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  • I'm thinking about posting my book on here, but I'm afraid someone may steal it... Am I paranoid?

    Love Yep :p Probably! Work here is copyrighted, so whatever you post is your ownership. I'm pretty sure anyone stealing your book is considered illegal.
    Mar 8, 2018

    Mea ^This. Work is actually copyrighted automatically as soon as you write it, and posting it on YWS doesn't give up any of your rights to it - it's still entirely yours. Plus, honestly, nobody is going to steal an unpolished manuscript. Whatever you're posting on here probably won't be publishing-level quality, so there'd be no reason to steal it.

    If it IS publishing-level quality, then you should be submitting it to publishers and not posting it on here. :P (Really, though, if you're planning to submit it somewhere and the version you'd submit would be really close to what you'd post on here, that's when you shouldn't post it on here. But otherwise, nothing to worry about!)

    Mar 8, 2018

    LadyShadows Thanks for the help guys! However for this book I do plan on publishing it someday, BUT I am wanting to post the pieces on here so I can get the criticism needed to make it better (if it does need brushed up on that is) :D
    Mar 8, 2018

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