By using and/or visiting this website you accept the terms and conditions noted below. In the below paragraphs the term 'Indiepub' denotes the indiepub. io, its website and its applications. The term 'you' denotes the person or company publishing or consuming content, or completing transactions with Indiepub. The term 'user' denotes a registered or unregistered person who is creating or consuming content on the Indiepub website or its applications.
Although Indiepub may attempt to notify you of changes made to these Terms & Conditions, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version on the Indiepub website. Indiepub may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
When publishing to Indiepub, you retain all rights to your work an can add or remove content from Indiepub at your own discretion. Publishing with Indiepub is a non-exclusive agreement. You can also publish with alternative services without requiring any permission from Indiepub.
By publishing with Indiepub you agree that you are the owner of the material or have attained approval from the appropriate author or company to publish on their/its behalf. You agree that your audiobook does not breach any individual’s privacy, does not defame, does not plagiarise or pirate any other work or infringe any copyright or trademark, does not advocate or support any heinous acts or crimes and does not contain visual examples (images) of sexual or explicit content, with the exception of fine-art audiobooks based on the discretion of Indiepub and its users.
By publishing content to Indiepub, you hereby grant Indiepub the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute and display the content in connection with the Indiepub website and its applications. Indiepub will only publish content according to the specifications you have selected.
You also hereby grant each user of Indiepub the non-exclusive license to read any public content that you have chosen to publish to the website and its applications. You accept that metadata and statistics such as the number of reads and likes on your audiobook may be visible to users. You understand and agree that Indiepub may retain, but not display, distribute or perform, server copies of content and metadata that you have removed or deleted.
Indiepub will not be held accountable for any claim of plagiarism or any breach of copyright, and any penalties or charges that result from breaches caused by your content or activity must come at your own expense.
You accept and understand that Indiepub may access and use content, assets and data that you have uploaded to the website or its applications anonymously to test and improve its own services.
Publishing to Bookstores
If the bookstore distribution features of Indiepub are utilised, you thereby grant Indiepub the right to act as a distributor for your work on third party services and retailers including but not limited to Amazon and Apple’s Books Store. You accept that Indiepub will distribute the audiobook through its own accounts and act as a 'Seller' or 'Publisher' for your content. Indiepub reserves the right to add or remove retailers from its distribution network at any time.
You maintain the full rights to work distributed with third party services and retailers. You maintain the right to edit, update or remove the content at your own discretion. Indiepub will endeavour to make sure all publish requests, submissions of metadata and all update requests are carried out accordingly, but you understand and agree that Indiepub cannot ensure that all requests can be completed due to the various terms, guidelines, timelines and other uncontrollable elements of third party services.
Royalties and Payments
Indiepub itself can take a percentage commission on the publishing of your audiobooks. By publishing content for sale with Indiepub, you understand that retailers, bookstores, printers and distribution partners who are involved in the selling of your audiobook may receive a commission or fixed-fee on sale or distribution of content through its or through associated platforms.
Indiepub will distribute royalties based on the revenue received from bookstores. Royalties will thus be calculated after any local tax or tariff applied by the country of sale, and may be affected by fluctuations or changes in currency exchange rates. Indiepub does maintain an audit trail of all sales and revenues received from the sale of each audiobook and will attempt to share any details with the author where appropriate.
Indiepub will distribute royalties on a quarterly basis according to the US fiscal calendar via the PayPal address you nominate when publishing. Commissions will be paid within 90 days following the end of each quarter. Indiepub notes the end of each quarter as being September 30th, December 31st, March 31st and June 30th.
In the event of any party (Indiepub, the author or bookstores) being unable to continue business then publishing may be ceased with the appropriate royalties being distributed.
Taxation of Royalties
Any royalties received from audiobooks sold via Indiepub’s services are classed as 'other income'. You are responsible for any tax associated with income derived from the sale of audiobooks through Indiepub. Indiepub does not hold any responsibility for improper taxation of income attained from selling audiobooks.
We’re doing our best to redefine the publishing model and provide you with more opportunities to publish and connect with readers. If you have any questions or would like us to clarify any term or condition of working with Indiepub, please reach out and we will happily discuss our product and intentions with you.