ECPA has taken the following measures to protect Proposals:
- Access to Proposals is restricted via a password to authorized employees of ECPA member publishers.
- Publishers are required to acknowledge that each Proposal is a proprietary, copyrighted work owned by its author and may not be used without written permission of the author.
- Publisher employees accessing the site are cross-checked to confirm that they are still employed by the Publisher.
ECPA recommends that each author submitting a Proposal to the site register copyright in the Proposal with the U.S. Copyright Office. ECPA also recommends including a copyright notice in your Proposal in the form of © [year], [author]. Copyright registration is not necessary to submit your Proposal. However, ECPA suggests that you register copyright shortly after submitting your Proposal if you have not already done so. Registration forms and instructions may be found at www.copyright.gov.
The Christian Book Proposals Site is designed to be a web-based submittal service. Any paper Proposals submitted to this service can not be distributed or returned to the author.
You represent and warrant that the Proposal is original to you and does not infringe the proprietary rights of any other party, defame any individual or organization, constitute a violation of the privacy of any individual, or otherwise damage anyone.
By registering for this Site you acknowledge that you are at least 18 years of age and of legal capacity to sign a contract. If not, please ask your parent or legal guardian to submit the application on your behalf.
By accessing the Site, you acknowledge that you are an authorized employee of an ECPA member publisher (the “Publisher”) with a valid subscription to the Site. The Publisher acknowledges and agrees that each proposal (“Proposal”) posted by an author on this Site is a proprietary and copyrighted work owned by its author and may not be used without written permission of the author. Publisher represents and warrants that it and its employees and agents will not infringe upon the rights of any Proposal or to use any Proposal in a fashion that would require a license under U.S. Copyright law without first securing the written approval of the author of the Proposal.