This agreement (“Agreement”) is between ______________, henceforth referred to as “Author,” and Jess Carroll henceforth referred to as “Ghostwriter,” and is executed this _______ day of _______, _______.

Author and Ghostwriter are entering into this Agreement for the purposes of completing the rhyming text portion of ____________________________–a rhyming children’s picture book herein referred to as the “Work.” As such, Author and Ghostwriter agree to the following provisions:

Method. In order to accomplish the Work, Ghostwriter will decide, with Author, upon the best rhyming meter for the story’s text. Ghostwriter will then rewrite Author’s original prose story in rhyme and will periodically submit revisions and edits to Author for review, making necessary adjustments as requested by Author.

Plagiarism. Ghostwriter agrees that all Work created for Author is his/her own unique work, and does not borrow from any other copyrighted work.

Deadline. Ghostwriter will have the entire rhyming manuscript complete by _______ day of _______, _______.

Royalties. Ghostwriter will not be entitled to any royalties, residuals, or commissions upon the sale of the work. Total payment for Ghostwriter is $_______USD, tax included, payable according to the terms listed in the “Payment” section below.

Payment. The work will be delivered according to the following schedule: $_______USD paid prior to Ghostwriter commencing the work and $_______USD payable upon completion of the project by the established deadline.

Copyrights. Author will own the Work, including any copyrights and sale or distribution rights.

Credit. Credit for the Work will be solely that of the Author, and Author will be the only credit on the book unless he/she chooses to credit Ghostwriter as their editor, or include an “as told to” or “with” credit for Ghostwriter, to which Ghostwriter gives full permission to Author to do so.

Confidentiality. Ghostwriter acknowledges that she will have access to certain privileged information during the course of this project. Ghostwriter agrees to keep all information confidential from any and all third parties, during and after the course of this project.

Termination. Author will not have the right to terminate this Agreement at any point. Should Author terminate the Ghostwriter’s services, Author will be required to pay Ghostwriter the total sum agreed upon of $_______USD, tax included, and will only retain the rights to the work already submitted to her by Ghostwriter. Similarly, Ghostwriter will not have the right to end this Agreement at any point. Should Ghostwriter terminate her services prior to completing the project, Ghostwriter will be required to reimburse Author in full, however, Ghostwriter will retain all rights to any work completed to date.

Author and Ghostwriter agree to the above terms and are both required to sign below to that effect.


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Author Name                                                             Ghostwriter Name
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Author Signature                                                             Ghostwriter Signature