The Terms and Conditions stipulated herein are legally binding agreement between Bibliocracy.com and it's owner and you the member. In agreeing to use this site, purchase services or products from Bibliocracy.com you agree to abide by all rules and regulations, all constraints and restrictions, and that as a member you have read, understood and unconditionally accepted the terms and conditions clause in its entirety. All terms, conditions, restrictions, constraints and exemption of liabilities, were put in place to protect the site owner and its members, from misuse, abuse, illegal use of site resources, and pertains to terms and condition clauses that and which Bibliocracy.com deems as equitable to both parties.
In using this site to publish an eBook, or Cover Art you thereby understand that you the member give full rights to Bibliocracy.com and its owner the permission to publish and sell your eBook or Cover Art on the site. Where you the member choose a price within the range stipulated by Bibliocracy.com. In return for your service rendered (as a granted right to sell your eBook or Cover Art upon uploading to Bibliocracy.com) you get a percentage of that sale, as stipulated on Bibliocracy.com. That percentage can and may change at any time at the site owner’s discretion. Equally, you the member can retrieve the eBook or Cover Art in its entirety from the site, or choose to terminate and delete your account with us at any time. You publish your eBook on Bibliocracy.com at your discretion, and use our services in agreement that the site owner is allowed to sell your work as long as it is kept on the site.
A. Stipulated Clauses
You being the member agree to the following:
A1 – Under no circumstance shall you transfer copyright material from any other source other than your own. A writer’s or artist’s work is considered proprietary and intellectual ownership. Upon accepting these terms you agree that all work submitted is your own, and does not belong to someone else (including but not limited to a Company, another entity, etc) and that you have proof to support that evidence, at any given time, should anyone make a claim against your work.
A2 – That you understand and agree that by submitting your work on our site is not by itself proof of copyright.
A3 – We will not accept any material where a third party holds exclusive rights over the material, unless that party agrees to posting the material on our site, and to our Terms and Conditions, with a written (emailed) consent. In other words, members whose material is under contract with a different publisher and who have a specific copyright agreement with that publisher prohibiting any reproduction will not be able to upload their material to Bibliocracy.com. It is the sole responsibility of all members to ensure that if they decide to upload their material to our site that they are not contravening any agreement that they may have with another publisher.
A4 – That you the member (author or artist) are solely responsible for pursuing anyone who distributes your material, (outside of Bibliocracy.com) for the purpose of profit, or non-profit.
A5 – Our eBooks are Digital Rights Management (DRM) free.
A6 – That you the member cannot hold Bibliocracy.com and its owner accountable for any copyright infringement for any work published on the site. For any intellectual or proprietary infringement that you may find, please contact us, so that we may assess the claim and remove the material if we conclude that infringement has occurred.
A7 – Using the Invite Friends Feature: Unlawful use of this application will result in immediate revocation of your membership.That you will be held liable and responsible for any spam or misuse of the tool, including legal repercussions. The Bibliocracy.com Team monitors the use of this tool very carefully, and will enforce legal action against any misuse.
A8 – Using the Post Job Opportunities, Advertise Your Skills & Market Your Capabilities, as a member, visitor and/or end user of the information found and included in these posts you agree and understand that Bibliocracy.com does not verify the accuracy of job posts, nor represent in any shape or form the users. You the member use this service as is and without preconditions. You agree that only submissions in PDF format will be uploaded to the site. You agree that all submissions will be deleted after 90 days or if member requests posting / advertisement to be deleted prior. You agree that you may provide any personal or business contact information in the document you submit with the understanding and full agreement that this page will be accessible and viewed by all members and public visitors to Bibliocracy.com. You agree that there should be no expectation of any privacy for the information you submit for Bibliocracy.com to post (on publicly accessible pages) on this site. By using this service, you agree to the Bibliocracy.com Terms and Conditions.
A9 - Bibliocracy.com reserves the right to use and to publish (current and past) members positive feedback and testimonials about Bibliocracy.comand the service of the website on the site. Bibliocracy.com also reserves the right to use members feedback in any marketing and promotional campaigns and in any medium as decided on by Bibliocracy.com. Any marketing or promotional campaigns includes but not limited to: websites, social media sites, digital ads, radio, television, all print mediums, including all interviews. Bibliocracy.com also reserves the right to use members eBook covers and Cover Art to advertise our members products and to market and advertise Bibliocracy.comin our social media accounts (i.e Facebook) and any other platform that may support the marketing initiatives of Bibliocracy.com
B. Terms of Site Use
B1 – All prices quoted on Bibliocracy.com are in U.S. dollars (USD).
