Best Metaverse Books You Really Need to Read in 2023

1. The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionize Everything by Matthew Ball

The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionize Everything by Matthew Ball – Metaverse Books

Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO of an American video game, software developer, and publisher Epic Games, said of the book The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionize Everything:

“Matthew Ball’s essays have defined, analyzed, and inspired the Metaverse for years. His metaverse books is an approachable and essential guide to the strategic, technical, and philosophical foundations of this new medium.”

That’s about all the validation you need, I’d say.

Taking us on an expansive tour of the “next internet,” Ball — the CEO of EpyllionCo and the former global head of strategy for Amazon Studios — demonstrates that many proto-Metaverses are already here, such as Fortnite, Minecraft, and Roblox. Yet these offer only a glimpse of what is to come. Ball presents a comprehensive definition of the Metaverse before explaining the technologies that will power it — and the breakthroughs that will be necessary to fully realize it. He addresses the governance challenges the Metaverse entails; investigates the role of Web3, blockchains, and NFTs; and predicts Metaverse winners and losers. Most importantly, he examines many of the Metaverse’s almost unlimited applications.

Talking exclusively to the Metaverse Insider, Ball had this to say about his work:

My book explains what the Metaverse is and isn’t, where it comes from, why it matters (and why now), how it’ll be built (and what it needs), what sorts of experiences it’ll enable, where it’s going, the businesses that will be built for it, who is likely to lead it, the likely regulatory response, as well as what we can’t know for now. But the purpose of the book was to make it easier for everyone — consumers, voters, developers, users — to positively affect the trajectory and future of the Metaverse.

For an expert who has written essays that have appeared in the New York Times, the Economist, Bloomberg and on his popular website,, Ball is — like Kathy Hackl (more about her a bit later) — one of the most preeminent thought leaders in the Metaverse space.

2. The Metaverse: Buying Virtual Land, NFTs, VR, Web3 & Preparing for the Next Big Thing! by Terry Winters

Curious about the metaverse, but can’t quite wrap your head around it? Maybe you want to get a headstart, but don’t know where to begin?

In this practical primer, you will learn why and how we should prepare for a new digital renaissance, and what it means in terms of job opportunities, investments, and new business models.

What you will learn from listening to this book:

  • Who and what will power the metaverse
  • New business models and opportunities in the virtual economy
  • Introduction to decentralized worlds including Decentraland, Axie Infinity, SuperWorld, Cryptovoxels, The Sandbox, and Somnium Space
  • Insight into investing in virtual real estate, including the buy and flip approach and hoddling
  • The role of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, DAOs, and NFTs in the metaverse

By purchasing this audiobook, you will also receive access to a private Discord group for discussing opportunities in the metaverse with the author and community.

3. Charlie Fink’s Metaverse — An AR Enabled Guide to AR & VR by Charlie Fink

Charlie Fink, who covers VR & AR for Forbes, brings thirty-five years of experience as an entertainment and technology executive to what he calls “the greatest business and technology story of our time”. He and his collaborators have created a guide to emerging VR & AR that is engaging to professionals, accessible to non-technical readers, and relentlessly entertaining to everyone. The book features original character animation, presented through our free app, “Fink Metaverse”, available in the App Store and Google Play.

“The Bible for VR & AR is an AR Book. I love this idea!” – Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari

“The most entertaining non-fiction book about computers ever written.” – Ted Leonsis, Vice Chairman Emeritus of AOL

“A must read for anyone concerned about where the future is headed.” – Alvin Graylin, President HTC Vive, China

“Charlie gets that blending the physical and digital worlds in mixed reality is the future of computing and explains it in a very compelling way.” – Alex Kipman, Microsoft Technical Fellow and HoloLens Inventor

“Required reading for those seeking to understand immersive computing.” – Frank Soqui, General Manager Virtual Reality, Intel Corporation

Contributors Include: Matt Miesnieks, Stephanie Llamas, Michael Eichenseer, Annika Steiber, Mark Billinghurst, Ori Inbar, Peter Wilkins, Dirk Schart, Samuel Steinberger, Walter Greenleaf, Tim Kashani, Tony Parisi, Kyle Menick, Samantha G. Wolfe, Tim Merel, Tamiko Theil, Zenka and Penrose Studios

4. Learning in Metaverses: Co-Existing in Real Virtuality (Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design) by Eliane Schlemmer – Metaverse books

The potential of virtual world technologies to improve teaching and learning has been recognized in recent years, creating new possibilities for teaching and learning processes, with virtual environments impacting the achievement of student learning and collaboration.

