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Terms & Conditions


For Clients: 


  • Payment is to be made through PayPal upon booking services.

  • As a business-to-business provider, Hot Tree Promotions' prices do not include goods and services tax (10% GST). Taxes will appear as a separate line item in the checkout.

  • Once an agreement has been made by both parties to do business together, you can expect to receive an invoice from Hot Tree Promotions within five business days. 

  • Refunds: A full refund will be given within the first five days of payment. After five days, if a refund is requested, 50% will be kept for the work that was completed for your event.

  • Clients are required to forward by email necessary promotional material to in a timely manner.

  • Blog Tour Options include but are not limited to: Review, Excerpt, Book/Work Spotlights, and Promo Posts. Author/Individual/Business and /or Character Interviews, Character castings, and Guest Posts are also available (questions/topics are to be provided by the blog). Additional options provided by the author/individual/business include, Music Playlist, Bonus Scenes, Deleted Scenes, Book Trailers, etc.

  • Blogs sign up on a voluntary basis to participate in all events.  If a blog does not post on their scheduled day, Hot Tree Promotions will make every effort to contact the blog and coordinate posting. Hot Tree Promotions is not to be held responsible if a blog fails to post as scheduled.

  • Review Requests: positive reviews are not guaranteed. Bloggers are asked if their review is going to be rated at a 3 or below, to not post until after the tour has been completed. Reviewers are asked to give an honest and respectful review.

  • Clients are encouraged to actively participate in all events by visiting each stop daily and commenting, sharing, and liking the blogs' posts. This is a mutually beneficial relationship, so any support you can provide to bloggers is appreciated. 

  • All participating bloggers are asked and encouraged to post their reviews on their Blog, Facebook Page, Goodreads, and Twitter account. We also request that they post all reviews on whichever purchasing site they use (Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc) but this cannot be guaranteed by Hot Tree Promotions.


Additional Terms: Giveaways:


  • Shipping and distribution of all prizes is the sole responsibility of the client. Hot Tree Promotions is in no way responsible for giveaways. Signed books will be INTERNATIONAL unless otherwise specified by the client.

  • All giveaways will be set up by Hot Tree Promotions using Rafflecopter. Entry options will include: liking the client's Facebook page, sharing the giveaway on Facebook, adding the book to Goodreads' TBR (as appropriate), following the client's twitter account, and tweeting about the giveaway. Additional entry options can be added at the client's request. 

  • Hot Tree Promotions will pick all giveaway winners and provide a detailed spreadsheet to the client. It is the responsibility of the client to email and notify each winner of their prize.




For Bloggers:


  • Posts are NOT TO BE UP earlier than 0:00 a.m. EST, please. Anytime after this on your date is wonderful. If you cannot post on your assigned day, please let us know ASAP and we can provide another date.

  • Please cross-promote all events on your blog, Facebook page, Twitter, etc. 

  • All reviews should be posted on your blog, Goodreads, and any other retail site you use (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc)

  • We kindly request that when posting a review, you remember to be respectful of the author and their work. We understand that not everyone likes all books in the same way, so constructive criticism is always best. We frown upon reviews that are hurtful and derogatory in any way. If in doubt, please always contact us first.

  • When reviewing a book, if you are unable to rate it 3 or more stars, then we ask that you please contact Hot Tree Promotions for alternate post options. You are also asked to hold off posting your review until the tour is complete. Once the tour is over, you are free to post wherever you normally post your reviews.

  • All ARC copies provided by either Hot Tree Promotions or the client are NOT to be shared, copied, altered in any way, or sold. It is for YOUR eyes ONLY. Once you are done with the book, please delete the copy from your email/device to prevent illegal shares and copyright infringements. 

  • If a book contains adult content, it is your responsibility to let your audience know this.

  • If a giveaway is given to you (for your blog only), then it is your responsibility to set up the giveaway as you see fit (e.g. using Rafflecopter, comment on your blog) and to send the winner's name, email, and any other important information to Hot Tree Promotions.

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