Books by Andreas

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By Andreas Ramos. Updated December, 2023

I'm the author of 22+ books on digital marketing and SEO. Seven are Amazon #1 Best Sellers. I've also contributed to other books and a few books have written about me. Many are available at or Barnes & Noble (

LPO LinkedIn Profile Optimization

Make an OpenAI GPT by Andreas Ramos

A short book (paperback or ebook) on how to create your custom AI with OpenAI ChatGPT. An example of an easy GPT and an advanced GPT with RAG (Retrieval Augmented Generation) with full numbered steps and examples. How to distribute your GPT. Notes about GPTs. Conclusion with comments about the future of GPTs. Written in plain language with lots of examples and links.

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LPO LinkedIn Profile Optimization

Prompt Crafting for AI by Andreas Ramos.

A quick ebook on how to write prompts for AI. This works for OpenAI ChatGPT, Microsoft Bing Chat, Google Bard, and Anthropic Claude.

Get the Prompt Crafting for AI ebook.

LPO LinkedIn Profile Optimization

LinkedIn Profile Optimization (LPO) by Andreas Ramos.

Just as Google has an algorithm to rank pages and show the best ones at the top, LinkedIn also has an algorithm to rank profiles and show the best ones at the top. This ebook shows you how to improve your LinkedIn profile so you show up. If there's SEO (search engine optimization) for Google, then there's LPO (LinkedIn Profile optimization) for LinkedIn.

Get the LPO LinkedIn Profile Optimization ebook.

Startup book, translated to Chinese by J. N. Lin, Jerry Song, Frank Wei

硅谷初创 Startup (Translated to Chinese) Author: 安德列亚斯·拉莫斯 (美)。 林敬农 韦忠和 译 (Translated by J.N. Lin and Frank Wei)。 安德列亚斯·拉莫斯 (Andreas Ramos) 在硅谷工作生活了近三十年,现在 California Science and Technology University (CSTU) ,加州科技大学,教授数字营销课程。安德烈亚斯著有并出版了十四本关于市场营销的书,其中一本由中国清华大学出版社出版。安德烈亚斯毕业于德国海德堡大学,会四种语言,和太太还有猫住在加州硅谷帕拉阿图市。 Published March 6, 2020. 218 Pages. Available at

硅谷初创 Startup.

Ad Fraud: How to stop fraud in your Google Ads and Facebook

Ad Fraud by Andreas Ramos. I saw many students and friends at startups, companies, and organizations didn’t understand the settings in Google Ads, Facebook, and so on. They lost money. I show you how to fix that. Get this book. It'll save you lots of money.

Ad Fraud. Available worldwide via Amazon.

Mastering LinkedIn for Professional Lead Generation | Book on B2B lead gen for business | By Monte Clark and Andreas Ramos

Mastering LinkedIn by Monte Clark and Andreas Ramos. This book is for B2B bizdev to use LinkedIn Sales Navigator to find leads and build connections. Sales Navigator is a powerful tool with advanced filters that let you search millions of members to find the right ones for your business. You then use Sales Nav to learn about your leads, watch their activity, contact them, and develop business connections with them.

Mastering LinkedIn. Available worldwide via Amazon.

Startup por Andreas Ramos. Traducido al español por Edgar Estanislao. Editado por Gala Gil Amat.

Startup por Andreas Ramos. Traducido al español por Edgar Estanislao. Editado por Gala Gil Amat. (July 1st, 2019)

Cómo construir su startup de Silicon Valley, encontrar cofundadores, seleccionar aceleradores, tratar con inversores y vender su startup. Basado en entrevistas con 26 fundadores, jefes de aceleradores y VCs. Consigue el libro # 1 en Amazon

Ver Startup en español. Disponible en todo el mundo.

Twitter par Andreas Ramos et traduit par Philippe Antunes

Twitter, Trucs et astuces pour le maîtriser par Andreas Ramos et traduit en français par Philippe Antunes (July 1st, 2019)

Apprenez tout sur Twitter. En seulement 86 pages, apprenez à utiliser les hashtags, à obtenir des suiveurs et à utiliser Twitter en français clair. Beaucoup de détails: ce que font les adolescents sur Twitter, comment la police utilise Twitter et comment utiliser Twitter en cas de catastrophe.

