A Stay-at-home Dad’s Restaurant In An Alternate World (WN) - Chapter 2349
Chapter 2349: The Breach of the Contract’s Clause
Cynthia had never expected to bump into Boss Mag when she turned the corner.
Boss Mag, who was wearing a suit, still looked as handsome as ever and that gentle smile had always appeared in her dreams and novels.
This was a man who could make a woman lose herself easily.
However, this man had now appeared in front of her. He wasn’t in the restaurant and he wasn’t in the books.
He needed an explanation.
But, Cynthia didn’t know how to explain it.
“Erm…” Cynthia blushed and looked at Mag in a daze for a while, before lowering her head and devastatingly saying, “I’m sorry, Boss Mag. I have sinned.”
Mag looked at Cynthia, who lowered her head in despair, and smiled.
Who could have thought that this harmless-looking maiden had just rejected Delmar’s invitation and gave him a blow at the source of his sin.
“This event has indeed caused some trouble for me.” Mag nodded.
“I want to take this book down, but the boss of the editorial agency has no conscience and refuses to,” Cynthia said with a desperate expression, “I don’t know what to do now.”
Mag told Cynthia, “I need you to help me do one thing. After that, I won’t pursue your mistake anymore.”
“What is it?” Cynthia looked up at Mag. Many thoughts flashed across her mind and one shameful thought suddenly popped into her mind. She said with a blush, “I’ll do whatever you say, as long as you can forgive me. Even if… even if I have to give myself to you…”
“I’m not that kind of person.” Mag raised his hand to stop Cynthia from continuing on that topic.
Cynthia flicked a glance at Mag. She felt a mild inexplicable disappointment while feeling relief at the same time.
The plot in the novel seemed to be different… A chance to get together alone seemed to be prepared for the two of them to get to know each other better.
“Although this matter is caused by your novel, the terrible ones are those people who forcefully connect the novel and reality and do everything to promote it.” Mag took two steps closer to Cynthia and continued to talk to her in a low voice.
About 10 minutes later, Cynthia left the alley from the other end. She went to collect her things from the motel first before going home.
Meanwhile, Mag went straight to Delmar Publishing House, but he had changed into another face and another identity this time.
“Please take a seat, Mr. Lev. I didn’t expect you would come to Chaos City personally. I’m really flattered.” Delmar welcomed Mag and got him to sit on the sofa with a fawning smile.
“Mr. Delmar, I’m here to talk about a collaboration, so let’s get straight to the point. I’m very satisfied with your publishing house’s ‘Boss Mag’s Indecent Little Wife’ and would like to collaborate with you on this novel. Our Randt Publishing House will pay you a handsome copyright royalty and 40% of the profit.” Mag leaned against the sofa and said to Delmar arrogantly, “You should know about the potential of our Randt Publishing House.”
“Yes, yes, yes. Randt Publishing House is a very famous publishing house in the Roth Empire and even across the entire Norland Continent. It’s our honor to work with you.” Delmar nodded profusely and his smile became even more fawning. However, he still gingerly said, “But, Mr. Lev, may I ask what is the exact amount of this collaboration. Can you just tell me a little more, please? You know that it’s hard to find good books on the market now. A few publishing houses have already contacted me, but I haven’t replied to them yet.
“You’re very cunning.” Mag gave him a meaningful look.
Delmar smiled sheepishly and felt cold sweat dripping down his back.
He was just lamenting over the loss of a big client yesterday, and yet a real big shot came today.
Different from the unknown publishing house that he had never even heard of before yesterday, Randt Publishing House was a very famous publishing house in the Roth Empire. Apparently, it was one of the top five publishing houses in the Norland Continent.
This was the knowledge that he had frantically absorbed in the past two days. He had spent a big sum of money to find out about the latest publishing houses’ rankings from the information center, so that he could find a reliable working partner. Randt Publishing House was one of them.
“If your publishing house can ensure the quality of the novels, I will pay you 20,000,000 copper coins as the issue royalties for the whole of the Norland Continent in the promotional phase. Our publishing house will publish the first five novels and the latest novel as a series of three mid-length novels. We will print 1,000,000 copies first and then serialize it in the form of sequels.” Mag looked at Delmar. “What do you think of that?”
“Excellent! Excellent!” Delmar grinned from ear to ear.
It was indeed a big publishing house. He offered 20,000,000 immediately and would actually print 1,000,000 copies in the very first edition!
They only dared to print 50,000 copies of “Boss Mag’s Indecent Little Wife” because a big boss behind the scene promised to buy the leftovers if the book failed to sell. They didn’t expect that it would be so popular.
“Shall we talk about the contract then?” Delmar asked testingly. This happiness came too suddenly and he was a little high from it. He could only think about how to confirm the deal with Lev and earn the 20,000,000 first.
If the 1,000,000 copies were sold, he could earn an estimate of tens of thousands and reach the pinnacle of his life immediately.
His publishing house was only ordinary among the Chaos City’s publishing houses and he was often laughed at by his peers. This time, he wanted everyone to look up at him.
“I have already brought the contract with me. It’s the standard contract that our publishing house always uses. I’ll get my secretary to amend it and we’ll be able to use it immediately.” Mag took a contract out from his bag and passed it over.
“You have everything prepared.” Delmar flattered him as he took the contract and read it carefully.
Just as Mag said, the licensing fee was 20,000,000 copper coins and it would be paid to him in installments. The down payment was 5,000,000 copper coins and the rest would be paid within one year.
And the sharing of the 40% profit was also clearly written in the contract.
Delmar couldn’t help but lament on the generosity of his fellow publisher when he read the contract. He was as generous as a… sucker.
However, when he reached the second last page, a clause attracted Delmar’s attention. He frowned and pondered for a while before asking Mag, “Mr. Lev, I don’t think this clause of the guarantor paying a triple penalty for breaching the contract is necessary. We collaborate honestly, so why would we breach the contract?”
Mag crossed his arms and looked at him judgingly. “Since we won’t breach the contract, then there’s no need for you to worry about this clause, right? According to the publishing house’s rules, we have to write down the breach of contract’s clause whenever we pay the fees in advance and we have to have a guarantor who can undertake the risk.
“If you are not sincere, let’s call off the collaboration. We have to follow the rules and regulations.”