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Dear Author / Self-Publisher,Yes, your literary work is generally copyrighted and protected by federal copyright law the minute you create it in tangible of fixed form.But there are very important business reasons to make yourself aware of the otherMoreDear Author / Self-Publisher,Yes, your literary work is generally copyrighted and protected by federal copyright law the minute you create it in tangible of fixed form.But there are very important business reasons to make yourself aware of the other issues surrounding the protection of your intellectual property, how your work is used, and by whom.You see, as far as I know, there are no copyright police. The only party to do something about copyright violations is the person or organization that owns the rights.Many people are misinformed about the penalties for copyright infringement and think they are so significant that no one would dare use their copyrighted content.Here is the issue- if you sue for damages, the amount of damages realized can be very hard to establish and prove.That is why you must also be able to sue for statutory damages and attorney fees.A person who infringes on another person’s copyright can be liable for statutory damages up to $30,000.00 for each work infringed on, and in the case of willful infringement that amount could be increased up to $150,000.00, plus attorney fees.Here is what many authors and self-publishers find out too late: In order to be able to sue for statutory damages, you must register your work with the U.S. Copyright Office within 3 months of publishing your book in the U.S.Do you see the issue here?Your enforcement efforts are going to have very little “teeth” if you can only sue for your losses and damages and you can’t threaten to sue for statutory damages and attorney fees.But if the violator receives a letter advising them that they are illegally using your content and you are reserving the right to sue them for big statutory damages and any attorney fees, they might pay better attention.How To Copyright Books And Acquire An ISBN Number by David Foothill covers all the issues surrounding your lawful copyright protections. There is also bonus information on acquiring an ISBN Number for first-time authors and self-publishers.This book will save several hours of research and help a reader quickly and easily learn about the “best practices” of book copyrights they can easily apply.In 60 minutes you will understand your copyright protections, how to register your book with the U.S. Copyright office, satisfy the “mandatory deposit” requirement, and also acquire an ISBN number if you decide one is needed.This book will spell out exactly what you need to do, where you need to go to make it happen, and learn the step-by-step instructions for completing the tasks.