Monday, June 29, 2015

New Short Story on Wattpad Soon

Here's the big announcement.

As you can see in the heading.  I will shortly be posting a short story, set in the Tales of a Sea-Witch World, on Wattpad!  I'm hoping to have it up by the end of next week, so if you're a Tales fan, keep your eyes here, or on Wattpad, to read the latest Tales adventure.  The story won't have Nessa in it, but it will star another redheaded sea-witch, and will feature a new character who will play a major roll in the upcoming sequel, Broken Tide.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Getting an ITIN in Canada - Steps 1 and 2

I finally began the process on the weekend to obtain my ITIN for use for self-publishing in order to avoid tax withholding.

Step #1
I sent a message to Smashwords to request a letter indicating my intention to self-publish.  i already received a confirmatory email indicating this letter will be sent to me in the mail.

Step #2
I headed down to my local passport Canada office yesterday, in order to apply for a certified copy of my passport, which will need to be sent to the IRS, along with the above letter, for the ITIN application.

The application for apply for certified passport copies can be found here on the Government of Canada website.  

For $45, I can get up to 3 copies.  I did choose to ask for three, just in case something is incorrect with my application when I finally send it in.  It will take two weeks to get the certified copies, and I am unsure how long it will take to get the letter from Smashwords.  But I am finally on my way to getting my ITIN!  Step #3 will be the last one - filling out the W-7 and sending everything to the IRS. I will update again at this point.

Smashwords Error Notices

Well, it has apparently taken me a full month to get around to fixing my Smashwords errors, as listed on my Smashwords dashboard.  Finally, today I got the message that my book is in the Smashwords Premium Catalog!  It was a simple fix, but the past month has been very busy with family commitments, and unfortunately it took me a lot longer to fix the manuscript than I'd been hoping.

In my case, it was simply getting rid of all the information in the footer, which just happened to be page numbers.  I mean, of course an e-book doesn't need page numbers.  Why didn't I think of that sooner?!  Lol.

So....YES!  My book, Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch, is now available on Amazon, and Smashwords and KOBO and iTunes and Barnes and Noble...Pretty much everywhere!  So if you haven't picked up your copy yet, do so now.  Here is a link to the new listing on Smashwords:

There is a big announcement coming up this week regarding the second Black Depths Novel, called Broken Tide.  Check back in a couple of days to find out what it is...