The Essential Books for Authors Bundle has you covered start to finish on your publishing journey. Beginning with negotiating a textbook publishing contract and making the time to write through the actual process of writing and developing your manuscript and navigating rights and permissions issues, this collection has everything you need to be a successfully published author.

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Included in the Essential Books for Authors Bundle are:

Guide to Textbook Publishing ContractsGuide to Textbook Publishing Contracts

In this step-by-step guide by Stephen Gillen, a Partner at Wood Herron & Evans, you will learn the key provisions of a typical textbook contract and how to determine what’s important to you so that you can enter into the contract negotiation process better informed. Get the “typical”, “better” and “better still” options you can consider when making decisions about what to negotiate.

“I strongly advise anyone interested in textbook authorship, whether looking forward to a first contract or having recently signed your umpteenth contract, to read Guide to Textbook Publishing Contracts. Then remember where you put it when you are finished because you’ll want to go back and use it each time you are offered a new contract or amendment.”
– Kevin Patton, award-winning author of Anatomy & Physiology (9e)

Guide to Making Time to WriteGuide to Making Time to Write: 100+ Time & Productivity Management Tips for Textbook and Academic Authors

You know you should be writing at least 15 minutes a day. But with all the demands on your time, how can you find 15 minutes or more to spare? And when you do find the time to write, it’s often hard to break free of the distractions and build momentum in the time that you have. We get it. Making time to write–and doing it productively–can be challenging.

So, to help you succeed, we’ve collected 100+ successful tips and strategies–and a lot of inspiration–from authors who have made the time and made it work. In this Guide to Making Time to Write, you will find just what you need to boost your productivity, adjust your routine, and focus on your writing efforts once and for all. Isn’t it time for you to make the time to write?

“In addition to the book’s many bulleted points you can pop like quick-fix pills, the sidebars of a ‘Featured Strategy’ bring warmth and relatability, with personal examples and photos of the writers/scholars advising how they specifically use time management and writing techniques.”
– Noelle Sterne, PhD, author of Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping with the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Struggles

Writing and Developing Your College TextbookWriting and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide

This updated and expanded third edition by Mary Ellen Lepionka, Sean W. Wakely, and Stephen E. Gillen, will empower you to undertake textbook development by guiding you through the nuts and bolts of the development process, and providing essential background information on the changing higher education publishing industry, as well as how to choose a publisher, write a textbook proposal, negotiate a publishing contract, and establish good author-publisher relations.

“When I first started writing my textbook, I discovered Writing and Developing Your College Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide. I read the book, highlighted sections, typed out my own notes, and referred to it regularly over the next two years as I developed my own textbook. I can’t imagine a better guide to writing a textbook!” 
– Lisa Daniels, Professor of Economics, Washington College

Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational, and Trade PublishingGuide to Rights Clearance & Permissions in Scholarly, Educational, and Trade Publishing

Learn what you need to know to avoid and manage copyright infringement claims that arise from the publication of your book, article, or media project. In this book, intellectual property attorney Stephen E. Gillen covers the unique rights clearance and permission issues related to writing scholarly works. You’ll also get practical pointers and guidelines, and more than a dozen templates you can use to request permissions and secure releases. Put 40 years of rights clearance and permissions experience on your bookshelf.

“Guide to Rights Clearance & Permissions is a must-read for every author. It contains essential information that will help authors steer safely through the sometimes treacherous waters of copyrights, fair use, permissions, and scholarly integrity. Mr. Gillen makes legal issues easy to understand, interesting, and at times downright fascinating. Even experienced authors who think they’ve ‘seen it all’ are likely to be surprised by some of the information that can be gleaned from this book.”
– June Jamrich Parsons, Author, New Perspectives on Computer Concepts

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