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Podcast for writers: Writing and Publishing Podcast

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Carol Topp

This fall I have enjoyed co-hosting the Writing and Publishing Radio podcast.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Plagiarism
  • Building an author platform
  • Getting on television
  • Digital ebook awards
  • Ghost writing
  • Mystery writing
  • Formatting ebooks
  • Getting a self published book picked up by a traditional publisher
  • Writing political thrillers
  • Bad reviews on Amazon

You can listen to these shows in the archives here

or on iTunes here.


On December 17, 2012 my last podcast as a co-host, I’ll be sharing a Christmas present for you: An extensive list of podcasts, blogs, websites, books, etc that I follow and highly recommend. I have learned a ton from these resources. Listen in to hear my recommendations.

The Writing and Publishing podcast continues weekly with my publisher, Felice Gerwitz, as host.

Carol Topp, CPA




Business Tips and Taxes for Writers interview

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Interview 10/24/11 on business tips and taxes for writers

Felice Gerwitz

Join host, Felice Gerwitz and her special guest, Carol Topp, CPA. Carol will share information about her latest book, Information in a Nutshell: Business Tips and Taxes for Writers!

If you write you won’t want to miss this segment.

Carol was asked to write this book by publisher, Felice Gerwitz, to help other writer’s who struggle with the IRS rules in regard to income as an author.

Join us for this lively and informative episode!

Update on book Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Update on my  book Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

We have a cover!

I have just finished editing the formatted version of the book. It looks great inside!

My publishers is aiming for a September 2011 release date with an ebook soon to follow.

We’re making plans for marketing the book in a phone meeting next week.

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Carol Topp, CPA

Author of Business Tips and Taxes for Writers


Saturday, February 27th, 2010

I’m brand new to NAIWE.  I joined at the invitation of Janice Campbell.

Janice and I were virtual friends before we met face to face in 2009 at the Home Educators Association of Virginia convention.

By way of introduction, here is my biography:

Carol Topp, CPA ( is an accountant specializing in tax preparation, small/micro business accounting, and nonprofit accounting.

She is the is the author several books including Homeschool Co-ops: How to Start Them, Run Them and Not Burn Out, Micro Business for Teenagers and Information in a Nutshell: Business Taxes and Tips for Authors and Publishers and, as contributing author, Home Work: Juggling Home, Work and School Without Losing Your Balance. She has also published several magazine articles in The Old Schoolhouse, Home Education, Homeschool Enrichment magazines and the National Association of Tax Professionals TaxPro.

Carol is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs Speakers Bureau and the Old Schoolhouse Speakers Bureau and has presented numerous workshops on money management, business start up, taxes, budgeting and homeschooling to various community, church and homeschool organizations.

Carol was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Engineering. She worked ten years for the US Navy as a cost analyst before staying home with her two daughters. While being a stay-at-home mom, Carol took accounting classes via distance learning. In 2000 Carol received her CPA license and opened her own practice.

Carol lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and has two daughters, one in college and one finishing homeschool high school.