Voir le Twitter livre en français. Disponible dans le monde entier.

Startup by Andreas Ramos and narrated by Fawn Alleyne

The Startup Audiobook by Andreas Ramos and narrated by Fawn Alleyne (June 1st, 2019)

Get the Startup book as an audiobook for your Audible, Apple iTunes, Amazon Kindle. Everything you've wanted to know on how to build your Silicon Valley startup. In clear and easy-to-follow English, 6 hours and 51 minutes.

See The Startup Audiobook. Available worldwide via Amazon.

Startup by Andreas Ramos

Startup by Andreas Ramos (Second Edition, Jan. 2019)

How to build your Silicon Valley startup, find co-founders, select accelerators, deal with investors, and sell your startup. Based on interviews with 26 founders, heads of accelerators, and VCs. Get the #1 Amazon Best Seller in English, French, Spanish, and Korean. Chinese in July 2019.

See The Startup Book. Available worldwide via Amazon.

Write a Book! by Andreas Ramos

How to Write a Book! by Andreas Ramos (published by, August 2014. 179 pages, illustrated, index.)

When I told my friends I was writing a book on how to write books, they said, "OMG! I need that book!" Why write a book? You'll get opportunities. Speaking engagements, projects, jobs, invitations to join advisory boards with pre-IPO stock, and invitations to start companies (and yes, dates).

Get the #1 Amazon Best Seller! See How to Write a Book!

#TwitterBook, by Andreas Ramos

#TwitterBook by Andreas Ramos (published by 1st ed., Oct. 2013. 2nd ed. Sept. 2014. 86 pages, illustrated, index. Revised and updated. ISBN 978-0-9893600-4-3).

Do you "get" Twitter? The inside scoop on Twitter. In only 86 pages, learn how to use hashtags, get followers, and use Twitter in plain English. Lots of details: What teens are doing on Twitter, how the police uses Twitter, and how to use Twitter in a disaster.
Get the #1 Amazon Best Seller! Go #TwitterBook

The Big Book of Content Marketing, by Andreas Ramos

The Big Book of Content Marketing by Andreas Ramos (published by, May 2013. 160 pages. ISBN 978-0-9893600-0-5, illustrated, index).

80% of your digital advertising doesn't reach your audience. People delete cookies or use ad blocking software. There's a new solution. Use content marketing and people will come to you. This book also shows you how to align your marketing with your company's business goals to meet top-line/bottom-line KPIs. More at The Big Book of Content Marketing.

Search Engine Marketing: USA

Search Engine Marketing by Andreas Ramos and

Search Engine Marketing: China

Search Engine Marketing: China Edition by Andreas Ramos and Maggie Guan. How to use analytics to manage multichannel marketing. Translated to Simplified Chinese.

(Tsing Hua University Press, Beijing, China, 2010. 290 pg. ISBN 978-0-07-159733-3. Illustrations, tables, index).

Buy the book at Amazon China

Search Engine Marketing: Taiwan

Search Engine Marketing: Taiwan Edition by Andreas Ramos and

Insider's SEO & PPC

Insider SEO & PPC, by Andreas Ramos and

Insider's Guide to SEO

Insider's Guide to SEO, by Andreas Ramos and

Hands-On Web Design

Hands-On Web Design, by Andreas Ramos. This came out in February 1996 and was one of the first books about HTML and web development. By 1998, there were hundreds of books on HTML, but I was one of the first. The book sold very well.

(Jain Publishing. 1996. 160 pages and 83 illustrations. ISBN 978-0875730769)

PCs for You and Me: Guide to DOS and Windows, by Andreas Ramos. This was a great book, but too late for the market. Windows came out in August 1995. So did Netscape. Within months, nobody cared about Windows anymore. The hot topic became HTML and web design.

