We are pleased to welcome you to the PublishingGurus.com Website. PublishingGurus (“us” or “we”) and our affiliates provide Services to you subject to the following terms and conditions.
By using the Services, you represent and warrant that: (1) all required registration information you submit is accurate and truthful; (2) you are 18 years of age or older; and (3) your use of our Services does not violate any applicable law or regulation. If you are under 18, you may only purchase items from us with the involvement of a parent or guardian. In addition, without the consent of your parent or guardian, you may not view books or content in our Webstore that has been marked as “inappropriate for minors.”
Exclusive Publishing Contract
According to this contract, you will not be able to publish your book with any other publishing house once you have published it with PGs.
Occasionally, if we believe that a particular book has the potential to become a big best seller, we will offer the Author this exclusive contract. If the Author agrees, we will market the book with our full potential and make sure that is it carried by “regular” brick-and-mortar bookstores. If the book does become an outstanding seller, both you as the Author and we as the Publisher will benefit financially.
With an exclusive contract, we as the Publisher will retain 100% of all rights and copyright licenses to the manuscript and all other materials you submit to PublishingGurus.com, and also the liability pertaining to them.
Non-Exclusive Publishing Contract
We provide you a non-exclusive contract, which means you are free to publish with another publisher provided their contract with you is also non-exclusive. If not, then we will have to remove our imprint from your book and our contract with you as an author will be null and void.
You, as Author, retain 100% of all rights and copyright licenses to the manuscript and all other materials you submit to PublishingGurus.com, and also the liability pertaining to them. PublishingGurus will not be liable for any copyright infringements or plagiarism suits regarding your books. Authors are directly responsible for the content published with us.
Why two different Publishing Contracts?
Today, the Print-on-Demand revolution has changed traditional publishing completely. In 2009, about 764,500 books were self-published, vs. approximately 288,000 traditionally published, according to Publishers’ Weekly figures. Yet bookstores still mostly accept books published by traditional publishers through distributors or agents. Moving forward with present-day methods, but keeping in mind the importance bookstores still have in our lives, PublishingGurus is a fusion of both the old and new publishing types.
We only accept good books. Perhaps a few of them will be best sellers – but what about the rest? All Authors would like to earn money from the sale of their books. The best option for most Authors will therefore be to sign a non-exclusive contract, giving them the option to publish their books as well with other publishing houses providing a similar non-exclusive contract.
Our focus on quality means that the books we select and publish will sell; so whichever of the two contracts you select, you will make money from your work, and so will PublishingGurus.
This is a win-win situation for Authors who publish with us.
If you choose PublishingGurus.com to publish your book, whether with a non-exclusive contract or an exclusive contract, we are liable to sell the books and to share the royalties with you. The percentage of royalty depends on the book’s content, its target market, and its general appeal. Royalties will be discussed and decided with the Author while signing the contract. You, as the Author, always have the final decision on this matter.
You acknowledge that PublishingGurus reserves the right to charge for our Services, and to change our fees from time to time at our discretion, upon posting these changes on the Website. When you use the Services, you are responsible for the payment of any applicable fees, and shall pay such fees to PublishingGurus as set forth on the Website.
When you visit the PublishingGurus Website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive electronic communications from us. We will communicate with you by e-mail, or by posting notices on our main Website. You agree that all notices, disclosures, agreements, and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be “in writing”.
Reviews, Comments, Communication, and Other Content
As a Visitor, you may post reviews, comments, and other content, and submit suggestions, ideas, questions, or other information, as long as this content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties. You may not post content that contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, or any form of “spam”. You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of content posted by you. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content; but please be aware that we do not regularly review posted content.
If you choose to post content or submit material, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully-sublicensable right to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world, in any media. You grant us the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if we choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify us from all claims resulting from content you supply. We reserve the right (but not the obligation) to monitor, edit, or remove and activity or content. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
Advertising or Marketing
All communications, discussions, or posting of content on our Website by our Users are the views of those Users, and do not constitute advertising, marketing, or promotion of our Services, nor do they necessarily represent the views of PublishingGurus.
Development of Property
Any property or content that you distribute on PublishingGurus, or any content or property that is created during discussions or conversations, is your property and is not owned or endorsed by PublishingGurus.
Users are not compensated for discussions, conversations, or postings on PublishingGurus. All discussions, conversations, and postings are posted at your discretion.
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Risk of Loss
All items purchased from us are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.
We will always attempt to be as accurate as possible on our Website. However, since our Clients provide us with the images and materials for their Web-stores, we cannot warrant that product descriptions, or other content of this Website or their Web-stores, are accurate, complete, current, error-free, or reliable. If a product offered by one of our Clients is substantially not as described, your sole remedy is to return it to us for a refund.
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