Author Topic: B&N 1099 silliness  (Read 191 times)

LilyBLily

B&N 1099 silliness
« on: December 05, 2018, 06:48:18 AM »
B&N sent an email wanting me to sign up for digital delivery of my 1099s. Fine so far; I'm okay with that. But when trying to do it, the B&N site sent me to another company (a "partner") that wanted me to use a password it would send me to sign in. So I did. Then it asked me to create a new password, anyway.

B&N is tragically obtuse. Just make it simple, okay? We already do business together. No new passwords, no new accounts with random companies I've never heard of before. "Click here for digital delivery of tax forms" should be all I have to do.   
 

David VanDyke

Re: B&N 1099 silliness
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 04:41:05 PM »
I had the same trouble, so I just ignored it. They can continue to snailmail me my documents.
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Joseph Malik

Re: B&N 1099 silliness
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2018, 01:44:48 PM »
B&N's head is so far up its ass it could chew its own eyeballs out.

ETA: I LIKE B&N. They make me a lot of money. But holy sh*t, do they make me earn it.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 01:47:05 PM by Joseph Malik »
 

EllieL

Re: B&N 1099 silliness
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 01:53:52 AM »

ETA: I LIKE B&N. They make me a lot of money. But holy sh*t, do they make me earn it.
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Joseph Malik

Re: B&N 1099 silliness
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 01:51:54 AM »
Barnes and Noble still does one thing that Amazon doesn't--can't.

B&N makes you feel like an author.

Signings, author events, walking into stores and seeing your book on the shelf ("Joseph Malik" goes right next to "George RR Martin" in the SF/F section, come on, how cool is that?), and if you work with a distributor, you not only have to do very little actual work, you also receive physical checks in the mail. It's all that writer sh*t; those visions of sugarplums you had while nodding off during third-year theory.

It's not all handjobs and champagne; you have to put up with a lot of irritation, and the ends are both superficial and vainglorious. The only way to stay sane is to not delude yourself about what you're putting into the relationship versus what you're getting out of it. Have you ever dated a stripper? That's this.

Uploading a file to Amazon, while less work and a far better bottom line, is infinitely less satisfying and doesn't look nearly as cool on your arm.
 
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Re: B&N 1099 silliness
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 12:16:53 PM »
As always, Joe, you make salient points and have a colorful way with the English language.   :icon_mrgreen:
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notthatamanda

Re: B&N 1099 silliness
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 04:03:08 AM »
I could never get B&N to give me an account.  Tried for months.  Gave up and just use D2D for them.  I continue to not be unhappy about that.

And no I've never dated a stripper, but I will file that info for future reference, if ever the occasion should arise.