EIN’s, Smashwords and Kobobooks

My kids bought me a Macbook Air for Christmas (2015).  Now I can have more parallel playtime with my wife as we sit, side by side, in the living room while I write and she puzzles.  Exciting, what?

I have erased all of my titles from Smashwords.  Rather hard to do, since Mark Coker has such a helpful site.  However, I had decided to publish through Kobobooks.com since they have a more friendly royalty structure for alien writers with regard to the IRS with- holding tax.

Amazon.com provides another dilemma.  I have heard one-off print titles for authors are inexpensive from Amazon.  Also, with creative copy in place for ebooks, the step to paper should be pretty straightforward.  This brings the spectre of American IRS to the fore once again.  My research brought me to Catherine Howard’s blog.  She is a self-published writer from Cork, Ireland. http://catherineryanhoward.com.   She provided information on EIN’s, or Employer Identification Numbers through a phone call.

Obtaining such an EIN will be my next step.  Since Catherine suggests avoiding Monday and Tuesday I will be phoning 1-267-941-1099 next Tuesday and informing the nice person on the other end that I wish an EIN designator in compliance with IRS withholding regulations.

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