Business Tip #18 for Writers: Partnerships

September 24th, 2013 → 12:42 pm @

Considering partnering with a fellow author to co-write a novel together? Before you dive right in, there are several factors to consider. My book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, details a few key areas to look into before you sign that contract. “Before you enter into a partnership, even if it i just a […]

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Business Tip #17 for Writers: Business Checking Account

September 17th, 2013 → 12:41 pm @

As an author, it may seem fine for your business and personal checking accounts to mix. After all, it is simpler to have one account, right? This is not entirely true. Here is an excerpt from my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, that reveals the best banking method for your writing business: “Business owners […]

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Author to Business Owner: Penny Zeller

November 13th, 2012 → 10:00 am @

Author to Business Owner is designed to provide first-hand business tips for any 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. We pick up our series this fall with a guest spot from author Penny Zeller! As a […]

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Business Tip #16 for Writers: Sole Proprietorship

October 22nd, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Are you new to writing? Looking to publish your recent work? A writing business structure may seem like the least of your worries! However, by publishing a book, you are taking the steps to owning a business. Congratulations! Considering how to setup your writing business, then, is crucial. There are several avenues you could take, […]

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Business Tip #15 for Writers: Writing as a Ministry

October 8th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Authors, now that we’ve distinguished your writing business from a hobby writing, it is time to consider another potential aspect of your  business. Perhaps you intend to run this writing business as a ministry and use your gifts for others. Fantastic! Are there any special considerations for this type of writing business? This excerpt from […]

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Business Tip #14 for Writers: Writing – Business or Hobby?

October 1st, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Most authors begin a writing business as a hobby, telling stories for fun and personal enjoyment. How do you know when your writing hobby turns into a writing business? A tricky question. Chapter 1 of my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, answers just this question: “How do you know if you have a hobby […]

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Business Tip #13 for Writers: Sales Tax Exemptions

September 24th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Our last tip dealt with sales tax, and and how good record keeping is essential to determine what tax you will owe on your sales. But there can be exemptions to sales tax. This is important for you, authors, as vendors to know! This short excerpt from my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, outlines […]

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Business Tip #12 for Writers: Sales Tax

September 17th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

You’re selling your book, and that’s great. I hope you can’t keep your inventory stocked! When making those sales, it is easy to overlook a crucial piece: sales tax. Why is this necessary? Here’s a few tips on how to keep sales tax records from my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers: “My recommendation is […]

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Business Tip #11 for Writers: Do you need E-books?

September 10th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

As our world continually moves toward the electronic, sooner or later, your writing business may need to consider whether E-books would be a wise investment. But, just what are the pros and cons of E-books for an author? You came to the right place! Take a look at this passage from my book, Business Tips and […]

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Business Tip #10 for Writers: Shipping Your Product

September 3rd, 2012 → 8:00 am @

  With your inventory stocked and marketing strategy ready to go, it may be time for your writing business to start sending your product to customers. Congratulations! Now, how do you go about that? What does shipping your book entail? My book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers, details just what you need to know to […]

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