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Terms & Conditions

AUTHOR – SELF-PUBLISHER AGREEMENT OVER A BOOK 

I, the author of the book, do hereby understand and agree to the following terms:

1. I am submitting the manuscript of my book in my own will to Power Publishers for the purpose of pre-press activities, printing, distribution and promotion.

2. Power Publisher will print and bring into circulation, the manuscript being submitted by me, within 2 weeks of the author’s payment getting cleared. The book is sent to press if there are no dues from the author. This will not include the time taken for the books to reach me by post/courier. In the rare case that the book is getting delayed to be published for reasons beyond one’s control – like unavailability of paper, flood, acute power crisis, strike of press workers, etc. Power Publishers will keep the author informed by email/phone and will do their best to get the book published in time. The book can be published in 2 week if author approves book and book cover design for printing, within 24 hours of getting the print-ready version of the book and cover design from us. If the author delays in approving the book for printing, the process may be delayed beyond 14 days. 2 weeks does not include the time taken for typesetting and proofreading, if proofreading and/or typesetting are included, additional time would be required.

3. I, the author can expect the services from Power Publishers that are listed in Power Publishers website www.Power-Publishers.com, under the scheme I have selected (also given in APPENDIX of this contract).

4. Additional services not listed in the selected scheme are available on additional payment (add spice).

5. I, the author of the book, or my nominated family member will be the copyright holder of the book. Under schemes 2, 3 and 4 my book will be registered with the Writers' Guild of America and I shall receive a soft copy registration certificate for that. Under lower schemes, this feature can be added on additional payment.

6. The book cannot be printed and distributed by two different companies in the same language and the same country at the same time.  I, the author can however withdraw the book from Power Publishers 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 he must inform Power Publishers by email, so that Power Publishers stops selling and enlisting this book. There will be no refund made from Power Publishers for the author withdrawing a book or withholding publication.

7. Power Publishers takes no responsibility of the content of the book. The views expressed in the book are solely those of the author and the printer & distributor Power Publishers has nothing to do with the ownership of the content. The printer and distributor will not be a party with the author if any lawsuit arises from the content of the book. Power Publishers may withdraw the book if any lawsuit / legal proceedings happen regarding the content of the book or for other reasons. If any lawsuit arises from the book and Power Publishers is by any chance made a part of it, the author will pay the legal expenses, fines, compensation if any applicable on Power Publishers.

8. As the author, I assure that this work is original and not exactly the same as any other literature written by someone else, ruling out the possibilities of any copyright issues with other authors. In case the book is found to be plagiarized, or copied, Power Publishers will have the right to withdraw the book from circulation with no refund.

9. As the author, I assure that I own the right/copyright of all the images and photos used inside the book. I understand that no image can be used for which the author does not own the copyright. Power Publishers will not be a party of any lawsuit arising, if any, for anyone challenging the use of copyrighted photo/image in the book, and Power Publishers may withdraw the book if any such lawsuit / legal proceedings happen about the use of copyrighted image/photo. If any lawsuit arises from the book in this regard and Power Publishers is by any chance made a part of it, the author will pay the legal expenses, fines, compensation if any applicable on Power Publishers.

10. As the author I assure that my book is not among the 5 categories of books Power Publishers does not print and distribute:

•Plagiarized, or copied books. If the submitted manuscript has copied content, copy-pasted from other books, websites, blogs, etc; even if parts of it; it does not qualify as an original work. Power Publishers publishes only original works. If the manuscript has copied content, those portions will have to be removed or rewritten in original words. Power Publishers runs Copyscape test for each book to check for plagiarism, and books with copied content get disqualified for publication.

•Pornographic or obscene books.

•Books propagating the ideology of terrorist groups, anti-government in content or against the interest of the nation. 

•Books containing personal attacks, allegations or hatred towards real person(s), organization(s) or communities, books containing legal case histories & solicitations of past, presently continuing or planned future litigation with real person(s), organization(s) or communities.

