All posts with the ‘ Rock Star ’ Tag

Fantastic Freelancers: An Interview with Jodi McIsaac

Every day, freelancers and independent artists negotiate deals and make sure they’re treated fairly by clients and collaborators alike. I want to share those stories with you because I think they’re inspiring and important to hear.

This week I talk to author Jodi McIsaac about her experience negotiating her first publishing contract.… Read More

How to Negotiate Like a Rock Star, Part II

Negotiating is something you can do.  No matter how intimidating you might find it or inexperienced you may feel, you can be a negotiation rock star.

Part two of the rock star “How To” guide starts after the jump.  If you’re just joining us, catch up by reading part one first.… Read More

How to Negotiate Like a Rock Star, Part I

Negotiation isn’t magical or special or overly difficult.

Negotiation is just two people talking about how they can solve a shared problem.

How you talk about that problem, how you use information, and how you approach the other person makes the difference between a good negotiation and a difficult one.

Here’s how to make your negotiations not just good, but rock star good.… 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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