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Litchmill ISBN Agreement

Modified on: May 28, 2022

By assigning a Litchmill ISBN to your title you are agreeing to the following terms:

  1. You are granting rights to Litchmill to act as a publisher on your behalf to retailers and wholesalers globally.
  2. Litchmill will assign an ISBN to the title and Litchmill.com will be listed as the publisher in all bibliographic feeds.
  3. Litchmill will be the sole source of bibliographic data on your book. Litchmill will provide data to the U.S. ISBN Agency as well as to Bowker’s Books In Print ® and other industry databases. This data will identify Litchmill.com as the publisher.
  4. You accept that Litchmill.com is the publisher of record and that any creator revenue you earn through this ISBN meets the true & legal definition of the term ‘royalty’.
  5. You accept that Litchmill.com as the publisher is legally obligated to report all revenue you earn through this ISBN to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under the following conditions: For domestic US individuals or business entities, ALL revenue you earn through this ISBN, regardless of the ship-to address or final destination must be reported. For Non-Resident Alien individuals or business entities, any revenue you earn through this ISBN for books that are shipped to a US address will be considered US Sourced Income and must be reported.
  6. You agree to provide Litchmill.com with your complete tax information to facilitate the tax reporting mentioned in point 5 of this agreement. You also agree that if you do not provide this completed tax documentation, the revenue you earn through this ISBN will be subject to backup withholding.

Specifically:

Domestic US individuals or entities must provide a completed, signed W-9 form with a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN for businesses). If a domestic US individual or entity has a valid W-9 form on file with Litchmill then there will be no withholding tax deducted from the revenue you earn through this ISBN. If a domestic US individual or entity does NOT have a valid W-9 form on file with Litchmill, the revenue you earn through this ISBN will be subject to the default backup withholding rate for domestic entities.

Non-Resident individuals or entities must provide a completed, signed W-8BEN form with a valid Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or Employer Identification Number (EIN for businesses). If a Non-Resident individual or entity has a valid W-8BEN form on file with Litchmill, then US Sourced royalties that you earn through this ISBN will be subject to the withholding tax rate specified in the taxation treaty between the US and the country you specify on line 9A of your W-8BEN form, if such a treaty exists. If a Non-Resident individual or entity does NOT have a valid W-8BEN form on file with Litchmill then the US Sourced royalties that you earn through this ISBN will be subject to the default backup withholding rate for Non-Resident entities. Any US taxation treaty that specifically addresses, is documented, and directly conflicts with this structure will supersede these general rules.

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