Author Extension Agreement
THIS AGREEMENT is made is made on this date (logged as date of services date)
Totally Entwined Group Limited, (company number 06032552) whose registered office is at Newland House, The Point, Weaver Road, Lincoln, LN6 3QN, U.K. (“the Publisher”);
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Collectively referred to as “the Parties” or individually “a Party”
IT IS AGREED as follows:
This agreement is supplemental to the original agreement made between the Publisher and the Author relating to the publishing of creative Works. (‘the Original Contract’)
2. Variation & Incorporation
The Publisher and the Author agree and declare the terms contained within this agreement shall be incorporated into the Original Contract.
3.1 In this Agreement, unless the context requires otherwise
3.1.1 words and expressions that are defined in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 shall bear the same meanings in this Agreement;
3.1.2 words importing the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa;
3.1.3 words importing any particular gender shall include all other genders;
3.1.4 references to persons shall include bodies of persons, whether corporate or incorporate;
3.1.5 words importing the whole shall be treated as including a reference to any part of the whole;
3.1.6 the headings do not affect the interpretation of this Agreement
3.2 Definitions shall have the meaning given to them as set out in the Original Contract.
4. Publishing Rights
4.1 The Author appoints the Publisher as the sole and exclusive agent of the Author during the Term of the Contract to sell and exploit and enter into contracts and collect all income arising in relation to the exercise by third parties for the duration of the term set out in Schedule B. In consideration of such appointment the Publisher undertakes to pay to the Author a percentage of the income received by the Publisher in respect of the royalties received as set out in Clause 5.
4.2 The Publisher's sole and exclusive rights and obligations to collect all income arising under any license granted under Clause 4.1 above shall subsist for the full period of the term irrespective of the expiry or termination of the rights contained in Clause 2 of the Original Contract or the expiry or termination of the Publisher's appointment as agent.
5. Author Royalties
5.1 The Publisher shall collect all income arising from the Agreement in relation to the Contract extension thereby granted and shall agree to pay to the Author Royalties on the following terms:
(a) Motion Picture and Television Rights – 50%
(b) Dramatisation and Performance Rights – 40%
(d) Sound Broadcast Rights – 40%
(e) Reading Rights – 40%
(f) Merchandising Rights – 50%
(g) English Language Audio Rights – 30%
(h) Translation eBook Rights – 70%
(i) Translation Audio Rights – 30%
(j) Native Audio Rights - 30%
(k) Software Rights – 40%
(l) Other Rights – 50%
6. Electronic Signature
A check in the box below by you shall constitute your signature signifying acceptance of this Agreement with the intent that it be valid for all purposes and in compliance with the eIDAS Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market and repealing Directive 1999/93/EC, and, the U.S. Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of 2000 and the laws of any other applicable jurisdiction.
The expression 'Subsidiary Rights' means in relation to the Work the following sole and exclusive rights throughout the world:
‘Dramatisation and Performance Rights’ The sole and exclusive right to authorise the making of any play, theatre production, dramatic adaptation or other stage performance of the Work’
‘International Rights’ means the sole and exclusive right to authorise the translation and exploitation of the Work in any format in any country other than the UK
'Merchandising Rights' namely the sole and exclusive right to authorise the use of characters or illustrations from the Work in or upon artefacts and/or articles other than books
'Motion Picture and Television Rights' namely the sole and exclusive right to authorise the making of any film or television production or videogram based upon the Work
'Other Rights' namely any rights of exploitation in the Work other than those referred to in this Schedule
‘Software Rights’ The sole and exclusive right to authorise the making of any electronic application, program, video game, or other form of electronic platform based on the Work
'Sound Broadcast Rights' The sole and exclusive right to authorise the making of any radio adaptation or dramatisation of the Work.
'Reading Rights' namely the sole and exclusive right to authorise the non‑dramatic reading of the Work on radio or television or upon the live stage including the making of videograms or records of such non‑dramatic or 'straight' reading
The Author grants exclusive license to use, reproduce, show, commercialize, sell and distribute the Work in all formats, in all Territories, or in all formats currently known or in the future developed, for seven (7) years starting from the Publication Date of each format and Territory.
After such period this Agreement will be renewed automatically from year to year, unless the Author provides the Publisher formal cancellation by email, at least ninety (90) days before the expiration of the original Publication Dates, or subsequent annual terms.
The Publisher will notify the Author of the Publication of eBook or Audio Book in each Territory as soon as it has been verified by the distributor.
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Signed by Claire Siemaszkiewicz
Signed On: 18/10/2022
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Document Name: Author Extension Agreement
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