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Old 30th of November 2009 (Mon)   #1
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I can't stress enough how valuable this book is. Given the price, there is literally no reason not to read it. I own a software company and could have spared myself some serious stress had I read the book sooner, and that's out of industry. Every single person here would benefit from it.

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This may have been mentioned here recently, but a) I haven't seen it if it has and b) I've come across more than a few threads recently with OPs that should read it.

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Old 30th of November 2009 (Mon)   #2
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Tell us more about it, you're not selling me yet. What is it about the book that you liked ? What kind of info should we expect?

Everytime I pick up a photo related book its filled with the same regurgitated drivel in glossier pages. Educate me! What kind of topics does this book cover in particular?
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Tell us more about it, you're not selling me yet. What is it about the book that you liked ? What kind of info should we expect?

Everytime I pick up a photo related book its filled with the same regurgitated drivel in glossier pages. Educate me! What kind of topics does this book cover in particular?
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A follow-up to the successful and acclaimed "Best Business Practices for Photographers", this updated and expanded edition serves as an even more comprehensive guide to achieving financial success and personal satisfaction in your business as a photographer. Included in this new edition are sections on licensing your work, making the career change from a staff photographer to a freelancer, surviving an IRS audit, and more. This book includes best practices in interacting with clients, negotiating contracts and licenses, and business operations. "Best Business Practices for Photographers, Second Edition" is the key to a successful career in photography.

Or you could also click on the link.

jmborkowski, thanks for the info.
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I'm with Karl on this. Whats the difference between this book and all the other books out there about the best way to run a photography business?
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I'm with Karl on this. Whats the difference between this book and all the other books out there about the best way to run a photography business?
I just spent some time reading the reviews as well as other recommended books by Amazon, I was impressed and purchased the book. I will let you know what I think of it as soon as I get it.
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Being from Canada I'd want to know is there sufficient content that's applicable to other countries or is this another US-COTU book (which is fine, just not worthwhile to me)? From the description I see copyright & IRS mentioned (likely US content only), however general contracts, negotiating and business operations could be relevant.

John, any opinion if this book is suitable for countries other than the US?

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I'm with Karl on this. Whats the difference between this book and all the other books out there about the best way to run a photography business?
No worries, it's an easy answer, DETAIL.

The book is 500 pages long, touches on damn near everything and uses current, real life examples from the author's successful photography business. He shows you actual contracts, bid sheets, invoices, email threads with prospects and clients and on an on.

Strobist review.

Chase Jarvis review.
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Just think how few questions we'd see here on the forum, if everyone started buying and reading this and some of the other excellent books out there!
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It's really one of the best books on photography business. There's also ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography which is great too. Also, you can find a list of best photography business books at photography.pro.
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Those of you guys who have read the book.....is the content US centric or is there sufficient to make it valuable to other countries?
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I just spent some time reading the reviews as well as other recommended books by Amazon, I was impressed and purchased the book. I will let you know what I think of it as soon as I get it.
That'd be great! I'm interested to see what you think of it.
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Sounds like there's at least one Canuck who feels this book is of value. I'll check it out - thx for that link.
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I ended up getting it and it is pretty damned good. :P
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thank you for sharing this information!
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