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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas: Author Alert Tip

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas: Author Alert Tip

Beware of ANY Literary Agent Who Charges You UPFRONT for ANY Service
A legit literary agent represents the author’s intellectual property (in most cases, a manuscript for a book to be published) to a legitimate publisher. When a sale occurs, the agent receives a commission—usually 15%. He or she handles the contract side; advance moneys (if there are any) are sent to the agent who in turns deposits the check and immediately sends the author 85%, …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas April 15, 2016

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas April 15, 2016

Authors deal with a variety of contracts … here’s a couple of tips to add to your radar screen:
Know the Difference between Exclusive and Nonexclusive ContractsDon’t give everything away. I get it—you are thrilled that a publisher (or anyone) is interested in your book. Breathe and know what you are letting others do with your work. When it comes to the self-publishing companies (the ones that you pay to publish your book), do not, do …

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Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas April 08, 2016

Kick-Butt Author and Publishing Tips & Ahas April 08, 2016

 Never, Never, Never Use Song Lyrics without Getting Written Permission
Songwriters and musicians don’t give their words away. You may have a favorite line from Yesterday by Paul McCartney … but you will be “yesterday” if you don’t get written permission to use them. You would have to pony up some bucks to use anything from his or the Beatles’ work in your book.  As you read this, Sir Paul McCartney is aggressively seeking the rights …

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Google Slapdown Started for Websites – Authors Beware!

Google Slapdown Started for Websites – Authors Beware!

IS it a bird? A plane? Jeeze Louise, it’s Google and it’s not knocking at your door with a bouquet of lovely flowers. It dropped a dead bouquet for plenty of authors who we discovered at the AuthorU’s Extravaganza in May were clueless of the changes that started flowing in April. Although AuthorU blasted an alert in March that Google would be penalizing websites that weren’t mobile friendly, many didn’t see it, or chose to …

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