I have just closed a book deal with a web-series producer who has bought the right to make a web series for OTT platforms on the story of my book. The issue arose due to the lockdowns we were not able to sign the agreement document because the courts were closed, although the document and the terms and conditions had been vetted by our prospective lawyers and we had shaken hands on the payment sum, we were not able to sing physically and solemnize the agreement and the contract due to no legal paper or stamp paper availability as the courts were shut and would take time to reopen. The delay was excruciating as I had a good sum riding on the agreement. The solution came to me in the form of the DocuSign app, which I had used to sign my contact with another book publisher Partridge Penguin.
I downloaded the app form the net and watches the promotion and operational video that took me to a 30 day free trial of the document signing application. It was very simple just drag and drop the PDF file of your agreement into the user interface window after you have created a company account and filled the relevant fields. You can then drop the signature tab into the document and create files for others who have to sing the document with you, like my producer in this case who was buying the story rights of my book. After assigning names and emails of the recipient you can automatically send the document to the co-signed.
One can create their own digital signature, use interesting fonts, stamps, and even incorporate the company logo into the document itself.
There is a place to save all signed documents and track the progress of who has signed them and when. After the 30 day trial, you can buy the business pro package at the cost of $ 40 per month or the single package for $ 10 a month depending on how many people sign a single document and how many documents you need to sign in a month.
So now the agreement has gone to the producer for him to add his digital signature and then wire in the singing amount into my account as mentioned in the agreement. Both have a digital copy of the agreement saved to refer to in case of dispute and one copy goes to the respective lawyers for digital filing.
A perfectly simple application to full fill agreements in the digital world.