Any published authors here?

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Yes, you can publish your thought in form of book without government license.
But there is no evidence about the real author.
If other person steal your contents, you will confront difficulty in proving
your originality.
And if you sell your book. that will provoke tax problem.
there's only a tax problem if you don't pay your taxes. if defending your copyright is an issue, you may need to register for copyright. but copyright for an author is normally understood to exist at the time the work is created, and does not require registration. if it did, then most artists could not make a living and the only source of art would be corporations.
 
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there's only a tax problem if you don't pay your taxes. if defending your copyright is an issue, you may need to register for copyright. but copyright for an author is normally understood to exist at the time the work is created, and does not require registration. if it did, then most artists could not make a living and the only source of art would be corporations.
But there must be a material evidence of right.
Electronic data can be vapored and changed,
and human memory become vage in the course of time.
Regular book is the most clear material evidence.

In the case of music, artist is recorded as a creator.
I can not understand your comment about art.
 
  • #28
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No, that can not be a book.
Book can be maden only by publishing company.
Official book can not be published that kind of method.
If a document has not ISBN, that is not considered as a book.
What is an "official book"? And why must a book have a number to be considered as a book?
 
  • #29
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Jang Jin Hong is right. If you want a real, honest to god, put this book in a library, book. you need an isbn.
 
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I should like to point out that my brother published his own book, without ISBN, and sells it on his website as pdf and print-on-demand. It's doing quite well, though in large part because he's a leading expert in that industry.
 
  • #31
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If you want a copy in the library of congress you need an isbn.
 
  • #32
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But there must be a material evidence of right.
Electronic data can be vapored and changed,
and human memory become vage in the course of time.
Regular book is the most clear material evidence.

In the case of music, artist is recorded as a creator.
I can not understand your comment about art.
I don't know about India, but in the United States, an author can go to http://www.copyright.gov/eco/ and register the work electronically.
 
  • #33
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If you want a copy in the library of congress you need an isbn.
Please cite this. I think you're confusing CIP with ISBN.

I should emphasize that I'm not advocating against applying for an ISBN, but just want to make clear what the laws and obligations are. There are many benefits to obtaining an ISBN, of course.

To address The Thinker's original problem, I suppose it might be worthwhile to hunt down a good agent instead.
 
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  • #34
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Please cite this. I think you're confusing CIP with ISBN.
This is GD, I'm just making stuff up.
 
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I should like to point out that my brother published his own book, without ISBN, and sells it on his website as pdf and print-on-demand. It's doing quite well, though in large part because he's a leading expert in that industry.
I do not know where your brother is living,
But that is unwise publication, that can provoke problems.
 
  • #37
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I do not know where your brother is living,
But that is unwise publication, that can provoke problems.
Such as?
 

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