This is a contract between a publisher and an audiobook producer for an exclusive distribution on Audible, Inc.
Audiobook Publishing Agreement between Client Name and Publisher Name
This agreement is made between Publisher Representative a representative of Publisher Name, Publisher Address (“the Publisher”) and Client Representative a representative of Client Name, Client Address (“the Client”) for audiobook publication services.
1. Right to Represent
The Client agrees to allow the Publisher an exclusive right to publish and sell rights to Title of the Audiobook, an audio recording of a work in the public domain or to which the Client can confirm that they hold publishing rights, as an audiobook produced by the Client via distribution channels available through Audible, Inc.
The Client agrees that the recording to be published is solely owned by the Client or that the Client has secured the rights from the rightful owner for the performance that has been submitted to the Publisher. The Client shall hold harmless, indemnify and defend the Publisher from any and all actions, legal and otherwise, resulting from the publishing of the material provided by the Client. The copyright to the recording remains with the Client, along with the right to publish this recording in any medium other than as an audiobook. This agreement is exclusive to the recording of the title named above, in Section 1.
The Publisher may accept or reject the recording for publication at the Publisher's sole discretion. The Publisher agrees to notify the Client of a decision by the Publisher to reject the recording for publication within 30 days of the Client's submission of the recording to the Publisher for publication.
4. Independent Contractor Status
- The Client is an independent contractor of the Publisher. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed to create the relationship of employer and employee.
- The Client shall not be entitled to worker's compensation, retirement, insurance or other benefits afforded to employees of the Publisher.
The Publisher agrees to pay the Client eighty percent (80%) of the quarterly royalty paid to the Publisher earned from the recording published by Audible, Inc. The Client will receive a copy of the royalty report pertaining to the title and payment from the Publisher within ten (10) days of receipt of payment by the Publisher from Audible, Inc.
6. Termination of Agreement
This agreement will remain in effect and the Publisher, or heirs of the Publisher, will continue royalty payments at the agreed percentage to the Client until terminated by Audible, Inc.