Dr. Steve Snyder is the author of several books dealing with the business side of the entertainment business.  He is entirely self-published, and all his books are available through him.  He accepts PayPal, and you may order by phone with a credit card.
His books include:
The Self-Employed Entertainer's Complete Guide to Federal Income Tax

I see it everyday.  A self-employed entrepreneur, just like you, with a file full of questions about which expenses are deductible on Schedule C, and where.  That's what this book is all about.  It's designed to help you prepare your tax return.  Small business owners and entrepreneurs don't have the luxury of putting high-powered tax accountants on staff to figure out confusing and complex tax laws.  By walking through Schedule C -- line-by-line -- this book helps sole proprietors get a better grasp of business expenses and how to report those expenses so that they are categorized properly.  If you're a sole-proprietor responsible for filing Schedule C, this book helps you accurately categorize your business expenses and report them on each line.  But this book can do much more for you.   $35.00
Ordering information:

Steve is entirely self-published.  All books may be ordered directly from him.

Payment can be made through PayPal at slsnyder2@yahoo.com.

All books are shipped free within the U.S. at media rate.  For Priority mail please add $5.00 per title.

Nevada residents please add 8.25% sales tax.

Send Steve an e-mail letting him know which books you ordered and where to send them.  Once payment is received, books will be sent.






The Entertainer's Guide to Low-Budget Online Marketing

After working for many years as a professional entertainer and business consultant., I learned firsthand just how much money is needed to be spent to market products and services over the Internet.  With a big budget behind you, marketing your business online is pretty straightforward.  However, if you have a limited budget but expect similar results, successful online marketing takes some creative thinking.  This book will give you the information you need to make high-end online marketing and Web design concepts and make them work for your business and your budget.  $20.00
The Entertainer's Guide to Cold Calling Techniques That Work

Let's face it - we're all salespeople.  We may choose to earn our livelihood as magicians, clowns, jugglers, ventriloquists, puppeteers, some combination of these, or maybe something I left out (like a stilt-walking balloon artist).  But like it or not, unless we are able to sell our services, we're not going to be able to do what we love doing for very long.  And one of the things we have to learn to do, and not be afraid of, is how to use the telephone.  So, what do you say after they say "Hello?"  $24.00
To Incorporate or Not To Incorporate: That Is The Entertainer's Question

Before you can decide how you want to structure your business, you'll need to know what your business options are, who will operate your business, and what the risks and liabilities of each type of business structure are.  Are you looking for a sole proprietorship, a husband and wife joint venture, a LLC, or a corporation?  What type of tax structure are you looking for?  This book will help guide you to make the right decision.  $17.00
The Entertainer's Guide to Maximizing Your Marketing Dollars

Successful marketing of a small business isn't brain surgery.  This book provides self-employed entertainer's (entrepreneurs) with nuts-and-bolts common sense to steer clear of disaster and to plot a course to profitability.  Marketing, just as any other aspect of running a business, should at the very least pay for itself.  To put it another way, how you market your business should be a net gain in the cash register, not a net loss.  The most expensive marketing is marketing that doesn't work.  $40.00

The Self-Employed Entertainer's Guide to No-Cost Marketing

One of the reasons I think this book is so desperately needed is that you are an entertainer - not a marketer.  Yet without marketing you have very little hope of growing your business.  So what do you do when you need to market yourself, but have absolutely no money to do it?  No money for envelopes; no money for stamps; not even money for a ream of paper!  Let me show you a way . . .   $11.00
The Entertainer's Guide to Creating Opportunities Through Networking
It's been said that it's not what you know, but who you know.  And in today's Internet-speed world it couldn't be truer.  This book is going to teach you how to network.  You're going to learn how to work a room.  You're going to learn how to build relationships with the important people in your business and industry.  You're going to learn how to become more successful.

But if you don't have a GREAT follow-up system, it's not going to work, for the single biggest reason why people don't capitalize on their networking relationships is because they forgot all about people who could help them become huge successes.  $13.00
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The Entertainer's Guide Branding Yourself and Your Business
If you're thinking, "I don't even have a brand," then this book will definately help you.  It's also for anyone who wants to build a better brand, repair a broken brand, extend the power of a valuable brand, or start from scratch and create a brand-new brand.
This book is all about defining the vision and idea of your personal desired brand image and then making sure that the impressions you're making lead to the positive set of thoughts you want people to have, trust, and believe about who you are and what you stand for.  $51.00
The Entertainer's Guide to Transitioning from Part-Time to Full-Time Freelancing

"When are you going to get a real job?"

How many times have we heard those words? Friends, relatives, sibling, even our parents don't always understand our passion to entertain others.  So we settle for doing it as a part-time job - working evenings and weekends.

But what if there was a way to turn what we love to do into what we do everyday?

Let me help you discover just how to do that.  $27.00