Authors often ask Island City Publishing LLC what they should do to get their manuscript copyrighted. The simple answer is: nothing. The copyright exists the minute you preserve your ideas or thoughts by putting them on paper or creating an electronic document or another fixed form. Your work is then immediately protected by Copyright.
The only exceptions to this rule are the following:
Remember that your thoughts or ideas for a book can’t be copyrighted until you tangibly preserve them so get that book from your head onto paper or computer. You’ll be glad you did.
For more information on copyrights go to https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ01.pdf