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Old 06-29-2012, 07:15 AM   #4
kennyc
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Yeah, I'm not sure what you mean by commissioning? Is this a topic/book they want written and have issued a 'call for authors' or some such? Or maybe just approached you/a single author about this? (if the single approach deal, I'd think they would be more forthcoming on the projections/pay)

That's a bit different, but also much the same as a traditional deal...but....the devil is in the details.

a few links:

http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/...ovel-advances/

http://jwikert.typepad.com/the_avera...the_avera.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...987870022.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/12/bo...w/Meyer-t.html
"....Today, some publishers are experimenting with low or no advances. In exchange for low-five-figure advances, the boutique press McSweeney’s, founded by Eggers, shares profits with its authors 50-50, as does the new imprint Harper Studio, which offers sub-six-figure advances. ..."

and one more: http://www.rachellegardner.com/2012/...cal-advance-2/

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