Written by Dorothy Kavka Monday, 20 December 2010 00:00
Last week we looked at why you should Copyright your book. This week we will discuss how.
Books should display copyright information on the reverse of the title page. This information must include the symbol © and/or the word Copyright, the year of first publication and the name of the copyright owner. This information should be “…placed on all publicly distributed copies from which the work can be visually perceived.” It might also contain other warnings about copyright infringement.
It is always to your benefit to put the copyright in your own name rather in the name of your publisher or another person, since the person who owns the copyright is the only one who can reproduce the work, prepare derivative works based on the work, and distribute copies of the work.