•Books that postulate, propagate or promote superstition and superstitious thinking,  like astrology books, books on palmistry, feng shui, black magic, horoscopes, numerology, Vastu Shastra and other forms of magic remedies.

11. As the author I can resell the books I receive as complementary copies from Power Publishers.

12. Under certain schemes Power Publishers will build a standard website for the author, where the book will be featured; as a promotional measure. If I want additional features in website, the additional cost will have to be borne by me.

13. The book will be available through Power Publishers website anytime for buyers, as long as it is with Power Publishers. Buyers will be able to buy online, by making NEFT/credit/debit card/netbanking payment or by cheque payment.

14. I, the author will be able to make changes to my book till I have approved the book to be printed. No changes are possible once the book is in press. Changes are however possible in the next printed version/edition, after the ready stock of her/his books get sold and completed. If the author-approved version which is going to the press has mistakes, the mistakes will be there in the printed version, and Power Publishers will not be responsible for those; that is why it is recommended that the author checks the final print-ready version carefully before approving for print.

15. I understand that this is a self published book; so I the author is the 'publisher' of this book. Power Publishers will act as the pre-press agent, printer, distributor and PR agency for this book. This may be mentioned in the title page (4th page) of the book.

16. I, the author can also separately promote and advertise my book to build awareness and increase sales.

17. I, the author can sell movie rights for this book to any filmmaker or movie producer any time without having to take permission of Power Publishers. Power Publishers will have no say in this matter.

18. I, the author can get this book translated in any other language and publish translated version of this book in the same country without seeking permission of Power Publishers.

19. The scheme fee (payable by the author) is a one time cost, and the scheme fee will not have to be paid again for the same book, in case the book is reprinted again due to high demand. The website will become my property after handover and I shall have to renew the domain name of my website once at the end of every year if I wish to continue his website after one year. This however does not have to be paid to Power Publishers, but to any domain name service from whom I want to renew. Power Publishers does not own any responsibility of the content of the website after handover of ownership and admin login details to the author.

20. Service tax and education cess at the rate of 12.36% is included in all schemes, as per Government of India rules. Service tax and education cess at the rate of 12.36% will be applicable additionally on additional services taken, that are not a part of the selected scheme.

21. Cancellations if any, have to be made within 72 hours of ordering and payment. No requests for refund will be entertained after that.

22. Power Publishers depends on 3rd party companies like Flipkart, Infibeam, Crossword, Ebay, Purushottam, Indiamart, Amazon, etc for distribution of the books. If a book is unavailable through a certain 3rd party website or websites, which is/are included in a scheme, for some reason, Power Publishers will make all possible efforts to make it available there. However since Power Publishers does not own these 3rd party companies and websites, there are limitations to the level of control over them, and if a 3rd party website changes their policies or business pattern, or interest area, which results in Power Publishers failing to make a book available in that website within 3 months of publication; Power Publishers will make it available from an alternative outlet, of similar reputation as the former. 

23. Power Publishers will pay 'royalty' to the author, which is a percentage of the MRP (maximum retail price, or printed price) of the book, multiplied by the actual sales figures. The royalty percentage is mentioned in the scheme selected. Royalty amount is directly related to the number of books sold. Royalty will be paid from time to time, following the sales report. Sales reports will be sent to the author, compiled from the sales data of different outlets and Power Publishers, from time to time. The first sales report can be requested or expected 3 months after publication and thereafter once every 3 months. If no books are sold, no royalty becomes due to the author. 

24. MRP / printed retail price of the book will be decided by Power Publishers considering multiple factors like the number of pages, size of the book, color pages if any, type of binding, no. of images or illustrations used, additional cover decoration, popularity of subject, etc. Power Publishers's decision in this regard will be reasonable, at par with the country's standards and final. No request to modify or alter the maximum retail price can be made, or will be entertained.

