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Business Set-Up For Indie Authors Now Available

Yesterday, I did a live webinar with Joel Friedlander on how to set-up your self-publishing business. including information about business names and taxes. You can view it here.  Why Authors Who Want to Self-Publish Need a Business Hat For more… Read the rest

Free Webinar on Business Basics for Writers

What are you doing Thursday, Feb. 11 at 1 Pacific time/4 Eastern time?  I’ve teamed up with Joel Friedlander to present a webinar on business basics for writers, particularly the nuts and bolts of setting up your self-publishing business. And Read the rest

Think Like a Publisher (and Release Your Inner Badass)

I see this all too often. A writer wants to self-publish without being a publisher. She hands off her manuscript to a company like AuthorHouse, IUniverse or WestBow Press without doing any homework. She doesn’t even research the company’s… Read the rest

Questions About Copyright, Pen Names, and 1099s

Today, I am going to answer questions posted by readers through emails, my website, and even Amazon reviews. I appreciated when readers take the time to ask questions. It helps me know what’s on your minds. QUESTION: Oh no. I Read the rest

Hiring Freelancers; Contract Basics

You have chosen an editor, book-cover designer, interior designer, photographer, illustrator, audio book narrator, or other freelance contractor. Now what? How do you spell out your mutual expectations or, to put it in legal language, the terms of engagement? Most… Read the rest

Can Your Million-Dollar Idea be Protected?

By Sean Loyless on Flickr Here’s a scary thought–ideas are not protected by copyright law, no matter how unique and valuable.  If you give your elevator pitch in an elevator, anyone who overhears you may snitch it. Copyright law applies… Read the rest

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