by Michael Barker
Did you know that everything in a book contract is negotiable - from the block busting potential of international film rights, to getting 30 (not 4) free author copies?
Negotiating contracts is not a 'fight', it's normal business practice. Don't mark yourself as a beginner - learn how to negotiate money and STILL stay friends with your editor.
Simple explanations and suggestions show how to:-
- discover the six contract clauses that really matter
- get rising royalties
- ask for more free author copies
- work with your publisher to sell film rights
- hold on to your merchandising rights
- significantly increase your income from international sales
- get real profits in your pocket.
You also get a short script to practise negotiating to get win/win results.
Earn more, AND gain the respect of your publisher. This tutorial makes it simple, achievable and fun.
Journalist Michael Barker has managed to make articles on theoretical Bolivian biochemistry interesting - so making contracts sound simple is a swim in the sea for him. Mike translates the dry language of contracts into a simple step-by-step tour through all the top money making clauses. He is also a whiz at research - where hasn't he sourced this information from? The Australian Society of Authors, Copyright Council, publishers, rights managers, multi-published authors and even agents - he's cornered them all. And it is presented in a fun, easy to follow format that will take years off your learning curve.
What people say:
'This course has given me a terrific understanding of the complexity of a publisher's contract... and of the traps. The layout of the units makes it easy to develop a check list for the magic day when I do have a contract to check. May it come soon.' (Peter Hart)