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    I'll try and put this succinctly!... I am the creator/author of a unique digital children's book (Late to Dinner) first available on the iPad. As I do not have a Mac, I used the vendor BookBaby to get it into iTunes/iBookstore, and the city of Alpharetta, GA, picked up the tab on this effort.:) The book became available in December, but BookBaby sales will not "show up on reports until 60-90 days following the end of the current month," so God only knows when I'll get that info.

    My first predicament is that I do not know what to do with my Google Adwords campaign. How do I know it is worth the effort if I don't know the results? Secondly, I'm working on my taxes and don't know whether to start with 2011 or 2012 in my reporting. I don't know if I made any sales last year. My third predicament is that I don't know if BookBaby is giving me the runaround. I feel they don't like me because I did everything myself and only used them to get my book into iTunes. I didn't even purchase my ISDN through them. I'm an unemployed graphic designer and web developer, so how could I NOT learn how to DIY?!

    So, in a nutshell, I want to know how I can access iTunes directly. I do not have a Mac, so I cannot apply for their partner program. AND I want to know how I can make changes to my book--content, price and category. The only thing I can do is shell out money to BookBaby again...and I do not currently have the funds. I use BookBaby because they are the only ones I've found that don't take another cut in my profits.:confused:

    Please help this poor American from becoming poorer.
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    UOTE=AuntMichelle;447109]I'll try and put this succinctly!... I am the creator/author of a unique digital children's book (Late to Dinner) first available on the iPad. As I do not have a Mac, I used the vendor BookBaby to get it into iTunes/iBookstore, and the city of Alpharetta, GA, picked up the tab on this effort.:) The book became available in December, but BookBaby sales will not "show up on reports until 60-90 days following the end of the current month," so God only knows when I'll get that info.

    My first predicament is that I do not know what to do with my Google Adwords campaign. How do I know it is worth the effort if I don't know the results? Secondly, I'm working on my taxes and don't know whether to start with 2011 or 2012 in my reporting. I don't know if I made any sales last year. My third predicament is that I don't know if BookBaby is giving me the runaround. I feel they don't like me because I did everything myself and only used them to get my book into iTunes. I didn't even purchase my ISDN through them. I'm an unemployed graphic designer and web developer, so how could I NOT learn how to DIY?!

    So, in a nutshell, I want to know how I can access iTunes directly. I do not have a Mac, so I cannot apply for their partner program. AND I want to know how I can make changes to my book--content, price and category. The only thing I can do is shell out money to BookBaby again...and I do not currently have the funds. I use BookBaby because they are the only ones I've found that don't take another cut in my profits.:confused:

    Please help this poor American from becoming poorer.[/QUOTE]


    First, you don't owe taxes until the year you receive the income. That will be 2012. You should call Apple to get some help on this. Can't you use a Mac in the piblic library, or in an Apple store?

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