25. If the parcel of complimentary copies arrives damaged: While the parcel is in transit, you may use the courier tracking number to track its whereabouts. When you are expecting the parcel to arrive, do remember to receive the parcel yourself. We take utmost care in packaging and dispatching your books to your address via the best courier services in the country, so that they reach you on time, in good shape. Almost 100% of all books reach our delighted authors with no trouble. We use the services of our logistics partners like DTDC, DHL, Speed Post etc for sending books. It is the duty of the respective courier company to reach the books to you in good condition. Before the Courier delivery guy leaves, inspect the parcel carefully and make sure there is no major visible damage. DO NOT receive a parcel that is damaged or tampered, wet, torn or broken with books spilling out etc. If you find your parcel damaged as described above, please (A) Take a photo of the damaged parcel; (B) DO NOT receive the parcel - ask the courier delivery boy to take it back; (C) Send the photo to us as evidence. As soon as we receive your communication, we shall immediately take up the issue with the courier service, and make arrangements to send you a new set of books in a fresh parcel. Please remember - if you receive the parcel, it implies that you agree and are satisfied with the delivery. Courier services do not accept complaints if clients have received a damaged parcel and THEN sends us a mail with the complaint. Printing and binding errors: In the unlikely case you notice printing or binding errors after receiving and opening the parcel, please bring it to our notice. Our editorial team will investigate the issue immediately. If it is found that what has been printed is what you had approved to be printed, then we cannot help, because you had approved this to be printed. In that case the best we can do it bring out a corrected edition once the first edition is all sold. If it is found that what has been printed or bound is significantly different from what you had approved for printing; or the pages are in wrong order due to a binding issue, we shall take responsibility. In that case please send back only the copies you have that have these issues, and we shall be happy to replace the number of copies you send back, with correctly printed and bound copies within 14 days of receiving the returned copies. We shall replace the exact number of copies that you send us back, if they are found to have these issues.

26.The availability of the book is assured (also see clause 22 in this regard) for 2 years from the date of publication; and thereafter as long as stocks last.

27. Photos of the author, the book cover, any events related to the book, or its launch, scans / photos of newspaper reviews, articles related to the book can be used by Power Publishers for advertisement campaigns in newspapers, Facebook, the author's website or on the website of Power Publishers.

28. Disputes arising if any, can be resolved by mails and phone calls or by arbitration. If these efforts fail, all legal actions are subject to jurisdictions of courts of Kolkata, India.

29. I, the author will make a payment of the quoted amount to Power Publishers as self publishing charges. 

Both the parties do hereby agree to the terms laid and set above. 

Place: Kolkata

APPENDIX 

Scheme 1: Minister - Rs 19,990 | US$ 499

•Printed on 90 gsm thick natural shade paper

•Color cover and black and white inside pages

•10 complimentary paperback copies to author. 'Paperback' means soft-board cover. (If you want your book to be hardbound instead of paperback, add 11% extra to cover additional binding and postage charges).

•ISBN number and barcode

•Standard color book cover design

•Book design and layout

•Ebook version/edition included

•Listing in Power Publishers 'Buy Books' section; buyers can purchase online

•Availability of book through Flipkart.com, India's most popular online bookstore.

•Availability of book through Ebay.in, very popular online store.

•Availability of book through Purushottam Bookstore. Attractive discount.

•Trimonthly royalty payment and sales report to author. Royalty 35% (profit share 70%) and 15% (profit share 30%).

•25% author's discount if you want to buy additional copies

•Normal delivery of author's complimentary copies FREE, through DTDC or Speed Post. Option of 24 hour urgent express delivery through DHL or DTDC on extra payment. (US$ rates apply for international delivery)

•Extra charges: 25% extra for books over 150 pages and under 300 pages | 50% extra for books over 300 pages and under 400 pages | 75% extra for books over 400 pages and under 500 pages | 100% extra for books over 500 pages.

•Scheme fee includes 12.36% service tax and education cess. No additional service tax to be added to scheme fee.

