Useful Information For Authors
How To Publish Yourself in the UK
Have you ever come up with an idea for a book, written it, showed it to friends and family, stuck it on the web and been encouraged to turn it into a "real book". Then been told by publishing houses that it will never sell, it's rubbish and to go away? Well it's pretty disheartening stuff but sadly not unusual. Welcome to the world of Self Publishing. Click here to learn more.
When to Start a New Paragraph
1. When you change the topic.
2. When you change time or location
3 When a new character begins to speak
You may also want to consider a new paragraph when speech is running long or when you want to emphasize an important point.
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You can register as self-employed quickly and easily either online at gov.uk here or by phone by calling HMRC on 0300 200 3504 and saying to the automated message request that you’re calling to set up as self-employed. Make sure you have your National Insurance number to hand if you have one. (The initial message tries to steer you to register online, but if you hang on and speak to the operator you can do it entirely over the phone).
Register as soon as you can after starting to get income from your books – the deadline for completing a paper tax return each is 30 October and 31 January for online returns, so leave enough time to be sure you can meet these dates. According to the gov.uk website, if you register later than 5 October in your second tax year of business, you could be charged a penalty. (NB Ignore the automated message that says ‘you can only register during the week you start work’ – this apparently means that you can only register ‘in advance’ in the week you become self-employed.)