B2 – When you visit Bibliocracy.com, subscribe to a service or send emails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically which may also include but not limited to emails confirming payment, unauthorized site use, changes to terms and conditions and replies to a member’s question(s). We will communicate with you by email, through the Bibliocracy Muse or by posting notices on this site.
B3 – You agree to use our site (Bibliocracy.com) responsibly. You will not upload viruses, malware, spyware, or other malicious code. This will result in permanent revocation of your membership. Furthermore, any data theft caused by your actions will result in revoking your membership, as well as criminal pursuit by national authorities and Interpol. We reserve the right to also file a severe class action suit, for punitive damages resulting in; and not limited to compensation owed for theft of material, as well as all legal fees, and cost of lost operations revenue based on our profits.
B4 – The name Bibliocracy.com and its logo are proprietary ownership of the site owner. You shall not use our website name and (or) logo for advertising, or sale, without the prior consent of the website owner. That you shall not copy the format of the site as it is first used by our incorporation, without permission or; prior consent from the website owner; in doing so you infringe on the owner’s exclusive intellectual rights to the site, which may result in legal action. Members are authorized to link from their site to Bibliocracy.com. However, material uploaded shall not contain the name, website address or any particular information of a publishing competitor.
B5 – The entity Bibliocracy.com and its owner cannot be held liable under any circumstance, for any damage resulting to your property, software or hardware, this also includes damage from uploading content, virus, malware, or any other circumstance resulting from the event of using our site. That you understand that you cannot hold Bibliocracy.com or its owner responsible for any damage incurred or loss of revenue from its use.
B6 – Bibliocracy.com, its script, its programming and its look are protected under intellectual property rights.
B7 – At Bibliocracy.com, you will have the opportunity to upload your eBook to our site and make a Royalty equal to 85% of the net proceeds on your sales. Net proceeds means that there is a deduction of: 3.9% PayPal Transaction Fee, a $0.35 cents PayPal Fixed Fee, and a fixed delivery charge of $0.10 cents (5Mb File Size Limit) charge per product sold. You also agree that there may be other miscellaneous expenses that may decrease the royalty paid out to you, this may be as a result of (other payment processing fees, costs due to erroneous or fraudulent transactions, credit card charge-backs and associated fees). All
eBook sales up to and including the 21st of each month will be paid on
the last day of that month. All eBook sales after the 21st will be paid
out on the last day of the following month. All royalties generated by our
members will be paid directly to their PayPal account.
B8 - You agree that the price you can charge for you eBook must be minimum $0.99 and cannot be more than 5Mb in size. All eBooks uploaded to Bibliocracy.com must be in Microsoft Word Document Format, and must not reference a competitor publishing company.
B9 – At Bibliocracy.com, members also have the opportunity to upload their unique Cover Art to our site and make a Royalty equal to 85% of the net proceeds on your sales. Net proceeds means that there is a deduction of: 3.9% PayPal Transaction Fee, a $0.35 cents PayPal Fixed Fee, and a fixed delivery charge of $0.10 cents (5Mb File Size Limit) charge per product sold. You also agree that there may be other miscellaneous expenses that may decrease the royalty paid out to you, this may be as a result of (other payment processing fees, costs due to erroneous or fraudulent transactions, credit card charge-backs and associated fees). All Cover Art sales up to and including the 21st of each month will be paid on the last day of that month. All Cover Art sales after the 21st will be paid out on the last day of the following month. All royalties generated by our members will be paid directly to their PayPal account.
B10 – You agree that all Cover Art illustrations uploaded to Bibliocracy.com are required to be uploaded in JPEG or TIFF Format and cannot be more than 4Mb in size. You must also ensure that any Cover Art illustrations that you upload to our site is your final version. By uploading a Cover Art with Bibliocracy.com, you also acknowledge and agree that it is a unique Cover Art and is not being sold or offered anywhere else (and has not been sold before). That the purchaser will be buying a one-of-a-kind eBook Cover.
B11 - Professional looking eBook covers uploaded by authors with their eBook and Cover Art uploaded by artists have a better chance of being on the Home Page.
