Q: How do I get my payments?

A: You may choose to receive payments via PayPal or via paper check (US authors or publishers only).

If you choose to receive your payments via PayPal, you will be paid on a monthly basis. If your accrued profit is less than $5 at the end of the month, your payments will be carried over to the following month(s) until $5 is reached.

If you choose to receive your payments via paper check, you will be paid on a quarterly basis. If your accrued profit is less than $20 at the end of the quarter, your payments will be carried over to the following quarter(s) until $20 is reached.

To be paid, your Payment Info page (My Sales > Payment Info) must be filled out completely. If you are a U.S. resident, please fill out the W-9 form to avoid backup withholding tax (28%). If you are not a U.S. resident, please fill out the W-8BEN form to avoid backup withholding tax (30%). A properly completed form must include a taxpayer identification number (SSN, EIN or ITIN). To fill out the forms electronically, please follow the steps below:

1. Sign in to your account.
2. Click on your username at the top right hand corner of most Mybard pages.
3. Go to My Sales > Payment Info.
4. Click on the "Form W-9" or "Form W-8BEN" link at the bottom of the page.