Why I tell writers not to get too excited about copyright.

There are reasonable privacy precautions to take when you start a publishing project. But don’t obsess over the stuff that doesn’t matter. Almost every Author comes to me with a lot of fear (read: baggage from bad stories they’ve heard or imagined) about “copyright” and the possibility of people stealing their stuff.┬áIn all 12+ years […]

Dealing with Graphic Designers

I recently had a question posed to me by a self-publishing author about how to choose and negotiate with a graphic designer. She asks, “…Pay per job, per hour or a combo of paying for the job plus a percentage of the first set # of books sold. Any opinions?” Most graphic designers, if they […]

The Problem With Editors is They Know All Your Secrets

Writers cannot, repeat cannot do business without a standard Non-Disclosure slash Non-Circumvention Agreement in place between themselves and anyone else involved in the project. I promised a post about this issue some time ago, and when the topic came up in casual conversation today, I was reminded to write about it here. An NDA, as […]