Thursday, August 29, 2019

ARIA Members Win a Great Victory on Rhode Island Tax Law

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

ARIA Alert!
Non-Fiction Authors May Now Apply
for Tax-Exempt Status!

Effective immediately, any non-fiction author who would like to apply for tax-exempt status for their books should do so at this time.

As you know, over the past several months, ARIA has been involved in a lawsuit against  RI Taxation and the RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) in an effort to bring the same tax-exempt status to non-fiction authors that fiction authors and other RI artists enjoy. Over the past few weeks, all three named plaintiffs in the suit (all non-fiction authors) received their official approvals and now have their tax exemptions in hand.

In order to apply for your exemption:

1. You must already be in possession of a permit to make sales at retail. If you do not have one, you can obtain one (for $10 per year) here:

2. To apply for the exemption, fill out and mail this form ASAP

3. If you were previously denied, file again.

4. After you have mailed this form, let me know by email so we can keep track of how many of our authors take advantage of the opportunity.

5. If after you file, you are contacted by RI Taxation or if you are told there are restrictions on your permit (such as numbering and signing your books), let us know immediately.
6. And of course, if you are denied for any reason, we need to know that, too -- right away!
Our thanks go out to our attorney Lynette Labinger and the ACLU for their support in this endeavor. While this lawsuit is not yet over, we believe we are very close to achieving our goal.
Thank you!
Steven R. Porter

Monday, August 26, 2019

Guest Line-Up for 8-27-19

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Signings, Lively Literati, Publishing Question, Poetry and Author Interviews.

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Overhearing Nana and Grampy tell his mother that they would be taking a trip to an exotic island, Aidan excitedly asked Nana if Jimmy could go with them on their trip. "Who is Jimmy"?, asked Nana. And with that question, a little blue frog's first adventure began.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Guest Line-Up for 8-20-19

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Book Signings, Poetry, Publishing Questions and Author Interviews too !

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At 9:00am Author Marty Pena will discuss her new children's book: Charles vs Toad Boy

At 9:35 am General Manager Jillian Winters will discuss her start up What Cheer Writers Club

Monday, August 12, 2019

Author Line-Up for 8-13-19

Posted By Wayne G. Barber

News, Poetry, Publishing Questions, Book Signings, Expo's and Author Interviews too !

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The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse. The family clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past, including what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations, his death, and why they chose to keep quiet with their knowledge for so long before finally deciding to tell the truth as they know it.
This book is a compelling addition to the body of works about Crazy Horse and the complicated and often conflicting events of that time period in American History.
Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder are the sole administrators and spokesmen of the Crazy Horse estate and often speak at historical gatherings and national parks about their family’s history.
William Matson has produced and directed an award-winning video, Sitting Bull’s Voice, as well as the two-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull by His Great-Grandson, and the four-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse and His Family. He regularly speaks about these videos and their content at film festivals and has been working with the Crazy Horse family since 2001 to tell their story.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Author Line-Up for 8-6-19

Posted by Wayne G. Barber

News, Lively Literati, Book Signings, Top Sellers, Publishing, Poetry and Author Interviews too !

Author, Larry Shushansky will discuss his book . " Independent Enough"

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There is nothing worse than being in a relationship where you feel estranged, distant, unloved, uncared for, or experience never ending tension and conflict. It eats away at your self-esteem, your physical and psychological well-being, as well as your overall satisfaction with life.

Unfortunately, we have been taught many myths about obtaining happiness in relationships including:

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