Rules and Regulations for the Ebook Publishing Business.

Written by Michael Hopkins

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Look into opening a business banking account. Make an appointment with your bank to discuss your situation. They'll be able to make suggestions onrepparttar best package for your needs.

Consult with professionals. Depending on your situation, you may need to userepparttar 108405 services of lawyers, accountants or bookkeepers, insurance agents or brokers, and others.

This isn't an exhaustive list, but it's a good start. Many cities also have organizations dedicated to helping small businesses -- check your Yellow Pages orrepparttar 108406 local Chamber of Commerce to see if there's one in your area.

Excerpted with permission from Online Business Basics, a beginner's guide to marketing a business on a shoestring budget.


Q. 2 - Do I have to get an "ISBN" number for my ebooks, and if so - how do I go about doing that?

No, you don't need to have an ISBN. You'll find additional information here...

Q. 3 - Are there rules and regulations to ebook publishing or writing - and if so how can I find out what they are?

I'm not familiar with any rules or regulations associated with ebook publishing specifically. Basically, you need to stay withinrepparttar 108407 limits of responsible legal and business behavior in general. Be truthful in your advertising, use disclaimers, and so on. You'll find details ofrepparttar 108408 various regulations in this free ebook: I hope this goes some way towards answering your questions.

Michael Hopkins is owner of BizzyDays Ebook Publications. Visit now to download original ebooks for FREE at: This article first appeared in Michael's newsletter 'Ebook Times'. To subscribe visit:

How to Prevent Theft of Your Ebooks - Part 1: Ebook Copyright

Written by Michael Hopkins

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However, it stampsrepparttar work as being yours. It makes it clear to those who might be tempted to copy it, that they don't have that right.

Example of a copyright statement...

Copyright 2003 Your Name (or company name). All rights reserved worldwide. No part of this e-book may be copied or sold.

Note: Some people use (c) (the letter 'c' in brackets) instead ofrepparttar 108404 official copyright symbol (the letter 'c' surrounded by a circle). In many countriesrepparttar 108405 law does not recognize this as a copyright symbol and it's not a given that a court will accept it as valid. You should ALWAYS writerepparttar 108406 word 'Copyright' in FULL as part of your copyright statement and you should userepparttar 108407 official copyright symbol.

You should also include a copyright page in your e-book. Take a look atrepparttar 108408 copyright information in any e-book (or paper book) for ideas on what you should include on this page.

Another idea that may be useful - in a legal sense - is to print out a copy of your e-book on paper and save a copy on to a diskette (or CD-ROM).

Place bothrepparttar 108409 paper version andrepparttar 108410 diskette in an envelope and mail it to yourself via REGISTERED mail. Hold on torepparttar 108411 receipt forrepparttar 108412 mail and whenrepparttar 108413 package arrives to your home, put it away in a SAFE place (together withrepparttar 108414 receipt) WITHOUT opening it.

This is proof that you hadrepparttar 108415 document in your possession at repparttar 108416 date ofrepparttar 108417 mailing. If you do this before your e-book goes 'live' then you're sure that nobody can have copied your work before this date.

Here are a few websites where you can learn more about copyright issues...

-The Publishing Law Center: -The Copyright Website:

Okay, I hope that this has helped you understandrepparttar 108418 question of copyright a little better. Inrepparttar 108419 next articlee, I'll continue on repparttar 108420 question of ebook protection by looking at practical measures you can put in place to prevent people from stealing your ebook from your website.

Michael Hopkins is owner of BizzyDays Ebook Publications. Visit now to download original ebooks for FREE at: This article first appeared in Michael's newsletter 'Ebook Times'. To subscribe visit:

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