PDMI PUBLISHING, LLC www.pdmipublishing.com P.O. Box 56 Albertville, Alabama 35950 1 (855) PUBLISH (855-782-5474); or 877-979-7364 Fax: 256-485-4697
BOOK PUBLISHING AGREEMENT Made______ _____________, ______ between ___________________, whose residence address is ___________________________ (hereinafter called the Author); and PDMI Publishing, LLC (hereinafter called the Publisher) whose principal place of business is P. O. Box 56, Albertville, A labama 35950 USA;
WITNESSETH: In consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained, the parties agree as follows:
1. GRANT OF RIGHTS The Author hereby grants and assigns to the Publisher the absolute and exclusive right to publish in the English language in printed and electronic book form, in all countries of the world in which Publisher has distributive rights, a Work(s) now entitled ______________________ (hereinafter called the Work(s), which title(s) may be changed only by mutual consent in writing. Author shall retain 100% of all rights and copyright licenses to the submitted manuscript and its contents, including any cover art, book cover layout, and book interior layout which are submitted by the Author with the Work(s). Exclusive license for the Work(s) shall extend for f i v e (5) years under Publishers management after the first publication release date of the Work(s). Author shall, if all obligations under this agreement have been fulfilled, have the right to pursue publication through any means he or she deems appropriate. The Publisher shall retain 100% of the exclusive rights and copyrights of the book cover, interior illustrations, editing and designs created for the sole purpose of publishing or marketing the Work(s) during the course of this agreement and until Author has fulfilled all obligations under this agreement. At the natural termination of this agreement, or at such other time as defined in Section 14, Reversion and Termination, Publisher shall forward all copyrights, cover designs, illustrations, formatting and editing to the Author. All illustrations and cover designs created and provided by the Author shall remain the property of the Author.
2. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES The Author represents that he or she is the sole proprietor of the Work(s) and that the Work(s), to the best of his or her knowledge do not contain any libelous matter and do not violate the civil rights of any person or persons, do not infringe on any existing copyright and have not heretofore been published in book form in any format. If the Work(s) have been previously published, Author represents that he or she is the sole owner of all copyrights or has changed the W ork(s) in a substantial manner (meaning no less than 30% of the content has been changed), thereby creating a new Work(s). The Author shall hold harmless and indemnify the Publisher from any recovery finally sustained by reason of any violations of copyright or other property of personal right; provided, however, that the Publisher shall with all reasonable promptness notify the Author of any claim or suit which may involve the warranties of the Author hereunder; and the Author agrees fully to cooperate in the defense thereof. The warranties contained in this article do not extend to drawings, illustrations, cover art or layout not furnished by the Author, or to any other material not furnished by the Author.
3. ADVANCE The Author shall receive no advance on royalties under the terms of this agreement.
4. SUBMISSION The Author agrees to deliver to the publisher individual electronic manuscripts in Microsoft Word compatible, Doc, Rich Text, ODT or PDF Format. The manuscripts can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, by Dropbox to PDMI Consultant (email@example.com ), by website submission (www.pdmipublishing.com) or by mail on a R/W CD-Rom to the address listed above. Additional means of submission may be approved by Publisher upon request. For high quality assurance, image files shall be submitted with a minimum resolution of 350+ DPI. This helps prevent images from resulting in blurry or pixelated images in the final product. Included with the submission or upon request, Author shall provide any and all other materials agreed to be supplied by, the Author for inclusion in the Work(s). (examples: About the Author, Dedication, Acknowledgment, Special Thanks, etc.) Author shall also be required to read and sign the Code of Ethics before any services are performed. The Code of Ethics shall become a part of this agreement and shall constitute mutual covenants between the Publisher and the Author. Breach of these terms may be cause for termination of this agreement. The Publisher has created Ethical Behavior standards which apply to all staff, contributing partners, directors and Authors. A full copy of these standards may be found under the Author Code of Ethical Conduct (pg. 9) section of this agreement. The Author shall deliver to the Publisher, at the Author’s sole expense, written authorizations and permissions for the use of any copyrighted or other proprietary materials (including but not limited to art and illustrations) owned by any third party which appear in the Work(s) and written releases or consents by any person or entity described, quoted or depicted in the Work(s) (hereinafter collectively called the “Permissions”). If the Author does not deliver the Permissions, the Publisher shall have the right, but not the obligation, to obtain such Permissions on its own initiative and the Author shall reimburse the Publisher for all expenses incurred by the Publisher in obtaining such Permissions. If the Work(s) shall not have been delivered within three (3) months after the date this agreement