Eval, Group Purchase & Licensing

About evaluation copies

If you need to obtain evaluation copies of our books, please issue a formal request under your company/school letterhead and email it to us. We will provide you with a special evaluation discount code so you may order evaluation copies @ 50% OFF street price. Note that we no longer provide evaluation copies in PDF format. However, to speed up the evaluation copies order process we will usually review and approve your request within 24 hours upon receiving it.

 

About group discount

For university bookstore we can provide 40% off list price if you order 6 or more copies of the same book.  Order of smaller quantity will receive 30% off.

 

About licensing 

If you want us to grant you a license for classroom use (ie. you want to make copies yourself) , please be aware that the cost would depend primarily on class size, and that the minimum charge per book per annum is USD$1000. The license is non-transferrable and distribution is strictly limited to internal students only.

 

If you want us to grant you a license on a title without modifying its content (in other words, you want a license of the entire book in its original form for enriching your product offering or bundling), these are the terms that MUST BE included in your proposal:

  • To avoid potential IP conflicts, you must clearly and explicitly mention that we granted you the license, that we retain all rights to the contents.
  • The content is always provided “as is” without representation, warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to the implied representations, warranties or conditions of merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. We do not represent or warrant that the content will meet your requirements or that it will be error free. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the content is with you. Should the content prove inaccurate or defective, you assume the entire risk and cost of all necessary corrections.
  • In any event you will have to agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses arising out of your use of the content.
  • Upon your acceptance of the licensing contract and our receipt of payment from you, we will grant to you a perpetual, non-exclusive, non-transferable worldwide license to use the content for the permitted uses (as outlined in your proposal). The use contemplated by you must be a permitted use. All other rights in and to the content, including, without limitation, all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the content, are always retained by us.
  • These are always considered as prohibited uses:
    – sub-licensing, re-selling, renting, lending, assigning, gifting or otherwise transferring the rights granted under this contract to another party;
    – incorporating the content in any product of another party;
    – modifying the content for purpose other than correcting minor errors;
    – making the content FREELY AVAILABLE on the internet or incorporating the content in any FREE web page or product;

 

On the other hand, if you want us to grant you a license on a title and you plan to modify or rewrite/repackage the content (in other words, you want a license to do whatever you like with the content), these are the terms that MUST BE included in your proposal:

  • To avoid potential IP conflicts, you must clearly and explicitly mention in your product that we granted you the license, that we retain all rights to the original contents, and that we are not responsible for the modifications you make.
  • Since we have no way to control how you modify the content, we cannot be held responsible for anything. The original content will always be provided “as is” without representation, warranty or condition of any kind, either express or implied. You will ALWAYS have to assume ALL risks and costs.
  • In any event you will have to agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses arising out of your use of the content.
  • Upon your acceptance of the licensing contract and our receipt of payment from you, we will grant you a license to use the content provided that you do NOT:

– sub-license, re-sell, rent, lend, assign, gift or otherwise transfer the rights granted under this contract to another party;

– incorporate the content in any product of another party;

– make the content FREELY AVAILABLE on the internet or incorporate the content in any FREE web page or product;

 

To keep things simple, we always prefer a flat fee based licensing arrangement. Licensing will become effective only when the non-refundable payment is received.

Here is a sample agreement:  Content Licensing Agreement

To further inquire about group discount or content licensing, please send an email to:  michael@examreview.net