5 Realities of Negotiations

1) They take time. My first negotiation took a week. This second negotiation has been ongoing for two weeks and may likely go two more at least. Now, this can be for several reasons. For me, it's a mix of wanting specific paperwork which is time sensitive and my publisher having numerous events and being... Continue Reading →

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Contracts 2.0

Why do people want literary agents? Because a good one makes life so much easier. I'm currently negotiating my 2nd and 3rd book contracts, and I'm going in alone for the most part. I have a lawyer who works almost exclusively with this sort of copyright law, but he's not doing the negotiating for me.... Continue Reading →

5 Steps to Calm Negotiations

Here are my 5 steps for how to keep calm and achieve the best outcome in negotiations throughout the publishing process. Deep breaths, meditation, yoga, or exercise to deal with anxiety are also suggested, but the steps are generally more directly helpful. Consider the request from the other individual's perspective imagining the best possible argument they... Continue Reading →

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