While it’s true that some people have design, writing, editing and marketing talent; this is not reality for the vast majority of authors. And for those with the skillset, how much time do you really have? You need a team.
Net Minds brings together authors and publishing professionals in a new kind of marketplace assembled for the purpose of making great books.
We believe that everyone should share in the royalties on the books they work on. But we understand, sometimes this might not desirable for the author or for the talent looking for a more traditional pay for services. Take control of your earnings.
Net Minds offers publishing professionals three ways to get paid for their work: cash, royalties, or a hybrid of the two. Learn more about how royalties and cash are paid.
Most books don’t credit everyone involved for their work, leaving it up to the author to acknowledge. This not only holds back the earnings potential of publishing professionals, but it also limits their ability to obtain performance reviews to attract new work.
Net Minds offers a comprehensive, transparent ratings and reviews system for authors and publishing professionals to review each other, even their publisher.
Contracts and negotiations are difficult, but they don’t need to be unfair. Why do you need to hire a lawyer to either publish your book or work on one? Instead start with a contract that values everyone's contribution.
Net Minds has put together the only guided negotiation and automatic contract system. All parties understand their obligations and receive fair payment terms so everyone wins.
It takes a lot of time and sometimes cash to create a traditional book proposal. Most book proposals don’t lead to publishing deals because the acquisition process is tightly controlled, driven by a profit and loss statement instead of the quality of the idea.
Net Minds has created a guided book proposal wizard asking the most important information to determine writing quality, idea quality and potential market opportunities.
The Internet has made collaborative workflows much easier, yet so few publishers take advantage of collaboration, many even blocking access to editors, designers and marketers employed by the traditional publisher.
Coming soon, Net Minds will release a new collaboration tool that will change how publishing teams collectively write, edit and strategize marketing.