Scheme 2: Queen - Rs 37,990 | US$ 999

•Printed on 90 gsm thick natural shade paper

•Color cover and black and white inside pages

•20 complimentary paperback copies to author. 'Paperback' means soft-board cover. (If you want your book to be hardbound instead of paperback, add 10% extra to cover additional binding and postage charges).

•ISBN number and barcode

•Premium color book cover design by our best artist

•Ebook version/edition included

•Copyright registration

•Book design and layout

•Full email support in communication with pre-press team.

•15 Posters for marketing your book

•100 business cards (what is this?) for marketing your book

•Will be sent to the 'book review' section of 3 of India's leading newspapers and magazines. Excellent chance of your book getting reviewed. (which newspapers?)

•Author’s personal website for book linked to and from Power Publishers 'Buy Books' Section.

•Listing in Power Publishers 'Buy Books' section; buyers can purchase online

•Availability of book through Flipkart.com, India's most popular online bookstore.

•Availability of book through Ebay.in, very popular online store.

•Availability of book through Infibeam.com, India's leading bookstore. Heavy discount.

•Availability of book through Crossword.in, India's leading bookstore.

•Availability of book through Purushottam Bookstore. Attractive discount. Overseas delivery.

•Search engine optimization (get noticed online - rank high in search engine listings)

•Social Media Optimization - page about your book on Facebook and Twitter, with updates about your book.

•Trimonthly royalty payment and sales report to author. Royalty 35% (profit share 70%) and 15% (profit share 30%).

•30% author's discount if you want to buy additional copies

•Normal delivery of author's complimentary copies FREE, through DTDC or Speed Post. Option of 24 hour urgent express delivery through DHL or DTDC on extra payment. (US$ rates apply for international delivery)

•Extra charges: 25% extra for books over 150 pages and under 300 pages | 50% extra for books over 300 pages and under 400 pages | 75% extra for books over 400 pages and under 500 pages | 100% extra for books over 500 pages.

•Scheme fee includes 12.36% service tax and education cess. No additional service tax to be added to scheme fee.

Scheme 3: Black & White King - Rs 52,990 | US$ 1,499

•Printed on 90 gsm thick natural shade paper

•Color cover and black and white inside pages

•30 complimentary paperback copies to author. 'Paperback' means soft-board cover. (If you want your book to be hardbound instead of paperback, add 10% extra to cover additional binding and postage charges).

•ISBN number and barcode

•Premium color book cover design by our best artist

•Ebook version/edition included

•Copyright registration

•Book design and layout

•Full email support in communication with pre-press team.

•Video book trailer (like a film trailer) to promote your book on social networks (watch samples of our book trailers)

•Book launch event arrangement assistance if author is interested to organize such an event and if we have connections in the preferred city/town. (Watch book launch events) No discounts for not being able to use this service/feature. Our assistance and guidance is complimentary, but the cost of the venue, microphone, camera, invitation to media, refreshments, tea/coffee etc. will have to be paid directly to the venue or bourne by the author.

•T-shirt with your book cover printed on it. (see samples)

•20 Posters for marketing your book

•200 business cards (what is this?) for marketing your book

•Will be sent to the 'book review' section of 5 of India's leading newspapers and magazines. Excellent chance of your book getting reviewed. (which newspapers?)

•Complimentary proofreading of your manuscript - one round. Ensures manual human correction of spelling, grammar and typos. 'One round' refers to the manual correction of your complete manuscript by a human proofreader ONCE. After that if you want further changes on that, that is considered as a 2nd round and that is chargeable at Rs 25 per page (1 page = 325 words).

•Author’s personal website for book linked to and from Power Publishers 'Buy Books' Section.

•Listing in Power Publishers 'Buy Books' section; buyers can purchase online

•Availability of book through Flipkart.com, India's most popular online bookstore.

•Availability of book through Ebay.in, very popular online store.

•Availability of book through Infibeam.com, India's leading bookstore. Heavy discount.

•Availability of book through Crossword.in, India's leading bookstore.