is signed the Publisher may, at its option, terminate this agreement by notice in writing posted or delivered to the Author. Publisher will assess the manuscripts within a reasonable time-frame and will notify the Author of any potential problems associated with the content or formatting as well as any suggestions for increasing the marketability of the Work(s). The Author shall be given the choice of having the file returned to him or her, to make the adjustments, or to engage the services of the Publisher to make the changes subject to the Author’s approval. The Publisher reserves the right to reject any Work(s) for any reason and at any time with notice to the Author no later than within Ninety (90) days of the date of Submission of all required materials. If the Publisher, in its sole discretion, reasonably deems the Work(s), and/or any other materials delivered by the Author to be unacceptable in form and/or substance, then the Publisher shall promptly advise the Author by written notice. The Author shall have the option to cure any defects and generally revise and correct the Work(s) and/or other materials to the reasonable satisfaction of the Publisher or to terminate this contract. The Publisher shall not be liable for the loss or corruption of any electronic files submitted by the Author, the Author is responsible for maintaining complete records and backup copies of all materials, hard copy or electronic, relating to the Work(s) pre- and postpublication. Publisher is not responsible for, but will endeavor to care for and return, submitted photos and artwork; and will not return any submitted CDs and/or Physical Manuscripts.
5. PUBLICATION The Publisher agrees to publish the Work(s) in printed book form and in an electronic format at its own expense within twelve (12) months after the delivery of the completed Work(s). In the event of delay from causes beyond the control of the Publisher, the publication date may be postponed accordingly, but shall not to exceed eighteen (18) months from the delivery of the completed work(s). Publication may occur through any of Publisher’s imprints, divisions, and/or partners in trust deemed appropriate by Publisher and Author. Although appropriate due diligence shall be exercised by the Publisher to maintain time commitments, the Publisher shall not be liable for delays caused by third-party turn-around times, submission policies, listing policies, errors, or sales policies; nor by delays by the Author to respond in a timely manner to editorial or design changes. The failure of the Publisher to publish or republish any of the Work(s) shall not be deemed to be a violation of this Agreement or give rise to any right of termination or reversion if such failure is caused by restrictions of government agencies, labor disputes, floods, acts of God or
inability to obtain the materials necessary for its manufacture, or for any other reason beyond the Publisher's control. In the event of delay from any such cause, the publication date or reissue may be postponed accordingly and in a timely manner.
6. COPYRIGHT The Author also grants Publisher, its Imprints and Divisions the right to produce and file copyright registration in the name of the Author if the Author does not currently hold copyright protection or further protection is deemed appropriate by the Publisher. An email and/or certified mail will be sent to the Author with the copyright registration license documentation and shall be given at the time the work(s) is published by the Publisher. Copyright of the Work(s), if not heretofore registered, shall be registered by the Publisher, upon first publication, in a timely manner in the name of the Author, in the United States under the Publisher’s affiliate company and/or the U.S. Copyright Office and in such other countries as the Publisher deems feasible or desirable. The proper copyright notice or notices necessary to protect copyright to and in any work(s) shall be printed on the reverse side of the title page or in such other appropriate locations according to legal practices in the publishing trade. The Publisher shall also have the right to affect any renewals of copyright provided by law and the right to any assistance required from the Author or Author’s heirs, successors, or assigns, essential thereto.
7. SUBSIDIARY RIGHTS Additional exclusive rights which the Author grants to the Publisher in the languages and within the territories specified above are:
a.) Reprint of the entire Work(s) and of selections and shortened versions in anthologies and other volumes; b.) First serial rights and reprint of selections and shortened versions in any magazine or newspaper; c.) Second serial rights and reprint of selections and shortened versions in any magazine or newspaper (provided these rights have not been retained by the purchaser of the first serial rights);
d.) Recording and photographic reproduction of all or part of the text; dramatic (stage, radio, television, motion picture) e.) Commercial visual and/or sound presentation, reproduction, recording; f.) Developing or licensing for use in all other mechanical or electronic visual and sound reproducing rights of the Work(s) now known or later invented; and
g.) Reproduction of the text for the physically handicapped. All sums accruing from the sale of the above rights or materials produced under those rights shall be divided so that the Author receives fifty percent (50%) of the net amount received. All such contracts shall be mutually negotiated and subject to written consent of the Publisher and Author. The Publisher may publish or permit others to publish, free of charge, such brief selections as the Publisher deems proper to benefit the sale of the Work(s).
