on Writers for Hire:
Long hours and late nights of pounding the keys have finally resulted in something monumental–a book! You’ve finished your manuscript and even scored interest from a publisher or two.
What’s not to like? You could get used to this author life.
But wait! Before you start counting those dollar signs in your bank account without even a page in print, you want to think carefully about signing a publishing contract.
When those papers are shoved in front of you, adrenaline runs high, and business acumen tends to flow out like a tipped over bottle of ink that will blot your manuscript if you’re not careful. In an internet age, publishers have to be shrewd to stay afloat–and you should match their wit.