**BookLocker Authors** – May we file your U.S. Copyright application for you? It WILL be in YOUR name and YOU will receive the copyright certificate.

Howdy everybody. We hope you’re having a super weekend! 🙂


CONTENTS:


1. NEWS FROM THE FLOATING HOME OFFICE

2. MAY WE FILE YOUR U.S. COPYRIGHT APPLICATION FOR YOU? It WILL be in YOUR name, of course, and YOU will receive the copyright certificate.

3. CHRISTMAS IS COMING AND THINGS ARE ALREADY GETTING CRAZY!
The printer’s holiday printing schedule has been posted. But, can they actually stick to it this year??

4. FREQUENTLY REQUESTED LINKS


1. NEWS FROM THE FLOATING HOME OFFICE

Greetings fellow authors and friends! 🙂

The calendar may say it’s almost October but, here in Florida, it’s still beastly hot. Our heat index was 107 one day last week. I sure can’t wait for cooler weather, primarily so the electric bill will go down a bit!

You can read more about our latest living-on-a-boat adventures RIGHT HERE.


2. MAY WE FILE YOUR U.S. COPYRIGHT APPLICATION FOR YOU? It WILL be in YOUR name and YOU will receive the copyright certificate.

Why is copyright registration so important?

1. If someone steals your work, or portions thereof, you can’t file a lawsuit until the copyright has been registered. Obtaining a certificate from the government can take months. “A delay of even a few weeks in bringing suit could prove irreparable—particularly those seeking temporary restraining orders or other preliminary injunctive relief.”

2. “It allows the plaintiff to collect enhanced “statutory damages”, and to be eligible for an award of attorney fees.” 

3. Damages can range from $750 to $30,000 per work. Proof of willful infringement can increase damages up to $150,000 per work.

COST:
$99 PER TITLE (this includes the federal filing fee)

ORDER FORM:
https://secure.booklocker.com/mc/pay.php

Please type your book title(s) in the comments box on that form.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
For two or more titles, multiply your number of titles x the $99 fee, and enter it in the order form at the link above. Paperbacks and hardcovers are considered different titles.

HOW IT WORKS

1. BookLocker will file the required documentation with the U.S. Copyright Office, and provide them with all supporting information for your book.

2. You, as the author, will receive instant email confirmation of the registration application, and will receive the final copyright certificate. Of course, it will be in YOUR name.

COMPARE COPYRIGHT REGISTRATION SERVICE FEES
(All amounts include the associated federal filing fees)

**BookLocker: $99**
LegalZoom: $169
AuthorHouse: $170
iUniverse: $170
Xulon Press: $199
Mill City Press: $199
Balboa Press: $204
Xlibris: $249
InfinityPublishing/FastPencil: $299 (includes LCCN)
Trafford.com: Must purchase $1499 publishing package
Westbow Press: Must purchase $1,995 publishing package
Lulu: Must purchase $1,999 publishing package
Dog Ear Publishing: Service not offered
Outskirts Press: Service not offered
BookBaby: Service not offered

COST:
$99 PER TITLE (this includes the federal filing fee)

ORDER FORM:
https://secure.booklocker.com/mc/pay.php

Please type your book title(s) in the comments box on that form.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
For two or more titles, multiply your number of titles x the $99 fee, and enter it in the order form at the link above. Paperbacks and hardcovers are considered different titles.

THE FINE PRINT

You must own ALL rights to your book (co-authors can both be included on the application) and you, as the author, are responsible for pursuing any copyright infringement committed against your work(s). BookLocker takes no rights from authors so we do not file copyright infringement lawsuits. That means we also get nothing if you win a lawsuit against an infringer. It’s YOUR book. 🙂

RELATED: Library of Congress Control Number Registration: $35


3. CHRISTMAS IS COMING AND THINGS ARE ALREADY GETTING CRAZY!
The printer’s holiday printing schedule has been posted. But, can they actually stick to it this year??

We use the largest print on demand printer in the world. They have printing facilities in Tennessee, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, the U.K. and Australia. They also have several partner printers in countries all over the world. And, each year, they post their holiday deadlines for ordering and receiving books by Christmas Day. And, each year, they have a backlog that gets longer and longer the closer we get to Christmas. Things get downright frantic!

Worse, on November 20, they will remove their “rush” and “expedited” printing options so that even authors who are willing to pay extra to get pushed to the front of the line won’t be able to do so.

So, we are imploring you…BEGGING YOU…to not wait until the last minute to order copies of your book(s)! 🙂

Keep in mind that, if you need to order copies, receive the books, wrap them, and ship them elsewhere, allow even more time!

Recommended Final Order Dates (if you need to receive your books before Christmas):

Hardcover – November 20, 2018
Paperback – November 30, 2018

HERE’S WHAT THEIR WEBSITE SAYS:

The peak months of November, December and early January may experience turnaround times that could exceed 10-15 business days.

Follow these tips for a brilliant holiday performance:

1. Upcoming special events for the year? Order those books now.

2. Higher volume orders can take longer. Order those books now

3. Different book types have different turnaround times. Order now

4. Printing, shipping, and processing are all impacted during the holidays. Order your books NOW!

CLICK HERE FOR THE AUTHOR ORDER FORM.


8. FREQUENTLY REQUESTED LINKS

AUTHOR ORDER FORM (for copies at your author discount and for current sale info)

CAN YOU MAKE MY EBOOK AVAILABLE FOR 40,000 BOOKSTORES AND SCHOOLS WORLDWIDE?

CAN I PURCHASE AN AD IN INGRAM’S CATALOG FOR RETAILERS?

ORDER FORM FOR INTERIOR AND/OR COVER CHANGES/EDITS

READY TO PUBLISH YOUR NEXT BOOK? AS A RETURNING AUTHOR, YOU QUALIFY FOR *BIG* DISCOUNTS FROM BOOKLOCKER!

ATTN: PRINT-ONLY AUTHORS – ADD AN EBOOK EDITION OF YOUR BOOK RIGHT HERE.

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