Is copyrighting a book necessary before I self-publish my book with AuthorHouse?
Under U.S. copyright law, your self published work is protected as soon as you put the pen to paper. Copyright is based on your creative authorship and is not dependent on any formal agreement with a book publisher or self publishing company, although registration with the U.S. Copyright Office is beneficial.
Copyright Registration allows you, as a self published author, a higher level of security and confidence when it comes to protecting your work. When you register your work with the U.S. Copyright office, you create a public record of your authorship. Even though you are protected from the moment you start writing, you'll have to register your work with the Copyright Office to be officially recognized as the copyright holder in a court of law.
At AuthorHouse, a self publishing company, we understand the amount of work you've put into your book publishing project, and ensure that you retain all rights to the content of your book throughout the self publishing process. We place your name where it belongs, right next to the copyright symbol on the first page of your published book. As the copyright owner, you also own the foreign rights to your book.