Why Do Authors Need a Copyright?

 

Clarification: copyrights are $35.oo (in the U.S.)

Colleen Chesebro ~ Fairy Whisperer

One day, while I was surfing Facebook (eye roll) my friend, Teagan, from Teagan’s Books, said something about getting a copyright. That got me to thinking… I am going to self-publish my novel soon. Do I need to get a copyright?

If you are like me, I know next to nothing about copyright law. I do have a basic understanding of the concept and realize it is something that does protect us, authors. So, I decided to investigate the issue of copyrights. After all, I do want to protect my writing. I really want to know how necessary this step really is.

By the way, I have tried to only present information that is from reputable websites. If you are considering a copyright always consult a lawyer who can advise you on your rights.

Here is what I found out from writerswrite.com (Please click on the link to read…

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4 Comments

  1. Thank you again for sharing! ❤

  2. This piece is a good reinforcement that protection of our original work is important and it is a much more simple procedure than people will openly tell you.

    1. It can see overwhelming, even for me and I love this kind of stuff. Take one page at a time and do as much as you can. Your future editor will love you for it.

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