Author Agreement Form
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Author's Name (please print): ___________________________________________
Author's Address: ___________________________________________
Author's Phone/Fax: _____________________________________________
Author's Email Address: _____________________________________________
Work (Title of Manuscript): _____________________________________________
The American Library Association (the “Publisher”) and the Author agree as follows:
1. In consideration of the Publisher’s agreement to publish the Work, Author hereby grants and assigns to Publisher the non-exclusive right to print, publish, reproduce, or distribute the Work throughout the world in all means of expression by any method now known or hereafter developed, including electronic format, and to market or sell the Work or any part of it as it sees fit. Author further grants Publisher the right to use Author’s name in association with the Work in published form and in advertising and promotional materials. Copyright of the Work remains in Author’s name.
2. Author agrees not to publish the Work prior to publication of the Work by the Publisher. The author agrees to cite, by author, title, and publisher, the original CHOICE publication when publishing the work elsewhere. This may be done through a tagline, author bibliography, or similar means.
3. The Author represents and warrants that the Work: (a) is the Author’s original work and that Author has full power to enter into this Agreement; (b) does not infringe the copyright or property of another; (c) contains no material which is obscene, libelous, defamatory or previously published, in whole or in part, except as follows:_______________________. Author shall indemnify and hold Publisher harmless against loss of expenses arising from breach of any such warranties.
Author signature: ______________________________________________