I know a lot of people hate on Larry Correia because of his politics, but nobody can state with any honesty that he doesn’t understand business. He and Steve Diamond (another accountant… what’s up with the accountants taking over writing?) host a weekly podcast called WriterDojo, which is designed to help out those who are struggling to become a professional writer.
For those of you who are just getting into the writing business, today’s episode on the WriterDojo podcast, “The Basics of Business“, can be really helpful. There are some good tips on how to handle contracts, advances, royalties, etc. It’s not advice nor counsel, mind you, so keep this in mind. Most of what they talk about are their own experiences and they’ll even clarify that they are not telling you what to do, just more along the lines of what to watch out for.
Here is a link to WriterDojo. There are 3 episodes already. Pretty good stuff.