Terms & conditions
1.1 We do not have a written contract for you to sign. We just ask you to read the relevant service page and accept these terms.
2.1 We do not claim any rights to your book and we are not in any way responsible for its contents.
2.2 You own all rights, free of any encumbrances, to your book.
2.3 You are either the author of the book, or you have written agreement from the authors/contributors and full authority to enter into this agreement.
2.4 You ensure that no part of your book contains matter which is obscene, indecent, defamatory, unlawful, or which in any way infringes, invades, or violates any right, including privacy, copyright, trademark, or trade secret of any person or entity.
2.5 For work not in the public domain, you have secured legally effective licences from the copyright holder, including those for any images or extracts.
3.1 You cannot assign this agreement or any rights or obligations in it to a third party without our prior written consent.
3.2 You indemnify us from any losses, expenses, or damages as a result of your breach of these warranties. This includes costs and legal fees arising out of resolving or avoiding any suit, demand or claim.
4.1 We take confidentiality very seriously. Information and files are shared only with our staff and associates, all of whom have individually signed a confidentiality agreement.
4.2 We are happy to exchange our standard NDA upon request.
4.3 If you have your own NDA, we may be willing to sign it but please ensure the terms are sensible and do not request for us to permanently "destroy" copies, in an electronic world with system backups this is not feasible.
5.1 We are not responsible for your final deadline. We give a clear delivery timescale for each part of our service and in the unlikely event of a delay, we will notify you.
5.2 We will not be liable for delays, errors, or non-performance of services caused by any of our third-party vendors or suppliers.
6.1 In the unlikely event you wish to cancel a design job, Wordzworth will retain a proportion of your initial payment to cover any work already completed.
6.2 Wordzworth reserves the right to cancel a job for any reason at any time. In this unlikely event we will issue a full refund and there will be no further responsibility on either party.
7.1 Any customer who has a dispute must provide reasonable opportunity for Wordzworth to resolve the issues.
7.2 Our liability under the agreement shall always be limited to the amounts paid by the customer to us.
7.3 In no event shall we be liable for indirect damages, consequential damages or loss of profit.
7.4 If any term or provision of this agreement is illegal or unenforceable, the term will only be removed or reduced to the extent that is necessary to make the agreement legal or enforceable.
7.5 Wordzworth is incorporated in the UK and subject to the justification of the courts of England and Wales.
Applies when using our print or publishing services
8.1 You understand and accept that there are certain production tolerances and manufacturing restrictions for POD printing.
8.2 Wordzworth is not a printer, we use Lightning Source to provide book printing services and in the event of an issue will take it up with them on your behalf.
8.3 Any books ordered are printed to order and once paid for cannot be cancelled or refunded.
Applies when using our publishing services
9.1 Wordzworth is not a book or ebook distributor. We use Ingram and Mint to provide these services and in the event of any issue will take it up with them on your behalf.
9.2 You grant us and our licensees the non-exclusive, worldwide right to print, publish, distribute and sell your book in its entirety.
9.3 We incur costs to publish a book and therefore all fees paid are upfront non-refundable.
9.4 Royalties from book sales are paid to your email around the 15th of each month via PayPal. An industry-standard 4 month delay will apply before your first payment.
9.5 Wordzworth does not market your book and is not responsible for how well it sells.
9.6 Wordzworth will notify you of any increase to Ingram print costs. We reserve the right to increase your list price should this otherwise result in negative royalties.
9.7 You may terminate publishing with us by giving 90 days' notice by email and we may do the same. We will then stop distribution and pay any outstanding royalty revenue in 90 days. All warranties and indemnities in this agreement shall survive termination.
10.1 All content included on this website is property of Wordzworth. Material may not reproduced, copied, stored or re-used without prior permission.
10.2 We do not claim this website will be free from defects and accept no liability for any damage arising from its use or non-availability.
11.2 In the process of doing your job we may collect your name, email, address and phone number. We do not hold any of your financial information.
11.3 We respect your privacy. We will not misuse, sell or exploit any information provided to us. Information provided to us will not be shared with 3rd parties.
11.4 Wordzworth reserves the right to make changes in this policy.
11.5 If you have submitted personal information through our website and would like this deleted please email us.