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  Whether you’re new to sales or a seasoned pro looking to take your game to the next level, continual learning is key to achieving greater success. Reading insightful books from top sales experts and entrepreneurs is one of the best ways to pick up new strategies, mindsets, and skills for becoming a true sales master. Expand your sales knowledge, up your commission numbers, and become a better salesperson by adding these books to your reading list:
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  1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

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First published in 1936, this timeless classic explores the fundamentals of building strong relationships through better communication, negotiation, and people skills – all crucial elements of successful selling.
  1. The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino

Germer International
This short but powerful book shares the inspiring parable of a poor salesperson who discovers self-motivation and game-changing sales wisdom through a series of ancient scrolls. Its principles are simple yet profoundly effective.
  1. The Challenger Sale by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson

Pango Books
Based on a massive research study, this data-driven book debunks traditional sales beliefs. It teaches an innovative methodology of teaching, tailoring and taking control as a “Challenger” to push the customer’s thinking.
  1. SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham

The Trade Group
After analyzing over 35,000 sales calls, Rackham developed the SPIN strategy: Situation, Problem, Implication, Need-Payoff. It emphasizes selling on value rather than product pitching by asking the right questions.
  1. Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly

The Dream
Sure, technical selling skills are vital. But as this book shows, mastering the “dream manager” mindset of caring about people’s lives and goals first and foremost will set you apart in powerful ways.
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  1. The Ultimate Sales Machine by Chet Holmes

When it comes to hiring, training, and managing a high-performing sales team, Holmes’ book offers tactical advice and proven systems for success. His “pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered” philosophy promotes service over greed.  
  1. The Miracle Morning for Salespeople by Ryan Snow

An early morning routine is arguably the most important habit for unlocking your full potential as a salesperson. This book reveals how to start each day with focus, motivation and renewed energy.
  1. The Selling Champion: Discover How to Be an Eagle in the Marketplace

This book will awaken the giant within you and help sustain your status as a champion if you are already one. It teaches salespeople how to conquer the marketplace by building great relationships and following up on them as a winning strategy. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of finding creative ways to connect with the target market and tailoring the approach to fit their needs. The author’s concept of Motivational Selling is thoroughly explained in this book
  1. The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy

To truly excel in sales, you must understand the mental triggers that drive customer behaviour and purchasing decisions. Learn to deploy the right strategies for different personalities and situations.
  1. Selling for Beginners by Ezekiel Bamigboye

Rovingheights Books
This is a book for people who are new to sales or just starting. It explains eight important tips for successful selling simply. The book emphasizes that sales come from doing the right things. It also includes more than 50 sales words and special plans to help you reach your sales goals. It’s a book that anyone who wants to learn about sales should read.
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Final Thoughts

Whether you prefer physical books, audiobooks or ebooks, expanding your reading list with these top titles will open your eyes to new sales methodologies, psychological principles, team-building tactics, value-creation mindsets and so much more. As these books demonstrate, the most successful salespeople are those who constantly invest in their own education, skills development and continuous self-improvement. With fresh ideas and proven techniques from these trusted masters, you’ll know to start selling more effectively right away. So feed your mind with these acclaimed titles to unlock your true sales potential. Their guidance could be what takes your persuasion powers and income to incredible new heights. Get reading and get selling!
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This article was first published on 18th May 2024


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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