Content Policy

Self-published authors or publishers selling content on indie@USM platform are responsible for complying with our Content Policy. indie@USM may update or alter the Content Policy at any time without giving any prior notice. 

indie@USM reserves all rights to determine whether or not your content (including, but not limited to your text, cover image, and product data) is compliant with our Content Policy. This includes, but not limited to content we deem illegal, libellous, infringing, offensive, harmful or potentially harmful, threatening, harassing, legally obscene, defamatory, intolerant, or intentionally hateful in any regard. 

indie@USM also reserves the right to remove from sale your ebook or other content at any time without prior notice if we determine, at our sole discretion, that the content in your book is not appropriate for sale on our platform. 

Additionally, you are responsible for knowing and complying with all local, national, or international laws regarding publishing content that are relevant to you or your business. 

Please be advised that indie@USM, at our sole discretion, may remove any of the following content found in your ebook file, cover image, or product data. Please note that the content listed represent examples only and the following list of content is non-exhaustive. Such content includes but not limited to:

Infringing Material: Any content to which you do not own the copyright or otherwise control the right to distribute. Additionally, content that may violate any other intellectual property rights such as trademark and trade dress, and/or content that may infringe upon a party’s rights such as the right of privacy or the right of publicity.

Obscene or Pornographic Material: This may include content that graphically portrays the sexual exploitation of children or sexual subject matter for the purposes of sexual arousal and erotic satisfaction.

Libellous Material: False defamatory statements that intentionally harm or have the potential to harm an individual or a third party.

Illegal Content: As we may determine in our sole discretion, content that is illegal, content that violates the laws of any jurisdiction, whether or not we sell in such jurisdiction.

Misleading Content: Content designed to mislead readers or content that deliberately misrepresents the material presented in your book.

Advertisements: Content contained within your book or other content that primarily seeks to sell a product other than the book or content itself.

Other Offensive Material: Any other content we deem offensive in the exercise of our sole discretion including but not limited to works portraying or encouraging incest, rape, paedophilia or content that encourages intolerance, terrorism, hate, racism or violence. 

Product Data

Please note that information that describes your ebook (hence, known as Product Data) is also subject to our Content Policy. Additionally, indie@USM prohibits the following data points to be included in your Product Data: 

- Hyperlinks of any kind, including email addresses

- Request for action (e.g.: “If you like this book, please write me a review.”)

- Advertisements or promotional material (including author events, seminars, etc.).

- Contact information for the author or publisher. 

Reporting Violations

If you see any content on indie@USM that violates these guidelines, please report it to us at

The content you are publishing and/or selling may not infringe any third-party right, or contain any virus or illegal or unethical content. By publishing and/or selling your digital content on indie@USM, you hereby agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


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  3. c) to respond to questions, comments, and feedback from you;
  4. d) to provide you with a better and more personalised level of service and to personalise content, promotions, and offers which may be of interest to you;
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  6. f) for compliance with regulatory requirements and obligations under law whether within or outside of Malaysia.

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If you fail to supply to us the above personal data or subsequently withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal data, we may not be able to process your personal data for any of the above Purposes. 

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