i sent in a money order for 35.00 to the libery of congress to copyright my book how long untill i recive my copyright certificate or is this to different places CopyRight office i need the numbers to publish the book
I`m only guessing, but I`d say that they are charging you for doing all of the footwork to get the copyright filed. I`d also say that $40.oo is very reasonable. Wait...Very Very reasonable!
I`m not against you here. Please let`s not turn this into an argument. If you employ a company for a service, it is more than just customary to pay them for the service(s) rendered. You can file a copyright yourself and save the fee or you can pay a company to do it for you. The same applies to a lot of services that offer to do the required paperwork for the registration of all sorts of business matters; Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, etc.
I wish you the best and I offer you my apologies if my previous post has raised your ire.