Learning in Metaverses: Co-Existing in Real Virtuality discusses a better way to understand this new learning universe, exploring the possibilities of new social organization through the use of avatars in virtual worlds. Examining platforms such as Web 3D, metaverse, MDV3D, ECODI, hybrid living and sharing spaces, gamification, alternate reality, mingled reality, and augmented reality to evaluate the possibilities for their implementation in education, this reference book will be of use to academics, educators, students, researchers, gamers, and professionals.

5. The Augmented Workforce: How the Metaverse Will Impact Every Dollar you Make by Cathy Hackl and John Buzzell – Metaverse books

Business as usual is over. The age of hyper-change is upon us, and technology is at the forefront. Since the dawn of the microchip, exponential growth has defined modern technology. Today, entire industries are being upended by software, sensors, cameras, LiDAR, processors, and optics — all growing smaller by the day. Tech is pushing into every corner of our world, and businesses that ignore the disruption do so at their own peril. The end of the mobile phone is near, and the age of hyperconnectivity is here, with AR glasses, the intelligent edge, and IoT.

Led by globally recognized futurist Cathy Hackl and award-winning emerging-tech leader John Buzzell, this book will arm you with frameworks and examples to tackle the rapid disruption happening in every industry. This book is for business leaders who want to learn more about 5G, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and other emerging tech. We’ll explain how you can wield this new tech for scale and revenue growth. We’ve seen the effects of this technology on the workforce firsthand, both success and failure. Along the way, you’ll hear real-life examples from business leaders and the authors — industry experts in technology years in the making. By the end, you’ll be seeing the world through AR glasses and AI applications, and at the speed of 5G.

6. The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything by Robert Scoble Patrick and Shel Israel – Metaverse books

Ten years from today, the center of our digital lives will no longer be the smart phone, but device that looks like ordinary eyeglasses: except those glasses will have settings for Virtual and Augmented Reality. What you really see and what is computer generated will be mixed so tightly together, that we won’t really be able to tell what is real and what is illusion.
Instead of touching and sliding on a mobile phone, we will make things happen by moving our eyes or by brainwaves. When we talk with someone or play an online game, we will see that person in the same room with us. We will be able to touch and feel her or him through haptic technology.
We won’t need to search online with words, because there will be a new Visual Web 100 times larger than the current Internet, and we will find things by images, buy things by brands, or just by looking at a logo on the jacket of a passerby. Language will be irrelevant, and a merchant in a developing world will have access to global markets.
Medical devices will cure schizophrenia, allow quadriplegics to walk. People will be able to touch and feel objects and other people who are not actually there for conversations, games and perhaps intimate experiences.

From Kindergarten to on-the-job, learning will become experiential. Children will visit great battlefields and tour historic places in VR rather than read about them in text books. Med students and surgeons will learn and practice on virtual humans rather than cadavers; oil rig workers will understand how to handle emergencies, before the ever leave the home office.
The Fourth Transformation is based on two years of research and about 400 interviews with technologists and business decision makers. It explains the technology and product landscape on a level designed to be interesting and useful to business thinkers and general audiences. Mostly it talks about how VR and AR are already being used, or will be used in the next one-to-three years. It explains how this massive and fundamental transformation will be driven, nit just by Millennials, but by the generation following them, which the authors have named the Minecraft Generation.
Robert Scoble and Shel Israel have written this book in the hope that it will serve as a business thinker’s guidebook to the near-term future. They hope readers will walk away understanding the massive changes rapidly arising, so that they will navigate a successful course through the changes they will be facing sooner than they—or their competitors– may realize just yet.

