Kidlit Fast Track Terms & Conditions

Publishing policy valid from 1st January, 2023

The following terms and conditions are for author participating in the Kidlit Fast Track, a program supported through: http://journeytokidlit.com / “Journey to Kidlit

  • All authors retain the copyright to their story. If you’d like to register for one. Here’s the link — copyright.gov/registration/
  • Journey to Kidlit is not a publisher. Authors are responsible to find their own print and distribution services in order to see their book published. If an author wishes to receive print and distribution assistance, they may request to begin a publishing contract with BiblioKid Publishing.
  • All payment plans must be completed in full in order to maintain full course access, access to the private Facebook community, and to complete the editing process with us.
  • Failure to complete your full payment plan will result in removal from the course and writing community until payments resume. No files will be edited without payment in full. No previous payments will be refunded.
  • All drafts must be sent to us as either a Word Document or PDF to receive edits. No additional formats will be accepted.
  • The author is responsible for completing their edits within a week’s turnaround to move onto the next round. In total, the expected time to complete the edits is about 6-8 weeks. Any contract that exceeds 6 months without prior approval from the editing team to extend the timeline will be considered null and void, and will not be eligible for additional edits or refunds.
  • Author is responsible for any illustration or book design of your story. Therefore, Journey to Kidlit shall not be held responsible for any errors in the final version of your book once book formatting has been completed. If the author would like assistance with this, they can request a publishing contract with BiblioKid Publishing.
  • While we provide you with course material on how to market a children’s book, Journey to Kidlit does not provide additional marketing support. Instead, marketing and selling the book is the author’s sole responsibility.
  • Participation in the Fast Track does not include author website support or creation. If you need help creating a website or troubleshooting any issues with the site, you will need to find additional support in doing so.
  • Journey to Kidlit manages its own social media accounts and does not coordinate them with our authors. However, we may tag authors from time to time in posts that pertain to their titles.
  • To participate in the Kidlit Fast Track, an author must have internet access to use our programs. Programs include, but are not limited to, Word or Google Doc usage to write your story/read your editorial notes, Zoom access to join the live Q&As, and self-guided course content through Podia. While we may provide support where we have access, any tech issues or troubleshooting through 3rd party platforms are not associated with Journey to Kidlit. If an author has an issue with a 3rd party platform, they will need to reach out to the direct source for support.
  • As a member of the Fast Track, you have access to exclusive proprietary content that’s for your personal use ONLY. This includes, but is not limited to, all the self-guided course content, answers during the live Q&A, and email support. At no point may an author share, replicate, or resell any of the content anytime during or after your participation in the Kidlit Fast Track.
  • All Kidlit Fast Track Authors have access to our private Facebook Community. However, we reserve the right to change the function and purpose of the Facebook group at any time during or after an author’s participation in the Fast Track.
  • The Kidlit Fast Track is a self-paced program that requires an author’s active participation to succeed. It’s the author’s sole responsibility to complete the coursework, finish the story drafts required by our editing team, and attend all live sessions. If an author falls behind, or would like to purchase an extension to the community, they must reach out to us for support.
  • Journey to Kidlit is an equal opportunity company that believes everyone’s book deserves a place on a child’s bookshelf regardless of gender (identity and expression included), sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We do not tolerate hate speech, discrimination, or disrespect of others at any time. As a member of the Kidlit Fast Track, you agree to be respectful of all authors both inside the Facebook group and during the live Zoom calls.
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