§ 6 Royalty
For each sold and paid copy of the Work or part thereof, print or
electronic, sold as an individual book or individual part thereof,
Springer shall pay to Author a royalty of 6% based on the net income
received by Springer (list-price minus discount and VAT, withholding
tax and any other applicable taxes). For the avoidance of doubt, this
includes (but is not limited to) such individual sales to digital and
If there is a legal requirement for Springer to withhold any taxes on
a royalty payment, the taxes will be deducted from the royalty payment
to Author. If the Work is sold electronically as part of a Springer
e-book package, Author will receive an equitable share of royalties
from the income generated by Springer from the e-book package. The
share formula for each individual title within the e-book package will
be determined by Springer no later than April for the preceding
calendar year. This amount will be paid in addition to the royalty
described above and shown separately on the annual royalty statement.
In the case of Bulk Sales, Author's exclusive royalty for the
respective Bulk Sale will be 0 % of the related Net Proceeds, with
“Bulk Sale” being defined as the production and/or distribution of a
special number of copies of the Work or parts thereof at a special
price regardless of whether it be performed by Springer or by third
parties, regardless of whether in print or electronic format and
further regardless of whether in a layout identical to the normal normal edition or not. For the purpose of this Clause 6 Royalty, the term "Net Proceeds" shall be defined as the net amount Springer actually receives after deduction of all discounts, minus production costs incurred by Sprnger or any Springer Group Company and minus VAT, withholding tax and any other applicable taxes.
If Springer grants licenses to use the Work or derivative works
thereof or parts of either in non-Springer products and the related
use is not covered by the above subsections of this clause 6 “Royalty”
(e.g., a license to translate the work and to distribute the
translation, or a license to distribute parts of the Work in a third
party book), Author’s exclusive royalty for the respective license and
any related use will be a share of the Springer’s Net Proceeds
according to industry standards (currently 50%).
The aforesaid royalties shall be the sole compensation to be paid to
Author with respect to the Work and the rights granted. In case the
Work contains or links (e.g. through frames or in-line links) to
media, social or functional enhancements, the royalties, complimentary
copies and/or access rights granted under this contract, are deemed to
be adequate consideration. For the avoidance of doubt, the aforesaid
royalties will be paid as a total to the joint group of authors if
“Author” comprises several individual authors. Each co-author will
receive an equal share of any payment.
Accounts will be settled annually in April for the preceding calendar
year, with payment to follow soon thereafter.
Authors are responsible for the taxation of their royalties. Springer
is entitled to report related information (including personal and
financial data) to the respective authorities.
Free copies which are provided by Springer for the purposes of review,
promotion, sample or otherwise free of charge are not subject to
royalty payments. Likewise, copies that are damaged and cannot be sold
are not subject to royalty payments.
Any publisher's proceeds from rights managed by national copyright
organizations (collecting societies including but not limited to
societies such as Copyright Clearance Center) are the sole property of
Springer. Any such author’s proceeds are the sole property of Author,
and if applicable, registration and taxation of such proceeds is the
Author’s sole responsibility. This subsection shall have precedence
over any other subsection of this Clause 6 Royalty.