of Licence to Publish on Lump Sum Consideration
is made at ___________this _____day of ___________between Mr._____________ r/o_______________
Here in after referred to as `the Author' of the FIRST PART and Mr. .........................r/o.......................Hereinafter
referred to as `the Publisher' of the OTHER PART.
1. The Author has
written a book being a commentary on ___________ Act.
2. The Publisher has
offered to publish the same on the following terms and conditions and which are
agreed to by the Author.
IT IS AGREED BETWEEN THE PARTIES HERETO AS FOLLOWS:
1. The Publisher agrees
to publish the said book entitled __________within a period of......months from
the delivery of the manuscript of the book by the Author to the Publisher. The
printing and publishing will be done by the Publisher at his own costs.
2. The Author will
deliver the manuscript of the book, complete in all respects within two months
from the date hereof. The Author hereby grants license to the Publisher to
print and publish the said book subject to the terms and conditions herein
3. The Publisher has
agreed to pay a lump sum of Rs __________as royalty to the Author out of which
a sum of Rs.__________ is paid on the execution of these presents as advance
and the balance will be paid within a week from the time the book is printed
and ready for publication. The Publisher will not be entitled to sell any copy
of the book unless the said amount is paid to the Author and until such payment
the said amount will remain a charge on the copies in the possession of the
Publisher or his Agents.
4. Subject to the right
of publication hereby given to the Publisher the copyright in the book
including the right for further publication will remain with the Author.
5. The Publisher shall
print only _________ copies of the book and no more and the price of the book
will not be more than Rs_______________ per copy.
6. The Publisher shall
show the final proof of the print to the Author for his verification and the
Author will be entitled to make any formal changes therein and to correct
mistakes. The cover of the book will be got approved by the Author.
7. The Publisher will be
entitled to advertise the book as best as he can but at his own costs.The book
as well as the advertisements will show the name of the Author prominently.
8. The Publisher will
have no right to take out more copies than that is provided above and will not
take out any fresh print without the consent of the Author.
9. If the Author
proposes to bring out a new edition of the book he will give the first option
to the Publisher on such terms as may be agreed upon In the event of any
disagreement as to such fresh terms, the Author will b entitled to publish a
new edition by himself or through any other publisher But in no event the book
will be reprinted or republished unless at least 90% of the copies of the book
to be published under this agreement are sold out.
10. The Publisher will be
entitled to sell the copies of the first edition and to appropriate the sale
proceeds to him. The Author will not be entitled to ask for accounts of the
sale of the said Edition.
11. The Publisher shall
supply __________ copies of the book to the Author free of cost.
12. The Author warranties
that the said book is his original and does not infringe the copy right of any
person. The Author agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the Publisher
against any claim made on account infringement of any copy right. The Author
also warrants that he has no given the right of publication to any other
13. The Publisher
undertakes to mention on the cover page or any other following page that the
copyright in the book belongs to the Author.
14. This agreement is
executed in duplicate and one copy thereof will remain with the Author and the
other with the Publisher.
WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have put their hands the day a year first
and delivered by
within named Author Mr. ...................
the presence of..................................
and delivered by
within named published Mr ....................
the presence of.............................