Hello and good morning.
Here are two self publishing links (websites) that I’ve use and still work with.
I like both website as one has certain perks and features that the other doesn’t. However I love the fact and am THANKFUL for both services as they provide convince and come at a great cost.
Oh yeah I just learned this word of very good advice from another youtube channel in regards to the Lulu self publishing company. With this company you don’t HAVE to pay for one copy of your book before approving to the company that your literary works are “okay” to your standards. You can just opt for reviewing the digital proof and going over it for corrections and errors and such.💟💟💟💟
Once you approve your proof the website (Lulu) will then let you know the time line in which your book will become officially ready for digital sales.
Both sites outside of that VALUABLE information about the free book proof from Lulu are really good and self explanatory. Yes it’s completely free all the way around when you go through Lulu. With CreateSpace the only thing you pay for is one copy of your physical book to check for format qualities and or errors. (So in that since, their still kind of old school 😂😆😄) but its still all good because YOU can order your copy of your publications at a lower cost (discount) …kinda like how the Avon Cosmetics and health and beauty company works…meaning the independent sale’s woman who is indeed a consultant can get her products for nearly pennies on the dollar as so she can order on bulk or volums and then be allowed to mark up the prices of her goods and services to her deemed price.😁💰💰
My next bit of advice I give you based on personal experience is about Copywriting. First, let me put for you the link to the OFFICIAL governmental
My only and BEST advice I’ve learned so far during this journey of my writing life is what I’m about to share with you. I learned it from a Youtube website.
When submitting your work, it is BEST to submit in batches and not just one complete publication at a time.
It is best to submit all of your finished work under one catagory as to save you money and time but yeah, Especially MONEY💰💰🙌🙌😰 To my knowledge, the price is a norefundable $45.00 to register/copywrite your literary arts. It will be that price rather you submit just one complete piece of work or in batches. Below is a direct quite veryfying this information. The direct quote is pulled from out of the copywrite governmental website.
May I register more than one work on the same application? Where do I list the titles?
You may register unpublished works as a collection on one application with one title for the entire collection if certain conditions are met. It is not necessary to list the individual titles in your collection. Published works may only be registered as a collection if they were actually first published as a collection and if other requirements have been met. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section “Registration Procedures.”
Here are more direct quotes taken from another website. I’m providing to you all I know and remember about this process so you can Freely descern which way you feel is best suited for you to go.💟😎
This source of direct quotes come from website:
Getting a copyright for your work is surprisingly simple. USA.gov explains the 3-step process, which requires filing an application, paying $45, and mailing a non-returnable version of your work to the Library of Congress. Ever wondered what you can get a copyright for? It’s probably more inclusive than you thought.
Common literary works include: fiction, nonfiction, manuscripts, poetry, contributions to collective works, compilations of data or other literary subject matter, dissertations, theses, reports, speeches, bound or looseleaf volumes, secure tests, pamphlets, brochures, textbooks, online works, reference works, directories, catalogs, advertising copy, single pages of text, tracts, games, automated databases, and computer programs.
jambarama is correct.
Under current US copyright law, you need not do anything for your work to be copyrighted. All protectable material is automatically copyrighted at the moment of creation without you doing anything.
But, unless you take the extra step of registering the copyright at the US copyright office in Washington, you will have to prove in court: a) that it’s really your creation and not someone else’s; and b) the dollar amount you lost because someone used your copyrighted material without permission.
Wishing you all the blessings and success in the entire world on your self publication journey!🙌🙌
🔎Here are my “How to” YouTube videos on how to write a book/get started (according to my experience)
Elay Understood; the Self Published Author & Other Writing Topics💙😎😁: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLyyOU_fy76K0X4cMD1qhbxlNwn1ad75xL