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Sample Charity Anthology Contract - Author
This agreement between XXX ("Author") and WolfSinger Publications is for licensing of one-time anthology rights covering the Work known as XXX. The author warrants that s/he has legal authority to grant the rights explained below.
WolfSinger Publications intends to publish the work in XXX. If the work has not been published by XXX then all contracted rights to the Work automatically revert to the author..
The author will receive a $20.00 flat payment for the right to use the Work in all English language print and e-book editions of the Anthology. The author understands that eighty-five percent (85%) of net revenues received from sales of XXX will be donated to XXX charity as designated in the call for submissions.
All rights not specifically mentioned in this contract are reserved to the author.
This contract shall remain in effect for 5 years from the royalty period of first publication of the Anthology. Books are taken out of print at the end of the royalty period in which the contract is set. (Books published in Jan-June will be taken out of print in June of the expiration year. Books published in July-Dec will be taken out of print in Dec of the expiration year.)
At the expiration of this contract WolfSinger Publication shall have the option to conclude an agreement with the Author for continued publications rights to the Work on terms to be mutually agreed upon. Should no such agreement be concluded within sixty (60) days of the expiration of this contract, all contracted rights to the Work automatically revert to the Author.
Payments to the charity will be made twice a year based on earnings received 1 January - 30 June and 1 July - 31 December. Statements and payments will be issued within ninety (90) days of the close of the statement period.
Author copies: Each contributor will receive one complimentary electronic copy of the Anthology as well as the ability to purchase print copies at a 50% discount off the cover price. Copies purchased at the author discount rate will not count toward earnings for the charity.