Hi all, I am a new member, and a new writer/published author. I want to publish a short story collection a publisher in Florida is looking like the right choice for me, living here in Warwick, Qld. Do I need to copyright my work to protect it, and if so, how do I do this? I have had my previous 3 novels published in London, under British copyright, this time I am looking at a different publisher. Thanks for your help.
Copyright is automatic. If you are the author, you are the copyright holder – and this extends across most borders. You are entitled therefore to include a copyright notice and relevant information on your written work – and enforce your rights in the event of an infringement. See (in Australia) https://www.copyright.org.au/ for some information.