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WHEREAS, You (the Publisher/Author) desire to obtain a review of your book;

WHEREAS, FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW is in the business of reviewing manuscripts and books; and WHEREAS, the parties desire to work together on this project;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and other good and valuable consideration the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby expressly acknowledged, the parties agree as follows:

1. Obligation to Review: FOREWORD CLARION REVIEWS is under no obligation to provide to the Publisher/Author a review. If, however, FOREWORD CLARION REVIEWS fails or refuses to provide a review to the Publisher/Author and the Publisher/Author has paid FOREWORD CLARION REVIEWS any funds whatsoever, these funds shall be refunded to the Publisher/Author. At the same time, all copies of the Book and/or the manuscript shall also be returned to the Publisher/Author.

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3. Timing of a Standard Review: Standard reviews will be completed and sent to the Publisher/Author within 4-6 weeks of the receipt of book or manuscript by FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW.

4. Posting of Review: FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW will post all reviews after fourteen (14) days of completion and delivery of the review to the Publisher/Author. UNLESS the Publisher/Author notifies FOREWORD CLARION REVIEWS in writing via email prior to the expiration of the fourteen (14) day period that he/she does not desire such review to be posted on this website. At any time thereafter, the Publisher/Author may request that FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW remove the review from its website (though not from any third party websites pursuant to the terms of Paragraph 5 below), by sending a notification of his/her decision to it in writing via email. In the event that the Publisher/Author timely notifies FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW of his/her intention to not have the review posted on the FOREWORD CLARION REVIEW website, then this review will not be submitted to any source for publication or use whatsoever.

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6. Fees: The fee for a Standard Review is $499 per title.

7. Payment Terms: The fee for any review shall be submitted by credit card concurrently with the submission of the book or manuscript for review.

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