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If you’re a copywriter wondering which books you should ask for this Christmas, or if you’re searching for the best books to buy a copywriter… Help is at hand. Here you’ll find five recommendations that will help inspire and influence anyone who writes to sell. In fact, influence is actually the title of the first pick… Influence by Robert Cialdini Most copywriters will have read this. I have. In fact, I’ve read it a couple of times. But before too long I’ll…

*Sigh* A list of books? Really? I know the feeling. Almost every time you see one it’s the usual suspects. Ogilvy on Advertising. Influence by Ciladini. A bit of Hemingway to prove you’re cultured. Don’t get me wrong. All those books and authors are great and you should read them. But there is absolutely no need for me to outline my thoughts on them. Instead, I thought I’d share ten not so typical books I think…

Weirdly, the book I’ve spent most time with recently isn’t on my copywriter reading list for this month. It’s a book called Skippy Dies by Paul Murray. So, how come it hasn’t made it? Well, the first two thirds are great. A really noisy, messy novel that’s full of life. But I’ve really struggled with the last part of the book and for that reason I’m going to relegate it to an honourable mention, rather than a…

I read a book called Choose Yourself. It made me think, which I guess is the best thing a book can do. The author is a chap called James Altucher. As well as being a successful author, he’s also a well-known blogger, a super-intelligent entrepreneur and a well-respected investor to boot. When I got in touch with him about an interview for AllGoodCopy.com, he kindly agreed. During a thoroughly enjoyable discussion we spoke about writing,…