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Monday, March 2, 2009

Bigger Book Advances...An Insider's View

Let's talk about book advances and how they are likely calculated and how we can make them bigger!

In my research of this topic I came across an excellent article by Alan Rinzler, a veteran book publishing insider, that offers private editorial services to writers and agents. Author list includes Toni Morrison, Hunter Thompson among others.

If we are fortunate enough to get to this point where a publisher wants our work, the following article details how they calculate our advance, usually based on projected first year sales, and steps we can take to increase the advance amount: http://www.alanrinzler.com/blog/2008/10/14/how-to-negotiate-the-biggest-possible-book-advance-9-tips-for-writers/
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