The Truth about Publishing Contracts
Contracts are a major part of the traditional publishing model, but they shouldn't be a part of self-publishing. Why would a contract be necessary? YOU are the writer, the publisher, the copyright holder … there is no third party to deal with, other than your book printer.
If the printing or self-publishing company you are talking to is trying to get you to sign a contract or "agreement," we'd strongly advise you to proceed with caution. If you do choose to work with a company that makes its self-publishers sign book publishing contract terms, you should definitely have a lawyer look it over before you sign it. If you sign the wrong contract, you might end up losing the rights and royalties to a potential audio book, the ebook, or even future edition updates. Be very careful! It's very important that you make sure you retain the rights to your work. That's one of the main reasons you chose the self-publishing path, right? To exclusively maintain the rights over your work!
No Publishing Contracts at DiggyPOD
We've printed more than four million books for self-publishers, without a single book contract among them. We charge for our printing services and our printing services alone. We pride ourselves on being upfront, honest and completely transparent. With DiggyPOD, you'll never find a surprise fee and we'll never try to infringe on your rights or royalties. Use our Instant Book Printing Price Quote Calculator and easily see how much it will cost to print your book, no publishing contract necessary.
If you have any questions about working with DiggyPOD, please call us at (877) 944-7844. We're always happy to answer any of your questions about self-publishing and book printing.