Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Iowa Considering E-Book Sales Tax - Forbes

If Mom doesn't feel good, I don't either.
Mom is still fighting that nasty tummy flu bug, so Panzer only made a short trip into the Catosphere today. Our hurried kitty stopped in at the Forbes.com site. There he found a post about Iowa imposing a sales tax on ebooks.

According to the post by Ellen Duffer, Iowa is considering instituting a new state sales tax. The sales tax would only apply to companies which have a physical presence in Iowa and also sell online ebooks. The post states that means Barnes and Noble and Apple because they both have bricks and mortar stores in Iowa where they sell electronics and also have online stores for ebooks.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... This kitty knows how to keep new bricks and mortar stores who also sell ebooks online from moving into your state ... Put a sales tax on them."

This is a longish-short post. It looks long, but that's because it has an advertisement in the middle. Bring a cup of tea and half a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Iowa ebook sales tax

Monday, December 5, 2016

No Post Today

There will be no post today. Mom has to been sick and she has go to the doctor.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Under pressure from national governments, Commission lowers VAT rates for ebooks - EurActiv.com

I am so tired after that trip.
Today Panzer made a l-o-n-g trip in the Catosphere. Our adventurous kitty traveled all the way to the EurActiv.com site. There he found a post about the EU VAT on ebooks.

According to the post by Catherine Stupp, the European Commission has proposed to allow ebooks and online newspapers and news services to be sold with the same 7.6 percent VAT rate as paper books and paper newspapers. EU countries can accept the new VAT rate proposal or not as they determine. The proposal will not become effective until Members of the European Parliament and the respective national governments agree to it.

Panzer says, "Maybe EU ebook sales will  get better since the Commission is getting rid of the 19.9 percent VAT on ebooks."

Note: This is a l-o-n-g post. Bring a cup of tea and one-and-a-half muffins for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Vat rates

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 National Novel Writing Month Winner

Panzer and Mom took part in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) that ends today. As of today we have completed 50,243 words of the required 50,000.

And ...

We survived!


Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Amazon to move book-making warehouse in North Charleston, cutting 149 jobs - The Post and Courier

Panzer made a short trip into the Catosphere today. Our busy kitty had hardly started his travels when he began hearing crying and moaning. Following all the noise took him to The Post and Courier site. There he found some news about Amazon.

You know, they print my paperbacks.
According to the post by Thad Moore, Amazon is closing their warehouse in North Charleston, South Carolina. The warehouse is one of Amazon's Createspace locations. Createspace is the print-on-demand arm of Amazon. An Amazon representative said the lease on the location is expiring and the company wants to move the operation to Midlands closer to the distribution hub.

Panzer says, "Hmm ... I wonder if this move will cause any immediate problems with Createspace paperback books print-on-demand operations."

Note: This is a short-medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to Amazon

Monday, November 28, 2016

New Panzerism

Panzer on the Kitty Toy Hall of Fame:

1. Wadded up ball of paper

2. Paper bag (Tie for 2nd Place)

Save your money. Read the list.
2. Cardboard box (Tie for 2nd Place)

3. Shadows on the wall

4. Grape

5. Fly

Friday, November 25, 2016

BookBaby Announces 2017 Self-Publishing Survey - The Largest Study of Indie Book Marketing and Promotion - Press Release

Let them know about your experiences.
Panzer's trip today took him to the Book Business site. There our inquisitive kitty found a press release about self-publisher BookBaby.

According to the press release, BookBaby and it's 15 partners are conducting a survey of self-publishing/indie authors. The survey will focus on what the authors do for promotion and marketing of their books/ebooks as well as the self-publishing industry in general now and in the future. The press release states more than one million authors have been invited to participate. There's a link included in the press release for the survey.

Panzer says, "Mom and I are indie authors, so we took the survey. When you finish it, there are offers from BookBaby's partners."

Note: This is a medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.

To read the post, tootle over to  BookBaby.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

To Everyone Who Celebrates The Day
From Panzer, Mom and What's His Name

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Barnes & Noble Appoints Demos Parneros as Chief Operating Officer - Press Release

Panzer was tootling around in the Catosphere when he made a planned stop at the Book Business site. After a little digging around our illustrious traveling kitty found a post about Barnes and Noble.

That's two cat lifetimes at one place.
According to the press release at the Book Business site, Barnes and Noble bookstores has a new Chief Operating Officer, Demos Parneros. Mr. Parneros comes to Barnes and Noble after working at Staple, Inc. since 1987. Mr. Parneros will bring his 30 years of business experience to work with Barnes and Noble CEO Len Riggio.

Panzer says, "MeWoW! Thirty years with the same company."

Note: This is a medium post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading session.

To read the post, tootle over to Barnes and Noble

Monday, November 21, 2016

A New Panzerism

Panzer on politics:

If I was the President of the red, white and blue, the first thing I would do is declare climate change a hoax.

Really ...

So ... This spaceship you call Earth is heating up big time.

So ... What's the problem with that?

Me and my cat friends ...

What ice cap? I don't need a cap.
We like it warm ... warmer ... warmest.

You say, "Climate change is bad."

We say, "No! No! No!"

It's just like having a cat in control of the thermostat.