Change Your Life

You’ve just previewed 13 of our favorite blogger books — great reads jam-packed with actionable advice, inspiring stories, and innovative ideas.

Choose one that meets you where you are, whether you want to boost creativity, sharpen your writing skills, create a killer content plan or finally master WordPress. What’s most important is that you start now.

Because reading these books won’t change your life. You will.

So pour yourself a cup of coffee, get reading, and then go out there and put ideas into action!

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Ivy Shelden

Ivy Shelden is freelance writer and course instructor at SmartBlogger. When she's not helping students crush their freelance writing goals, you might catch her hula hooping to hip-hop music in her back yard, watching YouTube with her two boys or laying down a beat on her drums.


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Written by Ivy Shelden

Ivy Shelden is freelance writer and course instructor at SmartBlogger. When she's not helping students crush their freelance writing goals, you might catch her hula hooping to hip-hop music in her back yard, watching YouTube with her two boys or laying down a beat on her drums.

5 thoughts on “12+ Best Blogger Books to Boost Your Blogging Skills (2024)”

  1. Hi Ivy,

    These look like winning books to me.

    Darren and Chris are pro’s pros; anything they would put out together is gold.

    I wrote a handful of blogging manuals to help aspiring bloggers because posts get one only so far. Beyond gaining a handful of helpful tips, a blog post does not cut the mustard in terms of offering an in-depth, comprehensive *solution*. But a blogging manual covers a blogging tip from beginning to end. You can invest in a book or eBook, read the thing and gain step by step insights to reach a blogging end. You get all of the details that you cannot cram into a 2000 word blog post, with an eBook.

    Books are like blog posts on steroids. A 2,000 word post can be very helpful. A 15,000 word, detailed manual is a solution. 15K words’ worth of practical tips can be read, re-read and referred to for months or even years.

    Invest in books for a serious long term return.

    Thanks for sharing these reads with us Ivy.


  2. I love how some books stand the test of time, even with ever-changing tech and social media. Thanks for throwing in some older good ones and some new 2022 versions to become a better blogger. Atomic Habits would not have been a choice of mine, but I think you nailed it with this one. Great list, and several I haven’t read and will check out. 🙂

  3. Hi Ivy,

    Books are always the best. They help you find the right path even when there is nothing you can find suitable on the internet.

    Books are great because they can go with you without wifi connection. All you need is a learning habit and eye of a reader to grasp everything that can help you become better and do more.

    I have not written any book or ebook till now. But I love reading books as they inspire me.


    • Sona, thank you for reading! And I 100% agree, I am a huge fan of books. They are easier on the eyes, they’re comprehensive, and it feels like a personal connection with the author. Plus, there’s just something about grabbing it back off the shelf when you need to read it again. 🙂


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