Copyright issues with submitting work to publishing houses...

United States
April 8, 2007 6:38pm CST
I will be submitting some work soon to publishing companies, but I don't know anything about copyright laws or those issues. Anyone who either knows about book copyright laws, intellectual property, or published a novel, please tell me what you know about the process or sites to go to which details the process. Thanks.
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@laowai (136)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Go to www.loc.gov and search for copyrights. You'll find the info you're looking for to copyright your work.
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• United States
11 Apr 07
Thanks for the link, laowai.
@AnythngArt (3303)
• United States
9 Apr 07
If you are being published by a traditional publisher, then the publisher will take care of any copyright issues for you. You should be more worried about what your contract says. If you are self-publishing, then you may be required to file yourself. This is a pretty easy process that involves submitting copies of your work (before it is published) and forms to the Library of Congress. They will (in effect) create a card catalog description for your book and issue a LC number, which libraries and others use to distinguish books and often to order them. You need to include your LC number and other cataloging information from the Library of Congress inside your book before it is published. To see what I am talking about, look on the copyright page of any book in your house.