The Rules of the Road

I hope you have already read our “100% Satisfaction Guarantee.” Now we want to share with you our “Writer-Friendly and Lawyer-Free Contract.” In order to keep from having any miscommunication, confusion, or lack of understanding, we wrote the following contract without an attorney present or paid. However, if you feel you want to have your attorney look it over, be our guest. While, like you, we are writers and enjoy the written word, we set out to make our contract with you brief, fair, and easily understood.

Writer-Friendly and Lawyer-Free Contract

We, Franklin Scribes Publishing Consultants (FSPC), pledge to treat your manuscript with utmost care and confidentiality. Throughout our association with you, you will remain the owner of your work and all rights associated with it. Once FSPC has received payment in full for all the work you have authorized and approved, you will also have full ownership and rights to all artwork, photographic images, and electronic files created by us to facilitate the publishing of your book. With you as the owner of all files, you are master of your own business and can edit your book at any time and re-upload to distributors. FCPC will continue to hold a website presence for your book(s) on our website.

We will provide you in writing, either by mail or email, a complete detailed description of all the work we will undertake on your behalf to make it available through outlined media and outlets for sale. We will also list the associated fees which accompany the specific tasks we will undertake on your behalf. Once we have a signed agreement from you approving the associated fees and authorizing the work, we will begin the work and complete it in a professional and timely manner. We will provide estimated dates of completion for each specific area of work. Once the work has been completed and approved by you, your payment for that part of your project will be processed. As our 100% Guarantee stipulates, you will not be charged for services until they are approved by you.

Payment for services can be submitted in one upfront payment or in four installments at the completion of the following stages:

  1. The approved completed design of your book’s cover, both front, back, and spine;
  2.  The approved set up of sales distribution accounts: Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords (Apple, KOBO, B&N), Ingram Sparks, Author Central;
  3. The approved completed formatting file of all interior pages of your book
  4. The approved completed proof of your book in your hands ready for publication and distribution.

While you will not be charged for any work not approved by you, you will not have access to any artwork, electronic files, or intellectual property which we provided until the entire project is paid in full.

The quote form and comprehensive work outline at the link below gathers your book specifics that we need in order to deliver and prepare a contract based on your quote. If you prefer, you may print the form, fill it out, scan and email it back to us.

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