Sample Publisher Agreement

The author guarantees that the works governed by the book publishing contract are their only intellectual property, that there are no other similar agreements for these works and that the works are not accessible to the public. In addition, the author guarantees that the works do not infringe the copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual rights of third parties. If the works submitted to this publication contract contain factual assertions, the author guarantees that these statements are true and accurate. In addition, the author undertakes not to enter into agreements with third parties that are contrary to the terms of this publishing contract. In exchange for publication, the author grants the publishing house the exclusive right to print, publish, market and distribute the book worldwide in English. It is assumed that this grant covers these exclusive rights for two years from the date the publisher begins distribution of Book, after which the contract is automatically extended from one year to the next until termination. This is a typical example of the copyright being awarded to the publisher. There are other options, such as exclusive licensing or the transfer of copyright to the publisher, but maintaining certain rights. A literary lawyer will be able to explain and/or negotiate terms more favourable to the author. B such as maintaining the right to work for personal or scientific purposes.

If the author of the decision stipulates that the publisher has not complied or does not comply with the terms of this publishing contract, the author must inform the publisher in writing and give the publisher at least 90 days to remedy these defects. If the publisher does not properly address the issues raised by the author, the author has the right to terminate this publication contract and establish a publishing relationship with another publishing house. If the author has approved the sample chapter, these changes will be charged at $45 per hour if they request design-related revisions. Historically, the language of confidentiality was not included in publication agreements; however, it is added by a larger number of publishers, mainly for privacy purposes. In general, it is important to check any confidentiality clause with a lawyer. If the copyright is not transferred to the publisher, the author wants the works to be registered in his name. Contact a lawyer to advise the good part to register copyright. This section is tailored to the parties and the situation. The example language is an example of standard warranty formulas that make the author of full responsibility for all cases and free the publisher from responsibility.

The guarantee survives the duration of the contract and works hand in hand with the compensation provision to put serious financial teeth into these guarantees. This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the publisher and the author regarding the purpose of this agreement and replaces all prior written or oral agreements of the parties. This agreement can only be amended in writing and signed by both parties. A lawyer may negotiate exclusions from this guarantee, z.B. to exclude changes and additions from the publisher. The author undertakes to provide the publisher with a fully typed manuscript and a complete electronic text of the work in Word or RTF format. If the manuscript has not been served within three (3) months of the signing of this contract, the publisher may, after his choice, terminate the contract in writing or serve it on the author.