Book Publishing Agreement


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This is a Template for the Book Publishing Agreement. It outlines the terms and conditions of the deal agreed between the author and the publisher to publish the book. This is drafted in favour of the Publisher. 

A book publishing agreement is important for both parties as it sets out the important terms of the deal and leaves no room for ambiguity. For instance, it protects the author's intellectual property rights; and a brief description of the Work to be published sets the expectation of the parties with respect to the Work etc.

This document outlines the:

(a) Rights granted to the Publisher

(b) Terms for payment of advance against future royalty and schedule for payment

(c) Terms for Royalty payment

(d) Author's warranties

(e) Publisher's responsibility to maintain records

How to use this Document?

Both the Author's and Publisher's information should be provided in this agreement.

The amount for advance payment, schedule of payment, royalty amount and description of the Work should also be specified.

Both parties should sign and return a copy, and once signed, both parties should get a copy. To avoid future disputes, both parties may wish to have their signature witnessed.

If either party wishes to amend the agreement in the future, both parties should agree to do so, and the original agreement and amendments should be recorded in writing and signed by both parties.

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Agreements / contracts


Business > Intellectual Property / Information Technology > Intellectual Property Agreement






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