Product Reviews

Your Book Monopoly Review Part Five


book monolopy logoYour Book Monopoly Review Part Five. Having your book translated into other languages. This section accelerates your book to a totally overlooked high leverage revenue stream you may have thought impossible to tap into. Rachel says it best, “while people in the states may not want to spend a ton on books, especially with all the $.99 books on Kindle right now…the markets are nowhere as saturated in other countries.”

You will be doing the entire Your Book Monopoly process again and double your income in the process.

Don’t panic – she goes into great detail about the costs and gives you six (6) resources and their individual pricing for translating your book. Once again, for good measure she also gives you a less expensive way of having your book translated through a service she has used personally.

You will find copy for a job-template guide to insure you provide the correct information. Be sure to pay close attention to the purple cow reference. It will eliminate a lot of stress and frustration for you.

She ends this section by telling you how to check the quality of your translated book. She brings up a great and cautionary point about using services that charge as much a 7 cents per word. You will also find six (6) resources for publishing your translated books.

Your Book Monopoly Review Part Four

book monolopy logoYour Book Monopoly Part Four, focuses on producing audiobooks.

Okay, I will admit, I was not looking forward to this section of the course. In my mind the thought of creating audiobooks from my eBooks has always been followed with a lot of dollar signs. That is the down side of having a friend who does voice-over work and is the voice of OnStar and the voice you hear in airports telling you the moving side walk is ending along with the white zone is for loading and unloading only.

Truthfully, I have never given it a chance, so now is the time. Right off, Rachel points out, “If you convert your book into an audiobook, you’ll be able to reach a whole new audience of people you couldn’t have before.” I never thought of it that way. And, to take care of those dollar signs I was so worried about she tells you how to get your book narrated for FREE.

Wanting to keep the process simple, she gives you a resource that includes two options. Using both options will maximize your exposure. This resource also distributes to the top three (3) audio book resources used by consumers.

There are two (2) options for recording your audio books. If you would like to bypass this part and totally outsource the process, there is an additional bonus training template available for download.

You will find detailed information for working with a narrator and guidelines to follow so there are no surprises with your audio book when delivered. A unique portion of this section includes a lengthy and very informative example of conversations back and forth between Rachel’s assistant and a narrator used for one of her audio books.

Last but not least is an explanation of the bounty program used by this service, which could put an extra $25.00 into your bank account.

Your Book Monopoly Review Part Three

book monolopy logoYour Book Monopoly Part three, is the all-important book business and marketing plan. Yes, the one that most of us skip over and never do and then wonder why our publishing project didn’t work out. To complement the plan, she gives you a resource link for a comprehensive listing to work with and market to.

When it comes to playing alongside the major league players she gives you the how-to instructions and offers some cautionary information to prevent mistakes along the way. I am extremely impressed that she also cuts through the large amount of choices you would have to make at this point. She takes you directly to the best, based on popularity and depth of offerings. This one bit of information will provide you with one call marketing.

Rachel reviews the five (5) things you need to move forward and adds a sixth item for you – Sales. For additional information on how to sell your book she offers two additional links for online courses (both are her courses) if you need them. From there she moves to the different types of venders you will be working with.

You will find great advice on marketing to this class of vendor, plus insider tips. As a bonus you will find a downloadable template for a much needed document and detailed instructions on how to market with it. Don’t even think about saying time is an issue.  She has you covered with a couple of resources that can help.

If you are not ready for the option above, she also gives you another option that gets back to the basics, face-to-face marketing – using the marketing skills previously learned in this section.

This is NOT a do-it-once and forget plan. You will be scheduling your marketing efforts for every six to eight weeks. Of course, by then you will hopefully have your newest book preview copy to take along and market. I told you right off – you need to think big!

Your Book Monopoly Review Part Two

book monolopy logoYour Book Monopoly Review Part Two focuses on placing your book in libraries. Truthfully, as a Kindle publisher I have not given much thought to this high leverage source of revenue.  Of course the thought crossed my mind a time or two, but then the reality of actually making it happen immediately erased the thought.

Until now! The numbers alone will make your head spin with possibilities. Of course like anything worth doing it will take a lot of work on your part, but the end results could be staggering. Satisfy the seven-qualifiers listed and you are ready to move on. It will take work to get your book into libraries, but the end result will be worth it.

