Work-made-for-hire agreements with book ghostwriters
Working on a book with a ghostwriter is a collaborative, creative process. As such, it differs from most conventional business arrangements because it is based on mutual trust and respect–trust for your intellectual property and ideas and respect for the efforts we both bring to the table. If you need to produce a book with your name on it but need a little help, let us walk you through the simple document we use as the basis for working together: The Work Made for Hire Agreement (WMFH).
The basic idea underlying the WMFH is to agree what the book is about and what it will take to deliver its message. Our WMFH is about 3-4 pages long and was created to give both parties fair and equal consideration and to support that collaborative, creative process.
You and either Jack or Roger agree to a target length and reasonable stages of completion that prompt staged payments. We agree to deliver the manuscript within a reasonable turnaround time for you to approve our writing. We set a percentage of changes or revisions we are willing to make after the direction is set in the book proposal. Warranties and non-disclosure (NDA) clauses come next. Once the final payment is made, we sign the copyright over to you.
More details are included in our SECRETS OF SUCCESS FOR BUSINESS BOOK AUTHORS, a free download. At BBG, we help you write the book you know you need.