Writing College Textbook Supplements
Writing College Textbook Supplements: The Definitive Guide to Winning High-Paying Assignments in the College Textbook Publishing Market
Second Edition (©2011)
$27.00; 30-day refund policy
Bonus: Free copy of all new editions
In this 139-page, 8.5″ x 11″ e-book you’ll learn how to:
- Prepare your résumé and sample materials
- Find editors eager to hire you
- Land that first assignment
- Determine how long it will take to do a project
- Negotiate high pay rates–$30-$50 per hour and up to $100 per hour
- Maintain great relationships with editors
- Interpret contract clauses
- Continue getting high-paying work
And you’ll get detailed instructions on the most efficient ways to do an excellent job creating:
- Test banks/test-item files
- Instructor’s guides
- Student study guides
- Student companion websites
- Lecture outlines
- Image collections
- Video scripts
- Lab manuals
- Student readers
- Resource guides
And you’ll discover how to:
- Write portions of textbooks
- Copy edit and proofread manuscripts
- Review textbook manuscripts
Writing Supplements and Ancillaries Is a Great Way to Boost Your Income
Whether you are a college instructor/professor or an intelligent freelance writer, you can add a lot of extra money to your bottom line. And you get to learn and reinforce what you already know in the process.
“John Soares has written an excellent guide to the art of textbook supplement writing. He thoroughly covers everything you need to know to get projects from editors, and he explains the process of preparing a textbook supplement step by step. If you have ever considered authoring a textbook supplement, I cannot think of anyone more qualified to show you the way than John Soares.”
–Sharon Adams Poore
Senior Development Editor
“John, just wanted you to know that I ordered and read your book on writing college supplements. I followed its advice and literally within two days I had a contract to write test questions for an AP study guide for $5,000! In the following week, two other editors from national publishers have contacted me and we are currently negotiating contracts for development of a teaching guide and an interactive online learning tool. I bought your book thinking, “blah, blah, blah,” more empty advice about not getting discouraged and sending out tons of emails. BOY WAS I SURPRISED! Your advice was right on point. It must be that U.C. Davis grad school education!”
— Kevin Cochrane, freelance writer
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Free copies of all future editions
Your purchase of Writing College Textbook Supplements: The Definitive Guide to Winning High-Paying Assignments in the College Textbook Publishing Market, Second Edition entitles you to a free copy of each new edition of the e-book forever. I added a lot of new information to this 2011 second edition, so I can’t guarantee there will be a third edition anytime soon, but I’m constantly learning new tricks and techniques that I’ll want to share with you. I get your e-mail address when you order, and I’ll contact you when I create new editions.
“Your academic-writing webinar with Carol Tice was so informative that within a couple of weeks, I’d made a good contact through whom I landed a four-figure creative writing gig. Your tips allowed me to make a professional pitch and presentation; the result being the receipt of several lucrative, enjoyable assignments from this client alone. Of course, then I bought your book, which is full of practical, usable advice, with no wasted information on any page. Writing College Textbook Supplements is taking me places, and has paid for itself hundreds of times over. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with fellow writers.”
— Anne Maclachlan, freelance writer
– Michael Taulier, freelance writer
The supplements John Soares has created
See info on the nearly 300 college textbook supplements and ancillaries I’ve created over the course of my 19-year career. I know what I’m doing!
Read samples from the e-book
Read the detailed table of contents, introduction and first two chapters online, or you can download them as a PDF file.
Writing College Textbook Supplements:
The Definitive Guide to Winning High-Paying Assignments in the College Textbook Publishing Market, Second Edition (©2011)
$27.00; 60-day refund policy
Bonus: Free copy of all new editions
Even though I average well over $50 per hour for writing supplements and ancillaries, there is no guarantee that you will make that much. It depends on your negotiating skills with editors and also how fast you can get quality work done.
And there is no guarantee you will even be offered work.That depends on your education, writing experience and skills, and your ability to market yourself to editors.
Finally, Sharon Adams-Poore, who hired me for over a dozen projects, received a complimentary review copy of the e-book.