Book Anthology Agreement with Vickie Gould International, LLC
CONGRATULATIONS! You have just made a decision to participate in a book anthology, and become an Amazon Best Selling Author with Vickie Gould, LLC!
This “Agreement”, for your Anthology Program package is made between Vickie Gould, LLC (“The Company”) and the undersigned Author (“You”).
The purpose of this agreement is to formalize the terms of the agreement between you and Vickie Gould, LLC in reference to us working together to produce an anthology book to Amazon.com best seller status.
We are 40 entrepreneurs who want to share our stories.
Official participation in the anthology includes the following:
1. Registering for the program here: http://member.vickiegould.com/register/anthology-book-participation/ is $449 – $750 depending on when you registered and will be waived (or refunded) if you find 3 other people to participate in the program.
2. You will instantly receive my Story Course as a bonus to participating so that you will have guidance on writing your WHY story
3. You will get 2 edits on your story (1.5 to 3 pages long) by an editor on my team – first will be on content, second will be on grammar/punctuation.
4. You agree to promote the book according to our launch sequence and sell 20 books – we will have a special promotion at 99 cents on launch day
5. You agree to be an active participant in the anthology group – make an introduction, show up for calls, read and listen to all instructions (best to set the group notifications to “all” so you don’t miss anything) and not make Vickie Gould or her team seek you out to make sure you are aware of next steps. You agree to not create excuses or drama surrounding your level of participation in the project. You will commit to show up and meet your obligations with the project.
6. You are guaranteed to become a Best Selling Author in this book.
7. If you decide to later write your own book and want to join the Easy Writer program or Vickie’s 3 or 5 month 1:1 coaching, you will receive a credit of what you paid for the anthology towards either of those programs. If you have participated in more than 1 anthology, the highest investment you’ve paid in any one anthology will be deducted from Easy Writer or the 3 or 5 month 1:1 coaching package (it is not a cumulative effect).
Book cover creation will be contracted by Vickie Gould International, LLC. You agree to the cover that is created for the anthology.
Your adherence to the program will give you guaranteed Amazon.com Best Seller Status, which is defined as anything better than 100 in a given category.
You are eligible for any bonuses available during the timeframe you signed up (subject to change).
Authorization of Payment. You authorize the Company to charge your credit or debit card, or cash your check, as payment for your membership in the Program. You agree to payment terms for your access to, and opportunity to participate in, the program. The entire amount is due and payable immediately. You are responsible for payment of the entire amount agreed upon. To further clarify, no refunds will be issued whether you complete the program or not; however you may transfer your participation.
Your Responsibility is to make sure your chapter is up to your standards.
You will commit to deadlines, participating in the Facebook group. Failure of anyone in the program to meet deadlines may result in delays in launching. If you are more than 2 weeks late in completing your chapter, once the deadline has been determined, you may not be able to participate and no refunds will be given under any circumstances.
You always own your portion of the book. You may distribute your story, but you many not distribute the whole ebook or anyone else’s story. We cannot split royalties in a large collaborative, but we do offer you the chance to buy print books at cost plus shipping which is estimated to be around $5 a book after our launch is complete. The exact price of the books will be determined by the number of pages and will be given after the anthology is complete.
The company will not be held responsible for omissions in the program, errors in the book, including, but not limited to, spelling errors, grammar, punctuation, style of work, page numbering, corrupted files, computer formatting errors, and missing fonts.
You are agreeing to price the anthology ebook (kindle) during the launch for $.99 and to get at least 20 people to commit to purchasing the book as well. The Company is not responsible for marketing the anthology – it will take the combined efforts of all the participating authors to get it to Best Seller.
Our launch is for the kindle ebook version of the book only. Print copies will be available only after the ebook launch is complete.
Amazon Best Seller Status is guaranteed program under these circumstances:
You must meet deadlines and commit to and sell at least 20 books on your own. You acknowledge that you are not depending on nor expecting The Company to sell your book. Please note that best seller status is anything better than 100 in a given category.
Disclaimer of Guarantee – You accept and agree that you are 100% responsible for your progress and results from being in the anthology. The book may not launch until there are around 40 participant, so your help in getting more entrepreneurs/authors into the project will help facilitate an earlier launch date.
You accept and agree that you are the one vital element to the Program’s success and that The company cannot control your completion of any part of the program. The company makes no representations or guarantees verbally or in writing regarding performance of this Agreement other than those specifically enumerated herein. Company and its affiliates disclaim the implied warranties of titles and merchant ability for a particular purpose. The company makes no guarantee or warranty that the Program will meet Client’s requirements or that all clients will achieve the same results.
Liability – The company is not and will not be liable to the author or any other person/entity for lost profits or revenues due to, relating to or in connection with the submission or publication of work, the bestseller campaign launch or any other work provided the author. The company commits to using it’s best efforts.
The company is not and will not be liable to the author for any misplacement or loss of the book/files for any reason. It is the author’s responsibility to retain complete records and copies of all materials/files relating to the book pre and post publication.
Confidentiality. We respect your privacy and must insist that you respect the privacy of fellow Program participants, as well as that of Vickie Gould of Vickie Gould, LLC. By signing below, you agree not to violate the publicity or privacy rights of any other Program participant or of the Company. We respect your confidential and proprietary information ideas, plans and trade secrets (collectively, “Confidential Information”) and must insist that you respect the same rights of fellow Program participants and of the Company.
By accepting (through purchase), you agree (1) not to infringe upon any Program participant’s or the Company’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights, (2) that any Confidential Information shared by Program participants or any representative of the Company is confidential and proprietary, and belongs solely and exclusively to the participant who discloses it or the Company, and (3) you agree not to disclose such information to any other person or use it in any manner other than in discussion with other Program participants during group Program sessions (should the Company offer them).
