Every so often, I come across another horror story where some honest writer has had their precious work taken down from the Amazon sites because some BLEEP has chosen to claim that they own the copyright. If this happens to you, it falls on you to prove the other person is wrong.
Pay the money to the copyright office to get that official certificate. If you reside in a country that doesn’t have a formal registration for copyright, like New Zealand, then join a copyright registrar site. I personally subscribe to Copyright Index. It’s recognized in 187 countries around the world, and in my opinion, it’s worth every penny.
This tip is one of the many tips found in Hidden Traps: A Writer’s Guide to Protecting Your Online Platform by Judy L Mohr.
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