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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Reasonable salary for a S corp

May 15th, 2012 → 8:57 am @

The Journal of Accountancy (what we CPA’s love to read!) has a very helpful article on “Reasonable salary for S corporation owners” Here’s a few excerpts (for the full article click here) and my  plain-English summaries. …an advantage of an S corporation over a C corporation is that a shareholder’s share of the corporation’s net […]

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Warning to S corporations!

May 11th, 2012 → 8:53 am @

I read an interesting story in the Journal of Accountancy (well interesting to me, a CPA!) about an owner of an S corporation that serves as a warning to all of you considering S corporation status for your business. (Here’s a link to the article “Eighth Circuit agrees that CPA was underpaid” if you care […]

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Taxes Filed? Now Improve Your Records

May 8th, 2012 → 9:40 am @

I preach the importance of record keeping all the time to tax clients, writers, and business owners! Record keeping is the life-blood of a successful business   Forbes  has a get article on Tax Return Filed? Now Consider Your Records Here’s an excerpt: No one likes organizing records. If you just finished your tax return […]

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Author to Business Owner: Dorothy Cadet

May 7th, 2012 → 8:00 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. This month, I am excited to have Dorothy Cadet to share her experiences with us, and how […]

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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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How You (or Your Child) Can Be a Published Author LIVE (& free) 5/2/2012

May 2nd, 2012 → 12:51 pm @

  Join me LIVE Wednesday May 2 at 11 am ET as I present How You (or Your Child) Can Be a Published Author at the 2012 Ultimate Homeschool Expo This Expo allows you to listen to over 20 sessions live for free. Or buy a ticket and listen to over 80 workshops from speakers, […]

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