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A Tool for Building Your Writing Business - Book Review for Business Tips and Taxes for Writers


Book Title         Business Tips and Taxes For Writers 

Book Author      Carol Topp, CPA


Publisher          Media Angels 

Pub. Year         2012

Pages                127

Genre                Non-Fiction, Business, Writing

My Rating        ♥♥♥♥ 

Ease of Read   Straight forward  

ISBN    978-1-931941-22-8


I was attracted to this book because...

   In building my writing/publishing business, I am interested in all the information on the business side I can get. This book was recommended on an author website/blog. Unfortunately, I’m not sure which one. 

This book was about

   The basic business aspects of creating your writing/publishing business. It discusses the difference between a hobby or a business. There is a through chapter of how to approach the business as a charity. It also discusses in detail the following: Sole Proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, Limited Liability Companies, LLC, types of business that are always mentioned when discusses the business of writing. 

There are also chapters on financial planning, organizing business records, bookkeeping, software, inventory, sales tax, income tax and working with an accountant.  She also includes a section on advice, often made mistakes and resources for writers. 

Things I liked about this book

   This book is a great overview of the business, definitions of terms and quick examples of bookkeeping. While it was a good place to start, I think I was hoping it was a tiny accountant that would pop out of the covers and put my records in order.

Why you should read this book

   If you have been confused at a conference by people talking about LLC or Limited Partnerships, this is the book for you. It also is a great reference for taking care of sales tax and all the other details of bookkeeping. 

This book lived up to the back cover copy...

  This book does fulfill the promises on the back cover. It is a quick and handy guideline of essential tips for business authors.  

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