Under the 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 Copyright Office is beneficial.
There are many advantages of copyright registration for the authors of original works.
- Legal protection
- Prevention of monetary loss
- Protecting reputations
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 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.