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E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books is not a medical or legal professional and speaks from experience in the self-publishing industry only - she does not claim to be so and this website should not be used in place of such. Though these techniques and advice works for her, and may be shown to work for others in testimonials and reviews, you acknowledge it may not work for you. Information on this website should not be used to diagnose illnesses or for treatment purposes, or to implement in your business. Content is purely to help introduce you to independent publishing and creative writing, intended to be fun and interesting. Always seek professional help if required.

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When you read and/or complete anything on this website, you do so of your own accord and agree to hold E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books and this platform/her related platforms entirely free from any liability. As with any activity, there are sometimes unknown risks associated and by continuing with this website (to read and/or participate in any way), you acknowledge these risks and are participating voluntarily, and agree that you are solely responsible for actions you have taken, take now or in the future. E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books cannot be held responsible or liable for any illness you may develop or illnesses that worsen following reading and/or participating in this website. E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books holds no responsibility for any changes you make to your life in any way or actions you take; this is your decision alone, and she cannot be held responsible or liable for advice given by other bloggers, guests, websites, books etc. both on and off this platform.

​E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books cannot predict or promise any specific outcome/s. She hopes you will enjoy reading her website/blog, but you agree and understand that results and experiences will vary.

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By purchasing an item on E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books platform (including her Facebook page or website), you accept that all orders are final and cannot be returned, due to stock being either sale products or the last of what is available. Delivery fees will be clearly stated on the page, and you accept full responsibility for the delivery of this item via Royal Mail Second Class Signed For post once the parcel leaves E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books possession. Items can take up to 10 working days to be received - please allow for Royal Mail delays (out of E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books control). E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books will endeavour to check all shop/marketplace products prior to sending them out to buyers and will inspect for quality. Should you receive a damaged item, please report this within 48 hours to E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books via the Contact page of this website - you may be asked to supply photographs of the damage, at which point E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books will respond with a solution. Please also contact E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books if you receive an incorrect product using the above guidance. E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books may include a business card, a sticker and/or other printed marketing materials in your parcel and you will not be charged for these. Photographs will be displayed on the product listing, with a description of the size and style (including the brand if known). 

Titles or items by the Curious Cat Books authors may be supplied by those authors; any order you place through E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books may be re-directed to that author for fulfilment, meaning your name, order and delivery address will also be made visible to them. Any products fulfilled in this way will be clearly marked as such.

 

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If you would like to work alongside E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books or have a product you believe may be of interest, please get in touch through curiouscatbooks@outlook.com and detail the product in full. E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books may request you send her the product either physically or digitally at your own cost so she may fully review it before offering any recommendations to her readers. E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books reserves the right to refuse products, and on receipt of those of interest to her cannot promise they will be suitable (and therefore will not be recommended) after her assessment. You agree to cover the costs of these products including shipping fees, and understand these products cannot be returned to you. Once agreed, E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books will provide a PO Box for you to forward the product to.

Any guest posts will be proofread by E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books and approved prior to being assigned a scheduled 'go-live' date. You agree that posts you submit will be approximately 1,000 words in length. You may send 2 relevant high-quality photos, which you have the rights to use or own. E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books reserves the right to remove any content from her blog at any time and for any reason, and you understand that by participating in guest posts, interviews or product reviews that you will not be paid for this service and are doing so voluntarily. The opinions of guest bloggers and external parties does not represent the opinions of E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books or her platform/company, and equally E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books opinions are her own. 

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This disclaimer reflects that E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books is the legal copyright holder of all the material on her blog. This means others cannot use it to re-publish without written consent - please get in touch if you wish to know more or wish to quote from these posts. Images are free for commercial use sourced from Pixabay.com and similar sources, or are owned by E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books. Sounds in videos are credited to zapsplat or bensound.

Errors and Reporting Issues

Should you find typing errors on this website, please use the contact form to notify the owner. These will be amended as soon as possible. E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books cannot be held responsible for content in comments from readers, followers and fans. Wherever possible, comments will be held for approval before being made public and E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books will make every effort to filter spam. However, should you find a comment or content you feel needs to be reported, please do so through the comment form. Wherever possible and required, E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books will link and reference sources, quotes etc. used.

Services

Rachael is always happy to offer advice via e-mail wherever possible. However, complex queries will require a consultation, which Rachael offers in slots of 60 minutes via Skype, telephone call or Zoom. Copy-editing is charged at an hourly rate of £29.10, whilst proofreading is charged at £25.40 per hour. The hourly rate is the starting fee for manuscripts less than 1,000 words long. For a complete formatting package (interior—paperback and e-book editions), prices start at £249.00. Rachael charges £25.00 per hour for coaching and consultations. These prices are as a guide only; Rachael may need to see a sample of your work to offer you a tailored quote/service to meet your needs. 

Rachael does not actively advertise several additional services, so if you need help with something specific, please feel welcome to get in touch to ask if she is able to work with you.

 

Submissions

Please ensure submissions are open before you send your e-mail. Submission guidelines can be found here. You should send a full synopsis and a covering letter at the same time. Please do not send your submission via mail as Rachael cannot post them back - all submissions must be via e-mail. CCB is a small independent publishing company so is are only able to accept a handful of authors each year. If CCB accepts your submitted manuscript, you will receive an offer to work with Rachael via a contract, which you will have 30 days to accept/reject. The contract will detail what you can expect from CCB and what is expected of the author, plus your fees and other useful information. When you work with Rachael for any of her services, you are required to sign an agreement. CCB is a small independent publishing company run by an experienced bestselling author. Authors are required to contribute towards their publishing fees, however these costs are significantly lower than with any vanity press; the majority of the pricing is to cover the cost of copy-editing and interior formatting. At this time, CCB is unable to offer any other style of contract. CCB works with authors all over the world, however contracts are as per UK law only.

Meaning

The title 'E. Rachael Hardcastle/Curious Cat Books' does not mean this blog relates to animals. This is a fun, playful title only to represent the writer's love of cats and books. You acknowledge the title of this blog is not intended to misrepresent the meaning and/or content.

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