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Seeking successful types of business books that are guides? There are many hundreds of — perhaps 1,000(!) — successful business book types, including over four dozen guide 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 many guide types for your book.

A Comprehensive Guide
The Comprehensive Guide To Lost Profits Damages For Experts And Attorneys by Nancy J. Fannon

Designing & Conducting Survey Research: A Comprehensive Guide by Louis M. Rea and Richard A. Parker

An Easy Guide
A Purse Of Your Own: An Easy Guide To Financial Security by Deborah Owens

 How You Can Help: An Easy Guide To Doing Good Deeds In Your Everyday Life by William D. Coplin

An Illustrated Guide (often requires less writing*)
 The Illustrated Buyer’s Guide To Used Airplanes by Bill Clarke

 The Illustrated Guide To Technical Analysis Signals And Phrases: A Visual Dictionary Of The Most Useful Charts In Technical Analysis by Constance M. Brown

A Resource Guide (often requires less writing*)
 Real Estate Prospecting: The Ultimate Resource Guide by Loren K. Keim

Career Resource Guide To Internships And Summer Jobs by Carol A. Turkington

A Manager’s Guide
Financial Intelligence: A Manager’s Guide To Knowing What The Numbers Really Mean by Karen Berman, Joe Knight and John Case

The Manager’s Guide To HR: Hiring, Firing, Performance Evaluations, Documentation, Benefits, And Everything Else You Need To Know by Max Muller

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 guide 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 guide types of business books.