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Media Angels Inc.™ offers a wide range of helpful information for aspiring authors! See some of what they have to offer below:

What is Information in a Nutshell?


Tired of looking through books that are 400+ pages long. Or, asking someone a question only to get a long winded answer (yes, I’m guilty of that one!) Well, look no more. Here is information you can use, FAST…in a nutshell! Welcome to my aspiring author’s page. If you have considered becoming a published author this is the place to be. Why? Because I hope to be your mentor, someone you can look to for answers and someone whose opinion
you can take seriously.

I have many years of experience in the publishing world and believe me; I’ve made my share of mistakes some of them costly. With the information online, much of it for free…who can you trust? I recently worked with an author who claimed their book had been picked up by a publisher. After extending my congratulations, I asked the name of the publisher only to find it was a pay-for Vanity Press: Print On Demand service. Not that all print on demand services are “bad” but some pass themselves off as real publishers wanting your manuscript when in reality you pay to have it published.

Believe me when I tell you that an authentic publisher is not going to pay for a click through link on a website that starts with the heading …”We are looking for people to publish…” They have a slush pile full of people wanting them to publish, and sadly many of those manuscripts will never be noticed. (That’s what I hope to help you avoid.)

So, that’s what this website is all about…all about learning more!
I’ve created a DVD and a book about the process.  More info Here:

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Information in a Nutshell: Business Tips and Taxes

for Writers!


Writers are good at writing but
what about finances?
Well now you can find the information in a nice, short book that is specific to the
needs of authors!
Media Angels welcome Carol Topp to our fine line-up of authors. Carol is an author and a CPA. She brings her expertise in finances to her new book.

 

You will learn:
* How to identify your when your business is no longer a “hobby”
* Overview of the different types of business entities
* Tax planning
* Deductions available to authors
* Terminology
and much more!
When I began writing I found my “hobby” grew so quickly I could not keep up. Poor planning and poor advice landed me with hefty self-employment taxes each year until a friend, an attorney advised that I form a corporation for my publishing business. (Why hadn’t I thought of that, or my CPA?) Needless to say, I found a new CPA. Don’t let costly mistakes to the tune of hundreds of tax dollars being paid needlessly  cause you from being profitable. This book is a must have for any author who is serious about keeping the money they earn.

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Recommendations


A concise introduction to writing and publishing books by an author who has been there.

What I especially like is that Felice gets to the point; no fluff. She does not waste your (reading) time.

–Dan Poynter, The Self-Publishing Manual, http://ParaPub.com

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Finances


Our year started with a radio interview with
Dena Martin of Smooth Sailing Bookkeeping my personal book keeper for Media Angels.
Did you miss the broadcast? Listen here:

CLICK here for the interview