(Jain Publishing. 1995. 326 pages with illustrations. ISBN 978-0875730622)

Atari ST

Your Second Manual (Y2M), by Andreas Ramos. I wrote this in Denmark in 1989. The Atari ST was the top computer in Europe from 1986 to 1992. My book was noted as "Most Significant Product" by a leading UK computer magazine and I was "Man of the Year" by a computer magazine in Spain. This was before email and I got dozens of letters from readers every week. I even appeared in a Danish cartoon strip for several years. The book sold over 25,000 copies at $45 each. Published in Danish, Swedish, English, Spanish, French, German, and Finnish.

(Indigo, Denmark. 1989. 224 pages with illustrations. ISBN 87-89488-01-6) Get the PDF of the Y2M book


eBooks by Me

Free copies of various ebooks. I've written several more. Want one when I release it? Subscribe to my Monthly Newsletter.

SEO by Andreas Ramos

SEO eBook by Andreas Ramos. Be findable in search engines. This free ebook covers technical SEO, strategic SEO, SEO for social media, and SEO for content marketing. A 36-page ebook on the basics of SEO.

Get a free copy of the SEO eBook

SEO with Eight Birds by Andreas Ramos

SEO with Eight Birds by Andreas Ramos (published by, July 2018. 8 pages.)

I wrote a short guide in only eight pages for my students to do SEO for their own websites, their family's small business sites, and so on. Step-by-step, all links, and so on.

Get it at Amazon for only $2.99 (for free with Kindle Unlimited) SEO with Eight Birds eBook

The ebook on ASO: App Store Optimization

The ASO eBook: App Store Optimization by Andreas Ramos. Get my ebook on ASO. You use SEO to get to the top of search engines. You use ASO to get your app to the top of the app stores. Covers strategy and tactics. Practical, hands-on, and in plain English.

The ASO Book: App Store Optimization by Andreas Ramos. Oct. 2014. Illustrations. 34 pages in print. Amazon eBook for $3.95. ASIN: B00OAM4DC0.

To get the ASO ebook for Kindle, ASO ebook.

Analytics eBook. Short ebook on Google Analytics. What you really need to know. Go Google Analytics eBook.

PPC eBook. Free eBook on SEM (search engine marketing) with Google Ads and PPC (pay-per-click). Go PPC-eBook.

KPI eBook: Use basic math to calculate KPIs, Cost-per-Lead (CPL), and Cost-per-Action (CPA). Free eBook. Over 30,000 copies have been downloaded. Go KPI eBook.

Contributor to Books

I've written content that was published in other books. The best known is my article about the Fall of the Berlin Wall. I was in Berlin that night when the Wall fell. Millions of people were in Berlin but I was the only one who wrote about it. It's been published in many history books and school books.

Mike Moran

I'm the technical editor of Search Engine Marketing, Inc. by Mike Moran and Bill Hunt (IBM Press, 3rd ed., 2014). This is the authoritative book on enterprise-level SEO. Mike is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM and was head of IBM SEO for 15 years.

(IBM Press; 3rd edition (December 19, 2014). 528 pages. ISBN-10: 013303917X. ISBN-13: 978-0133039177)

The Berlin Wall

The Berlin Wall. Edited by Cindy Mur. The book presents three original source materials and three academic articles about the Berlin Wall. The three source documents are a speech about the Berlin Wall and freedom by John F. Kennedy (president of the United States), a secret speech to the Soviet Communist Party by Nikita Kruschev (premier of the Soviet Union), and my account of the Fall of Berlin Wall.

(Greenhaven Press, 2003. 96 pages. ISBN 978-0737713510)

Grammar for Writing

Grammar for Writing: Complete Course. By Phyllis Goldenberg, Elaine Epstein, Carol Domblewski, Martin Lee, Beverly Ann Chin. This is a standard American high school text book. They also republished my Berlin article.

(Sadlier-Oxford, 1999. ISBN 082150312X)

Jesse Richard

Secret Peace, by Jesse Richards. History's trend: declining war, advancing health, equal rights, revolutionary technology, and more, including the surprising reasons why peace is unfolding. A powerful call to action to step up our efforts to spread peace Esther Dyson, author of Release 2.0, says, "I love the thesis and believe it. Jesse Richards makes the case." He also cited my Berlin article.

(Book & Ladder Press, 2010. 434 pages. ISBN 978-0984369508)

Josepha Sherman

The Cold War: Chronicles of America's Wars, by Josepha Sherman. Another republication of my Berlin article.

