Working with Motion
This short but important page will help you decide if we are a good fit.
Many people—maybe even most—don’t get to choose their clients. Motion is a boutique publisher; it is anything but a chop shop. The company carefully selects its clients.
Right from the get-go, know this: Motion endeavors to make all of its clients as happy as possible. The company places great value in the fact that individuals and organizations can choose to work with any number of publishing outfits.
Fundamentally, there are three types of people in this world:
- Those who get it.
- Those who don’t get it but want to get it. (These are some of my favorite people, and most Motion clients fall into this bucket.)
- Those who don’t want to get it and don’t want to get it.
Motion Publishing only works with the first two groups. If you fall into the third one, then we’re not a fit.
Trust me, as evinced by our testimonials, working with Motion is easy and downright fun. No matter what we do together, it’s essential that we understand each other from the beginning. If you read this page and you decide it would be unwise to work with Motion, then it has served its purpose and I wish you the best of luck.
Against that backdrop, here are some things that you should know about working with Motion Publishing.
E-Mail and Collaboration
It takes a great deal of work and collaboration to produce a quality text.
E-mail is not collaboration. Period.
Motion uses collaborative tools such as Dropbox, Todoist, and others to work together far more efficiently than relying upon e-mail alone. If you’re not open to using new tools, then we’re not a fit.
If you’re not sure about what you want to write or the theme of your book, that’s alright. Motion is here to help you clarify your message. Some people, though, simply cannot make decisions—ever. If you’re consistently vague and indecisive about what you want, however, then we’re not a good fit.
First-time authors typically come to the table with many questions about the publishing process. Most don’t know what they don’t know. What’s more, there’s always an initial period of adjustment with any new professional relationship. Still, there are limits to this adjustment process, and Motion simply isn’t interested in working with people who are overly critical and/or think that they know everything.
If you think that you always know more or know better than the members of our experienced team, then we’re probably not a fit.
If you don’t take invoices and payment terms seriously, then we’re not a fit.
If you’re not responsive and/or don’t take our work seriously, then we’re not a good match.
Thank you for taking the time to read this page. If you’re interesting in working with Motion, then click on the button on the right to get started.