Publishing Business Forms

Download publishing contracts, copyright forms, freelance writer agreements and other customizable templates for literary publishers, editors and writers.

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Academic Research and Writing Service Agreement

If you research and write academic papers, such as theses, essays and dissertations, you need this Academic Research and Writing Service Agreement template.

  • The writer's ability to deliver the services may be restricted by the policies and regulations of the educational institution. By signing the agreement, the student warrants that the writer's delivery of the services will not violate any such policies.
  • The writer does not guarantee that the student will receive .....

Assignment of Copyright for Publishers

Prepare an Assignment of Copyright with this template form for publishers and authors.

  • The author assigns to a third party (such as a publisher) all of the author's worldwide rights in the copyright in a specific work.
  • The Assignment also grants the author a personal license to use extracts from the work, but the author must obtain the assignee's permission before using all or a large portion of the work.
  • The author indemnifies the assignee against any infri.....

Book Publishing Agreement (exclusive)

Get the exclusive rights to publish an author's latest work and an option to publish future titles under the terms of this Book Publishing Agreement.

  • The author grants the publisher an exclusive worldwide license to publish the literary work in print, electronic and any other media formats.
  • The publisher also has the right to prepare derivative works based on the work.
  • The publisher gets the exclusive right to copyright the work and to renew the copyright,.....

Book Publishing Agreement (non-exclusive)

Secure non-exclusive worldwide rights to an author's literary work with this Book Publishing Agreement.

  • The author grants the publisher a non-exclusive worldwide license to publish the work.
  • The publisher will pay royalties to the author calculated on net receipts, after deduction of costs and expenses.
  • Submissions must be made in accordance with the publisher's submission procedures, which are included as a schedule.
  • The author can purchase.....

Consent to Use Quote, Photograph or Personal Statement

Get the consent of the owner, speaker or author of a quote, photograph or personal statement to use the material in a printed publication with this easy-to-use Consent to Use form.

  • The owner of the material consents to the publisher's use of the material in the work or works specified in the Consent Form.
  • This is a generic legal form which is not specific to any country and can be used anywhere.
  • The form is reusable - download it and use it as often as you n.....

Freelance Writer Agreement

Publishers can hire a freelance writer to write articles on various topics with this easy-to-use Freelance Writing Agreement template.

  • The publisher has no control over the writer's work, but has sole control over which articles (if any) are published.
  • The writer will be paid by the word, and is responsible for remitting all required taxes and other deductions to be remitted to taxing or other authorities.
  • The articles are to be considered works for hire, .....

Literary Agency and Representation Agreement

Draw up an exclusive contract between an author and an agent with this template Literary Agency and Representation Agreement.

  • The agent is being retained on an exclusive basis to represent and negotiate the sale and licensing of the author's work.
  • The agreement can cover a specific work or can be ongoing to encompass future work by the author.
  • The contract contains provisions for either a single flat-rate commission, or for multi-scale commissions based on d.....

Manuscript Editing Agreement

Edit and rework an author's manuscript under the terms of this downloadable Manuscript Editing Agreement.

  • The author retains all copyright and other rights associated with the manuscript, including intellectual property, electronic rights, and rights to marketing and promotional products.
  • The editor will revise and rework the manuscript, restructure and reorganize content for clarity, edit for style, grammar, syntax, spelling, create an index and table of contents, p.....

Online Magazine Subscription Agreement

Post the terms of this Online Magazine Subscription Agreement on your website for subscribers to accept before being given access to online editions of magazines or newspapers.

  • The subscriber agrees to let the magazine publisher provide certain statistical information to advertisers. This information will not include any personal identifying information such as name, address, phone number, or email.
  • The publisher reserves the right to charge a fee to access any inform.....

Translation Rights Agreement

Before you can translate and republish a literary work, you need to secure the rights from the owner with this Translation Rights Agreement.

  • The owner of the rights grants the publisher the exclusive right in perpetuity to translate the work from English into a different language, and to publish and sell the translated work within a designated territory.
  • The publisher will pay the owner a royalty for all sales of the translated work. The publisher agrees to pay a non-.....