Top 24 Must-Read PR and Communication Books

Here you will find top 30 must-read PR and communications books that will help you acquire new skills or hone the ones you already have. Click on a book image and you will be redirected to Amazon where you can read the book's short description, look inside, read other users' reviews and order it. 


CONTENTS

Books listed in alphabetical order

Public Relations


Becoming a Public Relations Writer: Strategic Writing for Emerging and Established Media

Becoming a Public Relations Writer: Strategic Writing for Emerging and Established Media

(2016) by Ronald D. Smith

Creativity in Public Relations

Creativity in Public Relations

(PR in Practice)

(2010) by Andy Green

Develop Your PR Skills  (2010) by Neil Richardson  and Lucy Laville

Develop Your PR Skills

(2010) by Neil Richardson

and Lucy Laville

effective media relations michael bland alison theaker

Effective Media Relations: How to Get Results (PR in Practice)

(2005) by Michael Bland,

Alison Theaker and David Wragg

Ethics in Public Relations: A Guide to Best Practice (PR in Practice)  (2016) by Patricia J. Parsons

Ethics in Public Relations: A Guide to Best Practice (PR in Practice)

(2016) by Patricia J. Parsons

Exploring Public Relations  (2013) by Ralph Tench and Liz Yeomans

Exploring Public Relations

(2013) by Ralph Tench and Liz Yeomans

Introduction to Strategic Public Relations: Digital, Global, and Socially Responsible Communication

Introduction to Strategic Public Relations: Digital, Global, and Socially Responsible Communication

(2018) by Janis Teruggi Page 

Online Public Relations: A practical guide to developing an online strategy in the world of social media (PR in Practice)  (2009) by David Phillips and Philip Young

Online Public Relations: A practical guide to developing an online strategy in the world of social media (PR in Practice)

(2009) by David Phillips and Philip Young

Evaluating Public Relations: A Guide to Planning, Research and Measurement (PR in Practice)  (2015) by Tom Watson and Paul Noble

Evaluating Public Relations: A Guide to Planning, Research and Measurement (PR in Practice)

(2015) by Tom Watson and Paul Noble

Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns: A Strategic Approach (PR in Practice)  (2015) by Anne Gregory

Planning and Managing Public Relations Campaigns: A Strategic Approach (PR in Practice)

(2015) by Anne Gregory 

Public Relations Strategy (PR in Practice)  (2007) by Sandra Oliver

Public Relations Strategy (PR in Practice)

(2007) by Sandra Oliver

Public Relations Writing: Form and Style  (2008) by Doug Newsom and Jim Haynes

Public Relations Writing: Form and Style

(2008) by Doug Newsom and Jim Haynes

Share This Too: More Social Media Solutions for PR Professionals  (2013) by CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations)

Share This Too: More Social Media Solutions for PR Professionals

(2013) by CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations)

Strategic Planning for Public Relations  (2017) by Ronald. D. Smith

Strategic Planning for Public Relations

(2017) by Ronald. D. Smith

The PR Masterclass: How to develop a public relations strategy that works!  (2014) by Alex Singleton

The PR Masterclass: How to develop a public relations strategy that works!

(2014) by Alex Singleton

The Public Relations Handbook  (2016) by Alison Theaker

The Public Relations Handbook

(2016) by Alison Theaker

blic Relations Writer’s Handbook: The Digital Age  (2007) by Merry Aronson, Don Spetner, Carol Ames

The Public Relations Writer’s Handbook: The Digital Age

(2007) by Merry Aronson, Don Spetner, Carol Ames

This Is How You Pitch: How To Kick Ass In Your First Years of PR (2013)

This is How You Pitch: How to Kick Ass in Your First Years in PR 

(2013) by Ed Zitron

Writing Skills for Public Relations: Style and Technique for Mainstream and Social Media (PR in Practice)  (2012) by John Foster

Writing Skills for Public Relations: Style and Technique for Mainstream and Social Media (PR in Practice)

(2012) by John Foster

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction  30th Anniversary Edition  (2006) by William Zinsser

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

30th Anniversary Edition

(2006) by William Zinsser


Corporate and Internal Communication

Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory & Practice  (2017) by Joep Cornelissen

Corporate Communication: A Guide to Theory & Practice

(2017) by Joep Cornelissen 

Effective Internal Communication  (PR in Practice)  (2008) by Lyn Smith with Pamela Mounter

Effective Internal Communication

(PR in Practice)

(2008) by Lyn Smith with Pamela Mounter

Exploring Intermal Communication  (2015) by Kevin Ruck

Exploring Intermal Communication

(2015) by Kevin Ruck

Internal Communications. A Manual for Practitioners (PR in Practice)  (2014) by Liam FitzPatrick and Klavs Valskov

Internal Communications. A Manual for Practitioners (PR in Practice)

(2014) by Liam FitzPatrick and Klavs Valskov

Strategic Internal Communication. How to Build Employee Engagement and Performance  (2017) by David Cowan

Strategic Internal Communication. How to Build Employee Engagement and Performance

(2017) by David Cowan

Risk Issues and Crisis Management: A Casebook of Best Practice (PR in Practice)  (2008) by Michael Regester and Judy Larkin

Risk Issues and Crisis Management: A Casebook of Best Practice (PR in Practice)

(2008) by Michael Regester and Judy Larkin


Communication Reference

The Art of Conversation  (2014) by Judy Apps

The Art of Conversation

(2014) by Judy Apps

Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion  (2017) by Jay Heinrichs

Thank You for Arguing: What Aristotle, Lincoln and Homer Simpson Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion

(2017) by Jay Heinrichs

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life  (2015) by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

(2015) by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended on It  (2017) by Chris Voss

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended on It

(2017) by Chris Voss


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