File - GCN Discussion List Protocol.txt
- To make the Get Clients Now! reader discussion list valuable for everyone, here are some guidelines for list protocol. These guidelines are sent to the list as a reminder once a month.
1. ABOUT THE LIST
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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.)
If you are a Get Clients Now! licensed facilitator, you may post BRIEF announcements to the list about upcoming Get Clients Now! programs only. Please do not post promotional messages of any other kind on this list. Promotional messages include invitations to participate in no-charge programs at which products or services are being sold, or to access complimentary resources that require visitors to subscribe to a list. If you have something to sell, please use your signature block to let us know. Signature blocks should be no more than 10 lines long. Sending private emails to members of this list that contain promotional messages is also not permitted. If you send an off-list reply to a post, please do not use it as an opportunity to solicit business. Observing these guidelines will keep this list a safe and collegial space.
The list is moderated by C.J. Hayden and other volunteers. All messages must be approved by the moderator before being posted. If your message isn't posted right away, it is most likely still awaiting moderation.
Please treat the other list members with respect. All opinions are valuable here. No flaming or profanity, please.
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Members who don't follow these guidelines will hear from the moderator privately to avoid cluttering the list with discussions about list protocol. If you have any questions or concerns about list protocol, please email the moderator privately at info@... .
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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