Self-publishing is a creative tsunami. Writers see their creative visions expand as they edit and design their books. Everything seems possible, achievable, wonderful, until they get their first W-9 and wonder what are they supposed to do with that.
Many indie authors are surprised to discover they are starting a business. They have questions about incorporation and business licenses. They wonder what to do about sales taxes. They fear hiring editors, designers, and other freelancers. Most of all, they don’t want to take time away from writing to figure it all out.
A few months ago, we approached author and self-publishing attorney Helen Sedwick about writing a guide to help authors set up their publishing businesses quickly and easily. After 30 years of practicing business law, she knew the subject. She got to work writing lists, collecting links, and creating forms.
Introducing PBIB, a toolkit written specifically for indie authors and covering everything from naming your business to releasing your inner entrepreneurial badass.