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1. Copyright Infringement: Zorba Books respects the intellectual property rights of others. If at any time you feel that your work has been plagiarised on zorbabooks.com’s website, we urge you to please let us know your concern by sending us a written mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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10.Copyright Infringement and DMCA Policy, zorbabooks.com asks others to respect its intellectual property rights, as it respects the intellectual property rights of others.
All content on Zorba Books website is the property of Zorba Books. Unless permitted, no one may copy or reproduce in any part.
If any product or content violates your copyright you can notify zorbabooks.com in accordance with Zorba Books’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Policy.
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(a) The copyright of the WORK will be with the Author.
(b) The Author gives the Publisher the license to print and publish the WORK as per the agreement.
Infringement of Copyright:
(a) It is agreed that if it comes to the notice of the Publisher that the Copyright or any other rights in the WORK have been infringed, they will notify the Author who, being the owner of the Copyright, shall take any legal action they deem fit, and to control, settle or compromise as they think fit.
(b) Further, it is agreed that if the Copyright or any other rights in the Work have been infringed, they; as the owner of the Copyright, shall be solely responsible for any proceedings accruing thereof.
(c) Any profits, costs, expenses or damages that may occur because of such proceedings shall be the responsibility of the Author.
It is mutually agreed between the two parties as follows:
1. The Author will deliver to the Publisher the complete typescript of the Work in one word file.
2. The Author guarantees that the Work and the illustrations, in no way violates any existing Copyright and is not libelous, seditious or scandalous in nature, and he/she is fully responsible for the content of his/her work. He/she has full powers to make this Agreement and agrees to indemnify the Publisher and hold them harmless from all action, claims and demands that may result from the Work being an infringement of the existing Copyright, or that it contains any libellous or scandalous material.
3. Points to be followed by Publisher and Author:
i. The Publisher will supply printed copies of the book within a fixed period, of execution of the agreement subject to the speed of Author’s responses. In case of any unforeseen incident that may cause delays, the Author will be kept in the loop in the event of such an eventuality.
In the event the Publisher, does not deliver the printed copies of the Work, due to a fault on their part, and not due to a delay in the author’s response or circumstances beyond the control of the publisher, within one month beyond the agreed date of the Publisher will refund the amount paid by the Author within 15 days of receipt of written Notice from the Author.
ii. The Publisher will not be responsible for any accidental loss or damage to the Work including illustrations or other material, by fire or otherwise, while it is in their custody or during production.
iii. The Author will supply, if required, free of cost and charge, in a form suitable for reproduction, photographs, pictures, diagrams, drawings, maps, or other material that might be necessary for illustrating the Work
iv. The Author will, if the Publisher so requires, supply an index to the Work.
4. The Work cannot be printed and distributed by two different companies in the same language and the same country at the same time. The Author can however withdraw the Work from the Publisher any time, if the book is selected for publication by any conventional publisher or for other reasons. There will be no fee for doing this; however the Author must inform the Publisher by email, so that the Publisher stops selling and enlisting this book. There will be no refund made from the Publisher to the Author.
5. The Publisher takes no responsibility for the content of the Work. The views expressed in the WORK are solely those of the Author. The printer, distributor, editor & the Publisher have nothing to do with the ownership of the content. The printer and distributor, editor will not be a party with the Author if any lawsuit arises from the content of the book. The Publisher may withdraw the sale of the Work if any lawsuit / legal proceedings take place regarding the content of the book or for other reasons. If any lawsuit arises from the book and the Publisher is by any chance made a part of the proceedings, the Author will pay the legal expenses, fines, compensation payable if any applicable.
6. The Publishers liability is limited only to the services promised by Publisher to the Author at the time of booking the Publishing Package and noted in the agreement.
7. ROYALTIES AND PRICING
i. Sales and royalty earned will be updated on the author dashboard and will be available for the author to view 24×7. Royalty pay out will be made once every 6 months.
Definition: A physical book is defined as a book whose contents are printed on paper or any material having physical form, e.g. Paperback, Hardback, etc.
(a) The Publisher will decide and communicate the minimum price at which the book should be sold and the author can suggest a higher maximum retail price;
(b) For all copies sold in Zorba Book Stores, the Publisher agrees to pay the Author royalties of approx. 50% of the maximum retail price (MRP) of the Work sold in India
(c) The Publisher, agrees to pay the Author royalties of approximate 10 per cent of the maximum retail price (MRP) of the Work sold in India.
(d) The Publisher will bear costs of all logistics and postage for the books required for the sale of such books. The Publisher will set up a Author dashboard wherein the author can track the sale of his book and the royalty earned.
(e) The Publisher shall print the book as per demand for the book, as intimated by its distributors for a period on either one or two years as chosen by the author, unless extended by paying a small fee.
ELECTRONIC BOOK SALES (E-Books)
Definition: An “Electronic Book” is a book whose contents are in an electronic format. The same may be read in various different devices e.g. Laptops, Computers, E-readers, Mobile phones, other hand held electronic devices, etc.
Royalties: For the sales of the E- book on/ via/ for any digital media, the Publisher agrees to pay the Author royalties of approx. 30 per cent of sales price of the WORK sold in India and in the Rest of the world. For Print on Demand (POD) arrangements with various international ecommerce retailers like Amazon and Ingram the Publisher agrees to share 50 % of net receipts of the POD sales with the Author.
(a) The royalty due to the Author will be paid once every three month;
(b) Thereafter, the Author will be able to view his sales on his dashboard showing the number of copies sold and the royalty earned.
8. INVENTORY MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE
The Publisher shall maintain Inventory management and keep in stock reasonable number of copies of the book to take care of the average sale demand for the book.
9. This agreement shall take effect from the day of receipt of the first instalment of the payment through DD or any other agreeable mode. The widest online distribution of the book will continue for 1 or 2 years
10. AUTHOR CREDITS – The name of the Author will appear on the book cover, on the spine and title page of the book and will appear appropriately in the case of exploitation of the work for other purposes.
11. RESERVED RIGHTS – All rights in the Work now existing or which may hereafter come into existence, except those hereby specifically granted to the Publisher are reserved to and by the Author for the Author’s use.
12. BANKRUPTCY – If the Publisher is legally adjudged bankrupt or liquidates its business, this Agreement shall be terminated effectively and all rights granted to the Publisher shall be terminated and all the rights granted to the Publisher shall automatically and immediately revert to the Author and all electronic materials related to the Work shall be provided at no charge to the Author upon request.
13. The validity of Agreement will be for 1 or 2 years from the date of signing of the Agreement. If both the Author and the Publisher find the contract mutually profiting, the contract can be renewed for a fresh term or settled and terminated. Should there be a termination, the Author is entitled to take back any unsold stock (for which he has not received royalty) from the Publisher at 55% off (without royalty) or on payment allow the Publisher to pulp the copies, since the Publisher will no longer have rights to publish or sell the copies.
All the rights granted to the Publisher shall automatically and immediately revert to the Author. Termination of this Agreement shall not deprive the Publisher of the right to receive its share of sums due from licences or contracts granted by the Publisher prior to termination nor relieve the PUBLISHER of the obligation to pay to the Author any royalties due on such sums.
14. Any dispute or disagreement arising under this Agreement, or any matter incidental thereto shall be submitted to a sole Arbitrator to be nominated by Zorba Books. Such arbitration proceedings shall take place in Gurgaon, subject to the jurisdiction of the local courts in Gurgaon, under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996.