This is the ultimate list of best business books for online entrepreneurs.
You’ll find dozens of handpicked recommendations below, sorted into categories to help you find the most relevant book for your current situation.
I’ve also included video summaries so you can learn the key lessons of each book in 10 minutes or less ⏩
Let’s start with a shortlist.
These are the three books I recommend every online entrepreneur to read:
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About This List
Hey, I’m Niall Doherty and I curate this list of best business books for online entrepreneurs.
Ever since quitting my last 9-to-5 job back in 2010…
- I’ve been earning a full-time living online
- And I’ve read an average of ~50 books a year
The majority of the books on this list are personal recommendations from my own library, while a handful are from other online entrepreneurs I trust.
I’m always looking for more great books to read and recommend. If you know of any I might have missed, let me know via the comments below.
- Important: if you’d like to support independent bookstores, consider buying the books you see listed on this page via bookshop.org.
🧠 Best Book For Mindset
🤑 Best Book For Getting Rich
💰 Best Book For Money Management
🧱 Best Book For Business Fundamentals
👩💻 Best Book For Freelancers
📢 Best Book About Marketing
💰 Best Book About Sales
🏝 Best Book For Digital Nomads
👋 Best Book For Leaving 9-to-5
🧩 Best Book About Habits
✅ Best Book For Productivity
😃 Best Book For Inspiration
🤝 Best Book For Networking
💪 Best Book About Leadership
🤔 Best Book For High-Level Thinking
💡 Best Book For Idea Generation
🧘♂️ Best Book For Mental Health
😔 Best Book For Tough Times
😱 Best Book For Overcoming Fear
🤫 Best Book For Introverts
🚀 Best Book For Startups
📈 Best Book For Business Growth
⚖️ Best Book For Negotiation
📔 Best Biography
🎨 Best Book For Creativity
🤔 Best Book For Hiring
🧮 Best Book For Accounting Basics
✍️ Best Book For Copywriters
📲 Best Book For UI/UX Design
📖 Best Fiction
Best Business Books FAQs
How can I save money on these books?
Below are a few things you can try.
Note that some of these require you to spend money to save money, which can be a slippery slope. Carefully weigh the pros and cons of such offers so you don’t get taken advantage of.
Check your local library
Or, better yet, install this free browser extension and it will show you instantly which books on Amazon are available at libraries near you.
Sign up for Kindle Unlimited
You’ll find a few books on this page available on Kindle Unlimited, which is a subscription service from Amazon that lets you read unlimited books for a low monthly fee.
Last I checked, these books from the above list were available on Kindle Unlimited:
The downside of Kindle Unlimited is that you’re only renting the books. You never own them. So if you stop paying your subscription, the books disappear off your Kindle.
Sign up for Amazon Prime
If you read a lot and prefer paper books to Kindle, you can sign up to Amazon Prime for a low monthly fee and get free shipping plus a bunch of other benefits.
Sign up for Rakuten
Buy your Amazon books via Rakuten and they’ll give you up to 5% cash back.
Plus, you get a $10 Amazon gift card once you sign up and spend $25 within 90 days.
How can I read more books?
You can see my two best tips for that in this short video:
Another thing that might help you read more: join a book club or start your own.
We do a monthly book club inside our private Freedom Business Builder community.
What’s the best business book you’ve read?
Or is there a book missing from this page that I should add?
Let me know in the comments below.
🎙 Best Business Podcasts
You might also like our list of best business podcasts for online entrepreneurs.