8. EDITING AND PROOFREADING The Author h e r e b y g r a n t s t h e P u b l i s h e r , its successors, representatives, and assigns, the exclusive right to edit, format, and illustrate the Work(s) in order to publish the Work(s) in print and/or digital form. Such right is subject to illustrations provided by Author. The Publisher shall make no changes in, additions to, or eliminations from the Work(s) without the consent of the Author. In order to obtain such consent, Publisher shall submit the copy-edited and formatted manuscripts to the Author for his or her approval. The Author agrees to return such proofs to the Publisher with his or her comments, and if none, with a signed Proof Approval Form within thirty (30) days of receipt of the revised Work(s) as provided by the Publisher. The Author is limited to three (3) PDF revisions prior to accepting the Work(s) for publication. Should the Author request more than three revisions, the Publisher ’s cost of revision (other than typesetting errors) shall be charged against the Author ’s future royalties based on the rates and fees schedules provided on Publisher ’s website for freelance and direct services. Publisher retains the option to require payment of such charges prior to publication. Publisher shall, upon request, promptly furnish to the Author an itemized statement of such additional expenses. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary herein contained, the Publisher shall obtain the Author's written advance approval of any jacket or cover design, including the text thereof, to be used in connection with the Work(s).
9. MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION The Publisher and Author shall mutually agree on the retail price and format of each of the Works. The retail price should follow generally accepted publishing industry guidelines and permit a reasonable return to Author and Publisher after printing or production costs . Author understands that prices are subject to change in order to meet market demands and that any changes will be mutually agreed upon before taking affect. The Publisher retains the right to establish appropriate discounted prices to selected purchasers, including, but not limited to distributors, bookstores, schools, libraries, and quantity purchasers. Author grants authorization to the Publisher to advertise, distribute, sell, and ship the Work(s) in the English language in all publishing forms in the United States of America, its territories and dependencies, and anywhere else in the world that Publisher has distribution rights. Such authorization includes the presentation of the Work(s) on any electronic marketing site including but not limited to Amazon.com and the Publisher’s own online storefront. The Publisher retains the right to determine the appearance of all online presentation including but not limited to, on-line marketing, listing, and/or EBook appearance. Author grants the Publisher the exclusive right to store and transmit digital versions of the Work(s) to facilitate production , sale, and distribution of the Work(s). This grant includes the Publisher’s vendors, distributors, wholesalers, third-party retailers, editors, illustrators, beta readers and reviewers. Author grants the Publisher the exclusive right to exhibit, print, and distribute any and all related materials submitted in conjunction with and in support of the Work(s), which include but are not limited to, cover art, interior and exterior images and concepts, Author ’s photograph, summaries, quotes, testimonials, reviews, biography, and trailers. Furthermore, Author grants the Publisher the right to exhibit any marketing or branding information related to the imprint under which the Work(s) are published. The Publisher shall have the absolute right, but not the obligation, to publish and re-publish the Work(s) at its own expense in such format and style, cover or covers, manner, and advertisement, and at such price, as it deems suitable except that the initial publication shall be with a title and price agreed to by the parties. The Author reserves the right to discontinue the selling of the Work(s) by the Publisher by providing written notice to the Publisher, and acknowledges that the Publisher is not responsible for copies of the Work(s) that have already been manufactured, sold, and/or distributed to the market. The Publisher makes no promises that any of its products or services will result in the sales of a minimum number of copies of the Work(s). The Author also acknowledges that the Publisher has no control over the purchasing decisions of book buyers and is not liable to the Author or any other party if sales of the Work(s) do not meet the Author's expectations.
