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. Sweepstakes period begins on January 27, 2015 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on February 2, 2015 The sole determinant of time for the purposes of receipt of a valid entry will be the computer servers of Book Country, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC (“Sponsor”). Proof of transmission (screenshots or captures, etc.) does not constitute proof of receipt. Limit one entry per person. 2. Your entry may be judged void if it is in whole or in part late, lost, misdirected or incomplete, or contains false information, or does not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Official Rules, as determined by Sponsor in its sole and absolute discretion. Random Drawing and Winner Confirmation: 1. From all eligible entries received, ten (10) entries will be chosen by Sponsor in a random drawing to be held within five (5) business days of the close of the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. 2. Selected entrants will be notified by email from Book Country within five (5) business days of drawing. To be confirmed a winner, a selected entrant must (a) respond to the email notification within five (5) business days of it being sent, and (b) if a Canadian resident, correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, a time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question to be administered by telephone during a pre-arranged time. If any selected entrant cannot be contacted and confirmed a winner as above, his/her entitlement to receive a prize may be forfeited, and prize may be awarded to an alternate eligible entrant. Prizes:
1. There are ten (10) prizes available to be won, each of which is an advance reading copy of The Thorn of Dentonhill, by Marshall Ryan Maresca (the “Author) (Approximate Retail Value = $7.99). Prizes will be mailed to confirmed winners. 2. In the event that there are an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes. Prizes must be accepted as awarded, without substitution, transfer or assignment. Prizes are non-refundable, not convertible to cash, and cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value (based on the approximate retail value of the prize as stated in these Official Rules). Eligibility: 1. To be eligible, you must be a resident of the fifty United States, the District of Columbia, US territories and possessions, Canada (excluding Quebec) or the United Kingdom, age 16 or older. 2. You are not eligible if you are an employee of Sponsor, DAW Books, the Author, their respective affiliates, or other party in any way involved in the development or administration of this Sweepstakes, or a member of the immediate family or household member of any such employee. Conduct: 1. By participating in the Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and understood these Official Rules, and agree to abide and be bound by them and all decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding, without right of appeal, in all matters relating to this Sweepstakes and the awarding of prizes. 2. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to disqualify any entrant that it finds to be: (a) violating the Official Rules; (b) tampering or attempting to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes; (c) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner; or (d) attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT OR ANY OTHER INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY APPLICATION OR WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SWEEPSTAKES OR TO UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD ANY SUCH ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, AND TO BAN OR DISQUALIFY AN ENTRANT FROM THIS AND FUTURE SWEEPSTAKES. Release of liability / Consent to publicity: By entering the Sweepstakes, you: (i) confirm compliance with the Official Rules; (ii) consent to and grant Sponsor a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license to use your name, city, comments, photographs and/or other likenesses for publicity, advertising or informational purposes, including posting on the Sweepstakes page, without further notice or compensation,
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