Book Publishing Contract Agreement Template

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Book Publishing Agreement


This agreement is between the author and the publisher.


  1. Grant of Rights The Author hereby grants to the Publisher the exclusive right to publish and sell the Work in all languages and all formats throughout the world for the full term of copyright. The Author also grants the non-exclusive right to the Publisher to publish and sell excerpts from the Work in all languages and all formats throughout the world for the full term of copyright.


  1. The Publisher is hereby granted the right to carry out the aforementioned activities in (1) exclusively in the geographical territory ________________________.


  1. The Author remains the owner of the copyright of the written material.


  1. Rights Retained by the Author The Author retains all other rights to the Work, including but not limited to the right to:


  1. Publish the Work in any non-book format;
  2. Create derivative works from the Work;
  3. Licence or sell these rights to others; and
  4. Perform or display the Work publicly.


  1. Publication of the Work The Publisher agrees to use reasonable efforts to publish the Work within six (6) months of the date of this Agreement.


  1. The Author warrants and represents that:


  1. The Author is the sole author of the Work and that the Work is an original work of the Author;


  1. The Work does not infringe the copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights of any third party;


  1. The Work does not contain any libelous material or material that is otherwise illegal; and


  1. The Author has the full power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to grant the rights granted in this Agreement.


  1. Indemnification: The Author agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Publisher and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable legal fees and expenses) arising out of or relating to the Author's breach of any of the warranties in this Agreement.


  1. The publisher may not insert any advertisements or third party material in the material without The Author’s prior consent and may have to share the revenue with The Author.


  1. The Author must approve the edits and final work. They must also be consulted regarding advertising within the material.


  1. Termination
  2. This Agreement may be terminated by either party upon thirty (30) days' written notice to the other party.
  3. Upon termination of this Agreement, all rights granted to the Publisher will revert back to the Author.


  1. Miscellaneous


  1. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, understandings, and negotiations, both written and oral, between the parties.


  1. This Agreement may not be amended or modified except in writing signed by both parties.


  1. This Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties and their respective successors and permitted assigns.


  1. The headings and captions used in this Agreement are used for convenience only and are not to be considered in construing or interpreting this Agreement.


  1. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which will be considered an original, but all of which together will constitute one and the same instrument.


  1. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of [insert state], without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of [insert state].


[Author Name]

[Street Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Telephone Number]

[Email Address]


[Publisher Name]

[Street Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Telephone Number]

[Email Address]