You're better off asking a lawyer or a watchdog like Victoria Strauss. You can never just assume a contract is terminated so don't make any moves until you know for certain. And is it just me or is this a horrible contract? What's with this one-year renewal stuff? Maybe someone with legal expertise will chime in. I know commonsense stuff when it comes to contracts but wouldn't dare try to advise what you should do legally. Good luck though and is this "publisher" in the Bewares and Backgrounds section because people should definitely be warned about him.