1. Purchase an Indie review and submit your book or manuscript by June 15th.
2. Publish your review by August 24th. (You always have the option of keeping it private, but publishing the review on our site is a requirement for entry in this contest. If you meet the June 15th submission deadline, your review will be returned no later than August 17th.)
3. You will be entered for a chance to win an interview on Kirkus’ podcast, Fully Booked, this fall. The winner will be selected on August 28th.
HOW TO ENTER: To enter, entrants must purchase a Kirkus Indie Review by June 15th. If you meet the June 15th submission deadline, your review will be returned no later than August 17th. You must publish your review by August 24th in order to be considered for the sweepstakes.
The Sweepstakes begins at 1:00 AM (CDT) on May 25, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM (CDT) on June 15, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). Entries must be received by 11:59 PM (CDT) on June 15, 2016. The computer of Kirkus (defined below) is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
ELIGIBILITY: The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes: employees and immediate family members of either of the Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates, and subsidiaries, and all agencies, entities and persons engaged in the marketing and/or administration of this Sweepstakes. For the purpose of these Official Rules, “immediate family” means husband, wife, spouse, mother, father, brother, sister, son and/or daughter, whether or not they reside in the same household. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the entry (i.e., the natural person who is assigned to an e-mail address by an Internet service provider, online service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domain associated with the submitted e-mail address). Potential winners may be required to provide the Sponsor with proof that the potential winner is the authorized account holder of the e-mail address associated with the winning entry. No communication or correspondence will be exchanged with entrants except with the entrants selected for a Prize (as defined below).
PRIZE: (1) one interview on Kirkus’ podcast, Fully Booked. The Prize (and any and all portions thereof) must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted or redeemed for cash, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsors. In the event that a specific prize item is discontinued or otherwise unavailable, a prize item or cash of equal or greater value may be awarded to the Sweepstakes winners in the Sponsors’ sole discretion. Odds of winning are dependent on the total number of eligible entries received.
WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: On or about August 28, 2016, one (1) potential sweepstakes winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received. Kirkus’ editors will evaluate each of the book reviews purchased between May 25th through June 15th and published by August 17th to determine which one will when the sweepstakes. The Potential winner will be notified by e-mail and must respond within forty-eight (48) hours to the prize notification. Potential winners may be required at the Sponsors’ sole discretion to sign and return (within ten (10) business days of notification) an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release that confirms the potential winner’s: (i) eligibility for the Sweepstakes and compliance with these Official Rules; (ii) acceptance of the Prize as offered; (iii) release of the Releasees (as defined below) from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, cost or expense arising out of participation in this Sweepstakes, participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity or the acceptance, use, or misuse of the Prize, including but not limited to costs, injuries, losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation, or portrayal in a false light, or from any and all claims of third parties arising there from; and (iv) consent to Sponsors’ use of his/her name, photograph, likeness, and biographical material in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, for purposes of advertising and publicity relating to the Sweepstakes, without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. If a potential winner fails to respond within the stated timeline, or if a prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable, the potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential winner will be selected.
CONDITIONS: The Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates and/or subsidiaries, are not responsible for printing, clerical or typographical errors of any kind or nature relating to entries. In no event will the Sponsors be obligated to award more than the stated number of prizes. Each entrant agrees that the Sponsors and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents and promotion agencies shall not be liable for damages, injuries or losses of any kind resulting in whole or in part from participation in the Sweepstakes, or from acceptance and/or use or misuse of the Prize. The Sponsors assume no liability for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, undeliverable or misdirected entries, notifications and/or responses, or for any computer, online, software, hardware or technical malfunctions that may occur, including but not limited to malfunctions that may affect the transmission or non-transmission of an entry. The Sponsors are not responsible for damage to any participant’s computer system/software related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in connection with this Sweepstakes. The Sponsors assume no responsibility or liability in the event that the Sweepstakes cannot be conducted as planned for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to reasons beyond the control of the Sponsors, such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes outside the control of the Sponsors which impair or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes. The Sponsors reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSORS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. The Sponsors assume no responsibility for undeliverable e-mails resulting from any form of active or passive e-mail filtering by a participant’s Internet service provider and/or e-mail client or for insufficient space in participant’s e-mail account to receive e-mail. Sweepstakes is void, in whole or part, where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable laws and regulations.
RELEASE AND INDEMNITY: By participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant hereby releases and discharges the Sponsors and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrators, and the author (collectively, the “Releasees”), from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, judgments, damages, penalties, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees) in any way arising in relation to the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activity, or the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.
Furthermore, by participating in the Sweepstakes, the entrant hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Sponsors and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective employees, directors, officers, suppliers, agents and administrators, and the author (collectively, the “Indemnitees”), from and against any and all claims, actions, liabilities, judgments, damages, penalties, and expenses of any kind (including legal fees) in any way arising in relation to the entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or any Prize-related activity, or the acceptance, receipt, use or misuse of any Prize.
PRIVACY AND USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION: By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant consents to the Sponsors’ collection and use of the entrant’s name, mailing address, e-mail address, photograph and likeness (“Personal Information”) for the purpose of administering the Sweepstakes (including but not limited to contacting and announcing the winner) and for publicity and promotional purposes relating to the Sweepstakes, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. The Sponsors will use the entrant’s Personal Information only for identified purposes, and will protect the entrant’s Personal Information in a manner that is consistent with the Sponsors’ privacy policies located online at: www.scholastic.com (http://www.scholastic.com) and www.kirkusreviews.com (www.kirkusreviews.com).
TERMINATION: Subject to any governmental approval which may be required, the Sponsors reserve the right to terminate or suspend the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, and/or amend the Official Rules in any way, at any time, for any reason, without prior notice. In the event that the Sweepstakes is terminated or suspended, the Sponsors will select winners from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to such action. In the event that the Official Rules are amended, all entries received prior to such action which were eligible according to the original Official Rules will be deemed eligible.Kirkus Media LLC, 2600 Via Fortuna, Austin TX 78746