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Format for Reviews
If the review is one that has been assigned from the PR Admin., the reviewer has two weeks to read and produce the review. Many of the books received for review are time sensitive in that books are set to be released at a certain time. Reviews are to be done so that they can be posted a month ahead of the release date when possible.
The review should be formatted in a six (6)-paragraph style and be composed of the following paragraph elements:
1. Use the first paragraph of the review to get into the character of the hero/heroine (whoever comes first in importance). It should include a synopsis of the character, his/her surroundings, and his/her outlook on her/himself.
ALL reviewers for Romance at Heart will use the following form in order that we may achieve and maintain a cohesive, professional appearance, and the reviewer may be given proper credit:
In setting these guidelines, it is hoped, here at Romance at Heart Magazine, you will find the reviews will be of the greatest interest to readers, and of the highest quality. We expect respect for the authors hard work, and give thanks to those who have accepted the task of reviewing for us. It is not always an easy job to be objective, but it is greatly appreciated.
~~Please remember, Romance at Heart Magazine is about interviews, promotions, and reviewing books, not trashing authors~~
*In the case of shorter stories, such as those in the categories of ~fast reads~ like Ellora’s Cave Quickies©, the review may be between 300-800 words. This is true for books of 10K to 30K in length.
**Concerning natural copyright:
By submitting the said review to Romance at Heart, you are allowing the site, and the Author of the book reviewed to make use of the material written under Section 106 of the 1976 Copyright Act. There need to be no further permission, given, but the reviewer does retain copyright of the material.
Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) to the authors of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. This protection is available to both published and unpublished works.
Copyright protection subsists from the time the work is created in fixed form. The copyright in the work of authorship immediately becomes the property of the author who created the work. Only the author or those deriving their rights through the author can rightfully claim copyright.
In the case of works made for hire, the employer and not the employee is considered to be the author. Section 101 of the copyright law defines a "work made for hire" as:
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