Know you're all glad another semester is behind you and summer is just around the corner.
Have a question for the group. I've been approached about writing a how-to book for a company to sell. They're well-known in their field but this would be the first book in their publishing wing. Great brand, in other words, but not a lot of experience. The topic is right in my sweet area so that's great. I'm flattered they asked.
My question: what should I be looking for in terms of the contract? I want to protect as much of my intellectual property as possible - which is to say I'll want to repackage some of this at some point and I would prefer they NOT repackage it. But I'm not sure how to do that. They're not offering an advance but a hefty commission and I imagine some speaking gigs to help promote the book as well.
Thoughts? I'm out of my element here.