It has come as a shock to find 30% of Royalty is withheld for US tax. Having looked at ways to reclaim this tax...
speaking as someone who has never set foot in the US... I find it impossable to negotiate the american tax system. I think you should make it clear from the begining that tax has to be paid to America. In England we do not pay any tax on paper materials, ie books magazines, newspapers etc.
I think Authorhouse should be able to reclaim this tax on behalf of the authors, there must be an allowance against expensis.
My own royalty is so tiny that to loose 30% is redicules.
Product or Service Mentioned: Authorhouse Publishing Service.
Monetary Loss: $100.