I just finished reading "WordPress for Business Bloggers" by Paul Thewless. As a professional blogger and owner of a Blog Network, I always like to stay current and read new offerings on this topic. Most of what I read is the same information just repackages, I am happy to say that this book is quite the opposite. It is filled with fresh content and I actually learned a great deal.
This is a technical guide that is focused on the WordPress platform for blogging. This is the platform that I use as well as the majority of other professional bloggers. This resource is very complete and jam packed with everything you need to know to take your blog to the next level. I really liked the section son plug-ins as it touches on the basics and then really dives into hundreds of different ones available, many of which I have never heard of. After reading the book, I actually installed some and made some great changers to my blog. The book covers a technical topic but it is written in a very easy to digest and understand fashion. It is also very well organized and the chapters are laid out in a way that makes sense and allows you to refer back various subjects with ease. I also got a lot of the sections on advertising and search engine optimization.
In closing, I would recommend this book to any blogger who is looking to increase the professionalism and increase the success of their blog.