US Tax Withholding for Non-US Authors Publishing as Businesses

Non-US authors’ royalties from book sales in the US are subject to a 30% withholding tax unless the required paperwork to claim full or partial exemption is filed. This post describes how the steps that non-US authors publishing as businesses must take in order to claim reduced or no US tax withholding on their royalties. Read More…

US Tax Withholding for Non-US Authors Publishing as Individuals

Non-US authors’ royalties from book sales in the US are subject to a 30% withholding tax unless the required paperwork to claim full or partial exemption is filed. This post describes how the steps that non-US authors publishing as individuals must take in order to claim reduced or no US tax withholding on their royalties. Read More…

Book Publishing Options

There is an unprecedented upheaval in the book industry today and authors have several options when publishing their works. Some are foregoing the old traditional publishing paradigm and embracing hybrid versions of digital and self publishing models. Authors with large fan bases are using community publishing and crowdsourcing to finance and distribute their works. An explanation of different models follows. Read More…