While people are all full of “keep it real” advice for those going into self-publishing, nobody really gives the “keep it real” advice to those still seeking book deals. Nobody gave me any advice and I admittedly didn’t know my ass from a hole in the ground. I’m not even sure I read past the advance amount and due dates. LOL Seriously. Certainly I didn’t understand how to put the small print into context of what I would do if my book experienced moderate, midlist success. I went in with BESTSELLER on my mind–which was just stupid. Hopeful, but stupid.
What’s the one piece of advice I would give to an author making a book deal today?
Don’t make a 1990’s deal in a 2014 marketplace.