When I’m looking for something to read, I’ll usually go for a book, magazine, or website. But over the last few months, mainly due to being unplugged while traveling, I’ve found that more PDF’s have been creeping into my reading diet. Thanks to sites like ChangeThis, and authors like Seth Godin, there are now a lot of high quality, and oftentimes free PDF material out there. Anyways, here are some of the PDF’s that I’ve enjoyed, and if you know of any others on business, programming, or just a good read, please do tell.

  • Seth Godin - Rather than have half of my list taken up by Seth Godin’s fantastic material, I’ve lumped four of his quality ebooks, Who’s There, Flipping the Funnel, Bootstrappers Bible, and Knock Knock into one bullet point.

  • The Talent Myth - Malcolm Gladwell discusses whether talent is overrated and if raw intelligence is as important as we tend to believe.

  • Getting Real - Getting Real is about how 37signals, a web development company, handles the design, programming, and marketing aspects of their company. Even if you’re already familiar with 37signals and their approach to business, it doesn’t hurt to check out this PDF or the free HTML version which is hosted on their site.

  • SEOBOOK - If you want to learn more about SEO and don’t want to spend days searching the internet for free information, than this book is definitely worth the $79 cost. It has everything you need to know about the basics of SEO and how move up in the search engine rankings.

  • The Word on Word of Mouth - This ebook is pretty short and doesn’t offer very much information compared to the other ebooks on this list, but it did lead me to buy Grapevine, which is a fantastic word of mouth resource.

  • Authorize.net Security WhitePaper - This isn’t exactly fun reading, but it’s always good to have around if you’re dealing with credit card transactions in any way. Visa also has a few PDF’s on security that are worth taking a look at.

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  1. Ken · 4 years ago

    Curious if the SEO book avoids black hat techniques or not?

  2. Chris Campbell · 4 years ago

    Yeah, he avoids the black hat stuff. His philosophy is more of if you have quality content, generate genuine backlinks, and use proper markup then rankings will take of themselves.

  3. Kris Gosser · 4 years ago

    I enjoyed the Facebook book.


    Cheap at $9.

  4. Moiz Husain · 4 years ago

    Good List.

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  6. Thomas · 4 years ago

    What do you do for keeping your PDF’s organized electronically?

  7. Chris Campbell · 4 years ago

    I don’t do anything special besides organizing them into a folder and then splitting them into a few sub-folders. Do you have a system that seems to work pretty good?

  8. mimo · 4 years ago

    You guys. I just wanna say that your stuff looks really cool. Keep Up. Knights will survive

  9. Dan · 4 years ago

    Thomas > Try using Yep for pdf organisation.

  10. Tom · 3 years ago

    I downloaded free chapter of Aaaron Wall’s SEOBook. I think the book really worth checking out!