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Many authors assume the legal disclaimers at the front of their books are supposed to be boring. They presume some pricey lawyers devised standard legalese, and they dare not depart from the norm.
The law does not require… Read the rest “Book Disclaimers Don’t Have to be Boring!”
If you will be selling books either in person or through your website, then the law says you are to collect and pay sales tax, unless you’re lucky enough to live in a state without sales tax.
And calculating sales… Read the rest “Sales Tax Basics for Writers”
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 “Business Set-Up For Indie Authors Now Available”
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.
… Read the rest “Free Webinar on Business Basics for Writers”
Want to be the author in authority? Want to create an instant credential? Want to be seen as the go-to person in your field?
Then consider writing and self-publishing a book. Not just any book, but a book that shows… Read the rest “Publishing a Book to Promote Your Expertise and Business”
Self-publishing authors give away a lot of books. First, to family and friends, especially those you can nudge into writing a review. Then, to potential bloggers, reviewers, bookstores, and other contacts.
And writers sell their own books at readings, book… Read the rest “Overcharging Authors for Their Own Books!”
ee 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 “Think Like a Publisher (and Release Your Inner Badass)”
With the successful adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s WILD
, many authors are imaging their books on the big screen. What writer hasn’t cast a movie star into their leading role or heard the perfect song for their opening credits? I… Read the rest “Don’t Let Your Hollywood Dream Turn into a Nightmare”
The following is an update of a post I wrote for Joel Friedlander’s ever-helpful blog at TheBookDesigner.com.
On the path to self-publishing, your first decision will be whether to:
Engage a self-publishing service company (SPSC)
to do everything from… Read the rest “How to Tell Which Self-Publishing Company is Right for You”
Long before I wrote the Legal Handbook,
I wrote tons of fiction. I have short stories, screenplays, children’s books, and half-finished novels stuffed into drawers, both real and virtual.
Since my day job is practicing law (a 95% left-brain activity),… Read the rest “Using Fiction Techniques For Writing Nonfiction”