These are _great_ books, essential for anyone who believes they're in the music business. They are not so much about music per se - they are about the music business. Martin Atkins has BTDT and pulls no punches in what to do and what to avoid. Band:Smart is 600 8-1/2 x 11 pages; Tour:Smart clocks in at >400. There is a lot of material. Highly recommended. No affiliation. He's running a 25% off promotion which the following link should describe... A Great deal on my new book and a session in Atlanta, GA!!! If it doesn't, the essence is: the promo code is SMART.