Business Resources for Authors

Finance

Should You Sell Books from Your Author Website?

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The Internet makes it easy to build a store-front on our website, but before you start selling books directly to your readers, consider all the pros and cons.

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Who Pays for Affiliate Programs?

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The lure of an extra 5-15% in affiliate commissions is very attractive. But where does that affiliate money come from? Find out how it may be costing you.

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Copyright & Probate Planning

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Copyrights for material created after 1978 last for 70 years after the author’s death. Have you made a specific plan for transferring your copyrights and the potential income produced?

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Planning for 1099-Misc

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Perhaps you’ve been paid via a 1099-Misc. for your writing income, but did you ever think you would need to report payments to others using these same forms? Start planning now with these tools

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Do Writing Contests Pay Off?

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There are hundreds of writing contests out there. How can you know whether one is worth entering?

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Finding Royalty-Free Music

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Songs, like books, are copyrighted. When adding music to a video or podcast, make sure you have the right to use it without paying royalties. We offer five sources, courtesy of MakeUseOf.

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Take A Global View of Sales

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Do you follow changes in book retailing around the world? If you don’t, you risk leaving money on the table. Get the latest deets on worldwide U.S. exports of books and Amazon’s expansion in the U.K. and Europe.

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Use SmartPhones As Cash Registers

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Harness the power and mobility of smartphones to help sell your books—everywhere! We share how.

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What Does Net Mean?

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A review of the business term “net” and how it applies in contracts with publishers, distributors and aggregators. Do you know how your royalties are calculated?

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Identify Your Income Streams

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As an author, are you taking advantage of all your potential streams of income? Do you even know what they are?

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