We outlined the chapters together and then each of us was responsible for certain chapters with edits and rewrites. The most useful thing in there for me was the section about getting a written agreement and the sample provided.
Think of everything you possibly can that could be a problem should a good relationship go bad. Make sure the write-ups about each author are about equal length if possible. Besides that, the easiest way to handle disagreements is to avoid them.
We wrote in first person as if he wrote it. And only do the book if it is a direct benefit to your speaking career. For your last get together just before you send your manuscript off, give yourself one more day than you think you need at LEAST one day - I wish we had had two! Joanna Penn does have some strong advice books when it comes to writing.
Make sure all writers on the project are on common ground, and clearly understand the nature and purpose of the work. They are really talking about Ghost writing, but many of the issues are the same. As a result, the publisher felt there may be too many problems in the promotion of the book.
It was a wrong fit for me. I recommend you do this before you do any real work. Work out all the technical issues beforehand. Start by asking yourself this question: You will probably get calls for speaking as a result of a good book.
They wanted my "voice" in my book. We set a schedule and stuck to it.
Assign work by chapter or section in accord with expertise. Everything the other writes? But they really do work to get bookings! Way too much stress Consider a few of the benefits of having a co-author: We each wrote our chapters and then edited for each other. If things strike you as a little off from what you envisioned, get it on the table immediately.
Deadlines were set up from the beginning. Send whole chapters back and forth by email? The book is out of print. In other words, it has to be clear who has last call on content, style, linkages, etc.
The best news is that I am now a published author; the worst news is that my coauthor and I have strained and limited communication with each other.
Remember, for speakers a book is nothing more than an expensive business card.
Who will write what? Free editing which makes you look even better when you send it to your real editor.
You must offer the same honesty and willingness in return. My job was - and is - to do the writing.After that, the authors can buy books in minimum quantities of books at cost and sell them for whatever they can get.
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