Communicate with your partner

22 Nov

This isn’t a blog entry about romantic relationships.  However, it is an article about the relationship you have with your illustrator, your publisher, your printing company, etc.  It is important to clearly state what your intentions are and what your vision is.  It is important to be on the same page of your author.

Suzy and I have both worked very hard on this first edition, The Beach.  It was a collaboration of creative ideas.  We have concentrated on our strengths and what we both brought to the table.   Clearly, Suzy is an amazing illustrator.  She has a unique style that is difficult to simulate.

But one thing that I should mention if you are teaming up with someone especially a friend;  keep the lines of communication open.  Be honest with one another and say what you are thinking or feeling.  It is much easier to work on a personal project with someone whom you trust and can communicate with.

Don’t end up like the Mark Zuckerberg and his mate that fell out with one another over the social networking forum, Facebook.  Always, be clear in the beginning with what is to be expected i.e. who is working on what, royalties, you get the gist.


One Response to “Communicate with your partner”

  1. Partnership Marketing UK November 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Good brief piece guys, as with much of collaboration and partnering, the negotiation and communication is most important AFTER you agree to work together.

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