Top 5 books for bloggers

Top 5 books for bloggers to launch a career in blogging. Now that’s not to say these are the key to success! Just a little helping hand that could prevent a few tears. (All of these images with my top 5 books for bloggers are shoppable from Amazon – I’ve done the hard bit, So just click!). It’s no secret that we’re all hoping for a bit of success, but just because we gain a little bit of insight, doesn’t mean we should keep it to ourselves! The blogging industry is competitive, So I thought i’d share some of my finds. I hope you enjoy them! Please comment below if you found them helpful.

books for bloggers

Most of you already know Pepe and Co isn’t your every day fashion blog – We cover lifestyle, travel, food… But whatever genre blog you have, or maybe it doesn’t even have a category, these books will be useful to all of you.

top five books for bloggers

If you haven’t seen this book on Instagram then frankly you need to pay more attention! We all know Instagram is a shop window for our much loved blog, or why else would we need a sheet of marble wallpaper? Oh come on… We couldn’t possibly ALL have marble kitchen counters… It’s all down to the tricks of the trade. And I thought I’d help a blogger out. This is the first of my top 5 books for bloggers:
Capture Your Style: Transform Your Instagram Images, Showcase Your Life, and Build the Ultimate Platform

Capture your style is a fantastic book to read, be inspired again, go back to basics, remind yourself of your key objectives. Your mission statement. Plus, you’ll be learning from the best! Everything from working with huge brands, establishing yourself as a key influencer… and mastering your own style.

Capture your style book - books for bloggers

First things first, If you’re the next best thing since Zoella! Or you’re just giving blogging a go. You need to find your uniqueness. You might be a one man band, but your writing is part of your brand. It all needs to look, feel, sound like you! How to style your brand is a fantastic book to start. Even if your degree is in brand marketing. Trust me.

How to Style Your Brand: Everything You Need to Know to Create a Distinctive Brand Identity

how to style your brand book cover - books for bloggers

If you want to find out the real struggles and follow a journey to stardom then this might be your answer. Out of my top books for bloggers, This i feel is the most inspirational. Something we can all relate to. This will fix your bloggers block and get you right back to what you love doing most.
The Million Dollar Blog

The Million Dollar Blog - books for bloggers

For the Go hard or go home Instagrammers, It’s likely that you’ll want a few expert tips… Its a very short book, but a bible none the less…
Instagram: The Complete Instagram Marketing Guide – Learn How To Gain Followers And Build A Brand! (Social Media Marketing, Instagram Marketing, Instagram Tips).

instagram books for bloggers

I can’t shout loud enough about getting your Instagram game right… Thats not to say mine is perfect, god knows it will always need work, as new ideas and trends come and go. But what I do know is 68% of my blog traffic comes from my Instagram. Now thats something I can’t ignore.

Blogging your way to the Front Row… Obviously this one is aimed at Fashion bloggers, but never rule out gaining expertise from those who have already ‘been there and done that’ – There is a lot we can learn from those who have ‘made it’ Take a look at FASHION 2.0: Blogging Your Way To The Front Row.: The insider’s guide to turning your fashion blog into a profitable business and launching a new career.: Volume 1

blogging your way to the front row books for bloggers

It is full of helpful resources that you’re going to want to know about and inspirational chapters that will get you geared up for a successful year blogging. The author, Yuli Ziv quit her executive job in NYC at a top digital agency to pursue a career as an entrepreneur. Since then she has been at the forefront of the fashion blogging world and has produced some of the first large scale blogger campaigns for renowned brands including Lancome. Many which have earned thousands of dollars. (We’d all like a bit of that wouldn’t we?)

I really hope these are useful! I’d love to hear what you think.

Roseanna x

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  • Mens Style Guide

    Great post. I’ve just gone and purchased Style Your Brand. Keep up the great work.
    http://www.mensstyleguide.co.uk

    • pepeandco

      Thanks! Your blog looks great!

  • Amazing list! Thank you so much for sharing this post. Happy New Year x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

    • pepeandco

      You’re so welcome! Hope that the give some inspiration! Xx

    • I’m pleased you liked it! xx

  • Yasmin Lakhan

    I’m currently reading million dollar blog .. I think it’s fab too.. adding the others to my amazon basket to read next.

    Thanks for the recommendation & Happy New Year x

    • Hello! I thought I had replied to this so many months ago! I hope you enjoyed them 🙂 Share your blog, I’d love to take a look! x

  • I love reading inspirational books – they can be so motivating! x

    • pepeandco

      Definitely! Great for when you’re lacking inspiration and feel like quitting! X

    • Me too! I could read for hours getting Instagram envy!! 😂 X

  • Nandyz Soulshine

    Instagram has been one of my least blog traffic provider though I put the same amount of time as on other social media platforms. Maybe, the 2 books about instagram marketing and presentation will help…thanks for the list 🙂

    • That’s interesting, Instagram is one of my top referees of traffic. I hope they help! I think it depends heavily on your content.. thanks for commenting 😘 Roseanna & Pepe

  • What totally beats me about all this blogging advice is that they are so freaking ambiguous (and untrue)! They tell you to be unique, but they also tell you HOW to do it. Come on! If you want to be UNIQUE, be YOU and be prepared for failure.
    Uniqueness doesn’t always lead to success. More often than not, it doesn’t.
    Was Van Gogh successfull back in the day? Hell no. If he had painted all with a white marble canvas he would have been consumed and forgotten the following minute.
    We aren’t all special. We aren’t all artists. But we definitely ARE all unique. The problem is that REAL uniqueness doesn’t sell, what sell is UNIFORMITY and what adapts to the current dominant sense of aesthetics. Everything else COULD also be appreciated by a group of fans, but the mainstream industry (especially the fashion industry) is not looking for that much uniqueness.
    Are you unique because you put your cute dog on top of every white marble canvas to take your pics? Some put their cute cats, some put their cute cactus, some put their cute sunglasses, their cute headphones… etc. Being unique is not finding a different cute thing to put on top of your marble. Being unique is about NOT adapting, which definitely isn’t what the market is looking for.

    • Interesting perception Nati… It won’t come as a surprise that I disagree though… If you want to stand out you have to be different or if not different, better at shouting about what you’re doing. I assume you don’t follow any of my social channels or have been on my blog before, Because then you would know that I don’t put my ‘cute dog’ on top of ‘every white marble canvas’ – In fact, I took a look at your blog and I haven’t noticed anything different or unique at all.
      I have actually read all of the books i was talking about in this post. Something I take with a pinch of salt. But for those who have millions of followers with their marble background Cactus flat lays… and their cute cats, making money to do what they are doing, I can’t criticise for not being unique enough. I know that I don’t mind posting a few marble shots to get there – That is if my followers want that, that is. Why not help people out not shout at people because what they are doing isn’t unique enough for you. I’m sensing a bit of bitterness. Just be you 🙂 Bye.

      • What I do it is unique as it is authentic. I don’t use artificial lighting for my pictures and I don’t photoshop them. I show the products exactly how they look in real life. You might not read many beauty blogs, because nobody does that. People are always underwhelming and disappointed because the products don’t look on them as they do on Instagram. I bring a little more Realness into the game. Authenticity. Also I take my pictures with real backgrounds. Because life is real.

  • These are great book recommendations. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of these books, so I’m adding them to my list.