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On Blogging and Content Marketing: 23 Free, Comprehensive Ebooks

August 14th, 2015

Should you be among those who’d like to get started with blogging, and really mean it, you’ll certainly be happy to get one tip or another first-hand from experts. Naturally, we know that, and so we have searched the web for interesting ebooks that cover blogging and content marketing. We have found a few good ones for you, which are the result of years of trial and error turned into experience. Take these first-hand tips and knowledge and avoid the mistakes that others have already made for you.


The following mix of ebooks focuses on the most important aspects of blogging and content marketing. You can find pure blogging ebooks, books on advice, those which have to do with earning money as a blogger as well as those on the organization of a blog and much more. The vast majority of ebooks is entirely free, a few require your email address to subscribe to a newsletter in return. Where you have to give your email address or register in any way is noted.

Our Point 8 offers 15 books, that’s how I got 23 ebooks in total with ten sub-points.

1. How to Start a Blog


How to Start a Blog is a very sophisticated and lovingly made PDF that is suitable for beginners and advanced bloggers. Each step needed for a blog is explained entirely from A to Z. The ebook is very comprehensive and deals with the topic of content marketing and the subject of monetization of blogs on 56 pages. In total, 35 experts helped create this ebook. The ebook is also offered as a web version and has an extra chapter that covers blogging tools and resources.

Authors: Ogi Djuraskovic, Kristi Hines and the FirstSiteGuide Team

Available as: PDF Download | Web version

2. 365 Writing Prompts


365 Writing Prompts delivers writing inspiration for every day of the year. In case you need a little push to get you into the habit of writing you should read this ebook.

Authors: The Daily Post

Available as: PDF | EPUB | Kindl

3. Blogging for Dummies


If you feel completely helpless towards the beautiful world of blogging, this ebook could be the solution to your problem. You are intuitively lead into the world of blogging and also the so-called microblogging on Twitter and Tumblr is explained. From the first steps starting with the choice of the right blogging software, this comprehensive ebook will explain all the important points.

Authors: Susannah Gardner, Shane Birley

Available as: PDF Download

4. Who’s There?


The American author, speaker and marketing expert Seth Godin tells you how he made and marketed a blog, as a side effect. In his ebook, it’s mainly about the influence blogging can have on your future, your career and ideas for it as well as the entire way of life that comes with blogging.

Author: Seth Godin

Available as: PDF Download

5. The Blogger’s Workbook


This little 10-page ebook descends from Heather Jones, the well-known American designer and developer. The Blogger’s Workbook is her first ebook with a lot of first-hand tips. It’s about the beginning of a blog, the use of correct categories, how contributions should be planned, bringing guests in to write and much more.

Author: Heather “Violet” Jones

Available as: PDF Download

6. A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Visual Content


Because we live in a world of information overload, it’s now not enough to produce good contents. Visual elements like pictures, graphics and videos are becoming ever more important in the articles that we write to be taken seriously. This 60-page ebook will help you make superb article pictures. Moreover, it helps you jazz up the contents with infographics, videos and other visual contents.

Authors: Shannon Johnson, Keith Frankel and Jon Smith

Available as: PDF Download

7. Pocket Guide to SEO


The Forty Agency has been dealing with the topic of user experience for over ten years. If you own a blog that rarely has a visitor, then this little guide is for you. The 15-page ebook “Pocket Guide to SEO” will teach you everything you need to know about the topic of SEO for blog contributions. How to find the right keywords, how well headings will be written, how to formulate the right description and much more.

Author: Forty Agency

Available as: PDF Download

8. Copywriting 101 – Cumulative Knowledge in 15 E-Books


Copywriting 101 is a very comprehensive collection of 15 ebooks from the well-known American company Copyblogger Media, the company behind the WordPress framework Genesis. Brian Clarke and his team have dealt with every aspect of writing and present the entire library of knowledge free to use. If you want to learn something about writing for the internet here is the right pile.

The titles of the E-Books are:

  • The 5 P Approach to Copy that Crushes It
  • Internet Marketing for Smart People: Classic Edition
  • 10 Rock Solid Elements of Effective Online Marketing
  • How to Create Compelling Content that Ranks Well in Search Engines
  • Copywriting 101- How to Craft Compelling Copy
  • A Content Marketing Strategy That Works
  • The Business Case for Agile Content Marketing
  • Effective Content Promotion
  • How to Create Content That Converts
  • Landing Pages: Jpw tp Tirm Traffic into Money
  • How to Write Magnetic Headlines
  • Email Marketing: How to Push Send and Grow Your Business
  • Keyword Research: A Real-World Guide
  • Content Marketing Research: The Crucial First Step

Registering is necessary to download the ebooks.

Authors: Brian Clarke and the Copyblogger Media Team

Available as: PDF – Registration necessary

9. How to Build a Blog with 10,000+ Subscribers


This ebook would like to help you generate an email list with 10,000 plus subscribers in only one year. The author of the ebook, Glen Allsop, has worked with Packard. Today he owns a marketing company and helps people become successful online.

You have to give your email address in order to download this ebook.

Author: Glen Allsop

Available as: PDF – Email address must be given

10. A Definitive Guide to a High-Traffic Blog


There are zillions of blogs in the internet, so it’s really difficult to have your blog stand out and to make it unique. Todaymade’s 15 year experience in the area of web-experience flow into this ebook and will help you get ideas for articles, to write good content and to get people to visit your blog all in 14 chapters.

You have to give your email address in order to download this ebook.

Author: TodayMade

Available as: PDF, Kindl, EPUB – Email address must be given


High-quality ebooks about all of the areas of writing a blog and subsequently finding good marketing is not easy. The Copyblogger Media Library appealed to me with its 15 ebooks. I’m sure that there is a lot for me to learn. And this is good as life would be boring if we couldn’t always learn something new.

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Andreas Hecht is a journalist and specialist for WordPress and WordPress Security. He roams the web since its inception. He has published an ebook on WordPress Security, which you might want to take a look at.

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Tauseef Alam
1 year 2 months ago

I’m a big fan of Seth Godin. I’ve read his free email “Who is there”. It is helpful for anyone wants to start a successful blog.

1 year 2 months ago

Thanks for the great list I run a small manufacturing business and have just started getting into writing a blog the list will definitely give some good pointers. In the last few years the Internet has made a big difference in turnover.

1 year 1 month ago

Some great resources here, it can be really tough when you first start out blogging but thankfully there are a lot of places to find inspiration and ideas now.

10 months 16 days ago

Best books for learning blogging and content marketing, Seth Godin and Blogging for Dummies books are the best in my list.

Pooja Thakur
4 months 28 days ago

This is a great list.
I highly appreciate your effort.
I would like to hear more from you.