Self publishing Pot Holes

Having waited the obligatory 60 days after the qualifying amount of royalties for sales of my book, I’m disappointed that I still haven’t been paid my meagre sum. It is over the £10 lower limit. I have yet to get to the bottom of the problem.

However during investigations I came across an alarming article about sales royalties in Amazon.com if you are a foreigner, like me. Apparently unless I wish to be taxed in America I may have to jump through a series of pot holes including phoning the American tax office. Then fill in a form and send it to America etc. See link below.

Apparently Amazon cannot link your sales from across its sites into one easy payment. There are even horrific tales of a cheque being sent which the British Banks then want to charge you lots of money to cash from dollars to pounds.

I think I need to do a little more investigating and keep you posted!

http://catherineryanhoward.com/2012/02/24/non-us-self-publisher-tax-issues-dont-need-to-be-taxing/

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