Terms of Service and Author Bill of Rights

 

Your decision to work with Gatekeeper Press constitutes your acceptance of our terms.

Gatekeeper Press is a publishing service provider offering the services listed on the Gatekeeper Press Pricing page. The prices for these services may be amended from time to time by Gatekeeper Press.

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A) Author Rights and Obligations

As an author with Gatekeeper Press, you will:

  1. Be assigned an Author Manager as your main point of contact until 30 days after publication (Premium Authors). All subsequent communications will be through our post-publication support form.
  2. Retain 100% of the rights to your material and any ISBNs we assign to it.
  3. Have 100% control over the file-creation process.
  4. Receive 100% of the net proceeds earned on the sale of your material. You can see how print royalties are calculated here and eBook royalties here.
  5. Have the right to withdraw your material from sale with us at any time for any reason.
  6. Have the ability to order your book at its Author Copy cost and have us ship to destinations worldwide.
  7. Have assurance we will never share your manuscript or other intellectual property with any third parties, other than our retail and wholesale partners.
  8. Warrant to us that you own or control the necessary rights to your material and will indemnify us for any costs connected with any claim inconsistent with this warranty, and/or any other claims that may arise from the publication of your material.
  9. Reimburse us for any negative royalty balance due to returns within 30 days in accordance with our Returns Policy.
  10. Understand that modifying or replacing files once a book has been published may result in your book becoming temporarily unavailable with our retail partners until the new files have been validated and approved.
  11. Be entitled to a satisfaction guarantee on all file-creation services. If you are not 100% satisfied with the files we create for you, we will work with you until you are or give you your money back for the file-creation service(s) in question.
    1. Your approval of files is considered an acknowledgment of satisfaction, including your approval of any front cover designs, sample layouts, and/or illustration sketches.

B) Author Code of Conduct

When working with Gatekeeper Press, you agree to:

  1. Be respectful and professional in all communications.
  2. Not engage in abusive, harmful, or offensive language.
  3. Consolidate emails whenever possible.
  4. Designate a single spokesperson if your project has multiple contributors.
  5. Abide by our production timelines and understand your responsiveness and the complexity of your project will affect these timelines.

C) Gatekeeper Press’ Rights and Obligations

  1. We reserve the right to refuse any manuscript and/or remove from distribution any book that:
    1. Expresses hate or encourages violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
    2. Is involved in any type of legal dispute with a third party.
  2. We reserve the right to terminate our relationship with you for violations of our Author Code of Conduct. In the event of termination, all files will be returned to you, and you will not be precluded from republishing.
  3. Our distribution service has been rendered once we have made available and delivered your material to our retail and wholesale partners. If your material is rejected or delayed by any partner for any reason, Gatekeeper Press will have no liability to you.
  4. Our Author Copy service has been rendered once we have delivered your books to a reputable mail carrier. If your books are lost, damaged, or delayed during transit, Gatekeeper Press will have no liability to you.
  5. We reserve the right to modify our printing costs with 30 days’ notice to you.
  6. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement with notice to you on our website or via email.