Carol Topp, CPA graces the cover of Pen & Profits! This is especially exciting for me because I’m Carol’s publisher for the book, “Business Tips and Taxes for Writers.” I have to say, I’ve used this book myself and refer to it often when wondering if I should save a particular receipt or as a reminder that, yes, mileage is indeed worth tracking for business.
Carol has straddled both sides of the fence, as a self-publisher with her series on Micro-Business for Teens and now as a published author with Media Angels, Inc. Interestingly, Carol has shot a pilot for the PBS station in Ohio on the topic of Micro Business for Teens which is an amazing feat for a self-published author. I really think the lines have been blurred and self-publishing no longer has the same stigma that it did in the past.
Carol’s book on business and taxes has been selling like hotcakes on Amazon in the Kindle and print version; and the website Media Angels in various eForm versions, Kindle, Nook and ePub for iPad and iPhone. Truthfully the print version has outsold the eVersion which has been a surprise for me.
Here’s what I’ve found. The consensus seems to be that print products are purchased hands down for a book that will be a resource and fiction will be purchased in an electronic version over print because you only read it one time. I’m interested in your thoughts on this topic. Which would you buy a print or a digital product of a non-fiction book. A winner will be chosen at random to receive a digital copy of your choice from one of the comments left below. So be sure to leave me your thoughts!