AUTHOR TERMS & CONDITIONS
For potential authors, a sample contract has been included below. In general, our terms depend on whether the contract is for exclusivity or non-exclusivity, which affects the royalty amount paid to the author. By exclusivity we mean that eBooks-Library.com is the sole provider of the eBook(s) in question to the general public. Note that this does not affect the author's rights to paper editions, marketing, etc as described in the sample contract. For exclusive eBook sales rights, we pay the author 80% of sales proceeds; for non-exclusive, the author receives 60%.
Authors incur no other charges unless they require eBooks-Library to perform extensive editing, provide cover graphics, etc. eBooks can be submitted in HTML/Word/WordPerfect/Plain Text formats, or as finished Adobe Acrobat PDF files. We reserve the right to reject any works that in our opinion are not of sufficient quality, or which are deemed to be slanderous or offensive, e.g. pornographic material.
Authors who host their work with us also receive a free eBooks-Library subscription (providing a great research tool) for as long as they continue to host with us.
SAMPLE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT
This is a distribution agreement (“Agreement”) between the owner and/or authorized agent (“Owner”) of the eBook or eBooks (“eBook”) and eBooks-Library. A UK-based company whose registered address is 12 Gainsborough Place, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP19 8SF, UK.
Owner grants eBooks-Library an exclusive (or non-exclusive) worldwide license to market, promote, display, sell, transmit, and distribute the eBook through eBooks-Library.com and affiliated websites by any and all electronic means and/or via any other distribution methods.
Exclusive. Owner retains all other rights to eBook including full editorial control over eBook and ownership of the copyright. Owner retains the right to promote eBook through any additional methods or websites by any and all electronic means. Owner retains the rights to publish eBook as paper book and form agreements with any and all other entities of Owner’s choosing. Owner retains ownership of eBook.
Non-exclusive. Owner retains all other rights to eBook including full editorial control over eBook and ownership of the copyright. Owner retains the right to publish, license, market, promote, display, sell, transmit, and distribute eBook through any additional methods or websites by any and all electronic means and/or via any other distribution methods. Owner retains the rights to publish eBook as paper book and form agreements with any and all other entities of Owner’s choosing. Owner retains ownership of eBook.
eBooks-Library will pay Owner an amount equal to 80% (exclusive) or 60% (non-exclusive) of the revenue of the eBook for all copies distributed and sold through eBooks-Library and affiliated websites as described in Section 2. eBooks-Library will maintain accurate records of eBook sales. eBooks-Library will pay Owner within forty (40) days following the end of each quarter for eBooks sold during that quarter.
In some cases a customer will request a refund for purchased eBook. eBooks-Library reserves the right to provide refunds to customers who have purchased the eBook. This refund will be documented and deducted from total sales of the eBook.VI. Warranties
Owner warrants to eBooks-Library that Owner is the sole owner and/or authorized agent of the eBook and all related intellectual property and that Owner has full power to make this agreement. Owner guarantees that neither the eBook nor any rights or licenses granted by this Agreement will (i) violate any contract by which Owner is bound or any applicable law or regulation or (ii) violate or misappropriate any copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third party. Owner agrees to accept full responsibility for material contained in eBook and shall hold eBooks-Library harmless from all claims, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorney’s fees) related to eBook or material contained in eBook.
VII. Relationship of Parties
eBooks-Library and Owner are independent contractors, and nothing in this Agreement will create any partnership, joint venture, agency, franchise, sales representative, or employment relationship between the parties.
VIII. Terms and Termination
Either party may terminate this Agreement at any time with or without cause upon written notice (or email). eBooks-Library will provide full payments due up to time of termination of Agreement. eBooks-Library will pay Owner within forty (40) days following the end of the last quarter for eBooks sold during that quarter upon termination of Agreement.
IX. Limitation of Liability
EBOOKS-LIBRARY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR OBLIGATED WITH RESPECT TO THE SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS AGREEMENT OR UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY AMOUNTS IN EXCESS IN THE AGGREGATE OF THE FEES PAID TO IT WITH RESPECT TO THE APPLICABLE MATERIAL OR FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. EBOOKS-LIBRARY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR MISUSE OR UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION OF EBOOK BY CUSTOMER OR THIRD PARTY. OWNER GUARANTEES THAT EBOOKS-LIBRARY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE WITH RESPECT TO ANY DAMAGES ASSOCIATED WITH MARKETING, PROMOTING, DISPLAYING, SELLING, TRANSMITTING, AND/OR DISTRIBUTING EBOOK.
This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the United Kingdom without regard to conflicts of laws provisions.
The eBooks-Library is interested in hearing from new authors and is currently accepting new works. If you would like to publish your work via our site, contact us today at Business@eBooks-Library.com.