Rules and Regulations for the Ebook Publishing Business.

Written by Michael Hopkins

Some questions and answers in relation torepparttar rules and regulations that apply to anyone wishing to start an ebook publishing business. Q. 1 - Do I have to buy a business license to run a business website? If I decide to start an e-book publishing company, do I have to register itrepparttar 108405 State or Federal Government?

This is a quote from Angela Wu's "Online Business Basics" that should help answer these questions and other related issues...


Business registration and licensing requirements will vary depending on where you live. This is not intended to be legal advice; please consult with a lawyer or your local chamber of commerce for information on your specific situation.

Check zoning regulations. Make sure that you are allowed to run a business from your home. Some residential areas may place restrictions onrepparttar 108406 types of businesses that can be run from your home. Try calling city offices first; if they don't have this information, they may be able to point you inrepparttar 108407 right direction.

Purchase any required licenses or permits. Once again, you will need to check with local authorities to find out what licenses and permits you need.

Decide on a business structure. Many Internet home businesses start out as sole proprietorships; visitrepparttar 108408 US Small Business Association for more information :

Register a business name. This is usually a quick and easy process. Start by calling your local government offices, or evenrepparttar 108409 business department of your local bank. They should be able to tell you where you can register a business name.

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

Written by Michael Hopkins

Whilerepparttar majority of web users are honest people, you must accept that some people WILL try their best to steal your products.

For this reason, it's important that you take some measures to ensure that your product isn't being illegally copied and/or distributed.

In this article (the first of two on this subject) I'll look at repparttar 108404 issue of copyright protection.

In part two I'll be looking at practical measures you can take to prevent people from accessing your download pages or passing your ebook on to others


This information is intended to act as an introduction torepparttar 108405 concept of copyright. Please be aware that I'm not a legal expert. If you've any doubts regarding copyright then you should seek legal advice.

Copyright isrepparttar 108406 name given torepparttar 108407 protection of your 'right to copy' a published work.

When you ownrepparttar 108408 copyright to a work, you'verepparttar 108409 right to reproduce any number of copies of that work in any way you choose. You can also grant copy rights to others.

Once you create a published work, your copyright to that work applies automatically. You do not need to formally register your copyright in order for your copyright of that work to legally exist. In fact, you do not even need to place a copyright statement onrepparttar 108410 work.

Having said that, it's still a good idea to formally register your copyright.

Inrepparttar 108411 event that someone has stolen you work, having registered your copyright may entitle you to claim for compensation fromrepparttar 108412 offender. If you haven't formally registeredrepparttar 108413 work, then legally seeking compensation can be much more difficult.

For a closer examination of this important point, read this article by Mark Levine:


If you are hesitant about paying fees to register your copyright, then there are still other measures you can take to make sure thatrepparttar 108414 world knows who owns your work (you should follow these steps EVEN if you DO register copyright).

You should include your copyright statement atrepparttar 108415 bottom of every page of your book (and your website and everything else you create).

Including a copyright statement is no guarantee that your work will not be stolen. It's also no assurance that you'll be able to recover royalties or loss of earnings from someone who infringes your copyright.

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