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Copyright and Legal

Copyright and Legal Deposits

The author holds the copyright to the book, and this is stated clearly in the forematter:

  • Date of first publication
  • Publisher’s address
  • Copyright © Author’s name
  • ISBN (e.g. 978-1-909558-39-6)
  • Author’s name asserts his moral right to be identified as the author of this work

The Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003, requires publishers to place a (free) copy in the British Library and, on request, in five other Deposit Libraries: the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, Cambridge University Library, The National Library of Scotland, The Library of Trinity College, Dublin, The National Library of Wales. These deposits made at the client’s expense.

Our ‘Agreement for Publishing Services’ (the publisher-client contract) describes the author’s copyright as follows:

  • The Client retains the intellectual copyright of the Work. The Publisher will arrange for the appropriate copyright notice and year of first publication to be printed prominently on every copy of the Work issued by the Publisher.
  • In agreeing that the book will be published by Escritor Publishing Services, the author transfers to the Publisher the rights to design and origination, and to order the first and any subsequent impressions.
  • The rights to distribution and sales remain with the Client, except that the Publisher will normally manage and fulfil sales that arise from the public via book wholesalers and some retailers (e.g. Amazon).
  • The Client retains other inherent rights to:
  • communicate the work to the public by means other than printed copies (e.g. display, perform, broadcast, or make available in an interactive manner);
  • rent or lend copies of the work;
  • make translations or adaptations of the work;
  • make the work available on the Internet.