Monthly Archives: July 2012

Brandon R. Luffman

For today’s part of the 2012 Blogger Book Fair, we had planned to have a guest post from Steven Katriel, the author of the new gothic horror novella The Portrait Of Alatiel Salazar. However, due to illness, Mr. Katriel’s guest appearance has been delayed. I hope to feature his guest post in the future, but for now, I hope you’ll enjoy this bit of information about his book and Mr. Katriel himself.

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Killer Plan or Lady Luck Part III – The Marketing Plan

The next post in this series was supposed to be on formatting. However, I have been persuaded to skip that bit for now, because there are lots of books and bits of advice out there that are probably much more detailed. What people want to know, I guess, is how I got to number one – not how I formatted the book!

However, I will say this. The formatting of your book is seriously important. You need to look like a professional. A badly formatted book automatically shouts INDIE, and not in a good way. If you don’t know how to do this, I have already written a couple of posts here and here that will get you to the point where you are almost ready for Amazon, and you will at least have tidied your book in preparation…

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Austenprose - A Jane Austen Blog

The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, by Syrie James (2012)Want to know how to spend New Year’s Eve this year? I highly recommend curling up with a glass of champagne and The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen, a new Austen-inspired novel by best-selling author of The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, Syrie James! *squee*

I had the honor of reading a working copy of this exciting novel months ago and offered Syrie a few suggestions. I would love to tell all…right now…but of course I will only offer this teaser description from the publisher:

Samantha McDonough cannot believe her eyes–or her luck. Tucked in an uncut page of a two-hundred-year-old poetry book is a letter that she believes was written by Jane Austen, mentioning with regret a manuscript that “went missing at Greenbriar in Devonshire.”

Could there really be an undiscovered Jane Austen novel waiting to be found? Could anyone resist the temptation to go looking for…

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Taxback.com also arranges EIN for a $200 fee ….

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

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Some of the most popular posts on this blog are about the non-US self-publisher’s headache of receiving all your royalties as opposed to having 30% of them withheld for tax reasons. We’ve long established that you can either go the long way around and apply for an ITIN, or the take the shortest route from A to B—or 70% to 100%—and apply for an EIN instead. Once you have those magic numbers, whichever ones they may be, you send a W8 form to the tax compliance department of each company you self-publish with and sit back and wait for your considerably bigger cheques.

But what’s happens to the tax that’s already been withheld? What about the 30% that’s been skimmed off each and every US-based royalty payment you’ve thus far received? How do you get your US tax back?

Up until the beginning of this year withholdings in…

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Writers Beware: Before signing up ….

David Gaughran

I don’t normally post here just to inform you of articles I have written elsewhere, but I think this one is important.

Most of you will have heard the news that Penguin’s parent Pearson has purchased the infamous self-publishing services company Author Solutions (owners of Author House, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford and many more).

I have written about the deal in a column for IndieReader today. You can read that post here: Penguin’s New Business Model: Exploiting Writers.

Given the nature of that post, I would appreciate you sharing it as widely as possible.

Enjoy your weekend!

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