Because copyright literally gives you the right to copy, distribute, and license your book, registering your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office is an excellent way to protect your book. It’s your way of claiming ownership.
While there may not be intellectual property thieves lying in wait to steal your work, why take the risk? Copyright registration is an added security and allows you to seek financial damages if someone violates your rights. “Better safe than sorry” applies here.
Although it can take several months to receive your copyright certificate, you’re covered from the date your work is submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office. Whether it takes one month or several to get your certificate, it won’t hold up your publishing process.
How Mill City Press Helps
Every author who works with us can purchase copyright registration to receive help with their copyright registration. You fill out a short online questionnaire, and we do the rest.