BOOK PROJECT DESIGN AGREEMENT

To make this terms and conditions document a bit more readable, the client or person contracting for Hinterlands Press services is referred to as the you.

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 RATES: Most book design projects will be done for a price agreed upon prior to work starting. This price will cover anticipated costs and include up to three substantial revisions. Project pricing includes 2 one hour Zoom sessions. Any changes that add additional work (change orders) will be billed at our current hourly rate.

SUPPORT AND TRAINING RATES: Training and support by Zoom and phone sessions in addition to, or separate from, a book design project will be billed at our current hourly rate.

BOOK DESIGN SERVICES: The Hinterlands Press fee for design of a print book includes the following: 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. Extensive revisions, such as substantial changes to the text or retouching of graphics, will be at an additional cost at our current hourly rate. Two one hour Zoom remote support / design discussion are included. Intermediate and finalized layouts are  provided to you for review and approval. The you must supply the ISBN # for inclusion on the copyright page.

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 of the book cover.

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 to help you to understand and navigate the complexities of the self-publishing industry that may include. 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.

TEXT EDITING: You are responsible for the completeness and quality of the copy editing of the manuscript or other related text provided to Hinterlands Press. The book design or cover design service does not include copy or text editing services, or anything not specified in the included above.

ATTRIBUTION: Hinterlands Press requires design credit appear on 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 to to market our services your book.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We do not provide copy editing or proof reading services. It is anticipated that your supplied manuscript will be completed and proof read prior to submission. 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 provided by Hinterlands Press prior to accepting the project as finished. At no time will Hinterlands Press 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.

LIABILITY: 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. 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 your’ 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.

PRINTED PROOF: The final stage of the project is for you to get a physical printed proof and review it. Proof copes of your finished project files will be provides for you to upload to Amazon KDP or Ingram Spark for proof copies. Once you have received, reviewed, approved the proof and have made the final payment, a final version without Hinterlands Watermarks will be provided to you for upload to Amazon KDP or Ingram Spark for printing.

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. Hinterlands Press retains ownership of any and all files created by Hinterlands Press, that have been provided to you, until the final and full payment has been received. The final payment is also also 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 Amazon.com 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 updated 3/2022