In the interest of being transparent and bringing the indie market together we’ve decided to make our Association Agreement public for all to see. If you are interested in joining The POWERVERSE™ or just curious and want more information, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Powerverse™ Association Agreement
1. The Evolved Parties.
This document acknowledges that of the date signed, the The Powerverse™, created by Vince White and I, the signed party, have agreed to enter an Association Agreement which consists of the following:
2. Definition Of Parties.
The Powerverse™ is a Publication Label created by Vince White. For the purposes of this contract/agreement, Vince White and The Powerverse™ will further be referred to as “The Publisher” and I (the signee) will further be referred to as “The Associated Party.”
3. Basic Structure.
This association allows The Publisher to place The Powerverse™ Masthead/logo on materials produced by the Associated Party.
4. Contract Length.
This is a NO STRINGS contract, meaning this agreement can be nullified at any time by any signing party.
5. Content Restrictions.
The Publisher ENCOURAGES all age publications or general market publications as the source material to be provided by The Associated Party. All content such as nudity, excessive profanity, or suggested lewd acts are discouraged if possible. However, The Publisher understands that such elements may be deemed necessary by The Associated Party to portray and message, critical point, or are somehow pivotal the progression of their material. Such events are allowed with the understanding that if said event rises to a level of extreme vulgarity, The Associated Party must give The Publisher the right of review. (This just means warn us if you are going to do something extreme)
6. Ownership I.
The Powerverse™ name and branding is owned by The Publisher, however, all created content submitted by The Associated Party belongs to The Associated Party, unless some other written agreement is signed establishing a “work-for-hire” relationship or the creation of a co-owned property or storyline.
7. Ownership II.
The Associated Party does not own The Powerverse™, its characters, or any percentage thereof.
8. Required Obligations.
The Publisher “ASKS” that The Associated Party reserve a full page ad space and/or host an ad of the Publisher’s choice, in all digital and/or Print products produced by The Associated Party. These ads are NOT required.
9. Revenue Sharing.
The split for this contract is simple and conforms to a simple ratio: 85/15. Fifteen Percent (15%) of all sales generated on the Publisher’s website, Ka-Blam, Amazon, ComiXology, and/or Diamond Distribution will be issued to the Publisher and Eighty-Five Percent (85%) of all sales are distributed to the Associated Party. This ratio will remain as long as the Associated Party’s property is associated with the Powerverse™ . Remember, per section 4, this contract can be nullified at anytime by any party.
10. Use Of Characters.
The Publisher “ASKS” to reserve the right to use the Associated Party’s characters and artwork in promotional material as long as the Associated Party remains, associated via contract with The Publisher. The Associated Party may use The Publishers characters for the purpose of promotion as well, with concent of the publisher as long as the associated party is under the masthead of the Powerverse™ via contract. Use outside these parameters can only occur if there is expresses written permission.