10. ROYALTIES AND LICENSES All royalty payments made to Author shall be subject to applicable tax requirements. Author shall provide Publisher with all necessary information and documentation necessary to comply with tax requirements including Author’s Taxpayer Identification Number (“TIN”) or Social Security Number (SSN) and a completed Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) form W-9. If Author is not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien, Author shall submit appropriate documentation to permit Publisher to fulfill tax obligations for foreign persons. In the event that Author fails to provide Publisher with the required documentation, or fails to fully comply with the provisions of these Terms and Conditions, Publisher shall have the right to withhold from royalties owed any funds that are required to be deducted or withheld in compliance with the tax code or other governing laws. Author understands that he or she shall have no right to seek reimbursement from Publisher for such withholdings once payment has been made to the proper authorities. The Author is responsible for reporting any income from this contract to the appropriate taxing authorities as required by law. Royalty statements will be sent on a quarterly basis by the 15th of the month following the close of the quarter by the Publisher to the Author via email, standard mail and/or certified mail. It is the Author’s responsibility to contact PDMI in the event they do not receive their statement in a timely manner. It is the Author’s responsibility to notify PDMI of any change in his or her email/ home address, name, telephone or payment methods. Publisher shall pay to the Author or his duly authorized representatives, the following royalties;
a.) All direct costs of publication which may include but are not limited to printing costs, distribution fees, graphics design or illustrations and related shipping and handling are to be recovered by the Publisher before any royalties are due. A statement of
such costs can be submitted upon request.
b.) No royalties are due until ninety (90) days after the date such royalties are accrued by the printer and released to the Publisher. Due to delays receiving funds from the printer, such payment may be delayed for up to thirty (30) days.
c.) d.) e.) f.)
No royalties are due until the accumulated totals exceed a minimum balance of Fifty US Dollars ($50.00) Royalties shall accrue at the rate of Fifty Percent (50%) of all sales after recovery of all costs indicated in subparagraph a. Royalties are paid out by check, direct deposit or Paypal. Fees charged by the financial institution or processing company may apply. Royalty share on print copies shall remain at the rate of Fifty Percent (50%) throughout the term of this agreement. Royalties on electronic formats shall remain at Fifty percent (50%) throughout the term of this agreement.
g.) No royalties shall be paid on copies provided to the Author as a proof or for sale by the Author. h.) No royalties shall be paid on copies distributed for review, advertising, publicity, samples, or other promotional purposes. Publisher reserves the right to make royalty payments to Authors within the United States through electronic funds transfer either by bank or other service provider unless another method of payment is requested. Royalty payments made to Authors outside of the United States will be made by check in US Dollars. If another method of payment is requested a service charge may be imposed.
11. ADDITIONAL SERVICES Any additional services provided by the Publisher shall be charged separately under the terms and conditions stated for such services on the Publisher’s website. All such services must be agreed to separately by the Author in writing, by way of mail, e-mail, and/or electronic signature or by recorded phone consultation.
12. OVERPAYMENT In all instances in which the Author shall have received an overpayment of monies under the terms hereof, the Publisher may deduct such overpayment from any further sums payable to the Author in respect to the Work(s).
13. AUTHOR'S COPIES The Author shall be permitted to purchase copies for his or her personal use at the cost of printing, plus any applicable shipping and handling fees.