B12 - All members understand and agree that the 85% of net proceeds Royalty payment to members may change without prior notice. You also agree that if Bibliocracy.com establishes and engages into an agreement with a third party(ies) or an affiliate program to further expand its distribution channels with the intent to provide our members more access to sell their products that the Royalty paid to members may decrease in order to be able to participate in these new distribution channels. You also agree that depending on where your product is sold in the world, that specific countries may have different tax laws and as such, any sales taxes collected will have to be paid out to the respective tax authorities in those countries.
B13 - You also agree that if you are required to pay (including but not limited to) personal, corporate or business income taxes (on any royalties or earnings your earn from selling your products on Bibliocracy.com, including but not limited to eBooks and Cover Art) in your country of residence (for tax purposes), that it is your sole responsibility to declare any royalties or earnings you earn as a result of your membership with Bibliocracy.com and it is your responsibility to pay any taxes owing. Bibliocracy.com does not provide any tax or accounting support or advice regarding your membership with us.
B14 – At Bibliocracy.com you will also have the option to have 10% of your eBook previewed (and limited to no more than 50 pages) by prospective buyers for free. Members can also choose to upload a personal picture of themselves at no cost. Members will also have the option to link to a video from any multimedia site explaining their eBook or eBook Cover Art to prospective buyers. Members must ensure that the content of their video abides by the Bibliocracy.com Terms and Conditions. Videos that do not comply will have their links removed from the Bibliocracy.com website without prior notice.
B15 –Anyone over the age of 18 years old, may purchase an eBook cover through Bibliocracy.com from members (artists) that have uploaded their eBook Cover Art illustration(s) for sale.
B16 – Once a member has sold an eBook Cover Art illustration on our site, it cannot be re-sold to someone else on Bibliocracy.com again. It is important for the artist to understand that they price their image accordingly, since they will no longer own the eBook Cover Art illustration once sold. Once an artist has sold an eBook cover illustration on our site, it belongs to the buyer. The buyer is purchasing the image, and as such can use the image as they choose.
Note – Ensure that the Cover Art illustration you are uploading is your final version.
B17 - All sales are final, please ensure that the item(s) that you are purchasing is(are) accurate (correct product and right amount).
B18 – You may also request to have one of our in-house artists create a Professional eBook Cover Art specifically for your eBook. The final product (Professional eBook Cover Art) will belong to the buyer and not to Bibliocracy.com or to the in-house artist who created it. Depending upon your request, completion of said artwork will vary depending upon the complexity of the artwork. Our goal is to complete all requests within a 16 business days, and within five business days if a review was requested. All reviews (if required), must be for minor changes only to the original request. The first and second reviews (if required) are free and have to be accompanied with the changes requested (maximum of 200 and 100 words respectively). You agree that all additional reviews cost $25 (are non-refundable) and have to be accompanied with the changes requested (maximum 100 words).
B19 – Bibliocracy.com reserves the right to refuse service to any customer or prospective customer for any reason and without explanation. Bibliocracy.com also reserves the right to terminate all services and contractual obligations with a customer in the event of the customer violating any of the terms and conditions contained herein. Note: that Bibliocracy.com will not accept resubmission of any work which has been removed or asked to be removed by it's author, and that for a grace period of 6 months, and at Bibliocracy.com's discretion.
B20 - You agree that if you write erotica, that all your characters must be adults. That your eBook cannot contain: rape, sexual relations with minors, sexual relations with siblings, torture and/or mutilation, non-consensual sexual relations and use of bodily functions (feces, etc.).
B21 - We strongly discourage any book that advocates pyramid style and other get-rich-quick systems or groups for making money on the Internet. Bibliocracy.com is a professional publishing and distribution service and literary community for serious writers and artists only.
B22 - Members are eligible to publish an eBook on Bibliocracy.com as long as it is a well written and formatted eBook that abides by these Terms & Conditions. But it is the author's sole responsibility to ensure that they are not contravening any publishing agreement with another publisher, representative, company or website before submitting their eBook to Bibliocracy.com. In submitting your eBook to Bibliocracy.com you agree to these terms and have verified all details regarding the eligibility of your eBook being published with Bibliocracy.com.
B23 - Anyone is eligible to upload a well-designed and formatted unique Cover Art that abides by these Terms & Conditions. But it is the artists sole responsibility to ensure that the Cover Art is their own work and has not been copied or taken from another party including but not limited to another artist, representative, company or website before submitting their Cover Art to Bibliocracy.com.
