The first publishing contract, and our preferred option, is an Assigned Rights agreement. This passes the full title and future rights associated with the work in digital form from the author to Black Coffey Publishing.
This means you, the author, will retain the moral rights to be named the story’s creator (our full legal agreement specifically allows this). Black Coffey Publishing does not wish to be identified as an author, our place is to publish your story. We are interested, however, in retaining the rights to publish the story.
Our Assigned Rights Agreement has the following main clauses:
Payable fee. The fee Black Coffey Publishing pays for these rights is 2p per word upto 3,000 words. Once this fee has been paid there will be no further royalty payments between the publisher and author.
Digital rights only. Black Coffey Publishing are only interested in the digital publishing rights. Print, film, and any other performance of the works remains in the ownership of the author.
Art work. Our agreements require any artwork supplied with your original submission to to supplied with full permissions for Black Coffey Publishing to use the artwork with the story.
Marketing support. The Publishers will have sole discretion for the publication, distribution, sale and marketing of the Work. We will also consult the Author in connection with, but will have sole discretion for, the jacket/cover design and, the text typographical arrangement.
Author’s ownership. The Work is the original work of the Author and the Author is the sole author of the Work (apart from the copyright material not owned by the Author which is included in the Work with the copyright owner’s permission).
Previously unpublished. The Work has not, and no substantial part of the Work has, been previously published or distributed elsewhere.
Establishing the author’s moral rights. The Author asserts his or her right to be identified as the author of the Work, and the Publishers will include a notice of that assertion in every copy of the Work (and will require licensees of Rights under this Agreement to include a notice of that assertion in every copy of the Work).