If you’re writing a business book – and want it to be a best seller – then you’re probably also working on a web site to accompany your book. If you take a look at the top 15 NY Times Best-Selling Hardcover Business Books for August 2013, you’ll see that most of the books have their own site. Some authors provide tools and resources that accompany their book. Others provide an opportunity to join a cause or get more involved in communities.

Creating a book web site is an essential part of your marketing strategy. And – even if there’s no dedicated site – at a minimum you’ll need to create marketing materials for your own site, your publisher and retail sites like Amazon.com.

For ideas and inspiration, here’s links to the web sites for the top 15 NY Times business books, August 2013. And for a look back to last year, there’s also links at the end of this post to the book web sites listed as Fast Company’s Best Business Books of 2012.

If you have a great business book web site, or an appropriate WordPress theme, then please share. I’m always looking for great examples to show to clients.

1. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell.
Go to web site » | Buy the book »

2. THE DUCK COMMANDER FAMILY, by Willie and Korie Robertson with Mark Schlabach.
Go to web site | Buy the book

3. ELEVEN RINGS, by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delehanty.
Go to web site | Buy the book

4. BREAKPOINT, by Jeff Stibel.
Go to web site | Buy the book

5. THE POWER OF HABIT, by Charles Duhigg.
Go to web site | Buy the book

6. ONE THING, by Gary Keller with Jay Papasan.
Go to web site | Buy the book

7. TOTAL MONEY MAKEOVER, by Dave Ramsey.
Go to web site | Buy the book

8. 4-HOUR WORKWEEK, by Timothy Ferriss.
Go to web site | Buy the book

9. STRENGTHS-BASED LEADERSHIP, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie.
Go to web site | Buy the book

10. LEAN STARTUP, by Eric Ries.
Go to web site | Buy the book

11. TO SELL IS HUMAN, by Daniel H. Pink.
Go to web site | Buy the book
To Sell Is Human Daniel Pink

12. STEVE JOBS, by Walter Isaacson.
Go to web site | Buy the book
Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson

13. GIVE AND TAKE, by Adam M. Grant.
Go to web site | Buy the book
Give and Take by Adam Grant

14. GREAT DEGENERATION, by Niall Ferguson.
Go to web site | Buy the book
The Great Degeneration

15. DECISIVE, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
Go to web site | Buy the book
Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath

Fast Company’s Best Business Books Of 2012: Find Fulfillment, Get Productive, And Create Healthy Habits

  1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
    by Susan Cain
  2. How Will You Measure Your Life?
    by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon
  3. Extreme Productivity: Boost Your Results, Reduce Your Hours
    by Robert Pozen
  4. The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t
    by Nate Silver
  5. Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
    by Brené Brown
  6. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    by Charles Duhigg
  7. Renegades Write the Rules: How the Digital Royalty Use Social Media to Innovate
    by Amy Jo Martin
  8. Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck: What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur and Build a Great Business
    by Anthony K. Tjan, Richard J. Harrington, Tsun-Yan Hsieh
  9. The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World
    by Frans Johansson
  10. Wait: The Art and Science of Delay, by Frank Partnoy
  11. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations
    by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  12. 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era
    by Nilofer Merchant


  1. Good collection of Books, definitely one of the best for selling a business. People normally miss the business selling strategy and end up losing significant selling profit depending up on how many mistakes they have made and whats the severity of them. For normal people process for selling their business is extremely complex since you only sell you business once in many years so people make common mistakes like over pricing their businesses, not well structured while describing their business as well as legal issues.

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