14. REVERSION AND TERMINATION This Agreement shall continue in full force and effect for the term first defined in Section 1, or until such time as either party terminates this agreement subject to the terms or conditions set out in this Section. Such termination shall take effect by providing written notice via e-mail, with proof of delivery, or certified mail to the corresponding party and by allowing said party Thirty (30) Days to respond in like manner. Author may rescind the Publisher’s rights to sell the Work(s) at any time and for any reason. Upon proper receipt of cancellation documents, the Publisher shall remove all references to the Author and the Work(s) from any of its or its partners’ Web sites or printed promotional material. Author acknowledges that the Publisher does not directly control listings on third-party marketing sites and it may require an unknown amount of time for any or all Work(s) to be removed from all sales outlets (e.g., Amazon.com etc.) and databases. The Author further acknowledges he or she has no cause of action against the Publisher for any delay by a third-party in removing the Work(s) and/or Author’s information from a Web site not directly controlled by the Publisher. Publisher shall make every effort to designate the Work(s) as Out-Of-Print under the ISBN and barcode established under this agreement. The Publisher may terminate this Agreement and cease publication of the Work(s) without cause, upon written notice to the Author if the Publisher determines that the Work(s) contain material that the Author is unable or unwilling to change or that the Publisher deems unsuitable for publication by Publisher. Such determination is at the sole discretion of the Publisher and may include, but not be limited by, product standards established by the Publisher. Such standards may include, but are not limited to, finding content of any kind within the work that may subject the Publisher to the risk of litigation or other adverse commercial consequences, violate a common law or statutory copyright, affect the right of privacy of any person; or that may contain libelous or obscene material, or appear to promote hate, violence, or illegal activities. The Publisher may also terminate this agreement at any time and for any reason, without prior notice to the Author, if in the Publisher's judgment, the Author has breached any part of the Code of Ethics (pg. 10), which the Author has signed and acknowledged as
part of this agreement. In the event of a termination by the Author, and if the Publisher has been unable to recover costs through the sale of the Work(s), Author shall be responsible for reimbursing Publisher for any services provided to prepare the work(s) for publication including but not limited to editing, layout, graphics, illustrations, cover design or marketing materials. Unless paid for in full, no ownership of said materials will transfer to the Author. If, upon Termination, the Author owes the Publisher any fees for additional services or distribution fees (e.g., returns, cover revision fees, interior revision fees, etc.) and refuses to pay the Publisher within Fifteen (15) business days of receiving an invoice from the Publisher, the Publisher may terminate this Agreement and its obligations hereunder. Author may be charged a late fee of Fifteen Percent (15%) per annum on any costs left outstanding plus any costs required for collection. If the Author terminates this agreement at any time, he or she shall be subject to a Two Hundred US Dollar ($200.00) cancellation fee per Work to cover administrative costs involved in removing the Author from Publisher’s databases and promotional sites, as well as the cost of ISBN assignment. This fee is in addition to any fees due for work performed by the Publisher on the Work(s) prior to cancellation which has not been recovered through royalties earned by the Publisher. Upon termination of this agreement, Publisher shall forward to Author copies of all intellectual property and work-in-progress files within Publisher’s possession. Physical copies shall be forwarded within Thirty (30) business days from the date of cancellation to the physical address and in such manner as to obtain a signature indicating receipt. Electronic files will be sent electronically with an electronic signature from the Author stating that they have received the file. Author shall be responsible for payment of all shipping/postage charges incurred.
15. KEEPING THE LEGACY In the event of the death of the Author prior to delivery of the final Work(s) , or if the Author shall become incapable of completing and delivering the final Work(s), the Publisher shall have the right, but not the obligation to publish, edit, or revise the Work(s), giving proper credit to the Author where applicable or as otherwise specified or agreed to by the Author and Publisher and evidenced by a written agreement in place prior to incapability or death of the Author. In the event of the death or incapacity of the Author, the Author's representatives or estate may engage appropriate services to have the Work(s) completed by Publisher or a third-party. Should the Author’s representatives or estate choose not to pursue publication, this agreement shall be terminated with all rights reverting to the Author or Author’s representative. Should the Author’s representatives or estate choose to pursue publication, all rights and obligations created by this agreement shall inure to the benefit of the Author’s estate or trust as designated by Author’s representatives. Such assignment shall be subject to Publisher receiving documentation regarding Federal and State Tax Identification information and any written and signed instructions completed by the Author prior to incapacity or death.
16. BANKRUPTCY AND INSOLVENCY If a petition in bankruptcy shall be filed by or against the Publisher, or if it shall be adjudged insolvent by any court, or if a Trustee or a Receiver of any property of the Publisher shall be appointed in any suit or proceeding by or against the Publisher, or if the Publisher shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors or shall take the benefit of any bankruptcy or insolvency Act, or if the Publisher shall liquidate its business for any cause whatsoever, this agreement shall terminate automatically without notice, and such termination shall be effective as of date of the filing of such petition, adjudication, appointment, assignment or declaration or commencement of reorganization or liquidation proceedings, and all rights granted hereunder shall thereupon revert to the Author.
