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Seeking successful types of business books that are compilations? There are many hundreds of — perhaps 1,000(!) — successful business book types, including over two dozen compilation types.

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 compilation types for your book.

A Collection (often requires less writing*)
Comedy Comes Clean: A Hilarious Collection Of Wholesome Jokes, Quotes, And One-Liners by Adam Christing

Gallery Of Best Resumes For People Without A Four-Year Degree: A Special Collection Of Quality Resumes By Professional Resume Writers by David F. Noble

Samples (often requires less writing*)
Query Letters That Worked! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments by Angela Hoy

 101 Sample Write-Ups For Documenting Employee Performance Problems: A Guide To Progressive Discipline & Termination by Paul Falcone

Blog Posts (often requires less writing*)
 Learning On The Blog: Collected Posts For Educators And Parents by Will Richardson

 Straight Up: America’s Fiercest Climate Blogger Takes On The Status Quo Media, Politicians, And Clean Energy Solutions by Joseph J. Romm

Speeches (often requires less writing*)
 Mother Jones Speaks: Speeches And Writings Of A Working-Class Fighter by Mother Jones and Philip S. Foner

50 High-Impact Speeches And Remarks: Proven Words You Can Adapt For Any Business Occasion by John Kador

Research Topics (often requires less writing*)
Contemporary Research In E-Marketing by Sandeep Krishnamurthy

The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook by Walter W. Powell and Richard Steinberg

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 create a successful business book that’s one of our compilation 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.

Thousands of successful books follow the format of compilation types of business books.