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Publishing to Apple iBooks

This week I have been investigating publishing with Apple Books. This is now possible even if you don’t have an Apple device, and I have included a link to a very helpful article on this topic in the comments, with some links in it to other related articles.

Apple Books for Authors: Now Open to Everyone

How to Use Pages to Publish on Apple Books

However during this process I discovered that authors based in Australia need to be registered for GST (Goods and Services Tax) in order to be able to sell my books in the Australian iBooks store.

Here in Australia, businesses do not have to be registered for GST unless their turnover exceeds $75,000 per year. And it costs $70 to just register for GST.

After doing a little more research, I learned there are two options.

If you register, Apple will be happy and you’ll have the headache of extra admin and GST reporting and your books will appear on the Australian store.

If you don’t register, Apple may or may not offer your book on the Australian store BUT if they do, the proceeds from all sales will be withheld until you register for GST.

I found another article which explained the plight of Australian authors trying to sell on the Apple iBooks store, explaining the situation in more detail. 

Australian authors, iBooks and GST

I hope this information is helpful for you. For now I will be sticking with sales from my own website, and from Kobo and Google Play Books.

Happy publishing!

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Believe in your dreams, even now.

My writing goals have transitioned well during this strange time.
During lockdown, I have worked hard to get some tasks on my to-do list done, including re-publishing all of my previous releases to Kobo and Google Play Books.

My travel goals have not transitioned so well. I’ve been faced with some very challenging questions during my self-introspection, and I have spent quite a bit of time wondering how my travel wish-list will be impacted by this pandemic. I have had to let go of what I thought my travels would look like, to allow for a new picture to be painted.

My passion for exploring the world is as ingrained in me as my passion for writing. Just like my love of the written word, I feel like I was born with a passion for travel, and that it is part of my life’s purpose to have these experiences. And, like my passion for storytelling, I feel somewhere inside me that even this pandemic will not stop me from fulfilling my life’s purpose of world exploration.

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Daily Writing Inspiration

I love hearing about people’s dreams and goals, but I must admit over the years I have grown weary of hearing about people’s goals but never seeing results. I know that things change for people- what I’m talking about the constant ‘dreamers’, those with shiny object syndrome, who always have fantastic new ideas but never follow through. Those who talk about what they’re ‘gunna’ do, but never seem willing to put in the work to get there. Those who give up at the first sign of hard work.

One of my strong personal values is integrity. I like to see people sticking to their word, and doing what they say they’re going to do. Being committed to your goals means being willing to do the hard, boring bits too.

So, what ACTION are you going to take toward achieving your goals this week?

 

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