I haven't done a book review in a long time. Learning is important to me, but I think I have grown a lot by just taking photos and looking at other photographers photos. Recently I have been trying to find ways to make more money. I have been tutoring students and as summer hit a bunch of my jobs were put on hold for the summer. I got to thinking about how I might make money with my camera and after doing some searching thought about stock photography. I saw on a forum a suggestion to get "2008 Photographer's Market." I got the book from the library and have to say it is an excellent book for people who are wanting to make money with their photography. It has everything from stock photography to opening your own business to selling your photography to magazines. The first part is called "How to Start Selling Your Work." The first point in this section is Be honest with yourself. It has you contenplate if your photographs are up to par with your peers. I can honestly say no. I just saw a bunch of people suggesting stock photography and I thought, "hey maybe I could make a buck or two. This book has helped me see that I have work to do if I want to make money with photography.
Also as I have thought of making money in this way I have thought, do I really want to? Sometimes doing something that you love for work can turn that into something that you hate. Stock photography is not the type of photography I admire so why would I want to change the style of my work to match the photography needed on those sites? Understanding these things are important if you want to sell your work. For now I am going to keep enjoying taking pictures and enter a few in some armature contests for fun.
Overall I give this book 5 out of 5. It has more information than you could ever need.