of all, you retain the copyright
of your book. If you haven’t yet registered your book at
the Library of Congress, we will provide you with the link
to the forms to secure a registration. You will also retain
all non-book rights, unless you instruct us otherwise. Our
contracts have a limited duration, generally of ten years.
Older contracts with different duration clauses can be re-negotiated
at all times.
you are always the intellectual owner
of the book. No one is allowed to tamper with the text
after you have made it final. Digital printing makes
it technically possible to make changes to texts at any
time, therefore your contract protects you against such
outside tampering. You are your book’s creator, writer,
and intellectual owner. That is why it is vital that you
make your final draft indeed final, because even the intellectual
owner cannot change the book once it has gone to print.
last but not least, you are entitled to having fun! It is
important that you enjoy being a published writer. To have
your book out and have other people buy and read it, is
pure joy. It makes you feel proud and fulfilled.
Your name and face are in the newspaper, people discuss
your work and are impacted by what you wrote: all that is
sheer pleasure. Enjoy it!