While it is true that you own the copyright to your original creative work the moment it is set down in a fixed form (written, typed, etc.), there are certain additional benefits and protections that are guaranteed by officially registering your copyright with the Library of Congress. Technological advancements in the internet/mobile world are opening countless new doors for authors to promote and sell their work, but these changes also present new challenges in terms of preventing copyright infringement.
For some great reading on this topic, and to learn more about how to protect your copyright, check out “Copyright Facts Every Author Should Know” by Irene Watson.
-Chris R. at CD Baby