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Why you need a resale certificate

Taxes: resale certificates

How many times have you ordered boxes of books from Amazon, IngramSpark, or a printing company to sell at an event? Did you pay sales tax on them? Oops! You have the right to get those books tax-free, just like any other wholesale product, because you’re going to collect tax when you sell them. Don’t […]

Four Free Online Book Formatting Tools You’ll Love

Okay, you’re ready to create your book and you’re looking for some free online book formatting tools to help. Because by now you’ve finished your manuscript, your beta readers love your book, you’ve run it through a couple of electronic editors and your copyeditor has given your manuscript the green light. Or maybe you’ve got an […]

A book production checklist

Book production tasks checklist self-publishing

Are you ready to upload your book for sale to the online retailers? Got all your front and back matter, images, fonts, and ISBNs? Use this checklist to make sure you’ve done everything you can to create a quality book that competes with books produced in the traditional publishing houses. But first, here’s a quick […]

Podcast #21: Steven Spatz, BookBaby

Bookbaby self-publishing podcast

Learn about BookBaby for a la carte and end-to-end publishing services plus high-quality printing.November 28, 2018 Steven Spatz of BookBaby is on the Author Friendly PodcastListen and subscribe About this episodeSteven Spatz is President of BookBaby. He is also a published writer and marketer. In this episode, you’ll learn about BookBaby’s a la carte self-publishing […]

Podcast #20: Rob Price, Gatekeeper Press

Gatekeeper Press on the Author Friendly Podcast

Learn about Gatekeeper Press for a la carte and end-to-end publishing services.November 15, 2018 Rob Price of Gatekeeper Press is on the Author Friendly PodcastListen and subscribe About this episodeRob Price is a self-published author turned publisher who founded Gatekeeper Press to level the playing field of the book-publishing industry. The company provides full-service publishing […]

Podcast #19: John Burke, Pub Site

John Burke, Pub Site on the Author Friendly Podcast with Carla King

Learn about an easy-to-use website builder just for authors called Pub Site in my talk with co-founder John Burke.November 7, 2018 John Burke of Pub Site is on the Author Friendly PodcastListen and subscribe About this episodeThis episode with Pub Site is for you if you don’t have an author website yet or if you’re […]

An ISBN is a birth certificate for your book

An ISBN is like a birth certificate for your book

In this post I’ll answer a reader question about ISBNs. You can ask your own question by clicking the button at the end of this post.I would love to know if owning my own ISBNs allows me to print and distribute my ebook, hardback, paperback not only with IngramSpark and Amazon KDP Print but anywhere […]