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Terms of Service and Author Bill of Rights

Your decision to work with CaryPress constitutes your acceptance of our terms. CaryPress is a publishing service provider offering the services listed on the CaryPress’ Pricing pages. The prices for these services may be amended from time to time by CaryPress.


A) Author Rights and Obligations

As an author with CaryPress, you will:
1. Be assigned an Author Manager as your main point of contact until 30 days after publication (Premium Authors). All subsequent communications will be through our post-publication support form.
2. Retain 100% of the rights to your material and any ISBNs we assign to it.
3. Have 100% control over the file-creation process.
4. Receive 100% of the net proceeds earned on the sale of your material.
5. Have the right to withdraw your material from sale with us at any time for any reason.
6. Have the ability to order your book at its Author Copy cost and have us ship to destinations worldwide.
7. Have assurance we will never share your manuscript or other intellectual property with any third parties, other than our retail and wholesale partners.
8. Warrant to us that you own or control the necessary rights to your material and will indemnify us for any costs connected with any claim inconsistent with this warranty, and/or any other claims that may arise from the publication of your material.
9. Reimburse us for any negative royalty balance due to returns within 30 days in accordance with our Returns Policy.
10. Understand that modifying or replacing files once a book has been published may result in your book becoming temporarily unavailable to our retail partners until the new files have been validated and approved.
11. Your approval of files is considered an acknowledgment of satisfaction, including your approval of any front cover designs, sample layouts, and/or illustration sketches.

B) Author Code of Conduct

When working with CaryPress, you agree to:
1. Be respectful and professional in all communications.
2. Not engage in abusive, harmful, or offensive language.
3. Consolidate emails whenever possible.
4. Designate a single spokesperson if your project has multiple contributors.
5. Abide by our production timelines and understand your responsiveness and the complexity of your project will affect these timelines.

C) CaryPress’ Rights and Obligations

1. We reserve the right to refuse any manuscript and/or remove from distribution any book that:
1. Expresses hate or encourages violence towards a person or group based on something such as race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
2. Is involved in any type of legal dispute with a third party.
2. We reserve the right to terminate our relationship with you for violations of our Author Code of Conduct. In the event of termination, all files will be returned to you, and you will not be precluded from republishing.
3. Our distribution service has been rendered once we have made available and delivered your material to our retail and wholesale partners. If your material is rejected or delayed by any partner for any reason, CaryPress will have no liability to you.
4. Our Author Copy service has been rendered once we have delivered your books to a reputable mail carrier. If your books are lost, damaged, or delayed during transit, CaryPress will have no liability to you.
5. We reserve the right to modify our printing costs within 30 days’ notice to you on our website or via email.
6. We reserve the right to modify this Agreement with provide notice to you on our website or via email.

Check Out Our Reviews for Our Self-Publishing Book Service

Excellent experience! Thank you for everyone’s professionalism and support through the entire process!
James Rooney
James Rooney
Absolutely excellent experience really recommend
Greg Lucci
Greg Lucci
The people I've worked with as a part of this organization have been very helpful in guiding and encouraging the development of my literary project. Courteous, knowledgeable, and quick to respond for advice and queries.
Mac Montgomery
Mac Montgomery
The entire staff at CaryPress has been exceptionally helpful from beginning to end in publishing my book. They also followed up when we expanded from Hardcover to both paper and ebook.
oganya udenyi
oganya udenyi
I am in Tysons Virginia. I worked closely with CaryPress on my Book project and I must say with all honesty that they are very professional, they deliver and exceed your expectations. I will use and reffer them every them to friends and family. Fantastic Job!!!
Kingsley Enoh
Kingsley Enoh
I just finished the process of writing and publishing my first book, with Cary Press a partner through the whole process. I love the fact that my input and my imprints were all over the production process. They also exercised a lot of patience as I had many questions throughout the process. I love the fact that they have flexible payment options making the burden of payment lighter for new authors like me. Overall, I had a great experience with Cary Press. Will definitely be returning for my next book.
hoda asgarzade
hoda asgarzade
I am a first time author. Alex White, my author guide, was simply just incredible! I really enjoyed communicating with her twice each week. Alex, a true professional with class, made me feel like a family member of CaryPress. Thank you Alex, as my dream has come true, this was a wonderful publishing experience! It was also a great pleasure communicating with her team. I am also looking forward to the marketing of my book. CaryPress, the outstanding publishing company that cares about your success! I will highly recommend CaryPress!
Mozhan Kd
Mozhan Kd
CaryPress was a good ghostwriting and publishing experience for me. They patiently worked with me and corrected anything on their end. During the galley review process, as well as make my overall publishing experience a good one. There are other companies out there who use highly aggressive sales tactics on their authors. CaryPress never did that to me. Overall, they were helpful without being pushy or intrusive.
Amir saeedfar
Amir saeedfar
Professionalism at its finest. If you like correspondence via emails, and I do. My Author Guide is responsive and is very knowledgeable about the process. I just finished my second book with the company; I wouldn't go anyplace else. CaryPress is available by phone also, if that is your style. I paid for expedited services ($199.00) for both my memoir and the first book was released within 3 weeks of paying the fee. I submitted my memoir online, once I paid for services, the entire process is handled online. After the book was formatted, a sample copy was sent and I was able to read the book from start to finish and fix/correct any errors. Once submitted the corrections were made, and another sample of the book was sent. I was able to make more correction if needed. This is the final step, and the book will be ready for print. Like I said 100% professionalism. Namaste, Judith


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