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As a self-publishing author, do I copyright my novel under my personal name, my publishing company (LLC) name, or the imprint name?

Fortunately, under the US copyright law, your work is protected as soon as you write it. If you are only concerned about the work having a copyright, then your work is done because it already has one.

However, if you want to register the copyright, then you should decide if you want to do so as an individual or under your LLC. As others have indicated here, you are the owner of the content so it makes sense to register the copyright under your name. However, if there are additional details (like maybe you wrote the content about or for the LLC) then it may make more sense to register it under your company.

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