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The Finance Department: Federal Income Taxes (Part 2)

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Federal Income Taxes: Schedule C and Quarterly Payments The Finance Department (Part 2) In the US Federal Income Tax system, there are two paths of taxation: personal and business. Most indie publishers operate as sole proprietorships, which fall under personal income taxes (not business or corporate as one might think). Essentially, indie publishers are self employed, […]

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The Finance Department: Federal Income Taxes

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Federal Income Taxes The Finance Department Taxes are a fact of life. As an indie author, you need to take them seriously, but there’s no need to panic when tax time arrives. If even Einstein thought the income tax was difficult to understand, then obviously the US federal tax code—and the accompanying load of regulations—is […]

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The Design Department (Part 4)

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Cover Design The Design Department (Part 4) A book’s cover introduces the reader to the content even before they peruse the first sentence. A good cover will convey the subject, tone, and genre of the work upon first glance. Plus, it’s got to stand out among thousands of other books that are also trying to […]

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The Design Department (Part 3)

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Typesetting Paperbacks The Design Department (Part 3) The main difference between formatting an ebook and typesetting a print book is the ability of the text to reflow. A printed book is static. Once you place an item, it never moves. You have ultimate design control from the title page to every single word break. You […]

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The Design Department (Part 2)

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Formatting Ebooks The Design Department (Part 2) The Design Department posts will present an overview of basic book design for indie publishers, but it is by no means an in-depth how-to. This series will offer options for making your vision come to life, and as we go along, I’ll suggest some resources that will tackle […]