Monday, May 6, 2013

Contract for Publication of "The Redcap of Glamtallon"

The bit about "payment upon publication" seems pretty damned clear to me:

Contract for [The Redcap of Glamtallon] by [Richard Fay]

AGREEMENT dated this day [May 20, 2012], in which SAM'S DOT PUBLISHING agrees with [Richard Fay] hereinafter referred to as Author, that Author grants SAM'S DOT PUBLISHING the exclusive right for 180 days from the date of publication to publish the written products, titled [The Redcap of Glamtallon] and hereinafter referred to as The Work, which will appear in the following publication[s].

a. print and electronic: [Cover of Darkness, March 2013]

Author also grants SAM'S DOT PUBLISHING the non-exclusive right for one year from the date of publication to publish The Work electronically, in or as an eBook.

In consideration of the above right[s], Author is to receive the following:

a. payment of [$15.00 per short story] upon publication: [$15.00]

b. one contributor's copy of the publication in which The Work appears.

c. Author is entitled to purchase as many personal copies of The Work as desired, at a discount of [25%] from the cover price, plus postage.

Author guarantees that The Work is the Author's own and that the Author has the right to grant the use of it to SAM'S DOT PUBLISHING. SAM'S DOT PUBLISHING will print a copyright notice in Author's name and, if applicable, a publication history along with The Work, but registration with the Copyright Office, if desired, is the Author's responsibility.

The Work will not be printed after 120 days from the date of publication, which is 1 March 2013. But the edition containing The Work will continue to be sold until supplies that exist after 120days are exhausted.

Author retains all other rights, including the rights to modify or sell The Work, as long as such modification or sale does not abrogate or infringe upon the rights herein purchased by SAM'S DOT PUBLISHING.

This contract shall be issued to the Author in electronic or print version, as appropriate. The terms of the contract shall become binding when the Author responds with words of agreement to the terms of the contract by e-mail, or responds with a signed copy of this contract by postal mail.


Richard Fay said...

BTW, I responded with words of agreement via e-mail on Sun, May 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM.

Richard Fay said...

COVER OF DARKNESS Issue 14 has a publication date of March 2013, which is clearly marked both on the cover and within.

The post on the Sam's Dot White Cat Publications site listing the contents of COVER OF DARKNESS Issue 14 is dated Friday, April 5th, 2013.