7. Navigating the Metaverse: A Guide to Limitless Possibilities in a Web 3.0 World by Cathy Hackl, Dirk Lueth and Tommaso Di Bartolo

Like the Internet before it, the metaverse is a virtual space bringing people, companies, and products together in both digital and real environments to create new economic opportunities. The groundwork is already laid. People and organizations jumping in are gaining invaluable experience, meeting customers, developing revenue streams, and even shaping metaverse culture.

In Navigating the Metaverse: A Guide to Limitless Business Possibilities in a Web 3.0 World, a team of Silicon Valley thought leaders delivers a groundbreaking discussion of how to find the right opportunities in this fast-moving universe. You’ll explore everything from the metaverse basics, to strategy, to launching your first metaverse project. In the book, you’ll find:

  • Data and market analysis to erase any doubt that the metaverse is the next big thing.
  • Foundational knowledge about the metaverse, metaverse economy, Web3 technology, and more.
  • The essential connection between metaverse environments, businesses, community, and digital products that make the metaverse economy so powerful.
  • A deep dive on non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and how to make the most of these assets.
  • Frameworks to help find, nurture, measure, and capitalize on innovation in the metaverse.

An essential breakdown of the next stage in online business, Navigating the Metaverse belongs in the libraries of entrepreneurs, executives, and innovators looking to lead in the new age of online business and commerce.

8. Your Life In The Metaverse: Everything you need to know about the virtual internet of tomorrow by Gideon Burrows

Imagine a world where you pull on a headset, and everything you need is right there – in full, 3D virtual reality.

Whether shopping, working, or playing a sport, contacting your friends or visiting a museum, you can do it all sitting right where you are, and it will look and feel almost like you’re doing it for real.

Welcome to the metaverse.

From the award winning writer Gideon Burrows comes this easy to understand guide to everything you need to know about the metaverse.

You may have heard the word, but you may not yet know that the metaverse will affect every part of you and your family’s life: from the ways you learn and work, to how you play, socialize, explore, communicate and relax.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg changed the name of his company to Meta, saying that his social media too was now a metaverse platform. He’s recruiting 10,000 new programmers to work on virtual reality experiences alone.

For nearly thirty years, novelists, gamers and film producers have been developing the idea of an all encompassing 3D virtual space.

With humour and just the right amount of non-technical detail, Gideon Burrows leads you through what to expect from the metaverse, what it will look like, and what will need to think about to make the most of the platform. As well as how to protect your privacy, data, mental and physical health in a world when we spend almost every waking hour online.

What is the metaverse?

The metaverse is the future of the internet, social media, entertainment, shopping and much more, all rolled into one all-encompassing online platform.

Imagine cross between eBay, Fortnite, Amazon, Facebook, WhatsApp and BitCoin, all working together at the same time, to meet your every need in virtual reality 3D form.

Remember The Matrix? Terminator? Ready Player One? Perhaps you’re familiar with Black Mirror or Snow Crash, or any number of futuristic novels that feature an alternative futuristic technical world.

Those worlds are now becoming reality.

Through virtual reality headsets, through computers, through sensory gloves and 3D screens, you will be able to join a business meeting. Learn at school and college. Access your news and opinions. Share your ideas and hobbies. Communicate with friends. Create. Design, Sell, earn, buy, and lose real and virtual money.

But the metaverse is not without controversy.

These metaverse books guide you and your family through the good and the not-so-good, including questions about your privacy, your data, human rights, bullying and extremism.

What the metaverse is…

★ Who’s behind it and how will it work?

★ What’s the history of the idea in technology and fiction?

★ When will the metaverse happen (clue: much sooner than you think!)?

★ Is it all about virtual reality and gaming?

★ Will the metaverse replace social media?

★ What will be the role of artificial intelligence?

How it will affect you…

★ How will your work change, your home life, your kids education?

★ How will it affect everyday life, like shopping, watching TV, meeting friends?

★ Will you be able to make money in the metaverse?

