Books vs. Workbooks:
What’s the Difference?
You may be wondering, books vs. workbooks: What's the difference?
The biggest difference between a
book and a workbook is that a book serves the “who” and “what,” while a
workbook serves the “how to.” A book is an opportunity for authors to introduce
themselves and their ideas, and to create an emotional connection with readers. A
workbook tells readers how to specifically do something.
Books Tell Stories
Many books offer advice or teach a
lesson through the personal stories of the author. This may help a reader come
to certain conclusions or take certain actions, but it is not a workbook
because it lacks step-by-step to-dos.
Workbooks Show How
Workbooks give specific, detailed
information about how to complete a certain task or series of tasks. They are
typically more technical. They may also come in a CD or DVD format that
individuals can watch and listen to, to get a better grasp on the topic.
Workbooks, as opposed to books, are
also often accompanied with workshops and events where people have time to get hands-on experience working through tasks related to the workbook’s topic.
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