If you have a book that you want to protect, you can do so with simple and easy procedures under copyright law. You can find many online copyright registries where you can get your book copyrighted at an affordable price.
If you want your book to be protected by copyright, then it should fall under a category that copyright protects. Books falls under literary works category since this is a textural work expressed with words, numbers, symbols, and illustrations.
If your book is to be protected by copyright, then it has to be an original one. IF you did not directly copy it from someone else, then your book is original. But, if you book is based on somebody else’s work or is a derivative to another work, then it can still be protected by copyright law.
Some components of creativity is found in original books. The order and types of recipes your select in a book of compiled recipes must be original so that it can be protected by copyright law. However, the actual listing of ingredients is not protected by copyright law but what would be protected is the detailed expression of the methods, directions, tips and serving suggestions.
If your book does not contain an original storyline, it can still be protected by copyright if you use your own words and sentences in writing it. So, if there are a thousand books about a certain general subject, each one can own the copyright to their specific expression of their book.
You need to put your book in a form that will allow for copyright protection. Your book must be put in a fixed form in order to qualify as a literary work under copyright law. To do this, write it on paper or save it on your hard drive. This tangible form is considered a fixed form that can be protected by copyright law.
If you have already completed the steps above, you work will be automatically protected under copyright law. Even with copyright protection, you will still have a difficult time proving that you are the original creator of the book if infringement occurs. This is why most authors choose to register their book with a copyright registry.
You can register your book with any copyright registry but if you want to take your claim to court, you need to register it with the US Copyright Office.
IF you search online using the keywords ‘protect copyright’, then you will be given a list of copyright registries online. Choose a registry that does not have hidden costs and will protect your book for the life of copyright which is from 50 to 70 years. So now, you have the evidence required to prove your book ownership in case infringement occurs.