Updated Version as of May 1, 2019
An Author’s Revolution is coming. Are you Ready? For years Authors have depended on traditional publishing to get their books published and to receive a nice income. Sadly, not only was that not the case for most authors, with today’s publishing world, earning a fair income is becoming harder and harder to do. It’s time to change that!
What forms are publishing are available for authors?
What Does it take to get a Book Published?
What is the Cost of Selling Your Books?
What are the Hidden Costs of Being an Author?
It’s Published Now What?
You Know the Cost Now What?
The Future of Books
The Hidden Cost of Being an Author
The following pages contain business and organizations with
products and tools to help you get published and market
Social Media Graphics
Social Media Posting Programs
Free Marketing Tools
Paid Marketing Tools
Audio Book Options
Stay Away From Companies
Worth reading 😎
This workbook has useful worksheets and resources to help the potential author get a realistic idea of what publishing means.
My reaction towards this book was mixed. There were excellent bits of information for authors that help them look at the publishing dream realistically. The graphics were also very useful as visual representations of that reality. The Cost of Publishing Worksheets were worthwhile additions. Using them, an author could compare his or her costs to the average amounts spent by authors in the creation, publishing and marketing areas. Becoming a successful published author isn’t an overnight event as the uninitiated might believe.
The companies and organizations that were listed under different headings were also practical resources. Each company or feature was classified by average price and services offered. There were listings for places to have your book reviewed, marketing and publishing companies, and useful social media tools. There was even a section on companies to avoid.
You may ask, with all these beneficial guides included, why have I not given this a five-star rating? That’s a fair question. Yes, the workbook contained great resources for authors. However, I didn’t feel that it was enough for the workbook to stand on its own. In fact, the workbook would have done better to be included as an appendix in the main book.
There was also inconsistent capitalization throughout the text, as if headings had been copied and pasted from another source. Then there were an overwhelming number of blank pages. There were no exercises to complete or self-reflective questions to respond to as might be expected in a workbook with lots of space to respond. In fact, the only work in this workbook were the The Cost of Publishing Worksheets and a question about your book’s launch date.
Finally, there was a second author bio included at the end of the book. The first bio was shorter and placed at the beginning of the workbook so readers had a general idea who the author was and why he was qualified to bring us this workbook. However, a second author bio which said pretty much the same thing was really unnecessary.
So even though I found much of the information in Authors’ Revolution Workbook by B. Alan Bourgeois useful, I find myself unable to justify its existence apart from the main book, which I have not read.
Overall Customer Rating of 1 Reviews: