RE: Contract for a book

Subject: RE: Contract for a book
From: "technical writing plus" <doc-x -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "'R. Armstrong'" <rarmstrong -at- alpha -dot- ipswitch -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2006 14:21:05 -0500

Used to be that the yearly Writer's Market described info like that. Their
website is A lot of the stuff that they
publish in the yearly is also on their site.

Jim Jones

-----Original Message-----
... but before I leave, the Marketing
department wants me to write a book for them. They want it to be a short
'Dummies Guide' (48 pages,) but are willing to let me keep author credit
and pay me a contract rate....Since this is the first time I've ever
considered this type of proposal, I
am completely stumped when it comes to how much I should charge for writing
the book. I know that the book is to be used 'mostly' as marketing
collateral, so asking for a percentage of sales would be rather worthless.
I have though about charging per page, or per hour...Unfortunately,
I'm not sure what that hourly rate should be...I seem to remember a similar
thread some time back, but I couldn't find it in the archive...


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