STONEWALL PRESS SERVICE AGREEMENT

This Service Agreement (“Agreement”) is made between Stonewall Press (the “Publisher”) and You (the “Author”). The Publisher and the Author may be referred to collectively as the Parties. The “Work” in this agreement refers to your published book. This sets the standard terms and conditions for the various marketing services offered.

Stonewall Press reserves the right to change the Terms of Service at any time, provided that these changes do not lead to the impairment of the services in relation to quality and suitability. Written notification will be sent to the author if there are modifications implemented.

The terms and conditions shall only be valid when you (the “Author”) agree by signing this form in its designated signatory page below.

1. NAME, DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE AND SERVICE INCLUSIONS

The following is a list of services that will be performed wholly or in part according to each client’s specific needs, objectives, and agreed upon packages.

Name and Description of Service:

Service Inclusions:

2. WARRANTIES

The Author represents that he or she is the sole author of the Work and is the owner of the copyright to all of its contents; that he or she has not engaged in plagiarism and that the Work, if fiction, represents no real event or person(s) that could in any way be deemed libelous and that, if non-fiction, does not misstate or omit any fact which would libel any person(s) or result in a person(s) being placed in a false or damaging light; and that the Work does not infringe the copyright, trademark or privacy of any third party; and that he or she is owner of any trademarks and/or trade names associated with the Work; that the Work does not constitute obscenity or hate literature and that the author has the right to enter into this Agreement. 

Author represents and warrants that he or she is eighteen-years-old or older. If Author is under eighteen years of age, then Author represents and warrants that Author’s parent or legal guardian is executing this Agreement and assuming all liability for the warranties and responsibilities set forth herein.

Name and Description of Service:

Service Inclusions:

3. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

Stonewall Press does not guarantee sales success from the services provided. Stonewall Press is not liable for any level of achievement or failure of his/her work, may it be directly or indirectly related to the purchase and use of our products and services.

4. TERMINATION AND REFUNDS

The “author” or the “publisher” may terminate this Agreement at any given point. In the event that the “author” or “publisher” requests to terminate the Agreement, both party should provide a 30-day notice transmitted either via written physical mail or electronic mail. If the Agreement is terminated by Stonewall Press, any marketing fees will be refunded in full (or applied against any outstanding amounts in the author’s account) minus the processing and administrative fee of $150.

If the Agreement is terminated by Stonewall Press due to a breach by Author of this Agreement, no fees shall be refunded. Stonewall Press reserves the right to seek compensation for work performed in the event of breach. The author retains the copyright for his/her work, and no part of this Agreement diminishes the author’s rights to his/her work.

Refund Policy is explained as follows:

1. Before the Start of Service/s Fulfillment:

  • 0-30 calendar days after paying for the service/s: 100% of total purchase price, less $150 or 10% of the total purchase price (Administrative/Processing Fee), whichever is higher.
  • 30-60 calendar days after paying for the service/s: 25% of total purchase price will be refunded.
  • More than 60 calendar days after paying for the service/s: No refund will be issued.

2. After the Start of Service/s Fulfillment:

  • No refund will be issued

3. Services That are NON-REFUNDABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES:

  • Book Review Packages (Kirkus, BlueInk, etc.)
  • Book Fair Services
  • Book Videos
  • Websites

Stonewall Press is working with other vendors for the aforementioned services. The Author is not entitled to a refund once the agreement is signed and the service has been started.

5. INDEMNITIES

The Author agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless Stonewall Press, its employees, shareholders, directors, partners, representatives, successors and assigns of, from any and all manner of claims, liabilities, damages, losses, expenses (including attorney’s fees), awards, and judgments resulting from claims of third parties regarding ownership, libel, slander, plagiarism, privacy violations, copyright infringement, misappropriation, and similar claims arising from publication of the Work. Stonewall Press may be represented in any proceeding by counsel of its choice; the Author may retain additional counsel at his or her own expense.

6. TERMS AND EXCLUSIVITY

This Agreement is non-exclusive; therefore, the Author retains the copyright to his/her Work and may enter into other publishing agreements. No part of this Agreement diminishes the author’s rights to his/her work.

7. GOVERNING LAW

This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the United States of America and by the laws of the State of Maryland. Each of the Parties irrevocably consent to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in Maryland, as applicable, for any matter arising out of or relating to this Agreement.

8. NOTICES

All notices to Stonewall Press must be sent in writing to its mailing address at 4800 Hampden Lane Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814. All notices to the Author shall be in writing to the address specified by the Author.

9. COMPLETE AGREEMENT

This written Contract contains the sole and entire Agreement between the parties and shall supersede any and all other prior agreements between the parties. This Agreement may not be modified or amended except in writing signed by the party against whom such modification or amendment is sought to be enforced.