Eric Makes an Ebook: 2B – The NOLO Copyright Book is Worth It

This ties into the previous post about copyright. In it I mentioned I would copyright all work before releasing. This will give me a better leg to stand on (legally).

I received the aforementioned NOLO copyright book, and I have to say: It is wonderful.

Really very clear and concise, the informal what-ifs are exactly the questions that will bubble up as you move though the copyright process.

If you are serious about publishing, spend the money. If you run into even one copyright infringement, it is worth it. If you wonder about even one contract, it is worth it.

This isn't an affiliate marketing deal, or anything else. I just think it's a useful resource.

Ebook Questions For Smart Beginners

  1. Who sells ebooks besides Amazon? Kobo, BN, Tolino, Apple, Smashwords and Draft2Digital; + lots of other places
  2. How much does it cost? 
  3. Do I need a bank account, EIN or DBA? 
  4. Do I need a ISBN?  Mostly not. To control my book's message, here's why I did buy ISBNs.
  5. Do I need copyright? YES you should but you don't have to. You need to read this book to understand copyright. But get legal advice if the word "contract" is mentioned.
  6. Do I have the rights to my work?
  7. What about previously published work? Find Contracts!Usually, you retain reprint rights.
  8. How do you format an ebook?
  9. Do I need a print book?

One of the important leaps in human evolution was that of consciousness knowledge. The same circuits in the brain that we use to find food, are engaged when we are finding out information.

That is, the brain treats information at the same level of importance as food. And the humans that knew not only where the food was, but also where food could usually be (information), were able to expand into new territory. And thus thrive.

So what I'm saying is, if you are expanding into the new territory of publishing, you might want to bring a snack.

It's a long walk.


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