Can my writing and editing be one business?

December 12th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

I’m a writer and an editor? Are these two separate businesses? They are closely related and can be considered the same business for tax preparation. You should be able to combine the income and expenses into one Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business.   Carol Topp, CPA

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Shocking News To Authors: The Book Business Is A Business First

December 10th, 2011 → 8:25 am @

 Terry Whalin, author and publisher, gives us insight into the costs of publishing that most authors never see.   Before I began working inside a book publishing house, I had written more than 50 nonfiction books, ranging from children’s to adult books. I have never self-published a book and always worked through traditional publishers. However, […]

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Author to Business Owner: Alexandra Swann Part 2 of 2

December 5th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

A few short days ago, Alexandra Swann, author and business owner, shared her incredible story about her education, first published books and the start of her own media company. It was no small feat to earn her master’s degree at sixteen, completely sell out of 2,500 copies of her first book, and see her fiction […]

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Author to Business Owner: Alexandra Swann Part 1 of 2

December 1st, 2011 → 2:21 pm @

Author to Business Owner is designed to provide first-hand business tips for each and every writer. Each special guest has graciously imparted knowledge of their writing business in hopes of encouraging fellow authors to grow and manage their own businesses. This month, I am excited to introduce Alexandra Swann, author of No Regrets: How Homeschooling Earned […]

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10 Questions Writers Have

November 28th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

Have questions about writing? Business? Renowned author and publisher Terry Whalin has the answer! Jumpstart your writing business; take advantage of his wisdom: Articles about Common Writing Questions Do Agents Look For New Authors? Why should I write nonfiction instead of fiction? Why Is A Writers Conference Important? How Should I Pack for A Writers […]

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Sales tax on internet purchases

November 23rd, 2011 → 8:33 am @

photo credit: ilouque Don’t Mess with Taxes, Kay Bell, is keeping her eye on the issue of sales tax for on-line sales. This can affect many writers and self publishers who sell their books via their websites. States are beginning to pass laws requiring on-line retailers to collect sales tax from out-of-state customers. Tax software […]

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Top 10 Blogs for Authors

November 10th, 2011 → 2:00 pm @

Need a better marketing strategy? Looking to be self-published? Just want advice from other authors? Self-published author and blogger Shelley Hitz put together a list of the Top Ten Blogs all authors must follow. She is spot on! Still need more? Learn helpful business and tax tips in my new book, Business Tips and Taxes […]

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New podcast: Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

November 3rd, 2011 → 6:28 pm @

Carol Topp, CPA has a new podcast of interest to writers, bloggers, authors and publishers. Business Tips and Taxes for Writers   Listen to internet radio with FeliceGerwitz on Blog Talk Radio (give it about 10-20 seconds to load the podcast) Join host, Felice Gerwitz and her  guest, Carol Topp, CPA as she shares information […]

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Author to Business Owner: JoJo Tabares

November 1st, 2011 → 8:00 am @

Author to Business Owner is designed to provide first-hand business tips for each and every writer. Each special guest has graciously imparted knowledge of their writing business in hopes of encouraging fellow writers to grow and manage their own businesses.  I am pleased to introduce JoJo Tabares, self-employed author of Say What You Mean: Overcoming […]

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Interview 10/24/11 on business tips and taxes for writers

October 24th, 2011 → 6:49 pm @

Join host, Felice Gerwitz and her special guest, Carol Topp, CPA today (10/24/2011 at 3: 30 pm ET) .  Carol will share information about her latest book, Information in a Nutshell: Business Tips and Taxes for Writers! If you write you won’t want to miss this segment. Carol was asked to write this book by […]

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