Ask the Expert: Skye Wentworth, Publicist

Ask the Expert: Skye Wentworth, Publicist.

Here’s a terrific interview from author Edith Maxwell, member of the Newburyport Writers Group, from her blog series-Ask the Expert.

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Wednesday Woo: Recent News in Publishing

There were several interesting news item involving the publishing industry I though would be of interests. Here they are…

Jack White Founds Publishing Company

Free Access to New Yorker this Summer

Best Selling Author Pen Letter to Amazon  also  Why Amazon Terrifies Publishers

Librerio Launches New ebook Publishing Platform

 

What to you all think about this?

Amazon Isn’t Killing Writing, The Market Is

 

Wednesday Woo: More on The Business of Being a Writer

I randomly collecting resources I think will make good posts. These recent ones all lend themselves to continuing the conversation on the business of being a writer.

This radio show from Design Sponge’s After the Jump talks about Being Your Brand. As writers I thought you could relate.

Another good site for information on covers, formatting, the business of publishing, etc, on David Gaughran Let’s Get Visible

Serious platform building and marketing strategies from Peter Winick at Thought Leadership Leverage

And last but not least one of my favorite resources Jane Friedman’s interview with Joanna Penn, Being an Author and Running a Business as an Author

Also from Jane Authors and Taxes

 

Wednesday Woo: The Business of Being a Writer

This weeks topic, The Business of Being a Writer, was inspired by questions from Satin at our Plum Island Coffee Roasters Sunday Writer’s meeting. She asked about what type of taxes writes pay and general questions about being a sole proprietor. Sounds like a good Wednesday Woo topic, thanks Satin!

This is a basic overview of being a sole proprietor. It explains self-employment taxes, the rules regarding whether your writing is a professional pursuit or merely a hobby. Also, what types of information to keep track of, expenses, and deductions.

Tax Advise for Writers

Kristen Lamb is one of my favorite writer resources. She is a social media expert who can help you build your brand and platform. A visionary community builder, she has many post that will serve you well as professional writer. Explore her site, but in particular these posts…

Death and Taxes: A Writer’s Guide to Keeping More of What You Make

Authors of the Digital Age-What it Takes to Be a Real Author CEO

Warrior Writer-Formula for Disaster Meets the Recipe for Success (part I)

 

I hope someday one of us is in the position to consider if they need to establish a LLC or S-Corporation.

Tax Tips for Authors: LLC or S-Corporation

Should Authors and Illustrators Form and LLC  (And Other Business Questions)?

Well, that should get started thinking about whether or not you are a professional writer or a hobbiest. I’ll remind you that neither is a question of quality regarding your writing, but of time and expense according to the tax code.

Questions?