By using and/or visiting this website you accept the terms and conditions noted below. In the below paragraphs the term ‘Tablo’ denotes the company Tablo Pty Ltd, its website and its applications. The term 'you' denotes the person or company publishing or consuming content, or completing transactions with Tablo. The term ‘user’ denotes a registered or unregistered person who is creating or consuming content on the Tablo website or its applications.
Although Tablo may attempt to notify you of changes made to these Terms & Conditions, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version on the Tablo website. Tablo may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.
When publishing to Tablo, you retain all rights to your work an can add or remove content from Tablo at your own discretion. Publishing with Tablo is a non-exclusive agreement. You can also publish with alternative services without requiring any permission from Tablo.
By publishing with Tablo you agree that you are the owner of the material or have attained approval from the appropriate author or company to publish on their/its behalf. You agree that your book does not breach any individual's privacy, does not defame, does not plagiarise or pirate any other work or infringe any copyright or trademark, does not advocate or support any heinous acts or crimes and does not contain visual examples (images) of sexual or explicit content, with the exception of fine-art books based on the discretion of Tablo and its users.
By publishing content to Tablo, you hereby grant Tablo the worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute and display the content in connection with the Tablo website and its applications. Tablo will only publish content according to the specifications you have selected. You can maintain a private book on Tablo and never publish it, or specify hidden chapters on a public book.
You also hereby grant each user of Tablo the non-exclusive license to read any public content that you have chosen to publish to the website and its applications. You accept that metadata and statistics such as the number of reads and likes on your book may be visible to users. You understand and agree that Tablo may retain, but not display, distribute or perform, server copies of content and metadata that you have removed or deleted.
Tablo will not be held accountable for any claim of plagiarism or any breach of copyright, and any penalties or charges that result from breaches caused by your content or activity must come at your own expense.
You accept and understand that Tablo may access and use content, assets and data that you have uploaded to the website or its applications anonymously to test and improve its own services.
Publishing to Bookstores
If the bookstore distribution features of Tablo are utilised, you thereby grant Tablo the right to act as a distributor for your work on third party services and retailers including but not limited to Apple’s iBooks Store. You accept that Tablo will distribute the book through its own accounts and act as a ‘Seller’ or ‘Publisher’ for your content.
If Tablo provides an ISBN, this ISBN will be owned by and registered to Tablo but will be registered with your book's title and your author's name. This is a non-transferable ISBN.
You maintain the full rights to work distributed with third party services and retailers. You maintain the right to edit, update or remove the content at your own discretion. Tablo will endeavour to make sure all publish requests, submissions of metadata and all update requests are carried out accordingly, but you understand and agree that Tablo cannot ensure that all requests can be completed due to the various terms, guidelines, timelines and other uncontrollable elements of third party services.
Royalties and Payments
By publishing content for sale with Tablo, you understand that Tablo and other involved parties may receive a commission on sale or distribution of content through its or through associated platforms.
You accept and understand that Tablo may receive a commission on sales according to the terms you published your book under (usually free publishing with a 20% commission to Tablo). You accept and understand that this commission is on top of any commission sought by distributors and retailers such as the 30% commission received by the Apple iBooks Store.
For example, if you set your list price to $9.99 then Apple will retain ~$3 of this list price, Tablo will then receive a ~$2 commission from this sale, and the author will receive a ~$5 royalty.
Tablo will distribute royalties based on the revenue received from bookstores. Royalties will thus be calculated after any local tax or tariff applied by the country of sale, and may be affected by fluctuations or changes in currency exchange rates.
Tablo will distribute royalties on a quarterly basis according to the US fiscal calendar via PayPal. Commissions will be paid within 45 days following the end of each quarter. Tablo notes the end of each quarter as being September 30th, December 31st, March 31st and June 30th.
In the event of any party (Tablo, the author or bookstores) being unable to continue business then publishing may be ceased with the appropriate royalties being distributed.
Taxation of Royalties
Any royalties received from books sold via Tablo’s services are classed as 'other income'. You are responsible for any tax associated with income derived from the sale of books through Tablo. Tablo does not hold any responsibility for improper taxation of income attained from selling books.
We're doing our best to redefine the publishing model and provide you with more opportunities to publish and connect with readers. If you have any questions or would like us to clarify any term or condition of working with Tablo, please get in touch :)
We're open to your feedback about these terms. If there's something you would like us to clarify or if you have any questions or concerns about using Tablo, please
and we will happily discuss our product and intentions with you :)