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Old 01-29-2011, 06:03 PM
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Hello,

I am not a writer, but I am in the process of making a coffee table style book. For the introduction I want to pay a local college professor (historian) to write a 3-4 page Introduction for the book.
- It will be clearly stated that the professor has written the Introduction and I am not oppose to sharing a decent amount of royalties.

Approximately how much would something like this cost. I realize all answers will be ball-parkish, but it will greatly help me currently.

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Why not just approach the professor you have in mind and ask?
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May I ask what the book is about? Why do you need an introduction by this professor, what will he add to the book? I'm just curious.
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Depends on how much of an expert he is but if he's a professor, he obviously is! How about you offer to pay him once off instead of a cut of your royalties?
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Originally Posted by SeeTheMonkey View Post
Why not just approach the professor you have in mind and ask?
The obvious answer.
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What will a professor add to a coffee table book that would inspire sales of said book? Just offer to put his picture next to his blurb. If he's like a lot of prof's he will jump at a chance to have his ego stroked. That or pay him a flat fee and don't get exorbitant with it.
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This also is true. If the subject matter appeals there are plenty who would do it for an ego massage, or peanuts.
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