The BUSINESS of Being an Author

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Financial Services Management

2535 S. Lewis Way Suite 201 · Lakewood, co

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Enter at the UPPER Parking lot. If you go to the lower parking lot we will never find you again.

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We’re all right-brainers, aren’t we? We like the creativity of writing, building a character with weird tics who might be hiding behind a personality disorder, and we love tossing in an unexpected twist in plot.

Unfortunately, for our fragile little creative brains the IRS insists we engage the left side of our noggins, too, and actually treat our authordom as a business. Oh, the insanity!

Have you found yourself fussing over these insane questions?

• What tax licenses do we need? Colorado? County? Occupational tax?
• Come on, do we reaaaaallllly need to claim sales tax if we only sell 100 books a year?
• How do I keep records?
• What can I write off?
• How do I collect taxes if I sell a book in Jefferson county in the morning, Denver county in the afternoon, and Arapaho county in the evening?
• Do I need a sales tax license for every f-ing county I sell a book in?
• If I put all charges on a credit card, do I also need the receipts?
• Can I file my sales tax annually instead of quarterly?
• If we ONLY sell wholesale on Amazon (via POD) do we need a sales tax license?
• Do we need to charge sales tax if we’re selling out of state?
• How do I pay myself?
• Do I need Quickbooks? Can’t I just use an excel spread sheet?
• Should I set up my publishing company as a sole proprietorship or an LLC?

We have wrangled in a left-brained guy who does all this crap for a living and has agreed to answer all of our questions.

The Business of Being an Author is a free-for-all. There is very very little official program, instead it’s going to be largely Q&A, an opportunity to ask questions so you walk away and know the answers to these horrible, brain-numbing questions. AND IT’s FREE.

PS: Loooooord knows, DO NOT ASK ME TO SEND YOU A SYNOPSIS. You must show up if you want the answers to this nonsense. No one wants this coming second hand from me.