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NTP sponsors a photography exhibition in Norway

NTP is happy to announce it is sponsoring a photography exhibition in Norway this year.

The theme of the event is “Indonesia through Indonesian Eyes” and will tour for two weeks this summer in Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.

Together with some amazing photographs of this wonderful, yet still very much unknown country, the photographers will come also to explain the stories behind the photographs – bringing Indonesia to your doorstep, so to say.

Digital book formats

Everyone knows that there are eBook readers of all types, shapes, colors and sizes. What is also true is that the eBook formats are just as varied, and not often in synch with each other. What you can see with one Reader you may not be able to see with another. Text looks different, some images don’t show, audio can be missing and video can hang everything up.

So when publishing an eBook, you really have to publish three or four flavors of format. We will go for iBook, ePub3, ePub2 and Mobi.

iBook is simply wonderful – nothing beats its style and interactivity.
ePub3 gets close though – and even ahead of iBooks in some things
ePub2 is the common format almost all Readers can display
Mobi is the core of Kindle’s formats, displayed also by other Readers.

You will see more versions of our eBooks coming soon.

We are a publisher with Apple’s iBookstore

We are really happy to announce that No Trees is now officially a registered publisher with Apple’s iBookstore.

This allows us to publish and promote digital books in Apple’s innovative interactive and multitouch eBook format, as well as standard EPUB and PDF formats in 50 countries around the world.

The Apple iBookstore is the third largest eBook retailer in the world, which means much more potential for authors to reach their readers.

We have our EIN

What is an EIN? It is the US Tax ID that everyone, companies and individual authors alike, must have when publishing a book to one of the main eBook retailers, like Amazon/Kindle, Apple/iBookstore, Barnes&Nobel/Nook etc.

Why is it necessary? Because all of these retailers are US based, so they are obliged to submit earnings statements to the IRS. If you are in the USA or a US citizen, you need to declare your US taxes on book sales, just like any other income stream (as an individual you probably have a TNI). If you not in the US and you are not a US citizen, then you need to submit a tax waiver form, called the W-9 Form. For that, you need the EIN.

The service is free and getting one is normally done by filling in a form (Form SS4) and sending it off by post or fax. You can also request the EIN by phone, but it still takes some days for the certificate to arrive by post and for them to update their database.

Amazon/Kindle lets you worry about your tax liabilities, while Apple requires you have the EIN in hand and registered before they will let you publish books to their iTunes bookstore.

Just launched

NTP LogoWell here we are, after launching something very similar over ten years ago, both the technology and the market have got to the point we can once again help aspiring authors publish their books.

No Trees was officially registered with Companies House today, January 11th 2013.

This is going to be real fun!