Next Noble Pen Meeting
July 11th, 2013 at 7 pm
1906 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, Cedar Rapids
In celebration of the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, we’ll not be meeting on July 4.
Send the moderator your list of references for authors that you would be willing to loan other members. The Lending Library will be posted here.
Dylan renewed the noblepencr.org domain name for five years at a cost of $52.50. We collected some donations to cover part of that and will accept any further donations at the meeting.
Rachel had a breakthrough in her writing by finding a stronger voice for her main character.
Aimee has time to write more on her new work schedule.
Are book titles protected by copyright? Generally not. The existence of another book that comes up in a Google search with your title doesn’t preclude your using it, and there are lots of books that share titles. This article mentions that there are at least a dozen books named “Nemesis.” To avoid confusion you probably shouldn’t name it something on the recent best seller lists, famous like “War and Peace” and “Macbeth”, or a variation like “The Da Vinci Cipher”.
Your biggest limitation is probably trademarks on character names and series identifications. See also here and the US Government site FAQ. You can’t call your book “Luke Skywalker Visits Des Moines”, “Igloo Building for Dummies”, or “The Hardy Boys Mystery On Mars”.