Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Service Agreements Sold Out

I have a bit of happy/sad news to report.

As of this morning, we have exactly two copies left of Service Agreements for SMB Consultants left on the shelf.

We have been working on a reprint, but we have been getting large orders from Amazon. A supply that was supposed to last the Summer is gone.

Our big change includes a few minor differences in delivery.

With the old printer we printed books 1,000 at a time. We also pressed 1,000 CDs and stuck them in the back of the book. As you can imagine, that's a pretty big outlay of cash for a thousand finished books.

Our new printing system is "print on demand" or "publish on demand" - and we'll deliver the electronic content via the shopping cart and web site. As a result, we have minimal up-front costs and only pay for production when books are ordered.

Of course nothing's ever simple. :-)

So, with our new printer, we have to move to a slightly smaller size (1/2" difference in width). That means we need to reformat the text and sample paragraphs a bit. Then, of course, we need to resize the cover, upload it all to the printer, and verify that it all works with the new packaging.

Oh, and the pages number will be different. So the index needs to be re-done so that it remains accurate.

The Bottom Line

If you want a copy of this book right now, then order right now. Amazon asked for a large shipment and we told them we're out of stock for now. We've got a couple of copies on the shelf for direct sale. After that, it will probably be about two weeks before we have more books to sell.

You can buy the electronic version of this book and take delivery right away. But if you want the hard copy, there may be a delay.

If you order the printed version and we're out, Lana will send you a note and ask whether you want the e-book version, a refund, or want to wait for the printed book.

Note: There is no new content in this book. The "new" printing is completely cosmetic and due to the circumstances notes above.

About Service Agreements for SMB Consultants

This book really is "A Quick-Start Guide to Managed Services."

This great little book does a lot more than give you sample agreements. I start out with a discussion of how you run your business and the kinds of clients you want to have. The combination of these -- defining yourself and defining your clients -- is the basis for your service agreements.

Every client engagement is covered by contract law -- whether you write the contract or not.

Your contracts or service agreements are the very definition of the services you offer and the prices you charge. They are the formal definition of your relationship with your clients. There is always the personal side, of course, and that's what keeps small businesses in business. But the basic description of how you operate is defined by your service agreements.

The book includes sample contracts with commentaries. All text, as well as some other great resources, are on the CD-ROM.

Copyright (C) 2005 by Karl W. Palachuk

85 pages


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