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WHEREAS, You (the Author) desire to obtain a review of your book;
WHEREAS Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews is in the business of reviewing books; and
WHEREAS, the parties desire to work together on this project;
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and other good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby expressly acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:
1. Non-Refundable: Subject to Paragraph 2 below, all amounts paid to Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews by the Author shall be non-refundable under any circumstances once received by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews.
2. Obligation to Review: Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews is under no obligation to provide to the Author a review. If, however, Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews fails or refuses to provide a review to the Author and the Author has paid Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews any funds whatsoever, these funds shall be refunded to the Author. At the same time, all copies of the Book and/or the manuscript shall also be returned to the Author.
3. Non-cancellable: Once you submit your order to Ski-wee’s Book Corner Reviews, it shall thereafter be non-cancellable for any reason by the Author.
4. Timing of Review: Reviews will be completed and sent to the Author within six (6) weeks of the receipt by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews of one copy of the Authors book.
5. Posting of Review: Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews will post all reviews not before seven (7) days after returning the review to the Author unless the Author shall have notified Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews in writing prior to the expiration of the seven (7) day period that he/she does not desire such review to be posted on this website. At any time thereafter, the Author may request that Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews remove the review from its website (though not from any third party websites pursuant to the terms of Paragraph 7 below), by sending a notification of his/her decision to it in writing. In the event that the Author timely notifies Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews of his/her intention to not have the review posted on the Ski-Wee’s Book Corner website, then this review will not be submitted to any source for publication or use whatsoever.
6. Grant of Authority: If the Author has not timely notified Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews of his/her intent to delete the review from any posting on any website whatsoever, the Author does hereby grant Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews the full authority to license and/or otherwise allow others in the book review business to read and/or reprint the review on its website or in its publications. The Author hereby acknowledges and agrees that if he/she timely opts out of having such review posted on the Ski-Wee’s Book Corner website pursuant to Paragraph 6 above, that the review will not appear in these industry publications. If, however, the Author does not opt out in a timely fashion pursuant to Paragraph 6 above, the review may be submitted to other websites and once submitted, they will not be removed under any circumstances.
7. Fees: The fee for a Review Package is $50 per title to be reviewed. If the book to be reviewed is in a series of books and the Author wishes the full series to be reviewed, then any subsequent books in the series will be charged an additional $25 per title and date set for appearance on the internet radio show “I LOVE BOOKS” for interview of subsequent book.
8. Payment Terms: The fee for any review shall be submitted by credit card concurrently with the submission of the book for review.
9. Ownership of submitted books: The Author hereby acknowledges that all copies of books that may be sent to or otherwise submitted to Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews become its property and shall not be returned to the Author unless Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews elects not to provide a review to the Author pursuant to Paragraph 2 above.
10. Freedom to reproduce and reprint reviews: Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews hereby grants to the Author full authority to reproduce and/or reprint its review of your Book in part or in whole for any marketing or promotional purposes, including but not limited to the cover or jacket of your Book. The Author may not add material to the existing review in any way or for any reason. Each reprint or reproduction shall prominently credit Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews as the source of the review.
11. No Guarantee of Outcome: By entering into this Agreement, you specifically and fully acknowledge that you are aware of the fact that your review will be objective and may consider such facts and style as the reviewer deems appropriate. The outcome may not be positive or to your liking in any other way. Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, or guarantees or assurances relating to its reviews regarding any specific outcome (whether positive, neutral, or negative) whatsoever. Your sole remedy is to give notice to Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews of your choice not to have your review published on its website. You have no other legal recourse. Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews will consider revising a review only if it contains factual errors, and then only at our discretion.
12. Anonymous Reviewer: You will not be entitled to know the identity of your reviewers at any time, nor for any reason. It is in this manner that we maintain the integrity of the process and the outcome. Furthermore, you may not request a specific reviewer for your Book. The actual choice of reviewers shall be at the sole discretion of Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews at all times.
13. Non-Assignable: This Agreement may not be assigned by either party for any reason at any time.
14. Authority: You acknowledge, represent and warrant that you are the sole Author of the Book and that you have the full and complete authority to submit your work for review to Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews without the necessity for the approval of any other party.
15. Release and Indemnification: You hereby expressly release Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews, its affiliates, employees and reviewers and agree to indemnify, defend and hold them harmless from and against any and all liabilities, damages, losses, claims, costs and fees (including attorneys’ fees) related to or arising in connection with the review generated by Ski-Wee’s Book Corner Reviews and against any other inaccuracies of yours under this Agreement.
16. Dispute Resolution: In the event of any dispute between the parties to this Agreement, such dispute shall be submitted to a jointly selected mediator in Los Angeles, California who shall be charged with resolving the dispute. The costs and expenses of mediation shall be split one half by each party. In the event that this dispute is not resolved by the mediator, the parties agree that they will submit the dispute to an arbitrator in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association, which resolution shall be binding on both parties and may not be appealed by either of them. The costs of this arbitration shall be borne by both parties one half to each. In conjunction with the outcome of such arbitration, the arbitrator may award the successful party its costs and expenses as well as its reasonable attorney’s fees as part of the overall award to it/him her. Each party waives his/her/its right to a trial by jury.
17. Governing Law: This Agreement shall be interpreted in conjunction with the laws of the state of California. Venue shall be proper in the district court in Los Angeles County, State of California.
18. Counsel: Each party acknowledges that it has had time and opportunity to review this Agreement and obtain counsel of its choice and advice as deemed necessary or desirable.