Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on March 2, in honor of the birthday of the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. It is a day to tout the benefits of plunging into great books and inspire Americans to read more.

While Read Across America Day has special appeal for children, people of all ages can celebrate the day and commit to read more.  Good books are important for all people.  For example, entrepreneurs can gain a lot from reading books, especially about businesses.  If you are an online seller, there are many good reads to help you glean insights from experts.

Here are a few must-read books for online sellers about succeeding in the Amazon marketplace:

  • Amazon Selling Blueprint – How to Find and Launch Your First Private-Label Product on Amazon in 90 Days or Less – This book was written by the venerable podcaster Scott Voelker. He shares his Amazon marketing strategies from personal experience, interviews with experts, and case studies in the industry. He suggests techniques for creating a business that will allow people to achieve work-life harmony. Voelker does not tout the benefits of becoming a millionaire overnight. Rather, he takes a level-headed approach to making a good income through Amazon while still maintaining a happy and enriching personal life.  Voelker has made his living through his online business, for which he relies heavily on Amazon FBA. The book discusses product selection, creating private labels, supply sourcing, promotions, list building, marketing, and other essentials of online business success.
  • Amazon Selling Secrets: How to Make an Extra $1K – $10K a Month Selling Your Own Products on Amazon – The author of this book, William U. Peña, is an MBA, entrepreneur, and business consultant. Peña specializes in helping entrepreneurs work fewer hours while making more money. The book identifies top-selling products and establishes the best product criteria. It discusses proper timing for selling certain types of merchandise and ideas for creating a unique brand.  It also gives guidance for choosing a brand name and designing a logo that will appeal to customers.
  • Amazon FBA Step by Step – Written by Red Mikhail, this book is a beginner’s guide to selling on Amazon using Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA). The book is a step-by-step guide on how to sign up for Amazon FBA and how to get started finding products and making product lists. It details the processes involved in shipping through FBA, getting traffic, and harnessing all-important product reviews.

These are just a few winners, but there are plenty of excellent books to help you up your selling-on-Amazon game.  If you continue to read about the industry through good books and articles and implement the ideas that you glean from your reading, you’ll have a distinct advantage over the competition.