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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Ebook or print for nonfiction? Share your opinion and win a copy of my book

April 26th, 2012 → 2:52 pm @

  My publisher (Media Angels) tells me that the paperback version of Business Tips and Taxes for Writers is selling better than the ebook version, much to her surprise.   So she is asking: Which do you prefer for a nonfiction title that you plan to use a a reference, paperback or ebook?   Enter […]

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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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Pricing your book for retail sales and discounts

April 13th, 2012 → 1:29 pm @

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 […]

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Invite me to your writers group (virtually)!

April 10th, 2012 → 1:40 am @

I just finished my first virtual writers group presentation.   I’m in Cincinnati, OH and I spoke to 15 writers in Tyler, TX via Skype on the topic of “You’re in Business Before You Make Money.” They could see my Powerpoint slides, ask questions, etc! Very cool!   If you’d like me to visit (virtually) […]

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Should You Incorporate Your Business?

April 5th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Should You Incorporate Your Business?

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Author to Business Owner: Annie Eskeldson

April 2nd, 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. I am pleased to introduce Annie Eskeldson! After her daughter was diagnosed with autism, Annie decided that […]

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Even More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

March 26th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

Even More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

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What can a writer deduct on a tax return?

March 23rd, 2012 → 10:40 am @

I enjoyed speaking to Quinn Barret of Wise Bear Books in a podcast where we talked about Business Tips and Taxes for Writers. Here’s what we talked about:   What can a writers deduct on their taxes? Is Sch C (sole proprietorship) an audit flag to the IRS? Are costs to get my book on […]

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More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

March 19th, 2012 → 8:00 am @

More Business Mistakes Made by Writers

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