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Terms & Conditions


FOR AUTHORS:

PAYMENT

  1. Once an Agreement is reached regarding the Service you would like to hire More Than Words Promotions for and Dates are agreed upon (in the case of Events), you will receive an Invoice via PayPal.  
  2. Dates are held by Payment of the Invoice in Full (unless other arrangements have been made).
  3. If you pay via a PayPal Balance or pay directly from a bank account there are no fees incurred by More Than Words Promotions, but paying via Credit Card or Debit Card through PayPal is also accepted!
  4. Work will not begin until Payment is received in Full unless other arrangements have been made.

CANCELLATION / POSTPONEMENT

  1. Graphic Services may be cancelled up until I have started working on them.  Typically I can have all designs created within 48-72 hours of a request depending on how quickly we can communicate via Facebook messenger on image approval and design.  Any cancellations would need to be made before work starts. (Also included in the FAQ)
  2. Events & Packages: A full refund may be made up to 72 hours after an agreement has been reached.  At 72 Hours, I will have created and sent out the Sign Up form and started sharing on Facebook and other social media sites to encourage Blogs to attend. After 72 hours a refund will be made of 50% should you need to cancel.
  3. Postponing an Event can happen at anytime during the process, however a $25 re-booking fee will be Invoiced once new dates are agreed upon to handle coordination and Sign-Up with the Blogs.

REFUNDS

  1. A full refund may be made up to 72 hours after an agreement has been reached by More Than Words Promotions and the Author. 
  2. Anytime after 72 hours, a refund of 50% will be given should an event need to be cancelled.  
  3. Should the cancellation occur due to any Force Majeure event: A Party shall not be deemed in default of this Agreement, nor shall it hold the other Party responsible for, any cessation, interruption or delay in the performance of its obligations (excluding payment obligations) due to earthquake, flood, fire, storm, natural disaster, act of God, war, terrorism, armed conflict, labor strike, lockout, boycott or other similar events beyond the reasonable control of the Party, provided that the Party relying upon this provision:
    • gives prompt written notice thereof, and
    • takes all steps reasonably necessary to mitigate the effects of the force majeure event.
    • If a force majeure event extends for a period in excess of 30 days in the aggregate, either Party may immediately terminate this Agreement upon written notice.

GIVEAWAYS

  1. More Than Words Promotions will set up and administer all Giveaways using Rafflecopter
  2. Giveaway winners will be chosen at random using the Rafflecopter system. 
  3. More Than Words Promotions will then notify the winner(s) of the Giveaway the week following its expiration. Once prizes are claimed via email, the winners will be provided to the Author.
  4. More Than Words Promotions is NOT responsible for purchasing, procuring or shipping items for giveaways; this is the SOLE responsibility of the Author.
  5. International Giveaways: Should the Giveaway be open Internationally, it is More Than Words Promotions recommendation that the Author include Tracking for the items as they do frequently get lost in the mail overseas. Should the Author choose not to include Tracking for the package, More Than Words Promotions will contact the Author to resolve any giveaway disputes with the winner directly.
  6. More Than Words Promotions asks that the Author ships all giveaway items to winners in a timely manner following notification of winners.

ARCS

  1. More Than Words Promotions strongly encourages Authors to take all steps necessary to protect their intellectual property. 
  2. ARCs will be sent out in the Formats agreed upon by the Author.  Popular formats include: MOBI, EPUB and PDF. (Delivery to @kindle.com addresses only is strongly recommended)*
  3. More Than Words Promotions will not send ALL THREE formats even if offered by the Author to the Blogs agreeing to review.  Instead it will send ARCs to each group of Formats individually (i.e. All Blogs requesting MOBI format will go direct to their @kindle.com addresses; EPUB to their blog email, and PDF to only those requesting).
  4. Any Blog found to be in violation of PIRACY (selling, copying or sharing) in regards to ARCs will be automatically banned from working with More Than Words Promotions immediately thereafter.
  5. More Than Words Promotions shall not be held accountable or liable for pirating or any action associated therein. 
*More Than Words Promotions realizes that sending to @kindle.com addresses only will not STOP piracy all together but it does appear to at least slow it down.

