Did you pay the freelance writers who contributed their query letters to your book, “QUERY LETTERS THAT WORKED! Real Queries That Landed $2K+ Writing Assignments?” Or, did they simply give them to you?
Did they retain the rights, or transfer them to you? I ask because I am planning an anthology, using articles from other writers.
I paid each contributor $50 each and I also gave each one a copy of the finished print edition of the book. And, I only asked for non-exclusive rights. That means I can continue to sell the book containing their contributions but they can use/sell their work elsewhere as well.
If any of them wants to buy a copies to re-sell, they can do so at the author discount we offer to BookLocker authors. I do not earn any royalties when they do that but that’s okay because, without them, the book would not exist.
Here’s how I did it (this includes a sample contract):
HOW TO COMPILE AND PUBLISH AN ANTHOLOGY
- Submit to Anthologies to Promote Yourself and Your Book(s)! – By Johnny Townsend
- Anthology Can Help Support Writing Group By R.T. Byrum
- “I want to publish an anthology that includes stories written by others. Where do I start?”
- Sample Anthology Contributor Contract
- Is Anthology Creator the “Author”?
- More Q&A with Angela!
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