REQUIRED: “REQUEST FOR A REVIEW/PROOF and PAYMENT FORM”

You must fill this form out (completely), and return it to us with your book. You may email it to us as a PDF or mail it with your hard copy book. You cannot fill this out online. WRITE CLEARLY AND LEGIBLY PLEASE.

Date                                       

Your Contact Information (just in case we have to get in touch with you about your review/proof-read; all info. is confidential):

Email address:                                                                             

Phone:  Home:                                                            Cell:                                                         

Your Real Name                                                                     

Your Author Name                                                                                        

Title of Your Book                                                                                                   

Your Book Website Web Address                                                                               

How Many 8.5 X 11 Pages Is Your Book?                                      

ISBN if you have one                                                                  

Published By                                                                                                

Your Genre For It                                                                               

What Genre Does/Would the Status Quo Put It In?                                                                                 

Please do not submit books for genres we currently do not review.
We will not review it.

Are you emailing us a properly resized image of your book cover that is
no bigger than 1000 X 1000 pixels and is a JPG image or properly
sized PDF image?                        

WHAT DO YOU WANT?   CIRCLE ONE.

I want a review of my book.

I want a proofread only of my book.

There is no price difference for a review versus a proofreading.

PAYMENT and CONDITIONS
Regarding checks, we still accept Cashier’s Checks and Money Orders.
No Personal Checks. Checks should be made out to “Indie-pendent Steam”.
We also accept secure payments through PayPal (see dedicated page).

For reviews/proofs of books over 500 pages, please contact us.

I understand the clock starts only after IS receives proper payment, this form, and of course, my book.

We do not do ANYTHING with ANY book until we receive this form, your proper payment and of course, your book. If it all looks good, we log you into the system and send you a confirmation email. We get the whole steam engine going. We take your review very seriously so please take this process seriously and thank you.

TO PAY BY MAIL:

IS-Reviews
P.O. Box 2858
Grass Valley, CA 95945

There is no point in sending us anything without this signed form and the payment. In line with the newest policy of Amazon and other vendors, in order to post a review on these sites, we must purchase the book from one of these vendors/direct from you. THIS IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE FOR THE REVIEW/PROOFREAD UP TO $25.00. If your book is more than this, please contact us. You can specify which vendor (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, etc.). If your hard copy book is not available through these vendors, we can purchase directly from you however; be aware we may not be able to post on major vendor sites. We WILL post on our own and any that allow posting without direct purchase from them (Goodreads, at least so far).

Mail your book/payment to the address above.

How Will We Obtain a Copy of Your Book? CIRCLE ONE OF THE TWO OPTIONS:

Option 1–Please purchase the hard copy or e-book from ___________________ (provide preferred vendor name here; make sure we can purchase the book. Most list Amazon and B & N, iBooks, established vendors, etc.). If IS cannot download/purchase the book after three tries, IS may cancel the request for the review and retain $25 for administrative purposes.

Option 2–My book is not on any major vendor sites. I realize this means you may not be able to post to many sites. Please purchase the hard copy book from me directly. I am providing all the information to purchase my book outside of a conventional vendor RIGHT HERE:

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    ___________________
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YOUR REVIEW

Where do you want reviews posted if we can do it? Circle at least three. You will of course receive a copy you can copy and paste anywhere.
Amazon.com
Goodreads.com
Barnes and Noble.com
OTHERS:                                                                                           

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    ________________________
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You must sign below after reading the following statement:

I am requesting review and/or proofing services from Indie-Pendent Steam (Copyright). I understand that all reviews are unbiased and my payment for review services does not insure a rating of “excellent”. I also understand that IS will try to post reviews on my preferred websites but may not be able to due to unforeseen restrictions/malfunctions. (These are rare).

I will be sent a PDF copy of my review either as a hard copy/email, or both that I can post anywhere. In case of fraud, a reader/bookseller can contact IS to confirm the review of my book was legitimate.

I understand if the review totals less than 26 total points (< “good” total rating) for a book with a cover, 21 points for a book without a cover, IS will contact me to confirm I still want the review posted. Reviews that rate less than a total of 24 and 19 points, respectively, automatically go into proofing and will not be posted. A proofreading will be provided instead.

Once the review/proof process is started, IS may contact me, for example to inform me my review was not favorable. I understand I have ten days to respond to contact (emails/phone calls) from IS. If I do not respond to IS in ten days, IS may postpone or cancel the review/proofing and all services, and I will not get a refund.

I understand there is no turning back once I start the review process. I understand that I will not get a refund from IS for the following reasons:
1.   The review was unfavorable and/or was converted into a proof-read.
2.   I fell out of contact with IS and did not respond to their emails/calls after ten days.
3.   I changed my mind after submitting payment/my book.
4.  *I edited/updated my book after submitting another version for review.

*Be deliberate with this process. We will review the version of the book you sent us. We do put the date we received it in the review in case you update/edit it again so readers know what version was reviewed. If you want us to review another version after we have started your review/proof-reading, you will have to submit it through an entirely new process including submitting a new form and payment. We treat it like a new submission.

I have read and agree to the terms above.  Sign with your real name, please.

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Signature:                                                                                 

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