May 28th, 2012 → 8:00 am @ Carol Topp
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 […]
May 22nd, 2012 → 12:42 pm @ Carol Topp
CreateSpace will not make royalty payment to minors (teenagers under age 18). Here’s how to deal with it.
May 21st, 2012 → 12:43 pm @ Carol Topp
CreateSpace allowed a teenager to write a book, but required that royalty payments to go to his father.
May 7th, 2012 → 8:00 am @ Carol Topp
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 […]
May 3rd, 2012 → 8:00 am @ Carol Topp
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 […]
April 30th, 2012 → 8:00 am @ Carol Topp
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 […]
April 26th, 2012 → 8:00 am @ Carol Topp
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 […]
April 13th, 2012 → 1:29 pm @ Carol Topp
A writer on the Self Publishing Yahoo group recently asked, I’m writing a nonfiction book about flowers and plants.So my questions are about pricing books locally to the florists and garden centers. If they want to sell them on consignment, what percent (discount) should I discount to them? And if I sell them out right […]
February 6th, 2012 → 2:00 pm @ Carol Topp
When should I hire a CPA for my writing business?
January 23rd, 2012 → 8:40 am @ Carol Topp
This may seem like a really stupid question, but the exclusive use of space for a home office deduction, does that mean that the business owner can’t do any personal business in that space, like make personal phone calls, do personal things on the computer/internet, have personal files in the area, pay personal bills, etc? […]