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  1. Bluesman

    Bluesman Member

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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?
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    You should consult a literary attorney about contract and tax issues.
     
  3. Edward M. Grant

    Edward M. Grant Contributing Member

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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.
     
  4. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    Why would you sell them your rights?
     
  5. Bluesman

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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
     
  6. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    just get yourself an american agent and all that gov't gluck will be taken care of for you...
     
  7. Bluesman

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    ^Good idea.
     

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