English translation of the new auto–entrepreneur system
There is a scheme in France called Auto Entrepreneur, which is a simple system for the self-employed. Before this scheme came about it was very costly to be self-employed because of the social charges in France, which were not based on profits or turnover.
The Auto Entrepreneur scheme is based on paying a percentage of you turnover in tax and social charges. This simplifies the whole system, but there are limits as to what you can earn, based on the type of business.
Unfortunately the information on the French website was only in French, but now there is a PDF downloadable version of the Auto Entrepreneur scheme translated into English which I have posted the link to on my other site HERE, with a few more details.
For any budding authors living in France you can sign up to the scheme as long as your turnover does not exceed 32.000 Euros, you will then pay 20.5% in charges on your turnover.