You don't like reading them, and writing them is no fun either, I can tell you. Still, we need to set some clear expectations before we work together. So, please have a look below.
This website, www.paperbackreviewer.com, provides online services for authors, publishers, and literary agents. The site allows authors and publishers to offer online copies of books to a community of readers for review. The site also facilitates communication between authors and publishers and the community of readers. Literary agents and publishers are also granted access to certain online books for reading and offline evaluation. The terms of service apply to aforementioned groups as well as non-registered website users.
Services, content, and functionality
The services of the site are available to authorized users in authorized sections of the website. Services to anonymous users is limited to unrestricted content in the form of basic search results and limited information on the books and reviews posted on the site.
The site content can be classified as follows:
Book Review Request – the post by an author or publisher requesting reviews for a book and the actual posting of the book contents to be read and reviewed by reviewers
Review – Post by a reviewer as an evaluation of a book they read via the site
Search results – Searchable data on the site, such as authors, books, and reviews which is also available to anonymous users
Administrative pages – pages personal to the viewer which contain information on subjects such as content posted, account balance, and profile and account information
Messages – the contents of messages between members of the site
Site content – other miscellaneous pages created by the site operators used to inform the website users
The site makes use of several authorized user roles: Reviewers, Authors, Publishers, and Literary Agents. Each one of these roles has its own separate functionality and access to different parts of the site.
Posting a Book Review Request Unless you are the authorized poster of a book with legal ownership rights or other legitimate licenses over the book content you may not: (a) give someone else the right to read the book; This implies that sharing of login credentials is prohibited (b) create derivative works based on the book; (c) attempt to download the book from the site.
Reading a Book Publishers and Literary Agents will be granted access to books by certain authors on the site. Only some authors will make their books available to Publishers and Literary Agents for reading. Books made available for reading will only be accessible as such for the duration of time that the book is available for review. Paperbackreviewer.com has no control over which books are accessible to Publishers and Literary Agents.
Communication within the site
No authorized users on the site are to contact other members for soliciting for services other than those offered through the site, nor are they to send inappropriate or unwanted messages.
Reviewers and enforcing reviews
Reviewers are not legally obligated to review a book but the site reserves the right to block your access to the site if you continue to request review copies without reviewing them. The site also takes measures to clearly mark reviewers as having failed to review on time.
There is no guarantee that you will be given reviews, let alone positive reviews. (The site seeks to ensure honest reviews from its reviewers.)
Site uptime and functioning
Use this website at your own risk.Unless otherwise stated in these terms, the site works "AS IS". The website may be prone to outages, poor performance, or bugs with no warranty that these issues will be corrected.
Books intended for mature audiences may be made available on the site and should be marked as such. No reviewers may view this content unless they provide their date of birth in their profile. Reviewers under 18 years of age will not be able to view this content on the site. The authors or publishers who post such content on the site are obligated to mark it as inappropriate for minors. Paperbackreviewer.com may not be held responsible for their failure to do so.
Authors and Publishers upload digital books that are accessed via the website. Paperbackreviewer.com does not guarantee the desired layout or ideal reading of the uploaded book.
You will not submit material protected by copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right without the express permission of the copyright holder. You will be solely liable for any damage resulting from any such unauthorized submissions.
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· YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES
· YOUR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR USE ANY OF OUR SERVICES
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