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I wondered how you do the copyright page when you are using a pen name? Do you put the copyright notice under your real name or the pen name?  Thanks so much.
 

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JeanneM said:
I wondered how you do the copyright page when you are using a pen name? Do you put the copyright notice under your real name or the pen name? Thanks so much.
If I recall correctly, you have to put it under your real name. I know that you can't register a copyright under a pen name, at the very least.
 

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I had the same question, so researched it. 

It doesn't matter what name you put as copyright, your name or the pen name, it is still legally binding and YOURS.
 

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JeanneM said:
Thanks so much. :)
You can simply put your pen name on the copyright page. You don't need to put your real name in there. Amazon have your real name and keep it private.

When you register your copyright in the US, you have two choices on the form.

1, Include your real name as well as your Pen name for public record.
2, Your pen name only.

You would need to look it up, but there are differences in the number of years, for copyright depending on if you use a pen name or not during registration.

The only problem there is in using a pen name only, is if someone wanted to buy the rights. You would need to prove the pen name belonged to you. But there again, as I said, Amazon have your real name and there there is your picture on your profile.
 
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