Do I Need to Copyright My Book?

Jason Matthews has published an article about Copyright, which I consider very helpful. Thank you, Jason.

How to Make, Market and Sell Ebooks

copyright all rights reservedLike ISBN, copyright questions are common and the legalities of it can be complex. In most cases, copyright is something an author won’t need to spend much time worrying about. The tasks to copyright a book are straightforward, starting with simply writing a book. If you have any concerns, this fact alone should give some relief;

By writing your book, you own the copyright.

In 1886 The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works was signed as an international agreement on copyright. Your creation is your intellectual property. Think of it like this: only you have the “right” to “copy” your work and sell it; nobody else has the right to copy your work and sell it.

Your book is automatically under copyright, extending from the time you write it. However, there is a stipulation of proof. You need to commit the work to a readable form perceptible either…

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What I (don’t) know about #writing

FloridaBorne, Joelle Legendre has published 7 facts about writing that we might not know (yet). Now we do. Thank you, Joelle!

Two on a Rant

Here are a fewdingleberrysnuggets of wisdom that every new writer needs to know:

  1. A writer lives to write.  Period.  If you write for any other reason, please do everyone a favor and get a prescription for Prozac immediately.
  2. If deadlines are your constant companions, they’re not compatible with cats.
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  3. Writing is easy.  Accepting constructive criticism makes you a better writer.  But the reaction you have after your editor says you must remove your favorite chapter?  That’s God’s way of telling you that you have not yet learned to forgive.
  4. Not everyone is going to like your book.  As an example, my book is fun to read…who wouldn’t like it?  I was in Wal-Mart’s vegetable section when a friend told me she couldn’t read past the first sex scene.
  5. There are over 29 million books on Amazon.  For my first book, I chose to do my own marketing.  It’s like trying to…

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