Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions - Publishing Article/ Book/ Newsletters

  • The author of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter, hereby understands and agrees the terms& Conditions:
  • The author is submitting the manuscript of anArticle/ Book/ Newsletter in his/her own will to the Helics Group.
  • Helics Group will print and bring into circulation, the manuscript being submitted by the author, within 4 weeks of the author’s payment getting cleared. The Article/ Book/ Newsletter is sent to press if there are no dues from the author and the time will not be includedwhich is taken for the Article/ Book/ Newsletters to reach the author by post/courier.
  • In the rare case that the Article/ Book/ Newsletter is getting delayed to be published for the reasons beyond one’s control – like festival holidays, unavailability of paper, strike of press workers, flood, acute power crisis, etc.
  • Helics Group will keep the author informed by email/phone and will do their best to get the Article/ Book/ Newsletter published on time. The Article/ Book/ Newsletter can be published in 4 weeks if author approves Article/ Book/ Newsletter- cover design for printing, within 24 hours of getting the print-ready version of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter and cover design from us. If the author delays in approving the Article/ Book/ Newsletter for printing, the process may be delayed beyond 14 days. Further, 4 weeks does not include the time which is taken for typesetting and proofreading, additional time would be required, if proofreading and/or typesetting are included.
  • The author can expect the services from IJAG that are listed in The Helics Group website “Link” under the package the author has selected.
  • Additional services are not listed/provided in the selected package and it is available on additional payment.
  • The author of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter, or his/her nominated family member will be the copyright holder of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter.
  • The Article/ Book/ Newsletter cannot be distributed and printed by two different companies in the same language at the same time. The author can however withdraw the Article/ Book/ Newsletter from Helics Group any time, if the Article/ Book/ Newsletter is selected for publication by any conventional publisher; or for other reasons. It will not be charged;
  • However, he must inform Helics Group by email, so that Helics Group stops selling and enlisting this Article/ Book/ Newsletter. There will be no refund made from Helics Group for the author withdrawing TheArticle/ Book/ Newsletter or withholding publication.
  • Helics Group takes no responsibility of the content of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter. The views expressed in the Article/ Book/ Newsletter are solely those of the author and the printer & distributor Helics Group has nothing to do with the ownership of the content.
  • The distributor and/or printer will not be a part with the author if any lawsuit arises from the content of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter. Helics Group may withdraw the Article/ Book/ Newsletter if any lawsuit / legal proceedings happen regarding the content of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter or for other reasons. If any lawsuit arises from the Article/ Book/ Newsletter and Helics Group is by any chance made a part of it, the author will pay the legal expenses, fines, compensation if any applicable on Helics Group.
  • The work of the author is original and not the exact same of someone else work and is assuredby the Author, ruling out/avoid any possibilities of the copyright issues with other authors.
  • In case the Article/ Book/ Newsletter is found to be plagiarized, or copied, Helics Group will have the right to withdraw the Article/ Book/ Newsletter from circulation with no refund.
  • All the images and photos used inside the Article/ Book/ Newsletter is owned and it is assured by the author that he/she owns the right/copyright.If the author does not own the copyright, no image can be used. Helics Group will not be a party of any lawsuit arising, if any, for anyone challenging the use of copyrighted photo/image in the Article/ Book/ Newsletter, and Helics Group may withdraw the Article/ Book/ Newsletter if any such lawsuit / legal proceedings happen about the use of copyrighted image/photo. If any lawsuit arises from the Article/ Book/ Newsletter in this regard and IJAG is by any chance made a part of it, the author will pay the legal expenses, compensation, fines, if any applicable on Helics Group.
  • The author assures that his/her Article/ Book/ Newsletter is not among the 5 categories of Article/ Book/ Newsletters Helics Group does not print and distribute:
  • Plagiarized, or copied Article/ Book/ Newsletters. If the submitted manuscript has copied content, copy-pasted from other Article/ Book/ Newsletters, websites, blogs, etc; even if parts of it; it does not qualify as an original work. Helics Group publishes only original works. If the manuscript has copied content, those portions will must be removed or rewritten in original words. Helics Group Unique Content Check for each Article/ Book/ Newsletter to check for plagiarism, and Article/ Book/ Newsletters with copied content get disqualified for publication.
