Want to Copyright Your Book?

I’m about to show you how – without paying an attorney. And yes, it is very easy, so you don’t have to worry about messing something up.

Before we get into that, you should know that you don’t have to have your book officially copyrighted by the U.S. government. You own the copyright to your book as soon as you start writing. Type out a series of words with your computer, and they belong to you. Thanks to our modern digital world, you have a record of when you created your manuscript and when you last saved it. This gives you claim to your copyright.

Because of this, some writers never file their books with the U.S. Copyright Office. They see it as unnecessary.

But some authors are uneasy about this. They want the security of an official government copyright.

If this sounds like you, here’s how to do it.

To get started, head over to copyright.gov.