You will learn who has the budget to purchase your books and the months in which they make their purchases. Once again, if you have not purchased your ISBN number(s) and published your book in the correct step-by-step method presented, you will be hurting your changes of achieving the genius of this book marketing program. There are no shortcuts here.

The next part of this section is pure golden and explained in detail. So read carefully, make a system check list of your own and follow the links for additional information and resources. The first tip and information following it are totally unique and not something you would normally think about. It just goes to show you how one thing can follow another, not to mention how much work Rachel has put into bringing you added value.

The infamous “review” issue comes up again, so I strongly suggest you pick up a program on how to generate quality reviews for your book.  Rachel’s program Rolling In Reviews is a great place to start.

FYI: buying reviews from Fiverr.Com is not a quality review and will been seen-through for what it is in a heartbeat. Rachel also gives a new resource for seeing how your book is doing once you have followed the information in this section.

Book Marketing 102

Now for the hard work, actively making your book salable in order to get noticed by this high leverage buyer. One of the tips is about nonfiction books. If that includes your book, remember the rule of thumb is to provide solutions for your reader’s problems. For libraries that translates into perceived need by their patrons.

You will also receive eight (8) very important links to must-have listings. Never overlook a download link in this course. Rachel and her team have done the hard work for you by adding examples and personal templates to use, along with detailed instructions on how to use them.

She ends this section with a few more tips on getting your book noticed and branding yourself as “the expert” through marketing.

Your Book Monopoly Review Part One

book monolopy logoYour Book Monopoly Review Part One focuses on a physical book.  Most of us have published at least one Kindle book, or want to in the near future. From personal experience, I can tell you that is a perfect start, but it will not make you rich any time soon. If you are like me and have been on the fence about turning your Kindle eBook into a physical book, now is the time! There will be no excuses after going through this course.

Rachel gives you a couple of resources for doing just that and one of them includes a resource for the must-have ISBN number(s) you will need – at a discounted price.

She points out the importance of using each of the resources gives you and the pros and cons of each. One I am familiar with and the other one I have not used. I can’t wait to learn more about it later in the course. It will be exciting to expand my horizons in the publishing world. FYI: my hard dive is full of publishing courses and not one of them have mentioned the second resource much less what it can do for you (covered later in the course.)

Remember, you are not simply publishing a book to Kindle in this course. You will have to think big! You are creating a book monopoly and that means being seen everywhere by as many people and buyers as possible.

There is a definite publishing order in which to set up your book monopoly. Put one step of the process out of order and you will most likely lose the game (sorry, I couldn’t resist.) To be on the safe side, I made a cheat sheet of the publishing system, so I could easily repeat it with zero stress later on.

One resource has an application review process. Depending on the new account volume at the time of your submission, they will notify you via email in two or more business days regarding the status of your application. Rachel also points out that there is a $37.50 setup fee for this resource.

UPDATE: I submitted my application on Saturday, May 25th. and received my acceptance and membership information on Tuesday, May 28th. Not bad for a holiday weekend.

Think ahead and be sure to follow the resource links provided to sign up for each resource – well in advance of your book publication date. Waiting until the last minute could throw your schedule off by a week or more.

Another unique twist to this program is that Rachel ends this section with a list of what you will have accomplished.

Now it is on to section two. Wow, this monopoly game is moving fast.

Your Book Monopoly Product Review

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Your Book Monopoly
A Product by by Rachel Rofe

If you are planning on publishing a book in 2014 (or already have a published book(s), this is the program for you. Imagine, creating five (5) times the income from one of your books.

I will be posting my section-by-section Your Book Monopoly Review each day for the next five days.

This is a quick and easy to read five (5) part program. Truthfully, I was amazed just how easy it was to follow and understand. I received my review copy on a Thursday and completed the information by Monday.  I could not wait to move onto the next section each day, but made myself stop after each section so I could get my already scheduled daily work completed.

Here is my testimonial for the program;



Never in a million years did I ever think I could have a book monopoly. Now I know that is not only possible, it is something I can actually do after finishing this course. Of course, as always you have once again over-delivered in quality and content…

Right off I found a resource I knew nothing about, which is amazing since I have no less than 30+ Kindle and publishing courses on my hard drive.


I appreciated the simple five-step approach with concentrated information, the variety of resources and all the downloadable templates. And who besides you would have ever thought of the purple cow test to save time and frustration?

What a wonderful way to start my day. The content was a joy to read and I looked forward to working through each section.