17. RESERVED RIGHTS All rights in the Work(s) now existing, or which may hereafter come into existence, not specifically herein granted are reserved to the Author for his or her use at any time. Reserved publication rights include, but are not limited to, the right to publish or cause to be published in any form, excerpts or summaries of the Work(s), thereof, not to exceed seventy-five hundred (7,500) words in length. For purposes of this agreement it is understood that the term “Out-Of-Print” means that the Publisher shall not continue to make the title
available through its efforts. At such point all rights automatically revert back to the Author for all materials provided by the Author or for which the Publisher has received ample compensation.
18. ASSIGNMENT No assignment of this contract, voluntary or by operation of law, shall be binding upon either of the parties without the written consent of the other; provided, however, that the Author may assign or transfer any monies due or to become due under this agreement. Publisher reserves the right to assign this contract to any legal entity holding rights to the business name of PDMI Publishing, PDMI Publishing, LLC and the related imprints.
19. ARBITRATION Any controversy or claim arising out of this agreement or the breach thereof shall be settled by arbitration in accordance with the rules then obtaining. Such arbitration shall be held in the County of Marshall, State of Alabama, unless otherwise agreed by the parties. The Author may, at his or her option, in the case of failure to pay royalties, refuse to arbitrate, and pursue available legal remedies.
20. NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS Any written notice required under any of the provisions of this agreement shall be deemed to have been properly served by delivery in person or by mailing the same in paper or by electronic means to the parties hereto at the addresses set forth above, except as the addresses may be changed by notice in writing; provided, however, that notices of termination shall be sent by registered mail. Author shall be assigned an Identification Number and a Title ID Number by the Publisher. The Author understands that the Identification Number, Title ID Number, Name and Email Address shall be provided to the Publisher before any information pertaining to the Work(s) will be provided. This is for the protection of the Author as well as that of the Publisher.
21. WAIVER The failure of either party to exercise any of its rights under this Agreement for a breach thereof shall not be deemed to be a waiver of such rights, and no waiver by either party, whether written or oral, express or implied, of any rights under or arising from this Agreement shall be binding on any subsequent occasion; and no concession by either party shall be treated as an implied modification of the Agreement unless specifically agreed in writing.
22. INFRINGEMENT If, during the existence of this agreement, the copyright(s) shall be infringed, the Publisher may, at its own cost and expense, take such legal action, in the Author's name if necessary, as may be required to restrain such infringement or to seek damages therefore. The Publisher shall not be liable to the Author for the Publisher's failure to take such legal steps. If the Publisher does not bring such an action, the Author may do so in his name at his own cost and expense. Money damages recovered for an infringement shall be applied first toward the repayment of the expense of bringing and maintaining the action, and thereafter the balance shall belong to the Author, provided, however, that any money damages recovered on account of a loss of the Publisher's profits shall be divided equally between the Author and the Publisher.
23. DOCUMENTS If any of the rights granted to the Publisher revert to the Author, the Publisher shall execute all documents which may be necessary or
appropriate to return all such rights in the Author.
24. LAW This agreement shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama, United States of America.
25. INHERITANCE This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the heirs, executors, administrators and assigns of the Author, and upon and to the successors and assigns of the Publisher.
26. ALTERATION This agreement may not be modified, altered or changed except by an instrument in writing signed by the Author and the Publisher. The Publisher reserves the right to amend any portion of this agreement at any time with Thirty (30) days notice to the Author via email w ith conf irm ed receipt and/or certified mail. Such amendments may include but not limited to time of delivery, royalty payment structure, special offers, or policies and procedures. Any such amendment shall be deemed accepted if Publisher does not receive a written request to terminate the agreement in writing within 30 days of the notification via email or certified mail. All amendments are binding and supersede all previous Terms and Conditions.
27. APPROVAL This Agreement sets forth the entire Agreement of the parties, and replaces and supersedes any previous agreement between the parties on the subject, whether oral or written, express or implied. Both parties acknowledge that an Electronic Signature ratifies all terms and conditions of the publishing agreement.
X ________________________________________ X__________________________________ AUTHOR
X ________________________________________ X ___________________________________ PUBLISHER
At PDMI we believe in creating Ethical Behavior standards for our Staff Employees as well as our Authors. We have implemented both an Employee and Author Code of Ethical Conduct Policy to give you an overall understanding of our business practices. Go ahead and take a look for yourself.
