I got a letter in the mail yesterday telling me that my book had been received by the State Library of Victoria for Legal Deposit. Legal Deposit wasn’t something I had heard about before I published my book.
In Australia, Legal Deposit is a requirement under the Copyright Act 1986, where all publishers and self publishers must deposit a copy of their work with the National Library of Australia. There are also state requirements to deposit a copy with State Libraries as well. [Read more…]