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Win a signed copy of Tangled Ripples!

My book is available and you can enter to win a signed copy for free on Goodreads – take a look! Goodreads Book Giveaway Tangled Ripples by Erin Thedwall Giveaway ends November 21, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway   Advertisements

Saving Money, Spending Money

Saving Money, Spending Money

Now that the paperwork is in place for both a publishing company and an EIN with the IRS, the next step is to open a bank account. Keeping a separate business account will make everything easier for taxes and maintaining your business records. For me, it was as easy as filling out an application with my … Continue reading

Death and Taxes (in Self-Publishing)

Death and Taxes (in Self-Publishing)

With a self-publishing roadmap in hand and company paperwork in order, it’s time to move on to everyone’s favorite topic: taxes. This blog post from Helen Sedwick outlines why it’s so import to file for an EIN with the IRS, instead of relying solely on your Social Security Number. It’s quick and easy to fill … Continue reading

Creating a Publishing Company

Creating a Publishing Company

Early in self-publishing journey, after doing a lot of research (you can find some links in my previous post), I decided to create my own publishing company. This allows me to have more control in the long-term and offers more legitimacy for being a self-publishing author. I decided on a name first – Emerald Rose … Continue reading

What Goes Into Self-Publishing?

What Goes Into Self-Publishing?

Write the book Edit the book Then what? I thought the hard part would be writing the book. Don’t get me wrong, it was hard and time-consuming. But figuring out the next part was definitely harder than anticipated. It took a lot of research – I read countless blogs (especially digging into Hugh Howey’s posts and … Continue reading

One of those milestone steps

I got the first inspiration to write my book in January 2010; I remember it distinctly because I was on a business trip to Washington, D.C. at the time. I clearly saw the very end of the book and wanted to know how all of those characters got there. It’s been a long journey since … Continue reading

Taking a splash

Le sigh. More than a month since my last post — I’m absolutely terrible at keeping up with the blog. In my slight defense, since my last post I went to Comic Con, Ireland, two football games and have written a lot more for the book. That counts for something right? CNN is making my … Continue reading

Playing Catch-Up

Playing Catch-Up

Busy, busy! We’re going on a belated honeymoon at the end of August and it’s my goal to have the novel finished by then. That means my recent free writing time has been dedicated to that end and I’ve neglected the blog a bit – whoops! So now it’s time for a  bit of a … Continue reading

Learning from Encyclopedia Brown

Learning from Encyclopedia Brown

Stories that you read as a child really stick with you. I think most people remember the little picture books they first read when they were younger. One of the first books I loved to read on my own was about a cat that lived in a firehouse. I’ve always loved mysteries – Nancy Drew … Continue reading