World Book Writer policy Updated on July 25th 2018
Welcome to World Book!
This writer agreement is between you and World Book that governs you use of your writer account and World Book services. Before you want to apply writer account and post your works on World Book, please read the agreement carefully.
1.1 Writer accounts and registration
To access most features of the Service, you must register for a user account before you apply to a writer account. When you register for a writer account, you need to agree writer policy and may be required to provide us with some information about yourself, such as your email address, your pen name or other details. You agree that the information you provide to us is accurate and that you will keep it accurate and up-to-date at all times. When you register, you will be asked to provide a writer password. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, and you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account.
1.2 Third-Party Services and Linked Websites
World Book may provide tools through the Service that enable you to export information, including User Content, to third party services, including through features that allow you to link your account on World Book with an account on the third party service, such as Paypal,Twitter or Facebook, or through our implementation of third party buttons (such as ”withdraw”, “like” or “share” buttons). By using one of these tools, you agree that we may transfer that information to the applicable third-party service. Third party services are not under our control, and we are not responsible for any third party service’s use of your exported information. The Service may also contain links to third-party websites. Linked websites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for their content.
1.3 Original literary works
World Book is an online serialized novel platform where writer must post their original literary works (such as fictions, short stories, essays, etc.). Publishing works is the author's own personal behavior. World Book does not assume any legal responsibility. If other people sued your work for plagiarism and copyright infringement, World Book has the right to remove or delete the work. If you are authorized to publish works on the World Book, we are not responsible for the content.
1.4 Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DMCA Notification. We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to Internet service providers (17 U.S.C. §512, as amended). If you have an intellectual property rights-related complaint about material posted on the Service, you may contact us.
Any notice alleging that materials hosted by or distributed through the Service infringe intellectual property rights must include the following information:
a. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right being infringed;
b. a description of the copyright-protected work or other intellectual property right that you claim has been infringed;
c. a description of the material that you claim is infringing and where it is located on the Service;
d. your address, telephone number, and email address;
e. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of those materials on the Service is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
f. a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner's behalf.
1.5 User Eligibility
a.use the Service for any illegal purpose or in violation of any local, state, national, or international law;
b.violate, or encourage others to violate, any right of a third party, including by infringing or misappropriating any third party intellectual property right;
c.post, upload, or distribute any User Content or other content that is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, inaccurate, or that a reasonable person could deem to be objectionable, profane, indecent, pornographic, harassing, threatening, embarrassing, hateful, or otherwise inappropriate;
1.6 Price and Share
World Book reserves the right to determine pricing (such as share rate, exchange rate, price of kylin, price of VIP chapter, settlement currency, etc.) for the Service. World Book will make reasonable efforts to keep pricing information published on the website up to date. We encourage you to check our website periodically for current pricing information. World Book may change the fees for any feature of the Service, including additional fees or charges, if World Book gives you advance notice of changes before they apply. World Book, at its sole discretion, may make promotional offers with different features and different pricing to any of World Book’s customers. These promotional offers, unless made to you, will not apply to your offer or these Terms.
2.0 VIP Chapter
If the number of works words reaches 40,000, you can apply for VIP chapters. After our platform’s review, you have the right to choose subsequent chapters to become VIP exclusive, which means readers need to pay gold elements to read them.
Each chapter’s gold elements price is word count/100 (Integer). For example, if one chapter’s word count is 2203, the price is 22 gold elements.
When your work is into VIP chapter, you need to update at least 40,000 words monthly. If your work is below 40,000 words for three consecutive months, the function of the subsequent chapters will be cancelled.
2.1 Kylin ranking System
Kylin is a monthly ranking system for works on World Book. Readers can vote kylin to support their favorite works.
(1) Every user will get two free kylins monthly which are not counted into writer’s revenue
(2) Every user can buy three kylins monthly
(3) Each kylin counts as 200 gold elements(excluding free kylin)
More Kylin, more exposure, and more income.
2.2 Why do I want to become a writer on World Book?
Traditional publishing :
The book must be complete
The book must be complete
Publishing process of time
6 months - 1 year
Share for writers
35% or 70% KDP
World Book mode:
(1) Update novels chapter by chapter.
(2) Create novels while publishing.
(3) No need to finish the whole book for publishing
(1) Get revenue while creating a novel
(2) Reduce risk and cost of writing
(3) Get feedback from readers after updating chapters.
(4) Interact with readers
Readers can give kylin to novels, and the platform will rank novels according to kylin monthly.
(1) Make good novels stand out
(2) Represent recognitions from royal readers
(3) Fans’ effect
(1) After 40,000 words, you can choose whether the subsequent chapter is paid for readers or not. When readers buy VIP chapters, you will get revenue.
(2) You can get revenue from kylin
(1) You can get 30% share from each chapter.
(2) You can get 70% share for each kylin
More information in writer’s revenue section
2.3 What is the update frequency of novel?
World Book will not limit update frequency. It depends on the writer’s situation. For example, writers can update daily, weekly or even monthly.
For example, there are three factors affecting a novel’s attention and author’s revenue:
(1) Quality of works
(2) Frequency of update
(3) Interaction with readers
Therefore, World Book recommends that writers update two chapters per day. It will keep readers attentive and interesting.
2.4 Short story
What should I do, if I want to write short story on World Book.
Don’t worry about that. The core of World Book’s mode is that writers update their works chapter by chapter. Short story writers can post several short stories in the same book. For example, black mirror is one of the most popular serials in the world, and it is comprised by different sections or stories with the same theme. Thus, whether it is a long novel or a short story, there is no problem publishing in the World Book.
2.5 About translation
World Book recommend that you need to get agreement from original authors before you upload your translation works. If you upload your translation works, you must obey:
(1) Copyright belongs to the original author
(2) World Book still provides full service and share according to the writer agreement for translators, but World Book is not responsible for issues such as share agreements and legal disputes between the translator and the original author.
(3) Translator need to mark tranlation and original authors in the author's introduction. The format is as follow:
Original author: XXX Translator: XXX
(4) Once the translator violates the above principles, World Book has the right to remove and delete books.
2.6 Share between writers and World Book
Writer’s revenue consists of VIP chapter and kylin. Authors can withdraw income every 30 days
For example, if a novel updates two chapters per day and there are 10,000 readers to read VIP chapters every day (each chapter has 15 gold elements). Plus, the novel gets 10,000 kylin (excluding free kylin and every readers vote one kylin) this month. As such,
Writer’s income of gold elements = 15*2*10,000*30*0.3+10,000*200*0.7= 4,100,000
Writer’s income in pounds = 4,100,000/400 = 10250
Writers get gold elements from VIP chapters and kylin, and writers can use the gold elements to consume on World Book. When writers withdraw income, the gold elements will transfer into pounds according to exchange rate.
Every writer needs to have a Paypal account.