Junior Writers Foundation Publishing Agreement

Please read and sign the following agreement between the school, institution or other organization (the School) and Jr. Writers Foundation, a non profit NY state corporation (the Foundation), for publishing a paperback book. This is not an agreement between any student(s) and the Foundation.

The Program
The Foundation will publish a collection of poems and/or short stories written by the participating students from the School. The published book will be professionally designed and printed. The number of pages will range from 64 to 256 pages depending on the number of participants in the program. The text of the book will be printed in black on 20# bond paper. The cover will be printed in full color and laminated on thick (10PT) cover paper. The book will be adhesive bound (paperback) with a printed spine.

It is not the intention of the Foundation to edit or alter any child’s creative writing. The Foundation will design and print the material provided by the School. All grammar, punctuation etc. will be the responsibility of the School. The book will be copyrighted in the name of the school. The School will provide the Foundation with the stories and/or poems as a single word document prepared in either MS Word or Word Perfect on either a CD or floppy disc. It is the School’s responsibility to keep a backup file of any material submitted to the Foundation. Each participant will be allowed no more than two pages in the book. These pages may consist of prose, poetry or illustrations. The final page count may vary and will depend on the number of participants. The School will also submit to the Foundation material for the cover. This may be artwork prepared either as an electronic file or original copy (not to exceed 12” X 18”) along with any copy that needs to be included.
Upon the receipt of this material, the Foundation will prepare the text and cover for printing. Prior to printing, the School will be provided a PDF proof for approval. Finished books will be available within three to four weeks from an approved proof.

The Cost
The set up fee will be $10 per student with a minimum participation of 50 students. This fee provides one finished book per participant. If you choose to purchase additional copies during the first printing, the price will also be $10.00 per book. All future purchases by the School will be at 40% off of the retail price. The money must be paid in full prior to delivery. Delivery is included to one location via UPS Ground within the continental US.

Financial Aid
The School may apply for financial aid if funds for the initial cost are not available. Financial aid will be awarded on a needs basis and as funds are available to the foundation. Preference will be given to Title 1 Schools and schools targeted under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Sales and Royalties
The retail price of a book is based on page count. The typical range will be between $14.95- $19.95. The retail price will be set by the Foundation. Prices are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Foundation as market conditions and cost warrant.

The Foundation may offer the book on its’ online bookstore and/or at a function serving children, such as a book fair or to libraries or independent bookstores. All sales are final. No returns accepted.

The Foundation will not use students’ names for promotion unless written permission has been given by the school.

Royalties are based on the retail price. Royalties are 10% of the retail price if sales are through a book or library distributor. Royalties are 25% on all other sales. No royalties are paid on copies bought directly by the School. Royalties will be paid to the School on a quarterly basis.

Date:     __________________________________________
Accepted by (Signature)_____________________________________________________
Print Name _______________________________________________________________
Title _____________________________________________________________________
School or Institution     ______________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________________________