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NAIWE Bookstore: Books for Writers, Editors, and Freelancers

NAIWE Bookstore

Welcome to the NAIWE Bookstore. We will be offering a few selected books for freelance writers and editors. All orders are shipped via Priority Mail.

What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants by Laurie LewisWhat to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants by NAIWE Pricing Expert Laurie Lewis

Do your palms get sweaty when a prospective client asks, "How much would you charge for this project?" Learn the techniques presented in What to Charge: Pricing Strategies for Freelancers and Consultants and you'll never panic again!

What to Charge takes you through the processes of setting rates, assessing fees dictated by clients, and evaluating your pricing experiences. You'll learn how to dig for information before quoting a fee. You'll examine the pros and cons of different pricing methods. You'll discover the only two rules of pricing and why following them will guarantee you pricing success. You'll find out how to keep records that will enable you to maximize your profits on future projects. And you'll see how to analyze your income retroactively and to raise your rates with little effort.

The techniques presented in What to Charge have stood the test of time, remaining valid through the long recession that occurred since the first edition was published in 2000. In fact, because the book presents strategies, rather than simple price lists, it will never go out of date. Whether you're just launching a freelance writing or editing business or you have many years of consulting under your belt, What to Charge is for you.

Paper bound, 186 pages, 9x6"
Published by Outskirts Press 2011
ISBN-13: 978-1432767648

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Business Tips and Taxes for Writers by Carol Topp, CPABusiness Tips and Taxes for Writers by NAIWE's Accounting and Taxes for Freelancers Expert Carol Topp is part of the Information in a Nutshell series. This concise book provides foundational business, accounting and tax information for writers, editors, and other freelancers. Carol's experience as both accountant and writer is showcased here-- she provides enough clear information to get a freelancer started, but doesn't overwhelm the reader with excessive detail. A bibilography provides links and other resources to consult when you're ready.

Paperbound, 132 pages, 5.5 x 8.5"
Published by Media Angels, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1-931941-22-8

From the Table of Contents, here's a list of what the book covers:

Chapter One: Writing As a Hobby

Hobby or Business?
Hobby Income
Hobby Expenses
No Hobby Losses Allowed

Chapter Two: Writing as a Ministry

Charitable Nonprofit Organizations
IRS Qualified Charity
Running a Business as a Ministry
Can an Author Start a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization?
Advantages of Qualified Charity Status for Publishers
Disadvantages of 501(c)(3) Status
Process to Obtain Qualified Charity Status
501(c)(3) Status for Publishing Companies and the IRS

Chapter Three: Sole Proprietorships

Characteristics of a Sole Proprietorship
Tax ID Number
Business Name
Business Checking Account

Chapter Four: Partnerships

Taxes for Partnerships
Problems with Partnerships
Careful Planning
Consider Alternatives
Publishing Contracts
Co-Author Agreements

Chapter Five: Corporations

S Corp structure
Taxation of S Corps
Caution on S Corps
Payroll and Tax Preparation on S Corps
C Corporations
Taxes for Corps
When to Consider C Corporation Status

Chapter Six: Limited Liability Companies

Benefits of LLC Status
Disadvantages of LLC Status
When to Consider Limited Liability Status

Chapter Seven: Financial Planning for Your Business

Business Plan: Financial Section
Start-Up Expenses
Tax Deduction For Start Up Expenses
Initial Production Costs
Break-Even Analysis
Pricing Your Book
Funding Start-Up and Initial Production Costs

Chapter Eight: Organizing Business Records

Records of Income and Expenses
Banking Records
Credit Cards and Paypal Statements.
Checkbook Tips
Government Correspondence
Record Keeping Process

Chapter Nine: A Simple Bookkeeping Method

Set Up
Summary Spreadsheet

Chapter Ten: Record Keeping Software

Personal Money Management Software
Accounting Software
Several Versions of Software
Warning About Software
Hiring Help with Bookkeeping
Software for Publishers

Chapter Eleven: Inventory

Problems with Inventory
Alternatives to Shipping Yourself
Alternatives to Inventory
Electronic Books
Importance of Inventory Control
Tax Aspects of Inventory
Cost of Goods Sold
Counting Inventory

Chapter Twelve: Sales Tax

How to Keep Sales tax Records
Sales Tax Included in the Price or Not?
Making Payments to Your State Government
File the Form Even if No Tax is Owed
Do Not Spend the Sales Tax Collected
Exemptions from Sales Tax
On-line Sales and Sales Tax

Chapter Thirteen: Income Tax

Tax Form for Sole Proprietors: Schedule C
Name and Number
Method of Accounting
Unique Deductions For Authors
Be Aware of Self-employment Tax
Are Royalties Taxable?
Tax Planning

Chapter Fourteen: Working with an accountant

What Can a CPA Do for You?
How Much Do CPAs Charge?
Questions to Ask an Accountant

Chapter Fifteen: Mistakes Authors & Publishers Make

Chapter Sixteen: Expert Advice from Authors

Chapter Seventeen: Resources

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