Where to find a co-author for a business book?
August 10, 2017 7:48 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for co-author(s)/ copy-writer(s) to write large pieces of a business book for executives based on academic research. This book will be co-authored with leading scholars in this particular field. There will be compensation, writing credit and royalties. Are there any recommended websites/agencies to help link me with potential partners? Thanks in advance!
posted by JiffyQ to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
If you can find a literary agent, they could probably hook you up.
posted by bq at 8:07 AM on August 10, 2017

One avenue worth exploring to find people who have contributed academic or trade journal articles about topic X . These might be also interested in co-authoring a book with you.

Another angle is, assuming that you're from an academic background, is to find somebody who has a business background and gives media interviews (or already writes in the media) about topic X. This has the added bonus of the book getting free publicity when it is published.
posted by jacobean at 12:32 PM on August 10, 2017

Go to FreelanceSuccess.com. I'm a member. It has a database of writers and editors, some of whom have done exactly the kind of work you are talking about. Or go straight to contacting Bronwyn Fryer. She used to be a former Senior Editor for Harvard Business Review and makes her living writing non-fiction books with or for business leaders, among others. Good luck!
posted by Bella Donna at 1:57 PM on August 10, 2017 [1 favorite]

If you already have a publisher, they might have ideas. (Source: my publisher had a list of possibilities, though I ended up choosing someone I'd already worked with.)
posted by Valancy Rachel at 10:32 PM on August 10, 2017

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