The following is the first of five emails from a free e-course about understanding publishing contracts. You can sign up for the rest of the course here.
In any publishing deal, you’re in charge. That’s because a publishing contract is you giving the publisher permission to use your work. They need permission and you’re the only one they can get it from. … Read More
“I’ve got to negotiate with someone in 30 minutes. What should I do?”
My usual response to this question is, “stall.” Postpone the meeting, call in sick, delay at all costs. … Read More
If I could wave my magic negotiation wand and change just one thing that would help artists and freelancers in their negotiations it would be this: I would have them share information with one another about what they’re paid.
Despite popular belief, power, bravado and money do not determine who the victor is in a negotiation. How well you do in a negotiation depends on … Read More
If one of your goals for the new year is earning more money, you’ve got two options: work more or get paid more for the work you do. I like the second option, personally, but I know it scares a lot of people because it means they’ll have to negotiate over MONEY.… Read More
Last week at HOW Design Live I was lucky enough to see Dr.Brené Brown speak.
This was A Big Deal for me.
I’ve been fangirling over Dr. Brown’s work since I discovered it about a year and a half ago. I was so excited to see her speak I forgot to tell friends I was going to the conference because I was speaking.
I … Read More
You’ve read all the Very Best internet articles about putting a contract together.
You collected five different copies of contracts and painstakingly stitched together a contract that does exactly what you need it to do: no more, no less.
You proudly send the contract off to a client, patting yourself on the back for being a professional with her own legal documents. You are confident … Read More
I’ve spent the last week cajoling a five year-old to put her face in the water at swim lessons.
She thinks I’m absolutely, 100% insane crazy.
It will hurt her eyes. She’ll get water in her ears. How will she breathe? What if the other kids laugh at her? It’s scary!
I can tell her a bazillion times that it will be OK, but … Read More
Looking for an easy, low-stress, low-commitment, low-effort way to improve your negotiation skills that you can do while eating popcorn?
Come over to my house and watch me yell at the screen the next time Shark Tank is on.… Read More