No. Upon publication, two copies of your book will be filed in your name with the Register of Copyrights of the Library of Congress to obtain a Certificate of Registration of Copyright. The copyright will be registered in your name, not Purposely Created Publishing’s.
Manuscripts and unpublished works are protected by common law and statutory law from the point of creation. There is no need to obtain a formal copyright registration before submission to Purposely Created Publishing Group.
There isn’t a duration for exclusive rights to publish, it simply means you give us permission to manage and distribute the publication of your intellectual property under of company name. At any time, you can request a cancellation of imprint representation.
Authors don’t own the copyright to book covers unless they are the actual creator/artist of the work. Also, the stock image on your cover is licensed for commercial use, but you don’t have ownership of the image.
The book cover is separate intellectual property from the content of the book (in which you own the copyright). This is general copyright law.
Once the copyright expires (95 years from the year of its first publication or a term of 120 years from the year of its creation, whichever expires first), it’s the author’s responsibility to submit the copyright renewal application.
The only difference is if we file it for you, we will list our contact information as a correspondent just in case there are any issues with processing the application or infringement. We can respond and handle it on your behalf. Otherwise, we can’t support you with any potential copyright registration issues.
Since you can’t copyright a title, it’s insignificant, and we don’t suggest paying the additional fee to change it. What matters most is that your name is listed with the date. If an infringement issue occurred, the certificate with your name and date is suffice for arbitration.