Introduction to e-Book Publishing at The Cognition Tree Publications

The Cognition Tree Publications enables authors and publishers to publish and sell eBooks through its platform. Authors and Publishers can upload their eBooks, set its price, and sell it through The Cognition Tree Publications Store. The details are available in the following sections.

File Specifications

• Files are sold as PDF and optionally as EPUB. File to be sold as PDF is mandatory to submit.

• For File to be sold as PDF

o Accepted formats: .doc, docx, .sxw, .odt, .rtf and .pdf.

o Non PDF files are converted to PDF files by

The Cognition Tree Publications.

o Front Cover: The first page of the File should be its Front Cover. It will be displayed on the store as the cover image. No separate covers will be accepted.

o Margins: Leave at least 0.5″ margin at the bottom. It will be used to watermark the buyer’s e-mail id on the File. Other margins are as per your discretion.

• File to be sold as EPUB

o Needs to be submitted in EPUB format only

o Submission in this format is optional. If you do not have an EPUB file, you can ignore this field in the submission form.

o The cover image should be included in the EPUB file.

Price and Author Margin/Royalty

MRP of the eBook is set by you. It can be zero or a minimum of Rs. 50.

Author Margin/Royalty is 75% of the MRP when sold through The Cognition Tree Publications store and 25% of the MRP when sold through other channels.

Terms for eBook publishing

• By submitting your eBook files on The Cognition Tree Publications, you grant and assign us a non-exclusive right to publish, distribute, market and sell them digitally, and to license others to do so. The copyright remains with you.

o We have the right to sell the eBook worldwide through our site or other channels.

o License is non-exclusive, so you retain the right to publish, sell, distribute for free, or do anything else with the content. Of course, if you are using other platforms, you should make sure that your use of The Cognition Tree Publications does not violate their terms of services.

o You continue to remain the copyright owner of the eBook.

• MRP of the eBook is set by you. It can be zero or a minimum of Rs. 50. Author Margin/Royalty is 75% of MRP when sold through The Cognition Tree Publications and 25% of MRP when sold through other channels.

• The responsibility of the content lies with the user submitting the content under our terms and conditions. The Cognition Tree Publications does not check or endorse the books published through the platform. The user has to ensure that the content submitted by him/her does not violate our Terms & Condition or the law of the land or anybody’s copyrights, rights to privacy, etc. The content has to comply with all the current terms on our website.

The Cognition Tree Publications is not liable for any misuse or piracy by the buyers.

• We reserve the right but are not obliged to continue to keep a copy of the files and serve it to existing buyers, even after the book has been unpublished from the site.

• If the book has gone into distribution through other channels and you want to remove it, we need to be intimated by e-mail for the same. Unpublishing the book on The Cognition Tree Publications does not remove it from other channels automatically. The removal will happen following the terms and time frames of individuals partners.

Digital Rights Management (DRM)

DRM, described, restricts the number and type of devices an eBook can be read on. This is intended to prevent unauthorized copying/piracy of eBooks.

• But existing DRM solutions from various providers are not compatible, and DRMed books can get very messy for even genuine buyers to read.

• At The Cognition Tree Publications, eBooks are not DRM Protected.

• Instead, we are experimenting with the concept of Social DRM.

Social DRM

• Involves stamping some personal information of the buyer on the electronic files

• Presence of personal information is expected to reduce the tendency to pirate the files

• In extreme cases, something sensitive like Credit Card Information can be stamped

• In The Cognition Tree Publications social DRM system, we stamp e-mail id of the buyer on the PDF file

• Currently an experimental feature

EPUB files do not have any stamping

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