> Discuss Your Legal Issue > Ask a Lawyer > Contracts > Do I need to pay royalty for getting my self-published children's book translated into Chinese?

Do I need to pay royalty for getting my self-published children's book translated into Chinese?

1 Answers. Asked on May 15th, 2016 on Contracts - Maryland
More details to this question:
The book will be re-produced using both my original English text with illustrations that are copyrighted with the inserted translated Chinese text. The book will be published with another ISBN number. This will be self-published using online publishing platform and available via Amazon in U.S. and later in China both available in print and possibly electronically, Again. do I need to pay the translator who happens to be a colleague royalties or just a flat fee? Thank you.
Answers Showing 1 out of 1
Answered on May 16th, 2016 at 9:11 AM

You need to pay the translator whatever you and the translator agree upon, whether it be royalties, a flat fee, some combination of the two, or some other form of compensation.  You are not bound to any particular form of compensation.

Report Abuse
Most people and business enter into contracts on almost a daily basis. Simply put, a contract is a legally binding agreement between two parties. One party makes an offer to do something in exchange for "consideration," or payment, and the other party accepts that offer. Contacts can be verbal, in writing or even implied. Some contracts--such as signed credit card receipts--are very simple. Others--such as those used to buy or sell real estate--are far more complicated. If you are entering into a complex transaction, it pays to hire a contract law attorney as early as possible in the process. Your lawyer can help negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement, then draft the contract or review the contract that has been presented to you. Law firms with experience in contract law can also defend you if you or your company has been accused of breaching a contract, or if you need assistance enforcing a existing contract.
Have an Contracts Question?
It’s Free & Easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Top Contributing Lawyers
Mark Tischhauser, Esq.

Attorney - Florida

350 Answers, 20 Legal Topics

Patrick Johnson

Attorney - Tennessee

241 Answers, 46 Legal Topics

Michael D. Siegel

Attorney - New York

155 Answers, 24 Legal Topics

Anthony John Van Zwaren, Esq.

Attorney - New Jersey

102 Answers, 17 Legal Topics

Michael E. Fiffik

Attorney - Pennsylvania

100 Answers, 19 Legal Topics

Edward J. Dimon

Attorney - New Jersey

78 Answers, 19 Legal Topics

Lori Nevias

Attorney - New York

77 Answers, 36 Legal Topics

Have a legal question?
Get answers from local attorneys.
It's free and easy.
Ask a Lawyer
Do It Yourself Legal Forms

Popular Forums