NCP is a small publisher in Indiana. After months of enduring rejections from agencts, I decided to solicit small presses. I have had three phone conversations with them, most recently with the president. They want to publish my book and they sent me a publishing agreement. Here are some of the highlights:
1. They want me to pay 50% of the costs of preparing the book for the market (editing, design, printing, etc.). They estimate the cost as being $3,500, so my share would be $1,750.
2. They will split sales revenue with me 50/50. Any books I order and sell on my own, I keep 100% of the sale. I need to buy a minimum of 40 books.
3. I retain copyright and, I believe, publishing rights. Specifically, the agreement states: The Author shall have the sole right to license, sell, or otherwise dispose of the following rights in the Work: Publication or sale by book clubs; reprint rights; foreign rights; translation rights; publication in anthologies, compilations, digests, condensations; first and second serial rights (in one or more installments);; broadcast by radio; recordings; electronic, mechanical, and visual reproduction; computer programs; microprint, microfiche, and microfilm editions; syndication rights; permission rights (quotations, excerpts, illustrations, etc.); any other rights to the Work not specifically enumerated; and otherwise utilize the Work and material based on the Work.
The Author shall retain the following rights: dramatic, motion picture, and television rights.
So, how does this sound to you folks? Anyone have any experience with NCP?