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

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 types about you for your book.

How You Accomplished or Produced Something
How I Raised Myself From Failure To Success In Selling by Frank Bettger

Nothing But ‘Net: How I Generated $750,000 In Internet Revenues With Virtually No Advertising Costs by Michael Campbell

People You’ve Met
Paul And Me: 53 Years Of Adventures And Misadventures With My Pal Paul Newman by A.E. Hotchner

 It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This: Journey Of A Lifetime And The People I Met On The Way by Connie Kirby Anderson

A Lecture (often requires less writing*)
 The Theory Of Everything by Stephen W. Hawking

 The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow

You As Thought Leader
Web Copy That Sells: The Revolutionary Formula For Creating Killer Copy Every Time by Maria Veloso

 A Life Against The Grain: The Autobiography Of An Unconventional Economist by Julian Lincoln Simon

How You Were Transformed
Enter The Dragon: How I Transformed My Life And How You Can Too by Theo Paphitis

Chasing Daylight: How My Forthcoming Death Transformed My Life by Eugene O’Kelly and Corinne O’Kelly

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 types about you!

* 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.

Books about you are often successful business books.