Terms & Conditions
We have one webpage for each service we offer. The printing section only applies if you buy either our print or publishing package. The publishing section only applies if you buy our publishing package. Every other section applies for all of our services.
1.1 You own all rights, free of any encumbrances, to the book. We do not claim any rights to the book and are not in any way responsible for its contents.
1.2 You are either the author of the book, or you have written agreement from the other authors/contributors and the full authority to enter into this agreement. This agreement does not breach any agreement you have made with anyone else.
1.3 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.
1.4 For work not in the public domain, you have secured legally effective licences from the copyright holder, including those for any images or extracts.
2.1 You may not assign this agreement or any rights or obligations in it to a third party without our prior written consent.
2.2 We cannot be responsible for any ultimate deadline. We give a clear delivery timescale for each part of our service and in the unlikely event of a delay, will notify you. If you have a fixed date to meet then it is up to you to manage this accordingly.
2.3 We will not be liable for delays, errors, or non-performance of services caused by any of our third-party vendors or suppliers. In no event shall we be liable for indirect damages, consequential damages or loss of profit. Our liability under the agreement shall be limited to the amounts paid by the customer to us. Wordzworth is incorporated in the UK and controlled by the laws of England and Wales.
2.4 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. 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.
3.1 Any customer who has a dispute must provide reasonable opportunity for Wordzworth to resolve the issues. Wordzworth will offer a Director to speak directly to the customer in order to agree any required actions.
3.2 In the unlikely event you wish to cancel a design job, Wordzworth reserves the right to retain a proportion of your initial payment to cover the work already completed. In the event that Wordzworth cancels your job, a full refund will be provided and there will be no further responsibility on either party.
4.1 You understand that print-on-demand books are printed one at a time. There are acceptable tolerances for print-on-demand and there will be manufacturing variations between books.
4.2 Where files contain the Wordzworth imprint and ISBN these must be removed by us before the book can be used for any other purposes.
4.3 Print-on-demand means books are printed to order. Once paid for, a book order therefore cannot be cancelled or refunded.
5.1 You understand the service you are buying. Publishing can be complex, particularly for first-time authors, so we have provided a breakdown of the details for each of our services in a single help article which we ask you to read.
5.2 You understand that Wordzworth is not a printer or distributor. We use the market-leader Ingram for book printing and distribution, and Mint Associates for ebook distribution. In the unlikely case there is any issue with these services we will take this up with the distributor on your behalf.
5.3 You appreciate that retailers are entitled to sell books however they like. This means it is up to them to decide: whether to list a title; how to display details; what price to list a book for; whether to purchase stock and shipping information. We cannot influence this.
5.4 You accept that Wordzworth is not responsible for how well your book sells. We will make each title available to Ingram and Mint Associates but we do not market the books.
5.5 Throughout the term of the agreement, you grant us the non-exclusive worldwide license to print, publish, distribute and sell the book in its entirety in print and electronic format. You allow us to grant a license to others to print, distribute and sell the book.
5.6 You grant us and our licensees the non-exclusive right to copy and to communicate to the public portions from the book for the purposes of distributing, marketing and selling it. If published under the Wordzworth Publishing imprint, you grant us license to use your name and likeness in promotional or advertising materials.
5.7 In order to publish a book we incur costs, from purchasing ISBNs, to file resubmission fees as well as administration charges for registrations. All fees paid for publishing services are therefore non-refundable.
5.8 You may terminate publishing with us for any reason by giving 90 days' notice by email and we may do the same. We then stop distribution and pay any outstanding royalty revenue in 90 days. Any warranties and indemnities in this agreement shall survive termination.
6.1 All content included on this website is property of Wordzworth. Material may not reproduced, copied, stored or re-used without prior permission.
6.2 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.
7.1 We use a number of cookies on our website. Essential cookies enable you to log into secure areas and complete online forms. Analytical cookies including those from Google Analytics which allow us to analyse visitor numbers and see how customers interact with our website. Marketing cookies recognise when you return to our website, personalise content for you and remember your preferences. You can change your cookie settings at any time in your browser but please note that if you disable cookies, some website functionality may not be available.
7.2 In the process of doing your job we may also collect your name, email. address and phone number. If we are publishing your book we will also hold information on this including your book orders, deliveries and royalties. We do not hold any financial information.
7.3 We respect your privacy. We will not misuse, sell or exploit any information provided to us. All your information is for the purpose of processing your order. Any information provided to us will not be shared with 3rd parties.