UMass Press Contributor Agreement

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I hereby grant to the Editor the nonexclusive right to publish the abovenamed contribution which I warrant is original and of which I am the sole and unrestricted owner. I also guarantee that the said contribution does not infringe any copyright, violate any property rights, or contain any libelous or other actionable matter, and that I will indemnify and hold harmless the University of Massachusetts Press, the University of Massachusetts, its trustees, officers, and employees from any claim, suit, proceeding, or prosecution (and any resulting liability, loss, expense, or damage) asserted or instituted by reason of the publication or sale of the said contribution.

It is understood that the Editor will serve as the volume editor(s) of the Work and will oversee the editing and proofreading of my contribution, and that I will receive upon publication one copy of the Work and will be permitted to purchase additional copies at “author’s discount” (40%) from retail price by calling the Press’s distributor, Chicago Distribution Center (CDC) at 1-800-621-2736.

I agree that the Work as a whole may be sold or licensed by the Press in all forms throughout the world. I further agree that the Press may sell or license my portion singly in derivative works compiled or assembled by others, sharing the proceeds equally with me. However, I reserve the right, without the consent or participation of the Press, to use my contribution in books, articles, lectures, and all other productions written, edited, or otherwise assembled primarily by me.