Book: Blogging for Dummies, by Brad Hill (January 2006). Discusses understanding blogging, blogging options, living the blogging lifestyle, starting a blog, installing your own blog program, hooking into RSS feeds, rules of blogosphere citizenship, blogging for money, podcasting, photoblogging and audioblogging, blog engines and directories, and blogging resources.
Book: The Rough Guide to Blogging 1, by Jonathan Yang (July 2006). Discusses the greatest web blogs, issues ignored by mainstream media, understanding newsreaders and RSS feeds, selecting the best host for a blog, sharing photos and experiences, developing an online voice, search engine rankings, and video blogging and podcasting.
Book: What No One Ever Tells You About Blogging and Podcasting: Real-Life Advice from 101 People Who Successfully Leverage the Power of the Blogosphere, by Ted Demopoulos (November 2006). Discusses what a blog is, comments, blogging platforms and software, types of blogs, the value of blogging, Dave Taylor on successful business blogging, what a podcast is, what a videoblog is, social media, business uses of blogs and podcasts, planning a blog, making money, promoting a blog, tracking statistics, podcast topics, blog and podcast considerations, and the future of blogs and podcasts.
Book: Clear Blogging: How People Blogging Are Changing the World and How You Can Join Them, by Bob Walsh (February 2007). Discusses why you should blog, hooking into the blogosphere, getting started, building your blog, power tools for blogs, successful blogging, podcasting, monetizing, building readership, and blogging toward the future.
Book: Blogging for Business: Everything You Need to Know and Why You Should Care, by Shel Holtz and Ted Demopoulos (January 2006). Discusses how to tap into the power of blogs, how blogs differ from e-zines, websites, and message boards, why businesses need to monitor blogs that discuss their products and services, blogs as a knowledge-sharing tool, podcasts, legal considerations, public relations, and recommendations.
Book: Start Your Own Blogging Business, by J.S. McDougall (December 2006). Discusses planning your blog (requirements, selecting a profitable topic, naming your blog, and bringing on staff or contributors), publishing your blog (community blogging services, web-based blogging services, and installed server applications), profiting from your blog (generating traffic, generating revenue, creating a media kit, and running multiple blogs), and becoming a business (business classifications, registering a business name and hiring help).
Book: No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog, by Margaret Mason (August 2006). Written by a successful blogger, this book is a collection of ideas for blogs such as writing a serial novel, conducting unnecessary experiments, creating your autobiography, and public eavesdropping.
Book: Secrets of Successful Blogging, by Ted Demopoulos (February 2007). Discusses planning a blog, blog design, blogging effectively and efficiently, writing, building traffic, publicizing, search engine optimization, tips, and supporting your business.
Book: Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk to Customers, by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel (January 2006). Discusses word of mouth, direct access, blogs and national cultures, blogging wrong, blogging right, emerging technology, and the conversational era.