This summer I’ve been working hard on the third edition of Writing College Textbook Supplements, the ebook that details how to succeed in my main niche, which is creating test and quiz questions, lecture outlines, instructor’s manuals, and student study guides for college textbooks.
Already Bought a Previous Edition?
Great! You’ll be getting a free copy of the third edition (and any subsequent editions).
Are You a Textbook Supplement Writer? Please Take My Survey!
If you have created or updated supplements/ancillaries at any education level, including K-8 and high school, I’d very much appreciate your participation in my survey over at Survey Monkey:
It will take less than two minutes and your answers are completely anonymous.
Why A New Edition?
I released the first edition in 2009 and the second in 2011. A lot has happened in the field in the last six years, and this new, expanded edition will have much more information, including more info in these areas:
- Changes in the textbook publishing industry, and how these changes affect freelance supplement writers
- The increased importance of companies that manage education-content projects for textbook publishers, including how to contact them, what they typically pay, and the pros and cons of working for them
- How to maximize your chances of winning the projects that pay the best
- The latest on pay rates
- More tips on how to get the different types of supplements done quickly (ups your hourly rate) and well (increases the likelihood you’ll win more projects)
- Expanded list of the different types of related work you can do
When Will the Third Edition Be Available?
My best estimate: early autumn, hopefully in September. I’m busy with freelance writing projects, plus finishing up the final tasks involved with new editions of two of my Northern California hiking guidebooks.
But getting the new edition out is very important to me, so I’m making it a high priority.
Ask in the comments below…