BOOK PUBLISHING CONTRACT
THIS BOOK PUBLISHING AGREEMENT dated as of the _______ day of
_______________, 20____, between __________________ (enter publishing company) at
_______________________ (address), represented by ________________ (herein called the
“Publisher”) and _________________________, at ______________________ (address),
represented by _______________________, (herein called the “Proprietor”).
In consideration of the premises and of the mutual convenants and agreements
herein contained, the parties hereto agree as follows regarding the novel entitled
“_________________” ( the “Book”) by __________________ (the “Author”).
1.00 GRANT OF THE RIGHTS
1.01 The Proprietor hereby grants to the Publisher the sole and exclusive licence to
translate, print, publish and sell the Book at the sole expense of the Publisher in trade volume
from imprint format only in the _________________ language(s) but limited to the
jurisdiction(s) of __________________________________________.
1.02 All other rights in the Book whether now existing or which may hereafter come
into existence which are not expressly licenced in this Agreement are hereby reserved to and by
the Proprietor, and Publisher shall not sell or otherwise make available copies of the Book in
whole or in part to any person, firm or company, other than as specifically authorized herein.
2.00 TERM OF LICENCE
2.01 The licence herein granted shall commence on the date hereof and shall continue
for a period of ___________ (___) years (the “Term”) and at the end of the Term, this
Agreement shall terminate. Upon termination of this Agreement, all of the rights granted to the
Publisher herein shall revert to Proprietor, and Publisher shall no longer have the right
manufacture or sell copies of its edition of the Book; provided, however, that the Publisher may
nevertheless sell its existing stock of printed copies of the Publisher’s edition of the Book for one
(1) year following the termination of this Agreement, subject to payment to the Proprietor of all
applicable royalties as hereinafter provided. The Publisher’s initial edition of the Book shall be
published under its ________________________ imprint.
3.00 PAYMENTS TO PROPRIETOR
3.01 The Publisher shall pay to the Proprietor as a non-refundable adva