Sample Ghostwriting Agreement

WRITER/GHOSTWRITER AGREEMENT

 

This agreement (“Agreement”) is between {Name}, henceforth referred to as “Author,” and {Name}, henceforth referred to as “Ghostwriter,” and is executed this {date} day of {month}, {year}.

Author and Ghostwriter are entering into this Agreement for the purposes of completing {description of book and/or other publication covered under this Agreement, including working title and estimated length}, 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 {description of how Author and Ghostwriter intend to work together, including any mandatory meetings, times Ghostwriter is expected to work, etc.}.

 

 

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 {amount} of the Work done by {deadline date}. {include additional deadlines here, and explain if Author will have access to the Work at any point during the writing process}.

Payment. Payment for the Work will be delivered according to the following schedule: (Typically 50% of fee upfront to author, 25% more at halfway point, remaining 25% on completion.)

Royalties. Ghostwriter will not be entitled to any royalties, residuals, or commissions upon the sale of the work. Total payment for Ghostwriter is {amount in dollars}, payable according to the terms listed above.

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

Credit. Credit for the Work will {indicate if Author will be the only credit on the book, or if there will be an “as told to” or “with” credit for Ghostwriter}.

Confidentiality. Ghostwriter acknowledges that {he/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/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 for completed work, according to the provisions outlined in the “Payment” section of this Agreement. Similarly, Ghostwriter {will/will not} have the right to end this Agreement at any point. {Outline any further details about this clause, including perhaps the amount of Work Ghostwriter must complete to avoid any legal recourse}.

Author and Ghostwriter agree to the above terms, and undersign here to that effect.

__________________________                          __________________________

Author Name                                                                        Ghostwriter Name

__________________________                          __________________________

Author Signature                                                     Ghostwriter Signature

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