Should You Register Your Book With Library of Congress
Well, that all depends.
It’s an age old theory with newbies that they need to register their books with the Library of Congress so no one can steal their work…or whatever. I have seen this come up on author/agent/publisher blogs since the beginning of the Internet, and I’ve always seen the same advice given.
It’s only necessarily to register your book with the Library of Congress if you plan for your physical book to appear in libraries. However, it is free to obtain the number so you may want to go ahead and get one just in case.
As for copyright, your work is your copyright. You don’t need the Library of Congress for that.
It is important to note that a Library of Congress catalog number is not a copyright.
You can read more about it here. It’s very helpful. If you google this topic there’s a lot of information.
And, this has nothing to do with ASINs or ISBNs. You can read more about that here on Amazon.
A True Blood Star Comes Out Online
This is timely for me because I’m watching the Margaret Atwood series right now on Netflix, Alias Grace, and I was just thinking about True Blood last night because Anna Paquin is in the cast of Alias Grace. It’s a great series and I highly recommend it.
But I digress…
Actress Rutina Wesley has taken to Instagram to share the news that she’s found the “sunshine of [her] life” in New Orleans’ Chef Shonda.
Wesley played Tara on True Blood, Sookie’s bff.
Disney’s First Male Princess
I can just see how this is going to go over with some of the people I see on Facebook. They just don’t seem to get it no matter how it’s explained. The entire concept of gender and how people identify completely stumps them. And it’s really very simple if you just pay attention and listen.
In a recent episode of the Disney animated series Star vs. The Forces of Evil, a boy named Marco creates a female alter-ego — Princess Marco Turdina — in order to infiltrate ‘St. Olga’s Reform School for Wayward Princesses.’ Once inside, he leads the girls to revolt against the authoritarian headmistress, helping the other princesses to believe they can be themselves.
I think it’s a wonderful story line. I’m working on a gender bending short story right now, and I’m learning something new each day. It should be out before Christmas.