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”
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 “Questions About Copyright, Pen Names, and 1099s”
Producing a well-edited, professionally designed book takes money. If you don’t have spare change lying around, how do you finance the upfront costs?
Many writers are using crowdfunding to raise money for editors and designers as well as production and… Read the rest “Crowdfunding For Writers — Handle With Care”
How exciting! You are about to receive your first royalty check from your local bookstore, CreateSpace, Amazon, Smashwords, IBookstore, anyone. And they ask you for your Social Security Number or SSN.
Do you really want to give your SSN away… Read the rest “Sell Your Book, Not Your Identity”