  • If the Obscene and/or Pornographic inArticle/ Book/ Newsletters.
  • If The ideology of terrorist groups, against the interest of the nation, or anti-government in content Article/ Book/ Newsletters propagating.
  • If the Article/ Book/ Newsletters containing allegations or hatred towards real person(s), personal attacks, organization(s) or communities, presently continuing or planned future litigation with real person(s), Article/ Book/ Newsletters containing legal case histories & solicitations of past, and organization(s) or communities.
  • If the Article/ Book/ Newsletters that postulate, propagate superstitious thinking, promote superstition and, Article/ Book/ Newsletters on numerology, palmistry, Vastu Shastra, horoscopes, feng shui, black magic, and other forms of magic remedies.
  • The author can resell the Article/ Book/ Newsletters he/she receives as complementary copies from Helics Group.
  • The Article/ Book/ Newsletter will be available through Helics Group website anytime.
  • The author can do any changes to his/her Book till he/she has approved/agreed the Book to be printed. Changes are impossible once the Book is in press. In the next printed version/edition, changes are however possible, after the ready stock of her/his Book/ Books get completed. If the author-approved/agreed version which is already gone to the press gotmistakes, the mistakes will be there in the printed version too, and Helics Group will not be responsible for those mistakes; that is why it is highly recommended that the author clearly checks the final print-ready version before approving/agreeing for the print. Additional Book revision charges are payable,If the author wants the changes in the Book after it is printed.
  • The author can suggest changes to the inside of the Book before it is sent for printing twice; or two rounds of changes are permissible. Requests for further changes after the 2nd request are chargeable. In each round the author can send a complete list of changes he/she wants.
  • One round of minor changes is allowed on the cover design and the cover design is made from the suggestions sent initially by the author. If the author dismisses the cover design and asks for a completely new design from a new idea after presentation of the 1st draft design, it will be treated as a new cover and cover design charges are chargeable.
  • The author can suggest changes to the cover, print ready format of the Book, video trailer, or any other designs delivered by the editorial team till 7 days from delivery. If no feedback comes back in 7 days, it is considered as approved by the author and any changes may be chargeable after that.
  • Since this is self-publishing, the author is the ‘publisher’ of this Article/ Book/ Newsletter. Helics Group will act as the pre-press agent, printer, distributor and PR agency for this Article/ Book/ Newsletter. This may be mentioned in the title page of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter.
  • To build the awareness and increase the sales, the author can also separately promote and advertise the Article/ Book/ Newsletter.
  • Without having to take permission of Helics Group, the author can sell movie rights for this Article/ Book/ Newsletter to any filmmaker or movie producer any time.
  • Without seeking permission of Helics Group, the author can translate theArticle/ Book/ Newsletter in any other language and he/she can publish translated version of this Article/ Book/ Newsletter in the same country.
  • The publishing package fee (payable by the author) is a one-time cost, and the publishing package fee will not be paid again for the same Article/ Book/ Newsletter, in case the Article/ Book/ Newsletter is reprinted again due to high demand.
  • GST at the rate of 18% chargeable extra on all publishing packages and services, as per Government of India rules. There is no GST on the sale of Article/ Book/ Newsletters, as per govt. of Indian rules.
  • Cancellations Article/ Book/ Newsletters if any, must be made within 72 hours of ordering and payment. No requests for refund will be entertained after that.
  • Helics Group depends on 3rd party companies like Flipkart, Infibeam, Snapdeal, eBay, Shopclues, Amazon, etc for distribution of the Article/ Book/ Newsletters. If theArticle/ Book/ Newsletter is unavailable through a certain 3rd party website or websites, which is/are included in a package, for some reason, Helics Group will make all possible efforts to make it available there.
  • However since Helics Group does not own these 3rd party companies and websites, there are limitations to the level of control over them, and if a 3rd party website changes their policies or business pattern, or interest area, which results in International Helics Group failing to make anArticle/ Book/ Newsletter available in that website within 1 month of publication; Helics Group will make it available from an alternative outlet, of similar reputation as the former.
