1- How do I get copyright protection? Before you put forward any methods, please view my location first! Makes the process a lot different. However, fyi, in my country I am unable to find a local copyrighter, so I'll need advise on what to do about that. 2- How do I prepare my manuscript? Despite the fact I didn't find much of a publisher (well, I did, but I'm trying to grab hold of an agent!), I think I need some information on that. Teehee, I know I'm amateur. 3- Which agent should I pick? A local agent, or an international agent? Pros of a local agent: I can meet him/her. Cons of a local agent: I don't trust him/her and I'm not sure if he/she is capable of doing the job at an international standard. Pros of an international agent: I don't know if trust comes here, but definitely can do the job if it's possible. Cons of an international agent:Can't meet him/her. *sigh* [I'm picking an international/American publisher, okay?] Phew! I hope this thread gets some attention. Till then, adios!