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Andrew Chapman
Works at Social Motion Publishing
Attended George Mason University
Lives in Washington, DC area
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We all know what royalties are, right? They're the "cha-ching" sound we hear after all our years of hard work. 

But before you clear off a space to roll around in your cash, make sure you know what you're doing. Do you know how to report royalties on your taxes? Which is better - royalties on net or retail? If you don't know the answers, this is a must read.

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For those of you considering or pursuing self-publishing....
 
Reviews by Authors for Authors on self-publishing companies.
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Self-publishing services are springing up everywhere these days. Authors must beware of several important caveats when dealing with them.
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Sad news... Donna Summer has lost her battle with cancer. Only 63 years old.
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This Andrew guy is still at it....
 
+Andrew Chapman joins us for another installment of his Author's Biz column, this time tackling the story behind book events.

We hope you will find these five tips a great help in what is often a confusing and frustrating part of real-life book promotion.

http://curiosityquills.com/5-tips-for-a-successful-book-event/
Book events are hard to schedule, turn-outs can be paltry, and it's a lot of time and energy for the likely small return on investment.
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+Andrew Chapman shares some valuable (and really quite timely) tax tips for authors in the form of common deductions they can claim, based on their writing-related work.

http://curiosityquills.com/being-a-tax-wise-author-writer-part-one/
Authors and writers must recognize the business implications of their activities if there is a chance they may earn money - taxes, included.
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Yep. I think G+ hasn't quite hit the tipping point that Facebook has, but it's getting there.
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From the perspective of a publishing house, it's easy to perceive first-hand the challenges faced by any indie author starting out on their publishing journey alone, so any tips that help make the process simpler and easier are welcome here.

That's why +Andrew Chapman's latest column is especially poignant today - with more and more authors taking the self-publishing route, there are caveats they ought to be aware of before diving in. Today - and in the next installment later this month, Andrew will discuss several important "gotcha's" to watch out for.

Check it out at: http://curiosityquills.com/3-tips-for-assessing-self-publishing-companies/
Self-publishing services are springing up everywhere these days. Authors must beware of several important caveats when dealing with them.
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Great teleclass from a colleague next week. One of her clients just landed a six-figure licensing deal for tips content.
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Over 40 free books on Amazon right now as part of the Free Par-Tay (courtesy of the amazing +Carolyn McCray and the rest of the uber-awesome IBC folks) - and 7 of them are ours! Yay? Right?
Here's your chance to snag over 40 free kindle books from some great authors, including five Curiosity Quills Press writers, on March 14-18.
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Publishing Entrepreneur & Author
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Publishing, self-publishing, publishing and author services, public speaking, writing, entrepreneurship
Employment
  • Social Motion Publishing
    Founder & Director, 2013 - present
    The first and only publisher exclusively dedicated to cause-related book publishing — bringing books and causes together to move people to take action. The company also provides consultation and publishing services to social entrepreneurs and cause-related authors. For more information, go to www.SocialMotionPublishing.com.
  • SelfPubSmart.com
    Founder, 2012 - present
    Developed the first and only website focused on reviews of self-publishing service companies by the authors who have used them. Currently seeking a partner to fulfill the potential of the site by developing it from its current beta state and managing its operation.
  • July Publishing Inc.
    Publishing Entrepreneur, 2000 - present
    Benefit corporation and social enterprise that is the holding company for my publishing ventures
  • Wirestone
    Designer/Writer/Editor, 1998 - 2002
    Worked in various roles during the early years of a now-international marketing agency (originally Quill Communications before merging into Wirestone in 2000)
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Washington, DC area
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Arlington VA - Arlington VA - Carlsbad CA - Encinitas CA - Oceanside CA - San Diego CA - Idyllwild CA
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Publishing Entrepreneur & Author
Introduction
I've had the entrepreneurial bug as long as I can remember, earning my first self-employed dollar at the age of 10 and starting my first official company at 18. Since then, I've launched a few more companies, as well as many other projects that didn't quite become official businesses.

Almost all my ventures have centered around publishing in some way. At age 21, I self-published my first real book and landed my first book deal. (Self-publishing was far more of an ordeal back then.) Over the following years, I earned a bachelor's degree in publishing and am now the author of several books, both self- and traditionally published.

Currently, I'm focused on my biggest venture to date — Social Motion Publishing, started in 2013 as an imprint of my benefit corporation, July Publishing Inc. The mission of Social Motion Publishing is to exclusively publish books that benefit related causes and guide social entrepreneurs who want to self-publish to support their causes. Go to SocialMotionPublishing.com for more info.

Additionally, I'm seeking a partner to further develop my website, SelfPubSmart.com, the first and only site dedicated to ratings and reviews of self-publishing-service companies by the authors who have used them. If you know someone who is an ideal candidate or want more details, contact me at andrew@achapman.com.
Bragging rights
(Google calls this "bragging rights," not me!) Award-winning writer and author; bachelor's degree in publishing with a 4.0 GPA; have delivered over 300 paid seminars throughout the U.S., U.K., and Australia; immediate past-president of a regional publishing association for seven years, during which time I led the organization's growth from 12 members to more than 150; can do a pretty killer impression of Edith Bunker; selected from more than 500 applicants worldwide to participate in a weeklong small-group mentorship with Seth Godin at his office in 2014.
Education
  • George Mason University
    Publishing, 1995 - 1997
  • Northern Virginia Community College
    General Education, 1994 - 1995
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