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Copyright information for authors

It’s a new year and one of the things I have noticed as editor in chief at Free-eBooks.net is that some of our authors have submitted revised editions of their eBooks with copyright modifications which seem to include just an update to the year. This made me go look for information about copyright claims and how to establish and maintain them.

Copyrighting a work is reserving the rights to reproduce, distribute, and perform a literary, musical, dramatic, or artistic work. From Encyclopedia Britannica:

“Copyright developed out of the same system as royal patent grants, by which certain authors

The KDP Select program; just how wonderful is it?

Amazon.com announced the Kindle Direct Publishers Select program on December 8th; at least, that was when I got the email. The email itself is typical KDP email, bland and featureless but the message it delivers sounds enticing. Let’s examine it in a little more detail.

Initial impressions.

On the face of the offer, you get to promote your book on Amazon.com for free for an unlimited number of 5 day periods throughout the time your book is enrolled in the KDP Select program.

Your book gets a share in a fund allocated by Amazon.com for all Select participants.

Self-publishing vs. Big-house publishing

If you are a writer, you are probably considering whether to self-publish or go through one of the big publishing houses to get your novel out there. Lately, this is a choice that most writers have to consider seriously. While Free-eBooks.net and eBookEnvy.com do not have an official recommendation one way or another, I thought it would be a good idea to examine some the most talked about reasons to self-publish — or not.

It’s all about the recognition

Let’s face it: the big publishing houses (familiarly known as the “big six”) still have the respect and recognition

eBookEnvy.com Author Interview Series: Harold Miller

If you weren’t aware, our author interviews now take place in real-time on our Facebook Fan Page and then transcribed here to our blog. The latest interview was done on November 10th and I apologize to our readers for the late transcription. The post is still up on our Fan page if you would like to see it as it happened. Without further ado, the interview:

Hello to all our Fans! It’s time for our Author Interview and today we have Author Harold R. Miller who is here to speak to us about his book “Thai Moon Saloon”,

eBookEnvy.com Author Interview Series – Arlene Radasky

Please accept our apologies – we know our author interview series has been missing in the last few weeks. We were working on getting a more interactive format going on our Facebook fan page. This interview serves as the first interview conducted via this new method. Incidentally, if you haven’t been to see our new fan page yet, now is that time to visit and ‘Like’!

Stay tuned to eBookEnvy.com and our Facebook page for updates on upcoming interviews.

 

This week, our own Jennifer Lynn sat down and had a talk with Arlene Radasky