Business Structures and Pseudonyms: When Do(n’t) Authors Need Them?

Today’s post comes from the question files: “Do I have to use an LLC or a corporation if I use a pseudonym? Also, do all writers need a corporation (or limited liability company), whether they use a pseudonym or not?” Let’s deal with the second question first. Do writers NEED a corporation or limited liability company? Not always, and never without making sure it will actually help you.  Many people incorporate their businesses (meaning, they create a corporation or limited liability company) because they want a shield against personal liability. Unfortunately, corporate structures often don’t protect authors from personal liability the same way they do

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