BOOK DESIGN RATES: Most book design projects will be done for a price agreed upon prior to work starting including page layout to format your book for publishing using Amazon KDP (printed and/or e-book) or IngramSpark. Most simple format adjustments or corrections are included in basic price. This agreed upon price will cover anticipated costs and include up to three minor revisions. Project pricing includes 2 1/2 hour remote review sessions. Any changes that add additional work (change orders) such as changes to the text after page layout has begun, change of the base font family, or retouching of graphics, will be billed at our current hourly rate.

RELATED COSTS: Such as printer setup fees, The cost of purchasing ISBN #, and any other third party costs are not included in book design service fees and responsibility of the self-publishing Author.

RESPONSIBILITIES: It is anticipated that your supplied manuscript will be in its final, completed and proof read version prior to page layout beginning. You must supply the ISBN # for inclusion on the copyright page. You are fully responsible for final reviewing / proofing the book and/ or cover design prior to accepting the project as finished. At no time will we be held financially or legally responsible for any problems, costs, fees or expenses incurred by you as a result of the book design or the book cover design.

PUBLISHING RIGHTS: By submitting a manuscript and any related graphics for book design you are attesting that you have obtained all rights and permissions to publish them and are solely responsible for the validity of copyrights, trademarks and ownership. You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Hinterlands Press, ( Clif Graves, and Laurie Graves)  from any and all libel and copyright and permission infringement action resulting from materials you have provided.

BOOK DESIGN WORK PRODUCT: At completion of the design process you will receive digital delivery of the print ready book files (a Print-ready PDF of the book interior and cover) to use for printing at Amazon KDP or IngramSpark.

COVER DESIGN WORK PRODUCT: At completion of the design process you will receive digital delivery of Print-ready PDF to use for printing at Amazon KDP or IngramSpark.

e-BOOK DESIGN SERVICES: Page layout to format as e-Book for publishing using Amazon KDP e-book, IngramSpark, etc. At completion of the design process you will receive digital delivery of final e-book files.

SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE: Training and support by remote access and phone sessions in addition to, or separate from, a book design project will be billed at our current hourly rate. This may include training and support to help you to understand and navigate the complexities of the self-publishing. Help you get up to speed with what you need to know about editing and book design, including ISBNs, and barcodes.  Help you understand your printing and distribution options, including Amazon KDP, IngramSpark, Apple Books, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, and advantages / limitations of local printing. Changes made to the cover or interior of a completed project after the final files have been approved and delivered will be billed at our current hourly rate.

ATTRIBUTION: Hinterlands Press requires design credit appear on the books copyright page such as “Book Design by Clif Graves of Hinterlands Press” or “Book Design and Cover design by Clif Graves of Hinterlands Press”

ADVERTISING RIGHTS: Hinterlands Press retains the right to use your Name, the book cover, and book title in our website portfolio and use it to market our services.

LIABILITY: Clif Graves / Hinterlands Press is not liable for incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive, or exemplary damages of any kind, including loss of revenues or profits, loss of business or reputation, or loss of data, in any way related to our services. Clif Graves / Hinterlands Press is not responsible for any claim, loss, or injury based on errors or any other inaccuracies appearing on our site or in our written documents, including without limitation as a result of any breach of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

UNANTICIPATED DELAYS: No party shall be liable to the other for any delay or failure to perform due to causes beyond its reasonable control.

COMPLETION OF PROJECT: Once you have made the final payment, a final version of files needed for for printing with Amazon KDP or Ingram Spark will be provided to you.

PAYMENT: You agree to pay an initial deposit of half the anticipated cost before work will begin on the project. The remaining balance is due upon approval of final book design. Clif Graves / Hinterlands Press retains ownership of any and all files created by Hinterlands Press, until the final and full payment has been received. Making the final payment is your final approval of the project and all its products. Hinterlands Press retains the right to discontinue, withhold, or suspend services should payments not be paid for a contracted job.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You or Hinterlands Press may cancel this agreement at any time by providing written notice to the other party. If either you or Hinterlands Press cancels a project before work has started, neither you or Hinterlands Press is under further obligation to the other, and any signed or implied contract will be considered canceled. If you should stop or cancel a design job once work on it has started, you agree to forfeit the initial down payment. This is to cover resources and time taken during the project up to the point of cancellation. At cancellation, you will have no rights to any initial samples sent to you and you agree to destroy them.

COMPLETE AGREEMENT: This agreement is the entire agreement Between you and Hinterlands Press. No additional promises or conditions, written or oral, apply to this agreement that are not included herein.

MODIFICATION OF AGREEMENT: Modification of any provisions of this agreement is not valid and enforceable unless confirmed in writing and signed by all parties either in hard copy or by e‐signature.

SERVICEABILITY: The finding of any provision of this agreement to be invalid or unenforceable does not render the remaining provisions invalid or unenforceable.

TRADEMARKS: IngramSpark is a trademark of Ingram Content Group LLC. Amazon and Kindle are trademarks of Inc. or its affiliates.  Zoom is a trademark of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Hinterlands Press is not affiliated with these companies.

ACCEPTANCE: Payment of the initial invoice for services constitutes understanding and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Last updated  05/2024 to clarify related costs not included in project pricing, defining remote access sessions included, and simplify wording.

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