Thursday, June 26, 2008


So I, on behalf of Meritage Press, just sent in the annual check to the state of California to pay California sales tax on books I sell. This fiscal year? My 2008 bill and the state's gain is


Sadly for California, this contrasts with the 2007 tax bill of $82.00, which was a further reduction from the 2006 bill of $254.00. This doesn't necessarily reflect lower book sales, btw, but primarily how my non-California and/or internet-based customer base seem to be growing disproportionately as a percentage of total customers.

Well, may the $54.00 help ease the burden on Gov. Schwarzenneger as it contributes to easing California's state budget deficit of $30 billion. We poetry publishers, after all, exist to help you pay your bills.

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