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Best Salesforce Books You Must Read

In this post, we have prepared a curated top list of reading recommendations for beginners and experienced. This hand-picked list of the best Salesforce books and tutorials can help fill your brain this July and ensure you’re getting smarter. We have also mentioned the brief introduction of each book based on the relevant Amazon or Reddit descriptions.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Salesforce.com (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)) (2015)

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Salesforce.com, 2nd Edition is your ideal guide to getting up to speed on the world’s number-one on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) system. With full color screenshots and step-by-step instructions, this highly visual manual shows you everything you need to know to get the most out of Salesforce.com.
Author(s): Justin Davis, Kristine Curington

Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code (2014)

Are you facing a challenging Salesforce.com problem–say, relating to automation, configuration, formulation, or reporting–that you can’t quite crack? Or maybe you are hoping to infuse some creativity into your solution design strategy to solve problems faster or make solutions more efficient? Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code shows you how to unlock the power of the Force.com platform to solve real business problems–and all without writing a line of code.
Author(s): Philip Weinmeister

Lightning Sales Ops: Building Salesforce for Sales Development Teams (2017)

In recent years, sales development has emerged as a critical discipline and lever for revenue growth. 
Author(s): Matt Bertuzzi

Salesforce CRM – Fourth Edition (2016)

This book is for administrators who want to develop and strengthen their Salesforce CRM skills in the areas of configuration and system management. Whether you are a new administrator or a more experienced professional, this book will enhance your knowledge and understanding of the features of Salesforce CRM. Salesforce CRM’s Winter ’17 release offers a host of new features for CRM designed to transform your sales and marketing requirements. With this comprehensive guide
Author(s): Paul Goodey

Beginning Salesforce Developer (2017)

Get started developing on the Force.com platform in no time. With step-by-step guidance, starting with setting up your developer environment and progressing through to deploying to production, you will learn industry best practices to release robust custom applications with tangible benefits to your company or your client. Geared specifically toward beginning developers, Beginning Salesforce Developer establishes a strong understanding of basic code constructs through examples.
Author(s): Michael Wicherski

Salesforce Marketing Cloud For Dummies (2017)

Everything seems to be moving to the cloud these days—and digital marketing is no exception! Salesforce Marketing Cloud For Dummies guides you through the use of Salesforce’s exciting suite of cloud-based digital marketing solutions, which have the power to help you plan, personalize, and optimize your customers’ journey.
Author(s): Chester Bullock, Mark Pollard

Advanced Apex Programming for Salesforce.com and Force.com (2015)

Advanced Apex Programming for Salesforce.com and Force.com is neither a tutorial nor a book for beginners. Intended for developers who are already familiar with the Apex language, and experienced Java and C# developers who are moving to Apex, this book starts where the Force.com documentation leaves off. Instead of trying to cover all of the features of the platform, Advanced Apex programming focuses entirely on the Apex language and core design patterns. You’ll learn how to truly think in Apex – to embrace limits and bulk patterns.
Author(s): Dan Appleman

Learn Salesforce Lightning (2017)

Refer to this invaluable how-to guide for basic training on Salesforce Lightning. Salespeople and technical users and consultants will no longer have to resort to learning the interface on their own, which is very time consuming. Learn Salesforce Lightning is a step-by-step visual guide that offers immediate and valuable solutions to the new set of UI tools included in Lightning.
Author(s): Felicia Duarte, Rachelle Hoffman

Salesforce.com Secrets of Success (2013)

 New Tools and Best Practices for Driving More Sales and Profits with Salesforce.com. From Chatter to the Service Cloud, Salesforce.com now offers unprecedented opportunities to supercharge business performance. But most SFDC customers won’t achieve that potential. Salesforce.com® Secrets of Success, Second Edition, is the one guide that will help you transform these opportunities into profit. Drawing on his personal experience with more than a hundred deployments
Author(s): David Taber

Salesforce CRM – Third Edition (2015)

This book is for administrators who want to develop and strengthen their Salesforce CRM skills in the areas of configuration and system management. Whether you are a novice or a more experienced administrator, this book aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the Salesforce CRM platform and features. The book begins by guiding you through setting up users and security settings and then progresses to configuration, data management, and data analytics.
Author(s): Paul Goodey

Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook (2017)

Salesforce CRM is a market-leading customer relationship management (CRM) application that is accessed over the internet. This application greatly enhances a company’s sales performance, improves customer satisfaction, and provides a robust customer relationship management system for an organization. Salesforce CRM Admin Cookbook, Second Edition enables you to instantly extend and unleash the power of Salesforce CRM and its Lightning Experience framework.
Author(s): Paul Goodey

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Best Salesforce Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some Salesforce books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification: A Practical Study Guide

Author(s): Rakesh Gupta
ID: 2467448, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Salesforce for Beginners: A step-by-step guide to creating, managing, and automating sales and marketing processes

Author(s): Sharif Shaalan
ID: 2534392, Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd, Year: 2020, Size: 27 Mb, Format: epub

Salesforce For dummies

Author(s): Liz Kao; Jon Paz; Liz Kao
ID: 2828237, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 25 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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  1. Becky Gordon

    Finally a list where my google search ends! Now i can finally compare and buy something.
    Kudos to the author, keep up the good work.

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  2. Alice

    I find the “Teach Yourself VISUALLY salesforce.com” is very helpful. The screenshots and step-by-step instructions are great for someone novice like me. I had other books but this book introduced salesforce to me like a YT tutorial. After this, I’m going for Salesforce CRM – Fourth Edition (2016) for more in-depth knowledge.

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