  • Shipping or postage charges will apply on delivery of the Book ordered. Shipping charges differ from outlet to outlet. Only complimentary copies are sent free of shipping cost.
  • The distribution and availability of the Book in different outlets is included for 1 year from publication. After 1 year an annual distribution renewal cost is payable to renew availability for another year.
  • Helics Group will pay ‘royalty’ to the author, which is a percentage of the MRP (maximum retail price, or printed price) of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter, multiplied by the actual sales figures. The royalty percentage is mentioned in the scheme selected. Royalty amount is directly related to the number of Article/ Book/ Newsletters sold. Royalty will be paid from time to time, following the sales report. Sales reports can be seen live from the author’s dashboard and royalty report can be generated by the author. The first sales report can be generated 3 months after publication and thereafter once every 3 months. If no Article/ Book/ Newsletters are sold, no royalty becomes due to the author.
  • The author agrees that MRP / printed retail price of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter will be decided by Helics Group considering multiple factors like the number of pages, size of the Article/ Book/ Newsletter, colour pages if any, type of binding, no. of images or illustrations used, additional cover decoration, popularity of subject, etc. Helics Group’s decision in this regard will be reasonable, at par with the country’s standards and final. No request to modify or alter the maximum retail price can be made, or will be entertained.
  • If the parcel of complimentary copies arrives damaged: While the parcel is in transit, you may use the courier tracking number to track its whereabouts. When you are expecting the parcel to arrive, do remember to receive the parcel yourself. We take utmost care in packaging and dispatching you’re the Book to your address via the best courier services in the country, so that they reach you on time, in good shape.
  • Almost 100% of all Article/ Book/ Newsletters reach our delighted authors with no trouble. We use the services of our logistics partners like DTDC, DHL, Speed Post etc for sending Article/ Book/ Newsletters. It is the duty of the respective courier company to reach the Article/ Book/ Newsletters to you in good condition. Before the Courier delivery guy leaves, inspect the parcel carefully and make sure there is no major visible damage. DO NOT receive a parcel that is damaged or tampered, wet, torn or broken with Article/ Book/ Newsletters spilling out etc. If you find your parcel damaged as described above, please (A) Take a photo of the damaged parcel; (B) DO NOT receive the parcel – ask the courier delivery boy to take it back; (C) Send the photo to us as evidence. As soon as we receive your communication, we shall immediately take up the issue with the courier service, and make arrangements to send you a new set of Article/ Book/ Newsletters in a fresh parcel. Please remember – if you receive the parcel, it implies that you agree and are satisfied with the delivery. Courier services do not accept complaints if clients have received a damaged parcel and THEN sends us a mail with the complaint.
  • Printing and binding errors: In the unlikely case you notice printing or binding errors after receiving and opening the parcel, please bring it to our notice. Our editorial team will investigate the issue immediately. If it is found that what has been printed is what you had approved to be printed, then we cannot help, because you had approved this to be printed. In that case the best we can do it to bring out a corrected edition once the first edition is all sold. If it is found that what has been printed or bound is significantly different from what you had approved for printing; or the pages are in wrong order due to a binding issue, we shall take responsibility. In that case please send back only the copies you have that have these issues, and we shall be happy to replace the number of copies you send back, with correctly printed and bound copies within 14 days of receiving the returned copies. We shall replace the exact number of copies that you send us back, if they are found to have these issues.
  • Photos of the author, the Article/ Book/ Newsletter cover, any events related to the Article/ Book/ Newsletter, or its launch, scans / photos of newspaper reviews, Article/ Book/ Newsletters related to the Article/ Book/ Newsletter can be used by Helics Group for advertisement campaigns in newspapers, Facebook, or on the website of Helics Group.
  • Helics Group will maintain confidentiality of the manuscript, till it is printed and distributed by Helics Group, and avoid misuse of the manuscript.
  • Disputes arising if any, can be resolved by mails and phone calls or by arbitration. If these efforts fail, all legal actions are subject to jurisdictions of courts of Kolkata, India.
  • Both the parties do hereby agree to the terms laid and set above.