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Seeking successful types of how-to business books? There are many hundreds of — perhaps 1,000(!) — successful business book types, including over 100 how-to 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 how-to types for your book.

How To Use Something
The Power Formula For LinkedIn Success: Kick-Start Your Business, Brand, And Job Search by Wayne Breitbarth

The New Rules Of Marketing & PR: How To Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases, And Viral Marketing To Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott

How To Survive Something
The Job Survival Instruction Book: 400+ Tips, Tricks, And Techniques To Stay Employed by Karin Ireland

 Interview Tactics: How To Survive The Media Without Getting Clobbered! The Insider’s Guide To Giving A Killer Interview! by Gayl Murphy

Tips (often requires less writing*)
 Teen Money Tips: Simple Steps For Banking, Saving & Making Money by Sanyika Calloway Boyce

 Zero To 100,000: Social Media Tips And Tricks For Small Businesses by Sarah-Jayne Gratton and Dean Anthony Gratton

Shortcuts (often requires less writing*)
 Shortcuts To Songwriting For Film & TV: 114 Tips For Writing, Recording, & Pitching In Today’s Hottest Market by Robin Frederick

Oldman’s Guide To Outsmarting Wine: 108 Ingenious Shortcuts To Navigate The World Of Wine With Confidence And Style by Mark Oldman

How To Become Your Competitor
How To Start & Build A Law Practice by Jay G. Foonberg

The New Advisor For Life: Become The Indispensable Financial Advisor To Affluent Families by Stephen D. Gresham

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 how-to 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 over 100 how-to types of business books.