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Seeking a list of popular business book types? You might be surprised to learn there are many hundreds — perhaps 1,000(!) — of them.

One of the most important decisions an executive makes about their book is its type. That’s because a book’s type and topic so heavily influence the resulting business growth. A type determines a book’s structural framework, point of view and voice. And success-bound executive authors spend significant time and energy deciding the type — or fusion of types — for their book.

We’ve identified 700+ proven business-building book types. And our 18-step Spark Ultimate Book Start System (complete with worksheets) will help you decide which to choose. Plus we reveal titles of two real-world examples of each — and the ones that often require less writing* — in our 2022 multi-award-winning, groundbreaking family of printed and digital workbooks. This excerpt from 666 Book Types For Building Your Business & Brand reveals a few of the many possibilities for your book.

The Power Of Something
Blink: The Power Of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell

The Power Of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business by Charles Duhigg

A Treasury
The Quotable Tycoon: A Treasury Of Business Quotations by David Olive

 Dean LeBaron’s Treasury Of Investment Wisdom: 30 Great Investing Minds by Dean LeBaron and Romesh Vaitilingam

Trends (often requires less writing*)
 Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape The Global Economy by Daniel Altman

 Emerging Trends Every Online Entrepreneur Must Know: Seventeen Experts Share Their Insights by Association of Web Entrepreneurs and Sheri L. McConnell

Benefits (often requires less writing*)
 The Sustainability Advantage: Seven Business Case Benefits Of A Triple Bottom Line by Bob Willard

The Upside Of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits Of Defying Logic At Work And At Home by Dan Ariely

Peak Performance
Work Naked: Eight Essential Principles For Peak Performance In The Virtual Workplace by Cynthia C. Froggatt

Leading Peak Performance: Lessons From The Wild Dogs Of Africa — How To Create Pack Leadership And Produce Transformative Results by Stephen Hacker and Marvin Washington

See our 18 steps, worksheets and more types and examples by downloading our free workbook, 77 Book Types For Building Your Business & Brand, in the sidebar to the right. For additional help, check out the related posts below, our other workbooks and our Getting Started on Your Business-Building Book individual consulting program.

We’re thrilled to help you discover hundreds of popular business book types!

* Requiring less writing is a subjective judgment because some books of this type might have a lot of original writing — while some books of types without this designation may have a limited number of words.

Authors use hundreds of popular business book types to cover thousands of topics.