Author Code of Ethical Conduct Our ethical principles are the values that set the ground rules for all our Authors at PDMI Publishing, LLC (the Company). As we seek to achieve the responsible commercial success of all our Authors at PDMI, we will be challenged to balance these principles against each other, being always mindful of our promise to adhere to the code of ethics outlined below and our mission statement. Our reputation for integrity is critical to the Author’s and Company’s success. There is no more important issue than the lawful and ethical conduct of our Employees and Authors in their relationships with each other and the Company. This brief manual provided here http://us.pdmipublishing.com/customer/knowledgebase.php under the section category Code of Ethics summarizes the business ethics policies and the code of conduct which the Company expects all its Authors to follow. Read this manual carefully and understand it fully. If you have any questions regarding the Code of Ethics then you may contact PDMI in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time regarding your concerns or call 1 (855) 782-5474. As an Author you also understand and acknowledge that by conducting business with the Company and using its website or services you agree to adhere to the terms and conditions set forth in the Code of Ethics. Failure to sign this section of the Author Code of Ethical Conduct will result in the termination of your agreement with PDMI and or its affiliates and imprints without reimbursement of any monies paid or due to PDMI Publishing or its imprints, affiliates or services. Code of Ethics is subject to change with or without due notice at any time and for any reason, without prior notice.
Todd C. McKinney – Owner/Founder
Todd C. McKinney
Lisa M. McKinney – Owner/Co-Founder
Lisa M. McKinney
Legal Name of Author: ____________________________________________ Legal Signature of Author: _________________________________________
*By signing this Agreement I understand and acknowledge that I have fully read and understood the Author Code of Ethics http://us.pdmipublishing.com/customer/knowledgebase.php?action=displaycat&catid=2 and do agree to abide by them and that if I do not follow the Code of Ethics I will be subject to PDMI's consequences which may result in the termination of my contract and/or never being published again under PDMI, its affiliates, Imprints or Divisions.
Date Signed: ______________________________
*In order for PDMI assist you, PDMI Publishing has assigned a Customer ID for verification purposes in relation to answering anything related to your account. Please be sure to keep this number readily available at all times. Your Customer ID number is ____________. Your email address and Customer
http://us.pdmipublishing.com/customer/clientarea.php where you can view the latest updates on your work(s).
Title of Work(s) To Be Published With PDMI Publishing, LLC ________________________________________________________ Author’s Legal Name/ Author Name (Legal Name: As it will appear on royalty checks) (Author Name: As it will appear in the book. Legal and pen name do not have to be the same)
Legal Name: ________________________________ Author Name: ______________________________ SSN: ______________________________________ (For Tax Purposes Only)
Date of Birth: _______________________________
Author’s Mailing Address (Where we will mail royalty checks)
_______________________________________________________________________ Author’s Street/legal Address (Where we will ship book orders ... no P.O. Boxes please)
_______________________________________________________________________ Author’s (daytime) Phone - Author’s (evening) Phone Number __________________________________________
E-mail Address (Please be advised that PDMI requires a valid email address)
________________________________ Signature of Author and/or Author’s Agent ___________________________________
*** If there is another individual that is to have authorization to speak on your behalf to PDMI Publishing, LLC, please fill out the following: Alternate Contact’s Full Name _____________________________________________ Alternate Contact’s Address _____________________________________________ Phone Number/Email Address (Please be advised that PDMI requires a vaild email address)
(*Only to be filled out by the Publisher*) Book Publishing Agreement Publisher: PDMI PUBLISHING, LLC Author: __________________ Customer ID: _____________ Series: ________________________ PDMI Representative Name: Todd C. McKinney
Representative's Title: Owner/Founder
Signature of Representative _________________________________________
Title(s): _____________________________________ Add-On Titles: _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ __________________________________________
Commenced on the __________ day of _____________, 20_______. In Witness Thereof: Lisa McKinney: __________________________
Perceive, Design, Manage, Integrate PDMI Publishing, LLC P.O. Box 56, Albertville, Alabama 35950 Email: email@example.com Skype ID: PDMIConsultant Phone: 1 (855) PUBLISH or 1 (888) 979-PDMI Fax: 256-485-4697