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