A Free #EIN Simplifies the Business of Self-Publishing – BookWorks – #Taxation Issues for #Authors

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Authors who are not from the U.S. are often caught in a quandary when it comes to taxation issues when it comes to downloading their books to be published and sold through aggregating sites such as Amazon. Many newly published authors in particular seem to get caught in the double taxation system, first by the 30% taken off their royalties by the site they’re published on, and then again at tax time.


There have been several articles written on these issues to help out authors on these issues. In fact, here’s one written by Diane Tibert for Canadian authors. But since that article, things have become somewhat easier in regards to avoid having to obtain an EIN from the IRS by being permitted now to use our social insurance numbers.


I recently came across this article from Joel Friedlander’s newsletter, the bookdesigner.com ,full of interesting and useful articles for Indie authors, and one written by Carla King for bookworks.com . It simplifies and explains the process for avoiding the dreaded 30% tax taken off royalties.


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Source: A Free EIN Simplifies the Business of Self-Publishing – BookWorks


D.G. Kaye ©October 2015

Google Search Algorithm Adds Mobile-Friendly Factors & App Indexing To Ranking


News Flash: Google will be changing the way their algorithms work on April 21st. This will affect the way our websites are displayed on mobile devices. I happily subscribe to Joan Stewart’s newsletters and this is where I discovered this important piece of information.


Joan is a.k.a. The Publicity Hound and offers a wealth of information in her newsletters to writer and authors about self publishing and marketing, as well, she keeps us up to date on the newest trends. She often works with J.F. Bookman from The Bookdesigner.com . They offer webinars where we can take advantage of great information and great deals on their promos.

What Joan has shared by pointing out this article linked below, is that google will be changing their ranking system, and websites that aren’t currently mobile friendly will not be recognized in the rankings. Yes, that means your site’s visibility may be hampered for those hand-held device readers of our blogs.

In the article below, written by news editor Barry Schwartz from Searchengineland.com, you will be able to click on a link to test your websites.

You know how the old saying goes . . . “An ounce of prevention . . .”

Google Search Algorithm Adds Mobile-Friendly Factors & App Indexing To Ranking.


©D.G. Kaye, dgkayewriter.com, 2015