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How do I protect my book's copyright?

Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U. S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works, even when your book is only at the manuscript stage.

For more information on Copyright Law, visit our factsheets: Copyright & Legal FAQ

There are 3 simple steps you can take to ensure your work is safe:

  1. Ensure your work displays the international copyright © symbol

    Print a correctly worded copyright notice (i.e "Copyright © 2009 Joe Doe") which includes the Year of Publication, and your name, on each page of your work. This will deter infringement, as it states that your book is protected under law, and shows that you take copyright seriously.

  2. Register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office

    Evidence may be required to support your case in the event of a copyright dispute. As specialists in copyright registration, Schiel & Denver Book Publishers offers a range of legal registration services below, including U.S. copyright registration, Oxford and Cambridge University Library registration and Cataloguing-In-Publication to ensure you have verifiable proof of date and content for your work.

  3. Subscribe to Schiel & Denver Book Publisher's Copyright Protection Service

    Schiel & Denver Book Publisher's legal department can investigate and take legal action against infringers. We pay for all the costs of a legal action and indemnify you against all liability for costs. Considering the value of the service, most of our authors make the small $49.99 monthly subscription to protect their book in the event of a copyright violation.

Browse Schiel & Denver Book Publisher's Copyright & Registration Services:

image Copyright Protection Service - $49.99 per month
Legally protect your work by enabling Schiel & Denver Book Publisher's legal department to investigate cases when your work is stolen, and take appropriate legal action on your behalf. Learn more
image Professional CD/DVD Archive - $99
Ensure your work is legally "backed-up" with a digitally watermarked version of your book for future reference. Many authors will put their copyright-safe CD version in a household safe, security vault - or even deposit a copy with their attorney for safe keeping. Learn more
image International CIP Catalog Service - $140
Supply an archive record of your book to the the U.S. Library of Congress, the British Library, and a global book publishing network of over 100,000+ libraries for their reading groups and catalog information. Learn more
image U.S. Copyright Registration - $249
Ensure peace of mind with complete protection of your book under U.S. Copyright Law. Learn more
image Oxford & Cambridge University Library Archive - $500
Ensure your book is preserved for prosperity with permanent legal records in two of the world's foremost academic seats of learning. Learn more
image Library of Congress Control Number - $150
Apply for your book to be permanently catalogued by the United States Central Library with a Library of Congress Control Number. Learn more

Schiel & Denver's friendly book publishing professionals are available to help you choose the right mix of book publishing services and products for your book. Open a ticket with our 24/7 author support department to discuss your book publishing options.