The Writer’s Toolkit 2021

So, I’m delighted to announce that my book Book Building: A Beginner’s Guide to Crafting Your Book is included in the 2021 Ultimate Bundles Writer’s Toolkit. WHOOP! As a contributor, I got a sneak peek at the bundle, and let me tell you, it is a bundle to end all bundles for writers!

There are 39 products worth over $5000 for $97. This bundle is priced a bit more than most of the Ultimate Bundles offerings, but it is SO worth it. There are 5 eBooks, 32 eCourses, 1 template and 1 membership site. 

Plus there are bonuses and special discounts worth more than $800.

Bonuses: 

  • 30 days free of the Social Content App from AngieGensler.com 
  • 30-day trial of ConvertKit + automations PDF
  • FREE 12-Month Premium Candidate Membership from ProBlogger
  • Hardcover Copy of Decoding Greatness from Ignite80
  • The Write Plan Planner from The Write Practice
  • 3 Months Trial of ProWritingAid Premium
  • Access to the 2020 Fiction Marketing Academy Summit from BookAds

Discounts:

  • $250 off 1000 Storybooks’s start to finish Children’s Book Publishing Service
  • 30% discount on the yearly plan for the first year from StoryOrigin 
  • 50% off all book cover packages from 100 Covers
  • 30 Day Trial and exclusive $15 discount code from Literature & Latte Ltd.

Early Bird Bonus if you order by June 8:

  • 3 Story Grid Books for Free: Story Grid 101, The Four Core Framework, The Writers’ Common Language from Story Grid worth $59.97 

Breaking down this enormous bundle, there are 7 resources for crafting your book (which is where my contribution is included), 7 resources for those that want to master freelance writing, 6 resources on marketing (the writer’s bane), 6 resources on productivity (no more procrastinations for you), 6 resources on publishing, and 6 resources about writing fundamentals. 

I couldn’t wait for the official release and have started my first course already and am loving it! So if you are serious about getting your book written and published, then The Writer’s Toolkit is the bundle to invest in!

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Authors’ Revolution Workbook by B. Alan Bourgeois

Unbelievably, I did it again. I choose a workbook to review without having read the main book that the workbook as a companion for. This time I chose Authors’ Revolution Workbook by B. Alan Bourgeois and had high hopes. 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 reaslitistically. 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.  

I received an advance review copy from Reedsy Discovery. You can read my review here.