It has swooped in and taken the face of marketing by storm. I’m talking about social media.
Just five years ago many of the social media tools that we use were either non-existent or infants. And today as robust as social media tools like Facebook and Twitter are, they still haven’t left grade school yet. Things sure do grow quickly online, and that’s a gift for small business owners. Because of social media (and that includes blogs), small businesses can have the same marketing edge as big business, online.
But new tools require new information about those tools. And that brings us to books about social media, designed for small business people and entrepreneurs to use.
This is the latest in our 6-part series shining a light on the books entered in ths 3rd Annual Small Business Book Awards. Today’s spotlight is, of course, on social media books.
Right now there are 14 books nominated in this category. And the Social Media book nominees are (so far):
Corporate Blogging for Dummies
by Douglas Karr, Chantelle Flannery
Unleash Your Employees, Energize Your Customers, and Transform Your Business
by Josh Bernoff, Todd Schadler
The Complete Guide for Brand and Businesses to Build, Cultivate, and Measure Success in the New Web
by Brian Solis
Me 2.0 Revised
4 Steps to Building Your Future
by Dan Schawbel
Get Big Results by Thinking and Acting Small
by Greg Verdino
Demystifying Social Media to Grow Your Business
by Amber Mac
Social Media 101
Tactics and Tips to Develop Your Business Online
by Chris Brogan
Social Media for the CEO
The Why and ROI of Social Media for the CEO of Today and Tomorrow
by Eve Mayer Orsburn
Social Media Marketing
Strategies for Engaging in Facebook, Twitter and Other Social Media
by Liana Evans
Social Media Metrics
How to Measure and Optimize Your Marketing Investment
by Jim Sterne
The Facebook Effect
The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World
by David Kirkpatrick
The Facebook Era
Tapping Online Social Networks to Market, Sell, and Innovate
by Clara Shih
Restaurant 2.0 Edition
by Phil Gerbyshak, Joe Sorge, Scott Baitinger
Stop Marketing. Start Engaging
by Scott Stratten
Check them out. Support the authors — most if not all of whom are themselves entrepreneurs. Vote. Nominate. Share.