REVIEWS

  1. Review guidelines will be reviewed with the Author at time of agreement. Should an Author require a certain rating (i.e. 3 and under, 3+ and under, etc ...) be held till after the Event has completed, More Than Words Promotions will note that in the Sign-Up form presented to the Blogs.
  2. More Than Words Promotions requires Authors to make their ARCs available at least 14 days prior to the start of any Event involving Reviews. Blogs have a lot of Books on their TBR Lists for Events and need as much time to complete them as possible in order to provide an honest review during your scheduled Event.
  3. More Than Words Promotions does not take responsibility for missed Reviews on the part of the Blogs. However, every effort will be made to follow-up with the Blogs to ensure reviews are submitted whether during or after the tour completes and links will be provided to the Author.
  4. Should a Blog receive requested ARCs and not provide a review, More Than Words Promotions will remove them from our Blogger list or deny ARCs in the future.

MISC

  1. All posts are asked to be LIVE by 11 AM EST (4 PM GMT, 10 AM CST, 8 AM PST) on the Blog websites and Social Media.
  2. Authors are encouraged to participate in Promotion of their Events (including but not limited to Visiting, Liking and Sharing) each Blog participating in their Events.
  3. Blogs are encouraged to share all reviews on Amazon, B&N, or Kobo in addition to their Blog websites, Social Media and Goodreads.
  4. Sign-Up Forms will stay open until the Monday before the event kicks off unless otherwise notified by the Author to close or keep open.
  5. Authors have the right to limit the number of review copies available to the Blogs as a whole as well as how many copies may be provided to each Blog individually.  
  6. Authors are encouraged to provide all Sign-Up information, Package Materials, ARCs, etc ... in a timely manner as laid out by More Than Words Promotions in order to ensure that your Event runs smoothly and productively.
  7. It is strongly encouraged that the Author not book a similar Event with another Promotions Company during the dates agreed upon with More Than Words Promotions. Running concurrent events often causes confusion among Blogs and is not believed to be beneficial to the Author.


FOR BLOGGERS: 

ARCS

  1. ARCs will be sent out in the Formats agreed upon by the Author.  Popular formats include: MOBI, EPUB and PDF.
  2. Add morethanwordspromotions@gmail.com to your list of Approved Senders via Amazon.
  3. Any Blog found to be in violation of PIRACY (selling, copying or sharing) in regards to ARCs will be automatically banned from working with More Than Words Promotions immediately thereafter.
  4. More Than Words Promotions shall not be held accountable or liable for pirating or any action associated therein. 

REVIEWS

  1. Minimum Review Rating shall be posted within all Sign Up forms. Please note the minimum for a particular Event and be both honest and mindful when writing your reviews.  Remember, ARCs are often not formatted or edited to be the final version.  Any suggestions or notes for the Author are always appreciated and will be passed on to the Author if you choose to share.
  2. More Than Words Promotions requires Authors to make their ARCs available at least 14 days prior to the start of any Event involving Reviews. 
  3. More Than Words Promotions does not take responsibility for missed Reviews on the part of the Blogs. However, every effort will be made to follow-up with the Blogs to ensure reviews are submitted whether during or after the tour completes and links will be provided to the Author.
  4. Blogs are encouraged to share all reviews on Amazon, B&N, or Kobo in addition to their Blog websites, Social Media and Goodreads.

MISC

  1. All posts are asked to be LIVE by 11 AM EST (4 PM GMT, 10 AM CST, 8 AM PST) on the Blog websites and Social Media.
  2. If you are unable to post on your scheduled date please email morethanwordspromotions@gmail.com ASAP so that we may reschedule you.
  3. A link will be provided with all packages to submit your Post Link via Google Forms.  Please make every effort to send your link as you schedule your posts.
  4. More Than Words Promotions is NOT responsible for any giveaway unless otherwise notated in the Event package materials.
  5. Any Blog Hosted Giveaways will be the responsibility of the Blogs to administer, choose winners and inform the More Than Words Promotions of the winner(s) information in a timely manner following the expiration of your giveaway.
  6. More Than Words Promotions realizes you are not employee of this company and may choose to sign up, participate, review, etc ... of your own free will.