(Lerner Publications, 2003. 96 pages. ISBN 978-0822501503)

Krista Van Lann

Complete Idiot's Guide to Technical Writing, by Krista Van Lann and Catherine Julian. Yeah, I'm in an Idiot's Guide. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

(Alpha Books, 2001. 352 pages. ISBN 0028641469)

NWU: Writer as Publisher

Writer as Publisher: Independent Publishing, edited and produced by

NWU: Technical Writing

Breaking Into Technical Writing, edited by Andreas Ramos. I organized and led annual seminars on technical writing. I also produced the books for these. These were published by the NWU.

(National Writers Union NWU, 2000. 90 pages with illustrations and index.)

Books that Cite Me

There are several books which include chapters or sections about me and my work.

Chris Benner

Work in the New Economy: Flexible Labor Markets in Silicon Valley. By Chris Benner. A book on the economics and strategies of contractors in Silicon Valley. I was interviewed for this and made comments on the draft manuscript.

(Blackwell Publishing, 2002. 320 pages. ISBN 0631232508)

Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies

Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodies: Itinerant Experts in a Knowledge Economy. By Professors Stephen R. Barley and Gideon Kunda. Steve Barley is the Charles M. Pigott Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at Stanford University's School of Engineering. Professor Gideon Kunda is at the Department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University.

(Princeton University Press, 2004. 352 pages. ISBN 978-0691119434)

Judith Levin

Careers Creating Search Engines, by Judith Levin. I'm mentioned in this book.

(Published 2006, The Rosen Publishing Group, 2006. 64 pages. ISBN 1404209573)

David Porter

Internet Culture. By David Porter. I'm also mentioned here.

(Routledge, 1997. ISBN 0415916836)

James Waller

National Writers' Union Freelance Writers' Guide. By James Waller for the NWU. Mentioned again.

(National Writers Union, 2000. 264 pages. ISBN 0964420813)

Leandro Herrero

Viral Change: The Alternative to Slow, Painful and Unsuccessful Management of Change in Organizations, by Leandro Herrero. I'm also mentioned in this book.

(Meetingminds, 2006. 392 pages., ISBN 978-1905776016)

Language Machines: Essays from the English Institute, by Jeffrey Masten. And another mention.

(Routledge, 1997. 275 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0415918633)


Rubble: Unearthing the History of Demolition, by Jeff Byles. From the straight boulevards that smashed their way through rambling old Paris to create the city we know today to the televised implosion of Las Vegas casinos to make room for America's ever grander desert of dreams, demolition has long played an ambiguous role in our lives. In lively, colorful prose, Rubble rides the wrecking ball through key episodes in the world of demolition. My Berlin article was included in this book.

(Published by Random House Digital, Inc., November 2005, 234 pages.)


Trudy's Promise, by Marcia Preston. Branded the wife of a defector and sent to prison, Trudy Hulst, wondering if her husband survived his attempted escape past the newly constructed Berlin Wall, makes a break for freedom, determined to find the son she had to leave behind. 40,000 first printing. My Berlin article was also cited in this book.

(Published by Mira, March 2008. 360 pages)

PDFs and White Papers

I've written many white papers. These are generally PDFs for download. A number of these are at my website.

Technical Books

And then there are the computer manuals. I wrote a lot of computer manuals. From 1992 to 2001, I was the technical publications manager at several dozen Silicon Valley startups and dotcoms. I wrote the manual for the first USB scanner, the manual for Adobe Pagemill (an HTML editor), and the FAQs for Some of the stuff I wrote:

  • SUN Microsystem's Guide to Internationalization: How to adapt SUN Microsystems UNIX software into 32 languages.
  • SGI (Silicon Graphics): Produced the documentation set in German, French, Spanish, and Japanese.
  • Netcom's UNIX manual (1994): was the first public ISP and for two or three years, nearly everyone in Silicon Valley used it. I wrote the manual for it.
  • Brio Technology documentation for business intelligence (BI) tools for UNIX and Windows in English, German, French, Italian, and Japanese.
  • I've also written articles for British, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese, and US computer magazines.