Video Blog: Can a writer deduct unpaid royalties?

September 6th, 2012 → 4:00 pm @

A writer asks, “Can I deduct unpiad royalties?” in this video blog from Carol Topp, CPA

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Can you explain accounting (simply)?

July 9th, 2012 → 2:09 pm @

“I have problems with the accounting it is taught everywhere.”

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Q&A: What does an editor do?

May 31st, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Today marks the end of our short series on common questions from authors, brought to us by ZLS Publishing. We have gleaned some valuable information as to how authors can better market and publish their work. Let’s see what ZLS has to say about editors: “I’m new to this writing and publishing thing. I keep […]

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Q&A: Is it necessary for an author to have a business plan?

May 28th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

It is time for ZLS Publishing to provide us with another answer to a common question authors have about their writing business. Let’s see what they have to say about the necessity of a business plan for authors. Is it useful? “As a writer, soon to be a published author, do you think it’s necessary […]

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How to deal with royalty payments to a parent, instead of the teenager

May 22nd, 2012 → 12:42 pm @

CreateSpace will not make royalty payment to minors (teenagers under age 18). Here’s how to deal with it.

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CreateSpace for minors?

May 21st, 2012 → 12:43 pm @

CreateSpace allowed a teenager to write a book, but required that royalty payments to go to his father.

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Q&A: Is there a way to market my book for free?

May 7th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

We welcome back ZLS Publishing today, bringing us more great advice for authors regarding the marketing of their books: “I’m in the process of finishing up my book but I’ve recently lost my job. From what I’ve heard, you need money to have a marketing budget and it costs money to market a book. My […]

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Q&A: What does a Publisher do for the Author?

May 3rd, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Previously, ZLS Publishing has been answering common questions authors have about their books. Take a look at what they have to say about the benefits of publishers: “What exactly does a publisher do for the author? I’ve heard different things and I am confused. Please clarify. Traditional publishers operate very differently from self-publishing companies. A traditional […]

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Q&A: Can I Typeset My Book Using Word?

April 30th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Welcome back to our short series featuring common questions on book publishing and marketing. Today, we learn the best ways for authors to typeset their books: “I see you a lot on the web talking about typesetting but I also see a lot of other folks who claim to typeset their books using MS Word and […]

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Q&A: Should I Pay for a Review?

April 26th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Our next short series features common questions authors have on publishing and marketing their books. Take a look at this recommendation for book reviews: “I know that reviews are necessary for an author’s success. I also know that some places and reviewers charge for reviews. Should I be paying for a book review? Does it really […]

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