I’ve been getting a lot more books to read lately. Publishers and PR folks, and a few selected authors who are friends, must think reading and reviewing books is part of my job description. The good news is, I like reading the books. The bad news is that I don’t have time to do so at this volume.

However, I have recently finished a couple of books worth letting you know about. And I’m halfway through another I can tell you is worth the price of admission. Instead of writing everything down, I figured I’d talk about them and show them off in an episode of Social Media Explorer TV. Enjoy.

Four Books Worth Reading from Jason Falls on Vimeo.

The books I review in this episode include, 18 Rules of Community Engagement: A Guide for Building Relationships and Connecting With Customers Online by Angela Connor; Connection Generation by Iggy Pintado and Six Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel. Andy Sernovitz’s new addition to Word of Mouth Marketing isn’t out yet, but you can find out more when the new book hits shelves by visiting his blog at http://damniwish.com.

The previous book reviews I mentioned are for “Trust Agents” by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith and “The New Community Rules” by Tamar Weinberg.

Did you enjoy this blog post? If so, then why not:Leave Comment Below | Subscribe To This Blog | Sign Up For Our Newsletter |

About Jason Falls

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is the founder and chief instigator for Social Media Explorer's blog and signature Explore events. He is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for CafePress, one of the world's largest online retailers. His opinions are his, not necessarily theirs. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

Other posts by

Comments & Reactions

Comments Policy

Comments on Social Media Explorer are open to anyone. However, I will remove any comment that is disrespectful and not in the spirit of intelligent discourse. You are welcome to leave links to content relevant to the conversation, but I reserve the right to remove it if I don't see the relevancy. Be nice, have fun. Fair?

  • http://www.themoviebanter.com/ craig

    I bought The new Community Rules based off your review and am finishing up Trust Agents. Have 6 Pixels and will have to read that after Community Rules.

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      Great, Craig. Be sure to report back and tell me if you thought they were useful. My reviews may be helpful, but I'm not a professional book reviewer or anything. Thanks, man.

  • http://twitter.com/UnitedLinen United Linen

    Jason:

    Thanks for the recommendations. I look forward to starting off with the 18 Rules book. Currently finished reading Twitterville and am in the middle of Trust Agents.

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      Glad to help out Scott. Enjoy the reading and thanks for chiming in. Good to talk to you this week.

  • http://twitter.com/communitygirl Angela Connor

    Jason! Thank you so much for the kind words about my book. I guess it IS an airport book. Never thought of it that way. It sure didn't feel like it when I was slaving over putting it together! Really, I'm glad you found it of value and interesting enough to share with your readers. Many thanks.
    -Angela Connor

    • http://socialmediaexplorer.com JasonFalls

      My pleasure, dear. Good stuff and practical knowledge for people out there. Well done! It's one of the few books I will keep my copy of instead of passing it along. Of course, I'll buy a couple copies to distribute. ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/abe_bormate Abraham Bormate

    Thank you. Now I can browse through my local bookshop and hunt some good reads. Thanks again.

  • Pingback: Road to Authenticity – Part 1 « Humor is Reality. Business is Illusion.

  • http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Iggy-Pintado/549928451 Iggy Pintado

    Hi Jason. Thanks so much for the review – it was well worth the wait! A brilliant summary and much appreciated. Many, many thanks. Cheers, Iggy

  • catherinewhite

    Have nearly finished Connection Generation & highly recommend this as a resource for anyone looking for historical insights.

    Can't wait to read Chris Brogan's Trust Agent's —- just love his stuff.

  • angelia110

    <h2 align=”center”>Costs For Uggs–What It Costs?</h2>

    –>Are you lusting after a few (or even more) Uggs (UGG Australia) boots and if so, you're in good company, as girls and women of all ages, especially with the simple, slipper-like design of these sheepskin ugg boots, which are relatively easy and very comfortable to wear. And they appear to be affected. Some men are also jumping on the trend and luxury UGGs? Australia, the brand also offers a range of contemporary styles for them.

    –>Could you mind giving everyone loves from ugg-boots? There are so many types of uggs, ugg bailey button,ugg classic tall, ugg classic short, ugg classic cardy. How to choose your favorite? Or do you really want to one uggs regardless its style? Despite their design is awkward and slipper-lile, Uggs is one of the few stations that are of general interest, have argued that cross generational lines.

    –>Young people, students and young mothers and the Middle Ages, the original Black Ultra Tall UGG Boots, seem pulled the fleecy-lined boots that are manufactured in Australia, with the best materials. Are you sure that your feet warm in winter without socks, and cool in summer so that is more versatile too? If no, hurry up to take one ugg boots on goodugg uk sale ! That's why we see people wear them in schools, supermarkets, on the slopes and even in the most popular beaches in the United States and abroad. Many surfers also use uggs to keep their feet warm.

    –>What do you really care about? Is its price or quality, or you just following the general trend? You know what are you thinking in your heart!

  • winter123

    We are professional brand shoes, Gucci Handbags, Gucci Shoes and satisfied customers always come first. We have huge quantity of Gucci Purses, Gucci Belts, Gucci Loafers and Gucci Sneakers for sale! You can find the exact gucci whether Gucci Men's Shoes or Gucci Women's Shoes you want at a price that's right for you.Moreover,we have the best quality Louis Vuitton Shoes on sale including Men's Shoes,

    We are professional brand shoes, Gucci Handbags, Gucci Shoes and satisfied customers always come first. We have huge quantity of Gucci Purses, Gucci Belts, Gucci Loafers and Gucci Sneakers for sale! You can find the exact gucci whether Gucci Men's Shoes or Gucci Women's Shoes you want at a price that's right for you.Moreover,We provide the best service and fast shipping to customers all over the world.
    High distinctive and exquisite quality Gucci Products like Gucci Handbags, Gucci Shoes and satisfied customers always come first. We have huge quantity of Gucci Purses, Gucci Belts, Gucci Loafers and Gucci Sneakers for sale! You can find the exact gucci whether Gucci Men's Shoes or Gucci Women's Shoes you want at a price that's right for you.Moreover,We are professional brand shoes.

  • http://www.uggs-outlet-store.com UGG boots

    I am also a XX fan who really like this! I also like XX, and purchase lots of it every time, like-minded friends can have a look ,we can communicate by the way~~

  • http://www.nikemaxsale.com air max shoes

    Well , the view of the passage is totally correct ,your details is really reasonable and you guy give us valuable informative post, I totally agree the standpoint of upstairs. I often surfing on this forum when I m free and I find there are so much good information we can learn in this forum!
    Against-Myself

  • http://vibramshoesonline.com/ vibram fivefingers

    I really like this type of Merchandise too, can you help me look at which one has higher price point?
    http://vibramshoesonline.com/

  • Pingback: 18 Rules of Community Engagement turns one « Online Community Strategist