No blog post yesterday. Why? Because I was out most of the day. Through research and discourse with other writers, I have decided to create my own self-publishing company. Apparently bookstores and reviewers may not take you as seriously if your publisher is Amazon or CreateSpace. Go figure. So here’s what Hubby-pants and I went through:
- Parked car in Camden, NJ. (Google it, you don’t want to go there unless you have to.)
- Went to City Hall.
- Took one look at security and metal detectors and remembered that we both carry knives. Back to the car.
- Returned to City Hall. Pointed in the direction of the Camden County Clerks Office down the hall.
- Filled out an application to register my business, Blood Read Press (pronounced blood “red”), with the state of New Jersey.
- Application approved and notarized!
- Now what?
- Told to go the bank and open a business account (which I planned on doing anyway), then go to a building near the aquarium (?) to apply for a Tax ID number.
- Went to the bank. A man named Bihn K. Do helped us. He had a heavy Asian accent and a coke nail. I decided to call him Binkydoo in my head.
- Found out from Binkydoo that we needed the Tax ID first if I wasn’t going to use my social security number as my Tax ID.
- Headed to the building near the aquarium.
- They don’t actually assign Tax ID’s. (Grrr) Given websites to apply for a Federal Employee Identification Number first, then a Tax ID.
- Stopped for lunch at home. I had a Greek yogurt. Yum.
- Went to website to apply for FEIN.
- Couldn’t apply for FEIN. IRS records didn’t match. Why? Because I forgot to change my name on my social security card when I got married. (Oops.)
- Headed to Social Security Administration. Took a number.
- Forgot marriage license. Went back home.
- Returned to Social Security Administration with marriage license in decorative box. Just missed number. Took another number.
- Changed name. Found out the change won’t be recognized in the system for 24-48 hours. Still couldn’t apply for FEIN yet.
And that’s why the title of this post said “sort of.”
To be continued…