ISBN and Copyright Information:

US Copyright Office

Many authors rely on the fact that once a piece is published you automatically have copyright. There are special circumstances, so many choose to file copyright to protect their work in a manner that would stand up in court. For more information on the process and cost go to Copyright Office:

More information about copyright:

U.S. Copyright Office
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
(202) 707-3000 or 1-877-476-0778 (toll free)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Current Fees

A successful Business needs to be set up well and to understand copyright law.

In order to get you and your business up to date on the important facts and myths of copyright law—what it does, and doesn’t cover – we’ve created this comprehensive guide. Let’s get right into it.

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Bowker Identifier Services provides you with the resources that make it easier for your audience to find and purchase your titles. This is the site where you purchase ISBN for the United StatesBuy an ISBN for each format of your book

An ISBN is needed for each format of your book – one for hardcover print, paperback print, and digital versions of your book.

(Some authors do not buy ISBN for their eBooks. Check the writer blog sites for arguments for and against purchasing ISBN for eBooks. Things to consider are professionalism, tracking, and meeting standards)

More Information here in a printout: Library of Congress and CIP How To Tutorial

Marketing and PR List here: Marketing and PR Checklist Handout 2

An ISBN makes it easier for your audience to find your book. Click on “My Account” & select your “Manage ISBNs”  You provide the details about your book (size, format for each ISBN assigned, cost, edition, series info, distributor and more . . . ) Find other useful marketing tools like widgets, barcodes, electronic sell sheets:

Self-Published Author® by Bowker


World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO


Our mission is to promote innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries, through a balanced and effective international intellectual property system.


Help for your Marketing:


Business Blogs about marketing by Simone, Clark, Morris and more


Resource to content marketing

Other Resources:

Foreign Rights article: How to Sell $40,000 in Foreign Rights by John Penberth

International Digital Publishing Forum

An important site for all Authors who publish epub files for digital books


25 Thoughts On Book Piracy

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