B24 - eBook Length Minimum - All eBook submissions have to be a minimum of 10 pages long or 2500 words. No eBook will be published on Bibliocracy.com if it does not meet the minimum page requirement.
B25 - Note: There is a 6 month grace period for re-submission for any deleted eBook(s) and/or account and that at the discretion of Bibliocracy.com, before being admitted for re-submission.
B26 - Members and visitors to Bibliocracy.com who purchase products and services from Bibliocracy.com agree that all purchases are final that there will be no reimbursement or refund.
C. Terms of Conduct
C1 – By using this site you certify that you are 18 years of age or older.
C2 – As a member of Bibliocracy.com you are aware that you might be exposed to, literature which you might find inappropriate or offensive. You cannot hold Bibliocracy.com or its owner responsible, for any content found as inappropriate, to yourself, whether it is of religious, racial, sexual, creed, belief, or other. Although we try to review most content, we reserve the right to delete any content which we deem as unacceptable, that which specifically targets a group for the purpose of propagating hate towards that group, be it a religion, an individual or a private or public institution. While we cannot police, nor bear responsibility, for any inflammatory material posted on Bibliocracy.com, we reserve the right to remove any material, deemed inappropriate at our own discretion anytime, without refund and without prior warning to the member. If in doubt as to whether any part of your material may be deemed as inappropriate, please Contact Us, so we can review it, and advise accordingly.
C3 – Bibliocracy.com has a strict policy regarding what is and may constitute a crime under Interpol. Child pornography or any unacceptable material regarding the use of children, will be immediately reported to the authorities, the site owner may also launch a lawsuit for inappropriate use of the site as well as damage claims, including but not limited to legal fees.
C4 – You the member will not engage in threats, harassment, intimidation, make derogatory remarks, against Bibliocracy.com or any other member of Bibliocracy.com. this will result in immediate termination of your membership,including the removal of your material (without refund). Any threats, harassment or intimidation can and will be pursued to the full extent of the law were such is considered a criminal offence.
C5 – Bibliocracy.com reserves the right to remove any material at any time, if deemed unacceptable for use on our site, due in part to its content which may be viewed as threatening, harassing, targeting a specific group for the purpose of spreading hatred, derogatory, and all other published material deemed unacceptable on our site. You understand and agree that we will not refund any material removed from Bibliocracy.com due to unacceptable content.
C6 - Bibliocracy.com does not necessarily endorse or support what is written in each eBook, it is the sole property and responsibility of the author. Bibliocracy.com also does not confirm the basis or the accuracy of any eBooks with regards to but not limited at any facts, laws, regulations, procedures financial advice, medical and health practices as written in any eBook.
D. Right of Indemnification
D1 – You agree to indemnify and defend, Bibliocracy.com and the site owner and hold harmless, its owners against all liabilities, claims, expenses, costs, legal proceedings, damages, including all attorney fees, arising from any breach by you of your obligations under these Terms and Conditions.
E. Governing Laws
E1 – By using our site as a member or non member, you agree that these terms and conditions be governed by the federal laws of Canada, and that you accept without any condition that Bibliocracy.com and it's owner's legal geographic jurisdiction is Montreal, Canada.
F1 – The material on Bibliocracy.com is provided as is and without warranties of any kind and may and could include material that may be inaccurate. The owner makes no promises as to the accuracy of material on this site, or of any content especially as it relates to third parties, including links and reserves the right to make changes on the site at any time and without prior notice to members and users. Bibliocracy.com and its owner can at anytime terminate the site, change content, functions, as well as the look without any obligation whatsoever to any party. Equally, the site owner can change the Terms and Conditions policy without any consequence, or liability, and that you the member cannot hold the owner, or the entity, responsible for changes or amendments to the terms and conditions, or to changes of any of our policies.
F2 – Bibliocracy.com and its owner do not guarantee or agree to provide the site use and its availability at all times. And that the site may and might not be available due to outages and (or) work being done on the site itself. By these measures you agree, and understand that the site owner may remove the site for work done, and for indefinite periods.
F3 – The terms and conditions contained herein may be altered, amended, changed, modified, reorganized, rewritten, or revoked at any time, for any reason and without notice.
Last updated April 2012