The ongoing Money Matters: The Road to Financial Literacy series is dedicated explicitly to financial matters as they concern book authors, journalists, and freelance writers. Each session will cover a topic such as understanding royalty statements, forming entities, managing literary estates, freelancer finances, alternative sources of income, what authors can expect to pay for during a book release, and more.

Panel discussions will take place via Zoom and include time for a Q&A. All writers are encouraged to attend, especially new authors looking to learn more about the business of writing and publishing.  

Upcoming

Newsletters: Building a Community You Can Own

Authors can build and grow a community of readers in a number of ways, but an email newsletter still reigns supreme for those who want to retain full control of the medium and the message. This webinar will explain tactics for developing and growing an engaging author newsletter, whether your goal is to monetize your writing or simply to stay in touch with fans.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT


Webinar Recordings

Tax Tips for Authors 2022

Join us for a Q&A with Robert Pesce, the treasurer of the Authors Guild Foundation and a partner at the accounting firm Marcum Group LLP.

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Diversifying Your Income

This panel will discuss how authors can diversify their efforts in order to generate larger and steadier income over time.

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As a writer, you often need to navigate awkward money conversations both in business and in your personal life. The issue can be as simple as setting rates for a new project or a social obligation that’s out of your budget. Other times it’s a thorny area, like questioning your royalty statement or asking fellow writers how much they make.

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Planning for Retirement as an Author and Freelancer

Retirement might be on the horizon—or a laughable proposition—for your future self. Regardless, it's critical that authors and other creatives lay the proper groundwork to ensure they are able to enjoy a full and stable life in retirement.

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Estate Planning for Authors: Tips for Your Financial and Literary Legacy

Featuring Ed McCoyd. Moderated by Erin Lowry

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Forming an Entity: When Should Authors Create an LLC or S Corp?

Featuring Daniel Sheerin and Robert Pesce. Moderated by Erin Lowry.

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Me, Myself, and ROI: Doing Your Own Marketing

Featuring Cait Flanders, Jessica Goodman, and Kevin L. Matthews II. Moderated by Erin Lowry.

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Handling Student Loans (Without Having a Full-Blown Panic Attack) 

Featuring Erin Lowry.

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All About Advances: What Authors Should Expect When Negotiating with a Publisher

Featuring Dara Hyde, Jonathan Lyons, and Amanda Shih. Moderated by Erin Lowry.

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Royalty Statements: The Nuts and Bolts that Authors Should Know

Featuring Richard Wessler, moderated by Erin Lowry   

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Freelancer Finances

Featuring Paco de Leon, Gaby Dunn, Erin Lowry, and Paulette Perhach

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