★ What benefits will the metaverse have on medicine, schools and exercise.


★ What are cryptocurrencies and other ideas like NFTs, NFAs and blockchains?

★ How will dangers like inappropriate images and hate speech be prevented in the metaverse?

★ Who will govern the metaverse?

The Metaverse will offer opportunities and challenges for every one of us.

9. Metaverse: The Visionary Guide for Beginners to Discover and Invest in Virtual Lands, Blockchain Gaming, Digital art of NFTs and the Fascinating technologies of VR, AR and AI by Clark Griffin


Do you want to discover the metaverses and how to make money with them?

Are you afraid of missing another mega opportunity like Bitcoin or investing in Amazon?Do you want to change your destiny by having a new chance in the virtual world?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, then this is the Bible for you!

I guess you are confused by the thousands of confusing information about the world of metaverse and NFTs coming out of the media. Many people nowadays are looking for new opportunities to prove to themselves that they have the right insight but don’t know where to find the right information to create the knowledge they need or they are still skeptical about whether they are really effective or not.

You’ll be surprised to discover that you don’t need computer skills or years of study to understand this new world and become its visionaries!

You’ll be able to put all your worries and doubts to rest knowing that this book is backed by a solid practical foundation of people who have:

  • applied this knowledge firsthand
  • are expanding their presence on the various metaverse such as Decentraland, Axie Infinity, SuperWorld, Cryptovoxels, The Sandbox, and Somnium Space.

Find all the information and knowledge you’ll need to create your avatar and start your new digital life effectively and efficiently without any confusion.

In this collection of 7 Metaverse books, containing the knowledge of my team of metaverse, crypto and digital art lovers, you will find:

  • METAVERSE FOR BEGINNERS: learn the basics of Metaverse to decide to decide which projects to invest in and Virtual Worlds you want to discover in more depth,
  • DISCOVERING VIRTUAL REALITY: enter in the Second World of metaverse thanks to the use of tools like VR Headset and become the Pioneer of this new knowledge,
  • AUGMENTED REALITY EXPERIENCE: Explore all the applications of the metaverse, from Blockchain Games to Digital Real Estate from Virtual Lands to Online Meeting, E-sports, and much more,
  • NFT FOR BEGINNERS: Discover the power of digital art of Non-fungibile tokens and its enormous applications as both a creator and an investor. Understand the new projects that are changing the digital world now and will be a global revolution in the coming years,
  • MASTERING NFT: Become the creator of NFTs through step-by-step explanations with screenshots of all the online tools to create your digital works or transform your physical works into digital art. Discover the application of NFTs in the Metaverse and digital and earthly life.
  • METAVERSE INVESTING FOR BEGINNERS: Delve into the business decisions of the silicon valley Big Tech Companies and find out where to best invest your capital to be part of the Metaverse development and this unstoppable train.
  • VIRTUAL IDENTITY FOR BEGINNERS: Create your Avatar with the characteristics you’ve always dreamed of, and that earthly nature doesn’t allow you to change. Start your new chance in the digital world.

What you’re about to read comes from testing, bad investments, and thousands of hours of my and my team’s time filtering and gathering only the best available information.

10. What is the Metaverse?: The Virtual Future In A Guide and the Best Cryptocurrencies To Invest in 2022 by Peter Zakin

Metaverse is the future, it’s planned to be the next big discovery in crypto, in fact many leaders claim it’s going to be the next stage of the Internet. Facebook, one of the biggest companies in the world has so much trust in it they’ve changed their business name to “Meta” to reflect the investment being made in the Metaverse. The firm is spending billions of dollars a year already on the Metaverse. Wow! That’s conviction! Bloomberg recently projected the market size of the Metaverse to reach $800 billion in 2024!

A true “metaverse” has no commonly agreed definition, except that it’s a nicer version of the internet.

At its core, the Metaverse is an embodied internet: a social sphere in which people may meet using customized avatars that make them feel more present than a simple video call. It’s synchronous, so it feels more authentic than today’s feed-based social networking. You’ll meet with them in real time rather than catching up on what they’ve been up to.

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