My Official
Basic Accounting Book

(Three in One!) 

Accounting Basics: Complete Guide (click to view on Amazon)

Accounting Basics: Complete Guide is the official basic accounting book of this site and is available on Amazon.

With over 360 pages of accounting theory and questions, it stands as a comprehensive but simple basic accounting guide for both high school and college students as well as for members of the workforce who want to brush up on all the basic accounting concepts.

And it is actually a compilation of three books in one

It contains:

  1. A theory book, 
  2. A workbook of questions and exercises plus 
  3. An accounting and business dictionary

...All in one!

But… you can also get these three smaller books on their own!

You see, after I wrote the Complete Guide, I realized it was a huge book, and that not everyone wanted to pay the selling price of $30 (after coupon - see below). So I decided to chop it into 3 smaller books and publish each on their own! That way if you can't afford the large book, the Complete Guide, you can at least get one of its three main components - the theory, questions or dictionary.

Here is a table summarizing the 4 options:

Accounting Basics:
Study Guide
Accounting Basics:
Workbook
Accounting Basics:
Dictionary
Accounting Basics:
Complete Guide
Content
Theory: all 50 lessons on this site plus another 9 new lessons
88 questions & exercises corresponding to the Study Guide lessons
300+ accounting & business terms defined
Study Guide + Workbook + Dictionary
all in one!
Page Count
198
204
54
378
Price on Amazon
$14.95
$14.95
$6.95
$30
Price for ebook
Not available
Not available
$10
$25

Here are full descriptions of the 3 (smaller) individual books followed by the Complete Guide (look out for the special coupon codes to save on each of the books):


1. Accounting Basics: Study Guide

Accounting Basics: Study Guide (click to view on Amazon)

Accounting Basics: Study Guide is a simple yet comprehensive theory book for high school, college students and working professionals.

This basic accounting book contains all the lessons on this site (50 lessons - all free of advertising) PLUS another 9 lessons on the following topics:

  • Inventory Returns and Freight
  • Bad debts
  • Provision for bad debts
  • Depreciation
  • Prepaid Income and Expenses
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Closing Entries

Special offer for Accounting Basics for Students visitors:
Get $5 off the softcover book on Amazon!
Use coupon code 
REP4W52L to get it for only $14.95!

Click here to buy the softcover book on Amazon.com




2. Accounting Basics: Workbook

Accounting Basics: Workbook (click to view on Amazon)

Accounting Basics: Workbook is the companion book of questions and exercises in the Accounting Basics series.  

There are a total of 88 questions and exercises (all with full solutions), providing more than enough practice for you to excel at the subject. 

The questions and exercises cover all the theory on this site PLUS the new lessons included in the Study Guide.

In other words, this exercise book will test you on the basic accounting equation, journals (debits and credits), T-accounts, financial statements, inventory and manufacturing businesses, depreciation, provision for bad debts, bank reconciliations, prepayments, closing entries and more.


Special offer for Accounting Basics for Students visitors:
Get $5 off the softcover book on Amazon!
Use coupon code 
UBWMNZ5M to get it for only $14.95!

Click here to buy the softcover book on Amazon.com




3. Accounting Basics: Dictionary

Accounting Basics: Dictionary (click to view on Amazon)

Accounting Basics: Dictionary provides readers with all the accounting terms and definitions needed for a solid understanding of the subject. The book contains definitions for over 300 accounting and business terms.

This accounting dictionary provides definitions of basic accounting terms (debtors, accruals, gross profit, etc.) as well as advanced accounting terminology (gearing, working capital, standard costing, etc.).

Also included are:

  • Banking terms (such as debit order, stop order, ACB transfer),
  • Investing and finance terms (such as securities, unit trusts, diversification),
  • Economic terms (such as inflation, break-even point, C.P.I.),
  • Tax terms (such as deduction, withholding tax, taxable income),
  • Legal terms (such as sequestrate, suretyship) and
  • Commonly misunderstood business terms (such as hire-purchase, remittance advice, liquidity).

The Dictionary is available on Amazon in softcover and is also available as an e-Book on Lulu.com (different cover but same book).

Special offer for Accounting Basics for Students visitors:
Get $2 off the softcover book on Amazon!
Use coupon code 
2QE7V3DR to get it for only $6.95!

Click here to buy the softcover book on Amazon.com

(Or click here to buy the e-book)




4. Accounting Basics: Complete Guide

Accounting Basics: Complete Guide (click to view on Amazon)

As mentioned above, Accounting Basics: Complete Guide is the official (main) book of this site, a compilation book containing all 3 books above.

That’s right, all the theory from the Study Guide, all the questions, exercises and solutions from the Workbook as well as all the accounting and business terms from the Dictionary.

The Complete Guide is available on Amazon in softcover and is also available as an e-Book on Lulu.com.

Get your copy of
Accounting Basics:
Complete Guide
 
softcover book for just $40!

(or the e-book for $25)

Special offer for Accounting Basics for Students visitors:
Get $10 off the softcover book on Amazon!
Use coupon code F7WGJBVU to get it for only $30!
 

Click here to buy the softcover book on Amazon.com

(Or click here to buy the e-book)

Please note that all the softcover books are also available on Amazon's European websites, including Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es.



Yes, there is a lot of great free accounting information on this site. But... there is loads more in the books.

And you're not just getting more theory lessons - you're getting tons of accounting exercises. Remember, in accounting you're tested mainly through practical exercises, far more than questions on theory - so you need to practice, practice, practice accounting exercises.

My basic accounting book has exercises on everything from journals (debits and credits) to T-accounts, financial statements, inventory and manufacturing businesses, depreciation, provision for bad debts, prepayments, closing entries and various other accounting topics - all the basic accounting topics you need to pass (and excel in) your studies.

IMPORTANT: Please do not confuse my books with Accounting for Dummies or Idiot's Guide to Accounting or similar books. I've read those books - they're good, but here's the only thing wrong... In my opinion these books do not cover debits and credits in sufficient detail at all. And that - understanding debits and credits - is the key to your accounting studies. These sorts of books are specifically written for the business manager or working bookkeeper/accountant, not for the accounting student. The Accounting Basics series is written primarily for the student and is based on the accounting 101 syllabus.

If you've found the lessons on this site useful, simple, easy-to-understand - well then my basic accounting book will really help you...

If you're struggling with accounting, and/or if you're new to the subject and confused, this is what you need.

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