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Questions about Lulu ISBN, Tax forms, distribution, Please help
I've wrote some poetry books and I recently added a new one.
I hope I can ask the right questions and get the most up-to-date and correct answers.
Well, I got the Free ISBN numbers from Lulu for all my books. I went for the global distribution.
I went to update one of them tonight, before I buy proof copies of them all, and go through to 'accept' the distribution.
I was going to purchase them some time this week.
But when I went to update one of them, it said my title and author's name was 'locked'.
I am worried about the whole tax forms thing, because honestly I don't know how that works, and I just wanted to write books, buy copies for my friends and family, and hopefully, if it is possible, get my books into some bookstores online or something. I don't know, just as long as people read them, I don't care so much about making money because poetry for me is great therapy and an emotional outlet.
So I guess I'm wondering:
Do I have to fill out tax forms in order to continue with the Free Lulu ISBN number and global distribution?
I don't have a lot of money to spend on distribution and I just really CANNOT do the thing with the taxes. And I don't really understand it.
I'm ashamed to have to ask these questions. I did read the terms of service and all, but I didn't know if it would really affect me or apply to me in a way where I HAD to pay anything for my books to be distributed.
I know I should have asked this before hand, that's why I'm embarassed now. Please bear with me, I'm really new to understanding this kind of stuff.
I live in the USA by the way.
Also, if I DO have to fill out tax forms in order to get the free isbn from lulu and global distribution, is there any other way I can still have my books available for people to buy without me having to fill out tax forms and all?
And would 'any other way' mean me having to start my books over again here on lulu (like, retire them and start new projects)?
Any information will help me greatly. I apologize for my ignorance of the subjects.
Thank you in advance, I greatly appreciate it.