Submitting a Work for Publication


Savant Books and Publications (SBAP) is always seeking the best in enduring literary (book/eBook), audio (CD) and audio-video (DVD) works "with a twist" that expand the readers/listeners/viewers' point-of-view and world outlook.

SBAP accepts never-before-published, solicited and non-solicited manuscripts (for books), audio works (for CDs) and audio-video works (for DVDs) from both established and previously unpublished authors, recording artists or groups, and audio-video media developers.

SBAP does not require that a submitter be represented by an agent.


SPECIAL NOTE TO AUTHORS, RECORDING ARTISTS,
AUDIO-VIDEO MEDIA CREATORS AND PROSPECTIVE SAVANT STAFF

WITHOUT A U. S. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN)
OR EMPLOYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (EIN)


Current taxation laws and regulations require that people or companies that do not have a current U. S. Social Security Number (SSN) or U. S. Employer Identification Number (EIN) to obtain a U. S. ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) using a Form W-7 [download form and instructions at www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/formsInstructions.html and enter "W-7"]. You will have to fill out the form, provide any required documents and send them directly to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to obtain an ITIN. When contracted, you will be required to provide Savant Books and Publications with a current U. S. SSN, EIN or ITIN in order to receive royalties. 

You may also be asked consider the rate of gross royalty tax withholdings. The standard withholding rate for non-U. S. citizens who do not have a U. S. SSN or U. S. EIN is 30% of royalties. The United States, however, may have an established taxation treaty with your country that allows for a lower or even no withholding of taxes [see www.irs.gov/businesses/international/article/0,,id=96739,00.html for nations with whom such an arrangement exists]. If you wish to claim this lower withholding tax, then you must also fill out a Form W-8BEN [download form and instructions at www.irs.gov/app/picklist/list/formsInstructions.html and enter "W-8BEN"]. Savant Books and Publications requires a completed Form W-8BEN in order to withhold at a lower tax treaty rate.

In addition, if contracted, at the end of each calendar year, you will need to file a U. S. income tax report with the IRS (usually sometime between 1 Jan and 1 April) in order to pay any additional taxes or to receive a partial or full refund of royalty tax withholdings.

In some instances, these tasks can be simple, quick and involve little expense. In others, it can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. In some instances, especially in the case of low sales of expensive-to-publish products, even after successfully receiving an ITIN and Form W-8BEN, royalty withholding taxes can end up exceeding net royalties for up to a year to a year and a half, thus delaying receipt of your first net royalty check for that time or even longer.

It is important that you consider the above carefully before submitting a work to Savant Books and Publications. Thus far, we are successfully supporting several non-U. S. authors, recording artists/groups, audio-video media creation groups and staff. If you do not have a U. S. SSN or U. S. EIN and are still interested in pursuing publication with Savant Books and Publications, we will make every possible effort to help you through the above; however, YOU MUST FILL OUT, COMPLETE ALL FORMS, AND PROVIDE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION DIRECTLY TO THE U. S. IRS.  If you do not have a U. S. SSN or U. S. EIN and do not plan to get an ITIN, then do not submit a work for publication to Savant Books and Publications.


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