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Warner House Press has its first remote employee! As of 21 October, our managing editor, Robert, has taken up residence in Arlington, VA. As we noted last month, several temporary measures have been introduced:
Our focus will shift to supporting our existing authors and books.
No new authors will be solicited, either for editing or publication, for the immediate future.
We will continue to review new manuscripts from our existing authors for both editing and publication.
Services other than editing, formatting, and publication will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
That said, we do have some exciting releases this month, as well as another work in development, and a book signing to take place locally for Willow Finds Confidence.
Build a House for My Name
Our most prolific author, the indefatigable Cho Larson, has given us the second installment in the Barnabas series: Build a House for My Name; his tenth volume overall. It continues to display his gift for addressing the Christian directly and compassionately. If you are looking for a great Bible Study, look no further.
This is a Bible pilgrimage prepared to help each learner answer a very pointed question: “What kind of house will you build for me?” This study brings us together to work side by side with wisdom as our Master Builder so that we will build according to the Father’s plan. We build with care because this house is for the name above all names. The Bible truths in each lesson build on the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets and the heroes of our faith who have gone before us. This teaching uses many building metaphors to illustrate the work of building a house for our Father’s holy name. The construction allegories offer relevant instruction, especially for tradespeople. This study guide is the tenth book the author has provided to offer dynamic personal and small group learning experiences. An examination of the inspiration for each book makes it evident that every study topic began as focused prayers. Each book started when the Holy Spirit put a prayer burden on his heart. Then with prayers lifted up and by the leading of the Spirit, he explored and researched Scriptures to strengthen his prayers. Then each project began, providing applicable study lessons for every Christian’s daily life.
Long anticipated in print, Weekday Warrior has circulated among several Christian schools in manuscript form for years, and has been discussed in Margaret White’s Facebook group. We are so proud to bring this important work to publication. Here’s a hint at what this book contains:
You tie on your combat boots, grab a cup of caffeine, and head out to face situations teachers in the past could never even imagine. Every day you battle for the souls of your students in a crooked and perverse generation. Many times you wonder if you have what it takes to be a teacher in “such a time as this.” As Christian school teachers you are targets of the enemy. You are helping parents train up the next generation of Christian leaders and Satan doesn’t like it. You need more than caffeine, you need help. You need weapons.
Written by Margaret White, a veteran Christian School teacher of over thirty years, Weekday Warrior will speak to your heart every day. This book is not about dandelion bouquets or shiny red apples. It’s about spiritual warfare, fighting for your students, and finding humor, refreshment, and strength in God’s Word. Teaching is not for wimps, it’s for warriors.
If you have been blessed by a Christian school teacher, or wish to support them, please send them a copy of this book! You can find it on the WHP store as well as from other major online book retailers.
How to Live a Holy Life: Devotions for Living in this Century
Thanks to a referral by a great friend of Warner House Press and an excellent author in his own right, David Harder, I have recently had the privilege of working with Pastor Jim Young on a book of devotions based on his extensive experience as a pastor and a hospice chaplain. In pre-production now, How to Live a Holy Life contains over 130 devotions. Jim brings us back time and again to the cross of Jesus, detailing in wonderful detail how to apply the gospel to our daily lives. A must-read.
Book Signing at Shades of Pemberley with Bobbie Ann
In partnership with Albertville’s premier bookstore, Shades of Pemberley, we are excited to announce a book signing by author Bobbie Ann on November 12th. If you are local to Albertville, please plan on attending!
Sales Taxes and Authors
We’ve recently had some inquiries about sales taxes and whether authors need to collect and report them. Here are some FAQ’s about sales taxes. Note: none of the below is considered financial advice for your particular situation. Please consult with an accountant or tax attorney.
Do I need to collect sales taxes when I sell copies of my book?
For sales tax, the need to collect is usually based on the point of sale; i.e. who conducts the retail transaction.
How do I determine the sales tax? Is it based on profit or the selling price?
Unfortunately, the sales tax is calculated on the price you sell the book, not your profit.
Do I have to add the sales tax to the price of the book?
To make things easier for customers, many authors use a flat price and then subtract the sales taxes from that price once they have calculated the tax after the sale.
How do I report the sales tax?
To report sales tax, you must register with the state. Being a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) makes things more straightforward and also allows you to report expenses as well. Once you register with the state, you must report sales taxes on a recurring basis. Each state has its own requirements. Some are monthly, some are quarterly, and some yearly. Not reporting on time will incur a fine (usually $50.00). I believe Arizona is volume-based and reporting takes place yearly, but that may have changed since WHP relocated to Alabama. Alabama requires reporting monthly, regardless of volume.
How do I avoid having to collect and report sales taxes?
Most bookstores that hold book signings will buy the books from you and then sell them to the customers; they then pay the sales tax, usually first charging the customers.
Where can I find further information?
Here's the Arizona version of the sales tax guidelines: https://azdor.gov/transaction-privilege-tax/retail-sales-subject-tpt and another on use tax: https://azdor.gov/individual-income-tax-filing-assistance/understanding-use-tax.
For Alabama, the guidelines are here: https://www.revenue.alabama.gov/sales-use/sales-tax/
Here's a good overview of sales tax basics for authors: https://helensedwick.com/sales-tax-basics-for-writers/.
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