I have written about ten short scripts that are performed at Mystery Dinners. This isn't the kind of mystery dinner you buy in a box where guests take a role. These are performed by actors, or even groups like churches, etc. However, they are rehearsed in advance and performers stick to the script.

I own an acting studio and we have used them several times as fundraisers. Another theatre company also used them to great success. I often have people tell me I should sell them. When I first started directing mystery dinners, I bought scripts online. However, there wasn't a large selection and the writing was generally quite amateurish. So I think this is an area where I could at least make a few bucks in, if nothing else.

What I would prefer to do, is just set up a website and sell them directly. I'm looking for advice on how to handle this, how to protect my work, etc. Do I need to copyright them myself first or are there other steps to take? Really, any suggestions on this is appreciated.

Thank you!