Women Taking Charge Book Series Agreement
This agreement is between Women Lead Publishing (WLP) and author submitting this agreement. Author intends to publish a Women Taking Charge Book Series under Women Lead Publishing.
I understand that the theme of my book will fit into one of five categories. The series title will be determined by the category. The book title will be determined by the theme of the book.
1. Writing support
• An easy-to-follow book template that allows you to get your book written easily and quickly
• An initial, in person, one-on-one development session. In this session your theme will be finalized, your topics chosen, your chapters organized, and the working title developed. This will set you up so everything’s ready for you to start writing.
• Email and follow-up calls to get you through any roadblocks as you write
2. Professional edit
• The editor will be your second pair of eyes to ensure that your content is professionally presented, accurate, and readable.
• You’ll receive a copy of the edited manuscript for review of what’s been suggested and if there are any issues flagged you’ll have an opportunity to clarify.
3. Cover and interior book design
• Handsome series book cover and standardized interior design
4. Final proofread
7. As the author, you will receive 20 copies of the print book
8. Your Amazon author profile setup
9. As the author, you get discounted pricing on book purchases and royalty on book purchases quarterly.
10. Marketing and promotional services:
• Links and cover image to assist you in promoting your book
• Your book promoted within the CWI community and at CWI events
• Your book mentioned and promoted in Women Lead magazine
• Radio interview on Women Lead Radio
• Book available for purchase through Amazon and the Connected Women of Influence website
1.1. No Guarantee of Income: Author confirms WLP makes no guarantee of income and understands that financial results are dependent upon a number of factors which are outside of company control. Author acknowledges that WLP’s services are for logistics of production of the book. Author agrees to forever indemnify and hold harmless WLP and its agents, independent contractors and assigns from and against any loss, cost or expenses whatsoever resulting from Author’s activities that occur after the book has been distributed by Amazon. WLP indemnifies and holds harmless Author from any claim for payment by any agent, contractor or person (team), who provided materials or services on the Book.
1.2. Confidential Information. In connection with the Agreement, each party hereto (a “disclosing party”) may release its confidential and proprietary information to the other party (a “receiving party”). Subject to the exceptions listed below, a disclosing party’s “Confidential Information” shall be defined as information disclosed by the disclosing party to the receiving party under the Agreement that is either: (a) clearly marked or otherwise clearly designated as confidential or proprietary; or (b) should be reasonably understood by the receiving party to be the confidential or proprietary information of the disclosing party. The terms of this Agreement and all pricing under the Agreement shall be the Confidential Information of Author. Information regarding WLP’s business including but not limited to its marketing, development and strategic plans (past, present, or future), customers, pricing, geographic distribution, financial information, and any information or material provided in connection therewith, shall be the Confidential Information of WLP.
1.3. Confidential Treatment. A receiving party shall not use, or otherwise disclose to any third party, a disclosing party’s Confidential Information without the prior written consent of the disclosing party; provided, however, that WLP may use the Confidential Information of Author as necessary for the limited purpose of performing the services hereunder. In addition, each party agrees to take reasonable measures to protect the other party’s Confidential Information and to ensure that such Confidential Information is not disclosed, distributed, or used in violation of the provisions of the Agreement (which measures shall be no less than that which a reasonable person would take with respect to like confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information).
1.4. Marketing Permission. Neither party may use the other’s name, likeness and logo for marketing purposes unless written permission is granted by the party. They may acknowledge that a business relationship exists without violating this confidentiality clause.
1.5. Entire agreement. This agreement supersedes any and all agreements, either oral or written, between the parties with respect to the rendering of services by WLP for Author and contains all the representations, covenants, and agreements between parties with respect to the rendering of those services. Each Party to this Agreement acknowledges that no representations, inducements, promises, or agreements, orally or otherwise, have been made by any Party, or anyone acting on behalf of any Party, which is not contained in this Agreement, and that no other agreement, statement, or promise not contained in this agreement will be valid or binding. Any modification of this Agreement will be effective only if it is in writing and signed by both parties.
1.6. Partial Invalidity. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, void, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect without being impaired or invalidated in any way.
1.7. Mediation. WLP and Author agree to mediate any dispute or claim arising between them out of this Agreement, or any resulting transaction, before resorting to litigation/binding arbitration. Mediation fees, if any, shall be divided equally among the parties involved. If any Party commences an action or litigation based on a dispute or claim to which this paragraph applies without first attempting to resolve the matter through mediation, then that Party shall not be entitled to recover attorney’s fees, even if they would otherwise be available to that Party in any such action or arbitration.
1.8. Attorney’s fees. In the event litigation results from or arises out of this Agreement or the performance thereof, the prevailing party shall be entitled to reasonable attorney’s fees, which may be set by the arbitrator and/or court in the same proceeding or in a separate proceeding brought for that purpose, in addition to any other relief to which that party may be entitled.
1.9. Governing Law: The laws of the State of California shall govern this Agreement, and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction and venue of San Diego County, California, and the Parties agree that jurisdiction is proper over the parties in a court within that county and state.