Business & Economics

Authors Revolution Workbook

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This book will launch on Feb 15, 2020. Currently, only those with the link can see it. 🔒

Worth reading 😎

This workbook has useful worksheets and resources to help the potential author get a realistic idea of what publishing means.

Synopsis

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!

I had high hopes for Authors’ Revolution Workbook by B. Alan Bourgeois. After all, I am a self-published author myself and am always on the lookout for tips. 


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.



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I am a voracious reader. I've also self-published several books. My interests include homesteading, traveling, specifically in Mexico, off-grid living, natural healing, herbs, and teaching. I enjoy reading everything from paranormal romance to prepping.

Synopsis

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!

Contents


What forms are publishing are available for authors?

Tradional

Hybrid

Self

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?

Distribution

You Know the Cost Now What?

Author Errors

Education

The Future of Books

The Hidden Cost of Being an Author

Worksheets

The following pages contain business and organizations with

products and tools to help you get published and market

your book.

Writers Community

Authors Community

Book Reviewers

Book Contests

Book Festivals

Marketing Support

Social Media Graphics

Social Media Posting Programs

Free Marketing Tools

Paid Marketing Tools

Bookstore Options

Radio Shows

Supporting Nonprofits

Publishing Options

Audio Book Options

Film Options

Stay Away From Companies

About the author

B. Alan Bourgeois has been writing for 30 years in a wide variety of genres and styles. He has won numerous awards for short stories, books and for speaking during his career. All of this has led him to become one of the leading author advocates for Indie Authors since 2011. view profile

Published on January 01, 2019

3000 words

Genre: Business & Economics

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