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Cory and David discuss three books WordPress professionals should read as well as the way they make updates to WordPress.

Cory recommends some books for working professionals in the WordPress space.

In this episode of Post Status Excerpt, Cory Miller recommends three books with great value to the WordPress community and people who make their living as professionals in it. From the business value of community itself to marketing fundamentals and how to avoid being a perfectionist, Cory explains why he thinks these books stand out. Cory also tells us how he reads “like a vampire.” 🧛‍️ (No he does not sleep in a coffin.)

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