The Hotlist: 10 Personal Branding books for 2016

10. The Brand Called You: The Ultimate Personal Branding Handbook to Transform Anyone into an Indispensable Brand - @PeterMontoya1

With this book you can expect to come away with a new understanding on what makes you different from your competition, and how you can relate to customers. Montoya turns the focus from your product to something even better: you.

9. Personal Branding Secrets for Beginners: A Short and Simple Guide to Getting Started with Your Personal Brand - @MaryLouKayser

You will reach for Mary Lou Kayser's branding book the moment you see it. Whether you are a personal branding expert or still wondering what all they hype is about branding, this is a simple and easy to understand guide. No matter how successful you've been at personal branding, revisiting the basics can keep you on your A-game.

8. The 10ks of Personal Branding: Create a Better You@kaplanmobray

You'll love the title of Kaplan Mobray's newest book however as you begin reading, you'll realise this book is a gem for those who strive to better branding. Offering ten keen insights into branding today, you will come away with the mindset needed to propel your career and meet your goals as an individual as well as an entrepreneur.

7. BrandingPays: The Five-Step System to Reinvent Your Personal Brand - @KarenKang

Who doesn't love a simple five step plan? In the personal branding book Karen Kang promises her system will help you reinvent your personal brand. This book will help you reinvent yourself and your skills, which is something Kang feels is needed due to changes that globalisation and social media have caused in the world today.

6. Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success@DanSchwabel

When you read the title of Dan Schawbel's personal branding book, you'll know exactly what the focus is going to be from page one: how to survive (and thrive) in this technologically advanced world. Schawbel offers a four step plan that includes analysing how blogs, websites, podcasts and social networks play a part in the advancement of your career.

5. Business Model You: A One-Page Method for Reinventing Your Career@BizModelYou 

In this unforgivingly in-depth book, Timothy Clark dives into the art of productive brainstorming, using a piece of white paper to create a functioning personal business model to provides new skills, growth and change.

4. Career Distinction: Stand Out by Building Your Brand@reachbranding

This is a great personal branding resource from the mind of William Arruda. In this book, you will find an easy to follow presentation on personal branding that will help anyone who is searching for the right job that is sure to put you head and shoulders ahead of the competition.

3. Starring in Your Own Life: Reveal Your Hidden Star Quality and Make Your Life a Blockbuster Hit - @lenanozizwe 

If you are ready to claim your fame with the help of personal branding, you should secure a copy of Lena Nozizwe's book. Nozizwe challenges readers to stop being a spectator and start being the star of the show while they find happiness and vitality in life.

2. Be Your Own Brand: Achieve More of What You Want by Being More of Who You Are @speakk

This book is actually David McNally's second edition copy and offers a unique process to self-discovery and personal aspirations. You'll ask yourself how closely your brand aligns with those around you, in personal and work relationships.

1.  100 ways to get your brand noticed online @retienne

This rare treat from our creative director unashamedly tops our book list, and with almost 40,000 downloads this year, there's no surprise why. Containing a plethora of tips and tricks that can apply to professionals from all backgrounds and wallet sizes, readers will find innovative ways to showcase their unique talents and skills to build a compelling and globally recognisable brand.

Posted by Richard Etienne.