Must Read Blogging Books for Beginners

Blogging is all about learning. You can never say that I know everything about blogging. You always have to improve yourself and your skills. And as a beginner, you should read lots of things to get basic idea of blogging. Here we have listed 10 best blogging books for beginners, read some of them then learn more about blogging and improve your blogging skills.

Here we go!

1. ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income

Author: Darren Rowse, Chris Garrett

Price: $15.54

Thousands of aspiring bloggers launch new blogs every day, hoping to boost their income. Without solid advice from experts, most will fail. This bestselling guide, now fully revised with new and updated tips and tricks from two of the world’s most successful bloggers, provides the step-by-step information bloggers need to turn their hobby into an income source or a fulltime career.

2. Blogging For Dummies

Author: Susannah Gardner, Shane Birley

Price: $16.49

Building on the success of the two previous bestselling editions, this latest revision includes essential blogging basics, the elements required of a good blog, and the tools you’ll need to get started. You’ll discover how to determine the right blogging software for you, whether you should run your own blog or use a full-service hosting site, and how to set up an account and write your first post.

3. Create Your Own Blog: 6 Easy Projects to Start Blogging Like a Pro

Author: Tris Hussey

Price: $14.95

Want a personal or business blog of your own? It’s easy! In this simple guide, one of the world’s most experienced bloggers walks you through every step, from getting started to building a worldwide audience. Tris Hussey covers it all, from low-cost blogging tools to high-powered writing tips! Get this book, and get started fast–with a professional-quality blog that meets your goals, whatever they are!

4. Using WordPress

Author: Tris Hussey

Price: $15.66

Using WordPress is a customized, media-rich learning experience designed to help new users master WordPress quickly, and get the most out of it, fast! It starts with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point guide to WordPress. This exceptional book is fully integrated with an unprecedented collection of online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content, all designed to reinforce key concepts and help users achieve real mastery.

5. Blogging for Bliss: Crafting Your Own Online Journal

Author: Tara Frey

Price: $6.78

Today’s crafting community is online, connected, and blissfully blogging about their work and ideas. Blogging is hot in this highly creative world—and here is the only how-to book aimed directly at them. Everyone from knitters and beaders to scrapbookers and altered artists will find the practical information and visual inspiration they need to create an artful online journal.

6. Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs

Author: Brian Halligan

Price: $15.56

Traditional “outbound” marketing methods like cold-calling, email blasts, advertising, and direct mail are increasingly less effective. People are getting better at blocking these interruptions out using Caller ID, spam protection, TiVo, etc. People are now increasingly turning to Google, social media, and blogs to find products and services. Inbound Marketinghelps you take advantage of this change by showing you how to get found by customers online.

7. The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging

Author: Arianna Huffington

Price: $10.20

The editors of The Huffington Post–the most linked-to blog on the web–offer an A-Z guide to all things blog, with information for everyone from the tech-challenged newbie looking to get a handle on this new way of communicating to the experienced blogger looking to break through the clutter of the Internet.

8. WordPress For Dummies

Author: Lisa Sabin-Wilson

Price: $24.99

The bestselling guide to WordPress, fully updated for newest version of WordPress. You are going to learn; Create and maintaining a WordPress blog, using the new features and upgrades in WordPress, customizing your blog with themes and plugins and applying tags and CSS to create a unique presentation.

9. WordPress 24-Hour Trainer

Author: George Plumley

Price: $28.20

WordPress 24-Hour Trainer is a unique lesson-based book that walks you through the essential parts of WordPress. Each lesson is streamlined to teach a specific aspect of WordPress, helping you to focus on just what you need in order to get the task accomplished. If you learn better visually, this book provides you with a video to accompany each lesson.

10. Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

Author: Thord Daniel Hedengren

Price: $29.69

Smashing WordPress shows you how to utilize the power of the WordPress platform, and provides a creative spark to help you build WordPress-powered sites that go beyond the obvious. You will learn the core concepts used to build just about anything in WordPress, resulting in fast deployments and greater design flexibility.

Hope you enjoy the list!

Hope one of these books helps you. Also please let me know what is your favorite one?

This is a guest post by Mehmet, from Turkey. He likes blogging and dealing with WordPress. Right now, he is blogging about netbooks on My Netbook World and squash rackets on Squash Racket Reviews. You can also follow him @malibey.



  1. I picked up a copy of “Blogging for Dummies” and I have to say it’s pretty good. Thanks for the recommendation. Their monetization section is pretty impressive.

  2. I bought a copy of problogger ebook, 1 year ago. It was very helpful to me.


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