So I finally got the paperwork in the mail for the US Copyright certificate for my first novel on Friday. I know they’re back logged, but the date of submission on the certificate was Feb 15, 2014. Yep, it took almost a year for them to process my online submission. I find this odd, because I submitted the form on their website for my second book about five minutes after I submitted the form for Book One. This is odd because I got the certificate in the mail for Book Two about two months ago! Truly a government operation!
I know a lot of indi authors don’t bother to get the official US Copyright on their work. Personally, I say why not? It’s only $35 and does give you a stronger standing in the eyes of the law if your rights are infringed upon. I know my books are kick ass, why not protect them. After all, they’re unique stories worth plagiarizing. Plus the $35 is tax-deductible too. 🙂