•Listing of book in Indiamart.com, India's leading webstore.

•Availability of book through Amazon.in.

•Availability of book through Purushottam Bookstore. Attractive discount. Overseas delivery.

•Search engine optimization (get noticed online - rank high in search engine listings)

•Social Media Optimization - page about your book on Facebook and Twitter, with updates about your book.

•Trimonthly royalty payment and sales report to author. Royalty 35% (profit share 70%) and 15% (profit share 30%).

•35% author's discount if you want to buy additional copies

•Normal delivery of author's complimentary copies FREE, through DTDC or Speed Post. Option of 24 hour urgent express delivery through DHL or DTDC on extra payment. (US$ rates apply for international delivery)

•Extra charges: 25% extra for books over 150 pages and under 300 pages | 50% extra for books over 300 pages and under 400 pages | 75% extra for books over 400 pages and under 500 pages | 100% extra for books over 500 pages.

•Scheme fee includes 12.36% service tax and education cess. No additional service tax to be added to scheme fee.

Scheme 4: Color King - Rs. 79,990 / US$ 1,799

•Printed on 90 gsm thick art paper

•Color cover and full color inside pages

•20 complimentary paperback copies to author. 'Paperback' means soft-board cover. (If you want your book to be hardbound instead of paperback, add 10% extra to cover additional binding and postage charges).

•ISBN number and barcode

•Premium color book cover design by our best artist

•Ebook version/edition included

•Copyright registration

•Book design and layout

•Full email support in communication with pre-press team.

•Video book trailer (like a film trailer) to promote your book on social networks (watch samples of our book trailers)

•Book launch event arrangement assistance if author is interested to organize such an event and if we have connections in the preferred city/town. (Watch book launch events) No discounts for not being able to use this service/feature. Our assistance and guidance is complimentary, but the cost of the venue, microphone, camera, invitation to media, refreshments, tea/coffee etc. will have to be paid directly to the venue or bourne by the author.

•T-shirt with your book cover printed on it. (see samples)

•20 Posters for marketing your book

•200 business cards (what is this?) for marketing your book

•Will be sent to the 'book review' section of 5 of India's leading newspapers and magazines. Excellent chance of your book getting reviewed. (which newspapers?)

•Complimentary proofreading of your manuscript - one round. Ensures manual human correction of spelling, grammar and typos. 'One round' refers to the manual correction of your complete manuscript by a human proofreader ONCE. After that if you want further changes on that, that is considered as a 2nd round and that is chargeable at Rs 25 per page (1 page = 325 words).

•Author’s personal website for book linked to and from Power Publishers 'Buy Books' Section.

•Listing in Power Publishers 'Buy Books' section; buyers can purchase online

•Availability of book through Flipkart.com, India's most popular online bookstore.

•Availability of book through Ebay.in, very popular online store.

•Availability of book through Infibeam.com, India's leading bookstore. Heavy discount.

•Availability of book through Crossword.in, India's leading bookstore.

•Listing of book in Indiamart.com, India's leading webstore.

•Availability of book through Amazon.in.

•Availability of book through Purushottam Bookstore. Attractive discount. Overseas delivery.

•Search engine optimization (get noticed online - rank high in search engine listings)

•Social Media Optimization - page about your book on Facebook and Twitter, with updates about your book.

•Trimonthly royalty payment and sales report to author. Royalty 35% (profit share 70%) and 15% (profit share 30%).

•35% author's discount if you want to buy additional copies

•Normal delivery of author's complimentary copies FREE, through DTDC or Speed Post. Option of 24 hour urgent express delivery through DHL or DTDC on extra payment. (US$ rates apply for international delivery)

•Extra charges: 25% extra for books over 100 pages and under 200 pages | 50% extra for books over 200 pages and under 300 pages | 75% extra for books over 300 pages and under 400 pages | 100% extra for books over over 400 pages and under 500 pages.

•Scheme fee includes 12.36% service tax and education cess. No additional service tax to be added to scheme fee.