Many authors who choose to self-publish their books may wonder if they should also get a copyright. But is having a copyright actually necessary? Is your book already protected without a copyright? We aren’t lawyers, but the experts at Self-Publishing Relief have some...
In 2012, a multi-published writer received an email from an avid fan stating that a recent e-book contained a scene that was strikingly familiar to one found in one of the author’s out-of-print books. The shocked author soon discovered that the e-book in question was,...
It’s a scary-but-true fact of life for self-published authors: eBook piracy is rampant. Anyone with basic programming knowledge can strip away DRM, the control technology which supposedly restricts the ability to reproduce or share an eBook. Then any thief can offer...
You've carefully followed the checklist of things to do before you self-publish, and now you're wondering: I already have an ISBN, but should I copyright my book too? While we're not lawyers, we can offer a brief overview about copyright to help you make the right...
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