Monday, February 8, 2016

[Free Webinar] Should Authors Become Businesses? An Attorney Answers the Question via @jfbookman

You're an author. Should you also be a business?

Some of you may be asking, why set up a business? There are many advantages to adopting good business practices, especially if you are self-publishing.
  • You’ll have more time for writing. You’ll save yourself hours of frustration digging through piles trying to find information.
  • You’ll be ready for success. As your sales increase, you will be prepared to measure and manage that growth.
  • You’ll avoid losses. If you have a better handle on cash flow, you’ll know when your expenses are getting too far ahead of your income.
  • You’ll know what works. If you have a method of tracking sales, you’ll know which marketing efforts paid off and which were a bust.
  • You’ll avoid mistakes, like forgetting to collect and pay sales tax or to deliver 1099s to freelancers.
  • You’ll save on taxes. If you operate your writing venture as a business, you are more likely to be able to deduct writing expenses from your non-writing income and reduce your tax bill.
  • You’ll feel more legit. If you don’t treat your writing as a legitimate business, then no one else will, particularly the IRS.
  • Your heirs will thank you. If you are hit by the proverbial bus, your heirs will appreciate your organization.
As many authors have discovered, setting up yourself as a business and operating it with a little discipline, you'll have more time, more focus, and more “mojo” for your writing.

Want answers? Come to the free webinar on Thursday.

On Thursday I'll host attorney and self-published author Helen Sedwick on a free webinar called “Why Authors Who Want to Self-Publish Need a Business Hat.”

In this educational presentation you’ll learn about subjects like:
  • The steps needed to enter the business of self-publishing
  • Developing a realistic budget, a full-blown business plan, and your tax options.
  • Working with vendors, editors and hiring freelancers, and other contract-based workers.
  • Purchasing your own ISBNs,
  • Setting up bank, PayPal and other business accounts,
  • Accepting credit cards, and
  • Keeping track of income and expenses.
If you're serious about making a career out of publishing, you won't want to miss this event. 

>> At the end of the webinar we'll show you the solution that we came up with to help you set yourself up as a self-publisher. We call it “Publishing Business in a Box” and there’s nothing like it anywhere. <<

When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Pacific (4:00 p.m. Eastern)
Register: "Why Authors Who Want to Self-Publish Need a Business Hat"
See you on the webinar!



P.S. Free webinar Thursday with attorney and self-published author Helen Sedwick. Register here: Why Authors Who Want to Self-Publish Need a Business Hat
Note that the information presented in this webinar is relevant for authors operating in the United States only
Marin Bookworks, 369-B Third Street #572, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA 

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