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    Non-US resident wanting to publish in the US

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Bluesman, May 18, 2012.

    I live in the Netherlands, so I'm a Dutch citizen. I'm writing in English and my story takes place in the USA, so obviously I'm aiming at a US-market. My goal is to get something published in the US, eventually.

    I can imagine this can get complicated with taxes and rights and all that. How would this work? Is there any information available on this?
     
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    You should consult a literary attorney about contract and tax issues.
     
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    For a start you'll probably have to get an ITIN from the IRS so the publisher won't withhold taxes. That's a pain in itself in most countries.

    I don't see that rights would be an issue; you'd probably sell them US rights to the book.
     
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    Why would you sell them your rights?
     
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    I think I'm gonna do just that when the time is there, because just reading this...

    ...already gave me a little headache
     
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    just get yourself an american agent and all that gov't gluck will be taken care of for you...
     
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    ^Good idea.
     

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