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Content evaluation is the process in which Legaia Books assesses your manuscript to ensure that it meets our standards for publishing. We review manuscripts and materials for copyright, libel and content that contains sex and/or drug paraphernalia.
We perform content evaluations on all books to maintain a standard of publishing for our authors’ work and to identify areas in your manuscript that could potentially put you at copyright and/or libel risk.
The duration of your content evaluation can fluctuate depending on the length and subject matter of your book, as well as the number of other manuscripts we have queued for evaluation.
We review manuscripts and materials for:
Text and images which are not created and/or owned by the author
Statements or information which reveal private information about a living person and/or could negatively reflect a living person’s reputation
Content that includes sex and drug paraphernalia
U.S. Copyright protection attaches immediately and automatically as soon as you fix the work in question in a tangible form. That tangible form might be a printed manuscript, but computer disks (or even your computer hard drive) can also be considered tangible forms. Registering a copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office creates a public record of the basic information of your book.
U.S. Copyright protection is secured upon creation of your work and provides you the right to stop another person from using your work without permission. U.S. Copyright registration is secured when material is officially registered with the U.S. government. Having your material officially registered with the U.S. Copyright office allows you to take legal action to recover a monetary value if someone uses your work illegally.
In most cases, any picture, material, text, information, quote, map, song or illustration that you personally did not create is U.S. Copyright protected by the person who created and/or published the material. Any text or pictures found in a book, magazine or newspaper is U.S. Copyright protected by the publisher, artist, photographer or another individual. Most information found on the Internet is U.S. Copyright protected.
No. A citation will not protect you in a court of law in a U.S. Copyright case. You must obtain and keep written permission from the U.S. Copyright holder.
In order to obtain permission, you can contact the original U.S. Copyright holder and explain what work you wish to use and for what purpose. In order to not be held liable in a lawsuit you must request and obtain written permission from the copyright holder to use the material in publication.
Under U.S. copyright law, your self published work is protected as soon as you put the pen to paper. Copyright is based on your creative authorship and is not dependent on any formal agreement with a book publisher or self publishing company, although registration with the U.S. Copyright Office is beneficial.
Copyright Registration allows you, as a self published author, a higher level of security and confidence when it comes to protecting your work. When you register your work with the U.S. Copyright office, you create a public record of your authorship. Even though you are protected from the moment you start writing, you’ll have to register your work with the Copyright Office to be officially recognized as the copyright holder in a court of law.
At Legaia Books, a self publishing company, we understand the amount of work you’ve put into your book publishing project, and ensure that you retain all rights to the content of your book throughout the self publishing process. We place your name where it belongs, right next to the copyright symbol on the first page of your published book. As the copyright owner, you also own the foreign rights to your book.
Legaia Books provides the ability for authors to register a book with the U.S. Copyright Office.
- Legaia Books will complete all the necessary forms and send a copy of your book for cataloging in the U.S. Copyright Office. Once the government has processed your application, the copyright registration is sent directly to you.
- Legaia Books authors can also choose to have a Library of Congress Control Number assigned to their book. The Library of Congress number is assigned during the publishing process, and will be included on the copyright page in your book. Legaia Books will complete all the paper work and send a copy of your book to the Library of Congress.
- Legaia Books issues every book an International Standard Book Number (ISBN). The ISBN is unique to your book, allowing retailers to easily locate your title in their databases.
- At Legaia Books, you receive quarterly royalties on each and every purchase of your book, whether it is bought directly from the Legaia Books Bookstore or online book retailers worldwide including Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
By offering self published authors these services, Legaia Books guarantees that its authors have the highest level of copyright protection available. That’s a right we think you’ve more than earned.
Please note: Due to the nature and complexity of the legal system, Legaia Books does not claim to have intimate knowledge of the specific details regarding legal questions. For more detailed information about legal and U.S. Copyright concerns, speak to a local attorney or visit www.copyright.gov for more information.