Update: our top-5 must read social media books post is now up at Mashable. Which books do you think should have made the list. VISIT THE POST AND COMMENT
This week I’m giving away a personalized, signed copy of each of the books you see here:
I was lucky enough to convince 7 of the smartest people in the entire social media and marketing space to give away personalized, signed copies of their best selling books here, and in 4 other places. Mitch Joel, Tamar Weinberg, Tara Hunt, Chris Brogan + Julien Smith, Gary Vaynerchuk, Avinash Kaushik and John Jantsch were generous enough to oblige. These books will not only fill your brain with enough knowledge to rule the online world, they’ll serve as pretty cool conversation pieces. How much do I love you? I didn’t even keep a set for myself. I’ve read each of these books and every single one of them should be read, underlined, and read again. Please do me a favour and drop by each of their blogs to thank them for their generosity – bonus points for anybody who does.
Here’s how you win:
1. Leave a comment below telling me your social media plans for 2010, and why you think these 7 books will help you achieve what you want to accomplish. Best comment in within the next week wins the set.
2. Visit one of the following blogs who have the same set of books to give away. If you really want to increase your chances of winning, you’ll probably want to visit each of them and leave a comment there as well. Here’s where to go (if the blog post is not up yet, check back later in the day):
www.kaushik.net/avinash: this is the amazing blog of Web 2.0 Analytics author Avinash Kaushik. He’s simply the smartest guy in the world when it comes to analytics and what it means for your business.
beth.typepad.com: this is the blog of non-profit social media master Beth Kanter. She was recently named by Fast Company as one of the most influential women in technology and one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media”. That means she’s really smart and you should be tuning in.
www.horsepigcow.com: this is the site of the amazing Tara Hunt, the other blogger on this list who was named by Fast Company as one of the most influential women in technology. Smart lady. She also produces thought-provoking content on a regular basis, which you should be catching on a regular basis. Shame on you if you aren’t.
www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog: this is the blog of John Jantsch, THE expert on small business marketing. He’s also writes probably the most practical, hands-on marketing blog on the planet. It’s a must-read.