Re: First time author
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 22, 1999 at 04:08:39:
In Reply to: First time author posted by Joe C. Douglass on July 21, 1999 at 22:13:33:
: I have just completed my first book and wanted to know at what point do I actually insert the copywright symbol and date in my book? Before or after I submit it to the copywright office. Any advice is greatfully received. Thanks in advance Joe
It doesn't matter as far as copyright registration is concerned. An unpublished copyight registration usually has little value. Whether or not a copyright is registered a copyright notice looks good if the manuscript is shown around. It is not necessary to have a notice in a published work, but without is rights can be very hard to enforce.
Publication is usually the biggest problem. An agent is usually the best source. Publishers usually won't even look. Agents are difficult to get also. Self publiction may be the route. Then getting to market has to be worked out.
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