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Good Advice #4: Keeping a Business Journal

For this installment of Good Advice I answer a question spawned by a previous post.  Because I’m shameless like that.… Read More

Good Advice #3: Getting Back on Track

After spending a couple hours diligently planning for a negotiation, writing out your interests, and figuring out different back up plans, do you nevertheless end up in the middle of a negotiation that feels like two dogs fighting over a bone?  All those good intentions of focusing on interests are thrown out the window because, dammit, the other person is being an asshat about the … Read More

Good Advice #2: Getting What You Want

Our next question for the Good Advice series comes from the Beat Your Head Against A Wall Department.

“I work now and then for a company that refuses, absolutely refuses, to entertain the idea of royalties.  I’ve told them over and over again that royalties are industry standard for the kind of work I’m doing; I’ve even shown them my contracts with other companies to … Read More

Good Advice #1

Sometimes you don’t want to understand why things happen or how you can become a better person through active listening.  Sometimes you just want someone to help you figure out how to fix a problem.

I can do that.… Read More

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5 Things to Know Before You Sign Your Publishing Contract

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


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