How do people work this out? Like for anthologies or two authors working on the same book? Do you just agree to split things evenly? Take turns publishing...?
That's what I was afraid of.scl said:You need to get that all set up ahead of time and put it into a written contract. Then you can hopefully stay friends and do what the written contract says. Otherwise it is inevitable that there will be misunderstandings even when everyone has the best of intentions.
I'd say that is more a publisher than a book packager.Phoenix Sullivan said:I can speak to my anthology. I acted as editor and publisher (more like a book packager, actually), meaning I solicited submissions, rejected A LOT, accepted a few and did extensive editing for the stories selected. I purchased the cover image, engaged a designer, and formatted and uploaded the book myself to Amazon, B&N and Smashwords.
Well, a book packager often originates the idea, puts out the call for submissions, chooses and edits the works, oversees the cover art, then sells the package. Admittedly, the lines blur, but technically, the anthology was packaged rather than simply published. It just depends on how narrow a definition you use. I threw out both terms because I don't really care what it's called as long as people buy it .I'd say that is more a publisher than a book packager.