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Florida Ranks Third in U.S. Popularity for Novel Settings

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According to an article in Business Wire, publishing statistics compiled by Bowker list Florida as third, behind California and Texas as the most popular fictional state setting in the United States released in novels today.


Romance, mystery & detective, science fiction, and western genres comprised half of all adult fiction published in the United States. The entire article can be found here.


These statistics obviously have a great impact on copyright protection, regarding literary works created by authors.


According to the United States Copyright Office, copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author or those deriving their rights through the author can rightfully claim copyright. Anyone aspiring to write a novel might want to consult with an intellectual property attorney who can address any concerns regarding copyright law and the protection afforded to authors and their work.

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