Mindset is crucial to success.
Whenever we enter into co-author agreements, our very first real question usually involves royalties. How are we going to split them up?
Welcome back to Part 2b of the Co-Author conversation. This morning, we’ve already discussed how to test-drive the potential partnership and how crucial organization and open communication is to keeping the partnership alive. Next, it’s time to discuss the different roles you might be asked or want to fill, and some of the different partnerships that are out there.
Contracts and the splitting of royalties is easily the first question that comes up when co-author deals are broached. However, co-author partnerships fall when they’re no longer partnerships.
Somewhere along your author journey, you’re going to think to yourself that co-authoring a book would be a lot of fun. You could leverage each other’s readers together. You could gain new readers and give your readers a new author to fawn all over. You could split the work-load. You could write more books. You could produce faster.
That’s only part of the habit formation, though. You need to know what triggers you to write so you can do it on command, and how productive you are on a regular basis so you can create a production schedule that works with and for you.
So, one of the biggest things I learned this week was Slack. It’s an app that keeps a team in one place. You can have multiple discussions and group members.
Originally posted Jan 2, 2011 Updated every other year when I get a new blogBusiness plans are great for several…
Last week, we discussed creating an ideal reader based on what you envision your reader to be vs asking who’s currently reading you.