- The USA
- The UK
The correct answer to A is The UK. According to Harry's book, in the UK there is one book published for every 301 people. In Germany it's 854 and in the US it's 1,857. In China, it's one book for every 9,816.
The reason why the section on protecting copyright is so short is because the issue, in the words of the book, "is a phantom one". As soon as you've written something the copyright is yours and you do not have to do anything to claim it or register it. Basically, you have to wait till someone infringes it and then do something about it.
So, several of you got it right anfd fulfilled the criteria of wit and pithiness etc but I most liked JaneF's cheeky one:
B. The subject on protecting your copyright - at least if it falls under submissions - is brief because he says something like "forgeddaboudit!"
(Ahem - OK so this is copied from Book Maven, but - it's not copyrighted is it?)
And a special commendation to Susan K Mann for her neat "because once your work is written by you it is copywrited". And I'm saying nothing about the spelling...
And one to AGL for the entry that probably took the most time: "'Ere what you've writen has been sighted, the text's already copyrighted, unless you write of an idea - there's no protection then, I fear."
And an honourable mention to SP who was also perfectly correct. As well, of course, as those experts like Mary, who weren't entering!
So, well done JaneF! Could you email me your address? Email firstname.lastname@example.org