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Moon Books Publishing
Writer’s Agreement for Anthologies
This contract is made between MOON BOOKS PUBLISHING hereinafter referred to as the PUBLISHER and
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whose email address is
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Hereinafter referred to as the AUTHOR.
The parties agree as follows:
The Author grants permission to include his/her WORK(S) entitled
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Work, in a ebook, print Anthology and electronic publication.
This use of the Work by the Publisher entails the assignment of First Worldwide Anthology Rights, for publication in the English language anywhere in the world and electronic publication rights.
AUTHOR retains copyright to WORK; PUBLISHER retains copyright to ANTHOLOGY in print and electronic publishing, retains right to use of WORK as part of said ANTHOLOGY, and copyright credit will be listed to the PUBLISHER for the ANTHOLOGY on the copyright page of the ANTHOLOGY, in print and electronic publication.
AUTHOR also retains rights to publish WORK while ANTHOLOGY is in print.
Terms of License
AUTHOR agrees to grant PUBLISHER non-exclusive rights to keep the WORK in print as part of the ANTHOLOGY in print for as long as there is a demand for the ANTHOLOGY. AUTHOR retains all rights to WORK, including rights to print WORK in any format while ANTHOLOGY is in print.
Payment and Royalties
Payment: all contributors will receive a PDF copy of the anthology. There may be Editor’s choice awards of an undetermined amount, payable through PayPal only.
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Authors’ Warranties and Indemnities
The Author represents and warrants that he/she is the sole author of the Work. The Author also represents, to the best of his/her knowledge, that the Work does not contain any libelous material.
Changes in Text
The Editor reserves the right to make alterations to the Work’s text without the Author’s approval, limited to, copy-editing changes to conform the style of the text to its customary form and usage. This does not mean that the editor will change the story, only that the editor will correct mistakes and make sure the story is consistent, and format it for print. Little changes as spelling errors are in every manuscript, we correct spelling without the writers consent, believing that the writer wants the story to be correct. Consistency means if a writer called the main character Jane fifteen times and then at the end writes June, and it’s obvious that he/she meant Jane, we will correct this without asking for permission. We are a reasonable bunch, and expect the writer to understand that we do not have time to give them a copy with notes, for simple little corrections that just make the story right.
PUBLISHER will prepare the book for distribution as a Quality Trade paperback book. PUBLISHER agrees to secure a unique ISBN and submit ANTHOLOGY to distributors including Amazon and other potential distribution channels, so that it may be available for purchase through these systems. Electronic formats will be made available through Kindle and other platforms. Audio Book formats will be made available through Amazon and other platforms.
PUBLISHER has the OPTION to prepare the book for distribution as a Quality Hardcover book. PUBLISHER agrees to secure a unique ISBN.
AUTHOR retains copyright to WORK; PUBLISHER retains copyright to ANTHOLOGY and E-PUBS, and copyright credit will be listed to the PUBLISHER for the ANTHOLOGY on the copyright page of the ANTHOLOGY, in print and electronic publication.
Reversion of Rights and Withdrawal of Offer to Publish
The Publisher may withdraw offer to publish at any time, for any reason, prior to publication of the ANTHOLOGY with a written notice to the author, at which point all licenses herein shall revert to the AUTHOR.
The Author will be credited on the table of contents page and at the beginning of the story as
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This agreement shall be deemed executed under the laws of the state of Indiana. Indiana state law shall be the applicable law of this agreement. Arbitration of law in Indiana courts.
The parties acknowledge that each party has read and understood this contract before execution.
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on the date of
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AUTHOR’S SIGNATURE DATE
[The author hereby agrees that his typed name, above, shall constitute a signature for purposes of this contract.]
Brandon Mullins 07/30/2016
PUBLISHER’S SIGNATURE DATE