HOW TO COPYRIGHT

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HOW TO COPYRIGHT

After proofreading, and finalizing all editing changes, your novel is now ready for publication. Give it one final review and the next step is COPYRIGHT.    Why?…For protection of your literary work.

It’s a little Intimidating, but not as difficult as you may think. Most of you have noticed the copyright statement on all books you read. Your book or essays, or blogs, should be protected from plagiarism also.

BE ADVISED: The U.S. Copyright Office buildings are closed to the public until further notice. Assistance by phone and email, as well as online services, are still available.  

Do not be discouraged.  You can still file application for Copyright, by mail or online. BELOW IS HOW:

1.Go to www.copyright.gov/registration –..2. create a username and password. 3.  Search for Form CO.  4.   fill out ,pay, and submit either online, or by mailing the completed application to:

U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE,

101 INDEPENDENCE AVE.S.E.

WASHINGTON, D.C 20559-6000

The fee online is $35. And for paper mailing $45.00.   Be prepared to wait a little longer than usual due to pandemic.

Haven’t found a publishing house.  You can still copyright.        Hint: Be certain your publisher allows you to keep all rights to your work.

Print: Copyright information on the first white page of your book. Sample listing:      (copyright-date, (your name ) and pseudonym,) if you use one.  All questions, are answered via e-mail.

I WISH YOU WELL IN ALL YOU DO

GO ON, BE HAPPY AND TAKE WHAT’S DUE

 

A Message to Teenagers,

by Paula Perron

For some time now, I have listened to news reports that the teenage group are not only carriers of Covid 19, but are also candidates for acquiring this virus, and parents feel their teen is not taking it seriously. I remember when I was a teen, I too felt the world was mine for the taking—that I was infallible, and I was living in the present, and my parents were living in the past. It was after I grew older, that I learned how to be more humble, and more compassionate. I do sympathize with parents who constantly stress the dangers of passing on this virus and who leave the discussion without satisfaction. At this time, all teens should listen, and all parents should not give up. I humbly ask parents not to stop teaching, speaking, and being the best parents you can be, for your teen will recognize the danger.

LISTEN TEENS BELIEVE: It is real…You can pass it on —you can catch Covid 19, and you may lose someone you love.

A LIMERICK FOR TEENS
  • THERE ONCE WAS A TEEN STUCK AT HOME
  • WHO STILL WANTED TO ROAM
  • AND WENT HERE AND THERE
  • WITHOUT ANY CARE
  • ENDING UP IN A CATACOMB 
 

 

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A TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT WE HAVE

As the fourth of July comes around, we celebrate our Independence. Not some of us: All of us. Our ancestors came to this country seeking freedom and opportunity. They struggled in this new land, but never lost hope. Together, they built communities, churches, and towns,  never doubting their sacrifices—always  believing in the opportunities their  new home promised.

               We, as a people, have been through tough times, but we always rise above it.  We are resilient, hopeful, durable, strong, and confident in whom we are. Let us be thankful for what we have, freedom, as one people, one nation, living in harmony, in our homeland which I still believe offers us many opportunities to build rather then tear down the progress our ancestors worked so hard for, knowing their sacrifices were made so we and future generations would be proud to live forever as Americans .

by Paula Perron

WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!