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Book editor agreement (assignment, fee)

Price:  £65.00(Inc. 20% VAT)(£54.17 Exc. VAT)

A standard book editor contract, with the editor receiving a fee (rather than a royalty) from the publisher.


This template book editor agreement is designed to be used to create contracts between publishers and book editors. The template provides for an assignment of the editor's copyright to the publishers, and for the payment of a fee (rather than a royalty). It includes optional provisions relating to revisions to the work and new editions. This document is not suitable for creating agreements between a publisher and a series editor or journal editor.

  1. Definitions and interpretation
  2. Assignment of rights
  3. Responsibilities
  4. Delivery and acceptance
  5. Third Party Materials
  6. Proof corrections
  7. Publication
  8. Complimentary copies
  9. Revisions
  10. New editions
  11. Editor's undertakings, warranties and indemnity
  12. Fee
  13. Taxation
  14. Moral rights
  15. Term and termination
  16. Effects of termination
  17. Notices
  18. Waivers and remedies
  19. Severance
  20. Variation
  21. Assignment and sub-contracting
  22. Force majeure
  23. Further assurance
  24. Third party rights
  25. Entire agreement
  26. Governing law and jurisdiction
  27. Schedule 1 (specification)
This editor agreement precedent is 16 pages long (including the cover page) and is supplied in Word (.doc) format.