How to Protect Your Manuscript Before it is Copyrighted with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Within about an hour or so, you can have your book’s information protected from intellectual pirates.
I have seen so many people make the huge mistake of prematurely copyrighting their manuscripts and unwittingly void their copyrights while wasting hundreds of dollars!
To lock one’s doors is not an assumption that someone is going to try to break in—it’s just a sensible security measure. In the same way, you should take reasonable measures to protect your valuable ideas and hard work that have gone into your manuscript.