By accepting (through purchase), you further agree that (4) all materials and information provided to you by the Company are its confidential and proprietary intellectual property, belong solely and exclusively to the Company, and may only be used by you as authorized by the Company, and (5) the reproduction, distribution and sale of these materials by anyone but the Company is strictly prohibited.
The company sometimes shares certain content with the public, especially during your launch, including working with you, your bio, book cover and title, and headshot to expand both your reach and the company’s visibility. This information is shared on social media as part of our promoting you and your book. You agree by the signature herein that you agree to these promotional activities.
Just as confidentiality is important to us, so is your privacy. We will not share, give away or show excerpts of any part of your work without prior written consent.
Financial Responsibility. We have made every effort to accurately represent the Program and its potential. The testimonials and examples used are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on many factors, including his or her background, follow through, action, dedication, desire and motivation.
By accepting (through purchase), you acknowledge that as with any business endeavor, there is an inherent risk of loss of capital and there is no guarantee that you will earn any money as a result of your participation in the Program.
By accepting (through purchase), you also acknowledge that you have represented to the Company that payment of your Program fees will not place a significant financial burden on you or your family.
To be considered a member in good standing, your payment plan must be current. Only members of program in good standing may attend events, participate in any components of the program (including the bonuses offered) or participate in any other program offered by Vickie Gould International, LLC. Should any payment issues arise, Participant will be proactive in reaching out to Vickie Gould and her staff directly. Whether you choose to actively participate in the program or not, you are responsible for the full program investment outlined below. No refunds are issued for the program, for any reason.
Disclaimer. Vickie Gould, LLC. and/or the program is not qualified to provide legal, tax, accounting or financial advice, and the information provided to you by the Company and/or Program is not intended as such. You should refer all legal, tax, accounting, and financially related inquiries to appropriately qualified professionals.
Choice of Law. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Michigan.
Forum Selection Clause. Any action brought under this contract must be brought in the State of Michigan. Furthermore, by entering into this contract each party agrees to submit to the jurisdiction of the State of Michigan for purposes of any action that arises out of or under this contract.
Severability. If any provision, clause, terms, or words of this Agreement are declared void or unenforceable, such provision, clause, terms, or words shall be deemed severed from this Agreement, and all remaining provisions, clauses, terms or words shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.
Attorney’s Fees. In the event of any breach of this Agreement and action for enforcement hereof, the prevailing party shall be entitled to have and recover from the other party all costs, expenses and attorney’s fees reasonably incurred thereby, together with interest at the highest rate permitted by law on any and all amounts deemed to be due and owing (including costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees), which interest shall accrue from the date of any such claim or amount that has arisen until fully paid.
Limits of Liability – By using The Company’s services and enrolling in the Program, you release The Company, it officers, employers, directors, and related entities from any and all damages that may result from anything and everything. The Program is only an educational/coaching service being provided. By using The Company’s services and enrolling in the Program, you release The Company from any and all damages that may result from anything and everything. You accept any and all risks, foreseeable or nonforeseeable, arising from such transactions. Regardless of the previous paragraph, if Company is found to be liable, Company’s liability to Client or to any third party is limited to the lesser of
- (a) the total fees you paid to The Company in the one month prior to the action giving rise to the liability, and
- (b) $1000. All claims against The Company must be lodged with the entity having jurisdiction within 100-day of the date of the first claim or otherwise be forfeited forever. Client agrees that The Company will not be held liable for any damages of any kind resulting or arising from including but not limited to; direct, indirect, incidental, special, negligent, consequential, or exemplary damages happening from the use or misuse of The Company’s services or enrollment in the Program. You agree that use of The Company’s services is at your own risk.
Assignability. Neither party shall assign this Agreement without the written consent of the other.
Authority. You represent and warranty by signing this Agreement that you have the authority to enter into the same personally and on behalf of your company listed below, if any.
Termination – The company reserves the right to terminate services if, in our sole opinion, you are conducting yourself or your business in a manner which is disparaging or disruptive to Vickie Gould, LLC or infringes upon our intellectual property right or violates the confidentiality covenant stated above.
Non-Disclosure – The author and the company agree this signed agreement constitutes a binding Non-disclosure Agreement. Details of the agreement, the book, manuscript, prices and all of the company’s methods, systems, marketing, prices and proprietary processes are strictly confidential, and will not be shared outside of this agreement.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Michigan, USA. All monetary transactions will be in US dollars only. This written agreement contains all and is the only agreement, and supersedes any other agreement, oral, written, or otherwise construed as a prior agreement between the author and the company.
This agreement cannot be amended, changed, modified, word or words added or deleted except by the mutual written agreement of the author and the company.
While we are confident that you will have great benefits from the program and that you should become as successful as you envision, we do not represent or guarantee that you will attain a certain level of sales, profits, or earnings.
Refund Policy – Due to the nature of coaching, hard costs and team members involved in our services, and because of our commitment of time, resources, calendar space and effort, our fees are respectfully non-refundable. Deposits are non-refundable. If you are on the payment plan, your payments are still required. Upon execution of this Agreement, you are responsible for the full extent of the Fee. If you cancel attendance at the Program for any reason whatsoever, you will receive no refund.
As part of my participation in the Program, I agree that Vickie Gould International, LLC may, with my permission, record, photograph or otherwise capture my likeness, voice, images, interviews, and statements made, and hereby assign to Vickie Gould International, LLC all rights and title to have and to use, royalty free, any portion of my participation, for any lawful reason including advertising and marketing purposes, documentary purposes, informational purposes, and training purposes.