Become a Make Our Book Ambassador

If you go into schools as an author, or to deliver writing workshops, or to perform community work based around literacy and writing, Make Our Book may be able to help! is free for anyone to use. From setting up a book project to using the classroom management and parent communication tools, the entire platform is free and there is no obligation to buy at any point.

We are very keen to work with people who share our love of creative writing in schools, and want to be part of the magic of making children into published authors. (Read about an interesting BookTrust report for more benefits). So if you want to be a Make Our Book Ambassador, you can use our platform for free as well, and even use it to cover your costs.

The Planner in the 2017-18 Pack

How does it work?

Essentially, you are the project manager and the school is the project team. You are responsible for the overall plan and keeping everyone on track. The school is responsible for doing their assigned tasks. You can use the Planner in the 2017-18 Pack to agree responsibilities.

What about money?

As we say, the entire Make Our Book online service is free to use. Make Our Book Ltd makes its money when parents and families – and sometimes the school itself – optionally buy printed copies of the children's book, as a keepsake. We take a mark-up on the cost of printing and delivery.

The cost per book varies based on the number of pages and the number of copies required. For 200 copies of a 120 page book, the cost is £10. Read more about pricing.

So for 200 copies of a 120 page book, you have to sell the book to parents for at least £10, to cover the Make Our Book costs. It's then up to you how much you additionally charge, and what you do with that money. Here are some examples:

How do I sign up as an Ambassador?

Fill in the sign-up form on the home page – you'll be taken to a new project where you can click around and get familiar with how Make Our Book works. There's nothing else you need to do to be considered an Ambassador.