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lurking
02-03-2009, 08:54 AM
I'm getting ready to self publish a book using Createspace. I know that, as the author, I legally own the copyright to my work, but should I register the copyright officially before publishing?

If so, here are some further questions:

1) What is the simplest and cheapest way to register a copyright?
2) Do I need to display the copyright name and date in my book?
3) If publishing under a pseudonym, how do I go about displaying copyright information that legally protects me without releasing my real name?

Note: I'm not looking for the "mail yourself a copy" suggestion; I've already done that.

Medievalist
02-03-2009, 09:02 AM
Go read:
FAQ: Copyright (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58845)