I had the good fortune to talk to Robin Sullivan for the show once again. This time she was fresh from negotiating a contract for her husband, Michael Sullivan, with Orbit Books. Robin brings lots of contract experience to this conversation, both from an author’s point-of-view and from the publisher’s. It was a very enjoyable and rewarding conversation for me.
I also talk about how writers can go about learning some of the necessary information about their genres of choice: things like who publishes in the genre and how long the books typically are.
I hope you enjoy the show.
00:00 — Opening – Get Published Episode 62 – Negotiating Contracts
- Everything has to start somewhere and this is the start of “Get Published”
00:14 — Introduction – Get Published Episode 62 – Negotiating Contracts
Welcome to the show.
01:37 — Promo – View from Valhalla
01:51— Tips and Typos – Get Published Episode 62 – Negotiating Contracts (continued)
- Michell talks about handy resources to learning who publishes in a genre and what sizes of manuscript they expect.
- Email feedback at getpublishedpodcast dot com with your comments
05:55 — Get Published Episode 62 – Negotiating Contracts (continued)
Robin Sullivan talks about contracts and what you can negotiate, what you should never give away and what gotchas to watch for.
1:03:02 — Closing
Thank you for listening.
Websites mentioned in this episode:
Robin Sullivan/Ridan Publishing - http://www.ridanpublishing.com/
The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences - http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/
Orbit Books - http://www.orbitbooks.net/
View from Valhalla - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/
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