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And I am currently working on two more collaborative projects right now. I have found co-authoring a book can be powerful. I first stumbled upon this idea in when I first met Heather Hart. Heather contacted me on my website FindYourTrueBeauty.
At the time there were none that I knew of or could find. So I asked her if she would be interested in writing one. However, it would have never been published had Heather not been willing to co-author it with me.
There is power in collaborating with other authors. Here are the 7 steps I recommend you take when self-publishing a book with another author.
I encourage you to carefully consider each step before taking the leap. Choose the right topic When co-authoring a book, you want to pick the right project.
Some books will be easier to co-author than others. Non-fiction tends to be easier than fiction.
However, like any book project, you want to choose a topic that is in demand and will meet a need for your target audience. Find right person Sometimes this can be the hardest part.
She had been working for me for a couple of years and I knew she had the expertise to fit the project, we worked well together, and I trusted her. Has the expertise needed for the topic.
Works well with you. Their strengths complement yours. Decide how to publish it You pretty much have two choices when you self-publish a book with a co-author. Obviously, it takes a lot of work to start a brand new publishing company.
However, if you plan on publishing a lot of books together and want to start a new brand that may be the way to go.
Otherwise, I recommend one of the authors taking on the role of publisher. This is what I have done.
So far, the books I have co-authored have been published by my imprint, Body and Soul Publishing.Tips for Co-Authoring a Book —Compiled by Rebecca Morgan and Ron Rosenberg.
Page Sponsors: Before you agree to co-author, read the other person's writing. Make sure styles are compatible and you respect the other person's ideas.
Publishing has a time line Put your agreement in writing so there is a clear understanding of each of your. When you engage someone to assist you with the writing of a nonfiction work, writer will prepare the book proposal. A book proposal a detailed overview of the book’s concept, and contains the author’s credentials and information about how the book can be marketed.
“This book is a fairly quick read, but it covers the full spectrum of issues authors might expect to encounter – sort of a nuts-and-bolts of co-writing. I really appreciated this candid, behind-the-scenes look at their co-writing venture.
Could a project agreement be used to allow the team to use the data, analysis, and writing of the dissenting co-author without the permission of the dissenting co-author? What if it is impossible to fully remove their intellectual contributions to the project or paper?
Book Contract: What’s Negotiable and What’s Not. By: Brian A. Klems | January 11, Q: I would like to know what an author is to do if a publisher were to offer up a book contract to him or her when there is no agent involved? What’s negotiable?
7 Reasons Writing a Book Makes You a Badass; CATEGORIES The Writer's Dig. TAGS Brian. Book collaboration and ghostwriting. and other forms of writing teamwork and ghosting he author of a book is the person who supplies the ideas, plan, theory, stories, * Writers Guild collaboration agreement (PDF) * Free Writing Collaboration Contract Forms for Authors and Screenwriters (James Conrad).