File - GCN Discussion List Protocol.txt
- To make the Get Clients Now! reader discussion list valuable for everyone, here are some requests about discussion list protocol. These guidelines are sent to the list as a reminder once a month.
1. List Topic -- The topic of this list is getting clients, which includes marketing, sales, and
building a service business or private practice. Please keep your posts on topic and do not use the
list as a clearinghouse for unrelated announcements. (Coaches, please note: this is a sales and marketing list with members from a wide variety of professions, not a list exclusively for coaches.)
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sender's address by right-clicking on the message and choosing "Properties." You can also find it
by visiting the list website and viewing the message there. (The site address
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/getclientsnow is at the end of every message.)
5. One-Liners -- Refrain from sending one-line responses like "congratulations," "thanks for your
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7. Unsolicited E-mail -- Sending unsolicited email messages to members of this list is strictly forbidden and will result in your being banned from the group without warning.
Subscribers who violate list rules will hear from me privately to avoid cluttering the list with
discussions about list protocol. If you have questions about list protocol at any time, please email
me privately at CoachCJ@... .
C.J. Hayden, MCC
- MF asked:
<< I am interested in editing a book in which individual chapters will be contributed by different authors. How would I credit and compensate these other contributers? I will probably be self-publishing. Any thoughts? >>
In a typical arrangement with contributing authors, those who provide chapters for your book would not be compensated with an advance or royalties. Instead, they would receive a certain number of free copies of the finished book plus a discount on ordering future copies for resale. The free copies and discount would usually be comparable to what an author would receive from a publishing house on a book for which they were sole author. In my experience, this is usually 5-10 free copies, and a discount of anywhere from 40-70% (which could also depend on how many copies they order at a time).
As far as credit goes, authors would expect to have their contact info and a bio slug in the book itself, and to be named on the back cover or dust jacket. The most prominent contributing authors might also be named on the front cover. Authors would also be named in the promo copy for the book on the publisher's website, press releases about it, and some booksellers' websites, space permitting.
Since a contributing author is normally not paid, what they will want to see from you is some assurance that the book will be a success. Otherwise, their hard work to write a chapter for you might go to waste. I typically only choose to contribute chapters for books that will be published by an established publisher or are being self-published by someone whose track record is known to me. That way I stand a better chance of my work being seen and getting paid back in PR value when I'm not receiving cash compensation.
C.J. Hayden, MCC
Author, Get Clients Now! (tm) & Get Hired Now! (tm)
Wings Business Coaching LLC, San Francisco, CA
(415) 981-8845 or (877) 946-4722 in the U.S.
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