U.S. Copyright Registration

Figuring out how to copyright your work can be tricky. Technically, as soon as you complete your manuscript it is copyrighted by you, but that doesn’t prevent someone else from stealing your work. The only way to completely protect your work and prove ownership is to register it with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Archway Publishing does all the paperwork and registration for you, so that is one less thing you need to worry about during your publishing process.

  • Approximately two weeks after your book goes live (or after the contract date if your title is already live), two copies of the book will be ordered and shipped to Archway Publishing.
  • Copyright forms will be filled out and shipped with the two copies of your book to the U.S. Copyright Office.
  • Anywhere from six to 12 months later we will receive a completed Certificate of Registration.
  • Archway Publishing will record your U.S. Copyright number and then mail the original certificate to you.

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