Reviewer Terms and Conditions

Welcome to, a division of Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc. (“AI”, “we” or “us).  This page explains the terms by which you may use write book reviews for us.  By completing our online reviewer form, you signify that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this Terms of Use Agreement ("Agreement”).

We reserve the right to amend this Agreement at any time and without notice. If we do this, we will post the amended Agreement on this page and indicate at the top of the page the date the Agreement was last revised. Your continued use of the Service after any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms of Use. If you do not agree to any of these terms or any future Terms of Use, do not use or access (or continue to access) the Service. This Agreement applies to all visitors, users, and others who access the Service ("Users").

1. Agreeing to Be a Reviewer

If you agree to review books for us, you agree that within six weeks from the date in which we provide you a book for review, you will read and write a review of at least 250 words and send the review back to us either via email or through our website.
If you receive a book and do not write a review in the time allotted, we will remove you from our list of reviewers.  Please remember, our site works on the honor system.  Publishers and authors provide us free copies of their books in exchange for us reviewing them on our site.  When we send you a book, it is with the understanding that you will read it and provide a thoughtful review, regardless of whether or not you liked the book.

2. Review Content

You may use the reviews you write for any other purpose, including posting them at other book review sites.  We reserve the right to edit the review you submit to us.

By submitting a review to us, you expressly grant, and you represent and warrant that you have a right to grant, to AI a royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, list information regarding, edit, translate, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, and make derivative works of  your submitted book review, in whole or in part, and in any form, media or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, and to grant and authorize sublicenses of the foregoing for any purpose at the sole discretion of AI.

3. DMCA Notice

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement and is accessible via the Service, please notify AI’s copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 ("DMCA"). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, you must provide the following information in writing:


  • An electronic or physical signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and where it is located on the Service;
  • Information reasonably sufficient to permit AI to contact you, such as your address, telephone number, and, e-mail address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or law; and
  • A statement, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

The above information must be submitted to the following DMCA Agent:

Name: Mark Levine
Attn: DMCA Notice
Company: Hillcrest Publishing Group, Inc.
Address: 212 3rd Ave. North, Suite 290, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying AI and its affiliates that your copyrighted material has been infringed. The preceding requirements are intended to comply with AI’s rights and obligations under the DMCA, including 17 U.S.C. §512(c), but do not constitute legal advice. It may be advisable to contact an attorney regarding your rights and obligations under the DMCA and other applicable laws.

In accordance with the DMCA and other applicable law, AI has adopted a policy of terminating, in appropriate circumstances and at our sole discretion, members who are deemed to be site users who are repeat infringers.

4. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AI and its subsidiaries, agents, managers, and other affiliated companies, and their employees, contractors, agents, officers and directors, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs or debt, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees) arising from: (i) your use of and access to the Service, including any data or content transmitted or received by you; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third-party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any of your User Content or any that are submitted via your account; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Service with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.

5. General

A. Governing Law. You agree that: (i) the use of this AI shall be deemed solely in Minnesota. This Agreement shall be governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Minnesota, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. Any claim or dispute between you and AI  that arises in whole or in part from this Agreement shall be decided exclusively by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Minneapolis, MN.

B. Entire Agreement/Severability. This Agreement shall constitute the entire agreement between you and AI. If any provision of this Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect.

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