Welcome to the next part of publishing your book on Createspace. For the first part, which is setting up your account, click here. Before you will be allowed to publish your book, you will need to fill out your details, including bank details (for the royalty payments) and also a tax interview, so that they know how much tax they need to withhold (which is you are in the states or the EU should be zero)
So, once you’ve signed in, you need to access your Member Dashboard. You can find this through clicking on My Account, then choosing Member Dashboard.
Then you will see the prompt on the Dashboard, click on Submit Tax Information.
Fill in your personal details when the window below appears:
Then choose Direct Deposit, then either the US or the EU, depending on which country your bank account is. Then you will need your IBAN number and SWIFT/BIC code. You can either find these on your bank statement, or on your online banking or you can call your bank to ask them. Choose which type of account you have – Checking or Savings (in the UK, a normal current account would be a ‘checking‘ account).
Finally, you will need to fill out the Tax Interview. There are plenty of notes to help you along the way, you will need your NI number (for the UK) and you need to read each part carefully and answer honestly. If you are in the UK, you should end up with the result of no tax being withheld. You can save the final tax form, or print it out for your records. If you have a US Social Security number you will need that for the Tax interview. If you are EU VAT registered, you need to enter that in the box below the Tax Interview.
Then click Save.
You have set up the account now, and you should be ready to start creating your book. Next part will be posted tomorrow!
Michelle is the author and publisher of 8 Visionary Fiction novels, all available on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. She spends her days helping Indie Authors to publish their books, taking photographs and making gluten-free cakes.
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