Grief Diaries: Surviving Life with an Addict

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Life with an addict can be chaotic, emotional, and sometimes tragic. Sharing your story alongside others in our book project about loving someone with addiction will help shed insight into your world, raise compassion for your challenges, and promote better understanding of how our society can improve support for those who face the same struggles.  
Inside every human is a story worth sharing, so join us in sharing your journey with the world in Grief Diaries: Surviving Life with an Addict.

CHOOSE YOUR PARTICIPATION:
  • As a contributor. Contributing your helpful suggestions and wise advice is free.
  • As a co-author (+$450). Co-authors are considered a published author and earn a percentage of royalties. Each title is limited to two co-authors, first come first serve.


TO APPLY:  It's easy to join the project!  Simply read rules and information below including contract and indemnity agreement. Then follow these simple instructions:

  • Select either Contributor ($0) or Co-Author (+$450).  Select ADD TO CART.  If applying for more than one book, select KEEP SHOPPING, otherwise select CHECKOUT.
  • Complete BILLING INFORMATION, then select CONTINUE.
  • For CONTRIBUTOR, select PLACE ORDER.  Your checkout will be $0.  Note:  Shipping doesn’t apply.
  • For CO-AUTHOR, select CONTINUE.  Enter PAYMENT INFORMATION, select PLACE YOUR ORDER.  Your checkout will be $450.  Note: Shipping doesn't apply.
  • Within a few minutes, you will receive an email receipt.
  • Within 72 hours, you will receive a welcome email containing further project instructions.


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

What is an anthology?  An anthology is a collection of responses from a variety of people about the same subject collected into one book. To date, over 450 people have submitted their story to the Grief Diaries series.

How does it work?  This is a guided project. You'll receive three questions per week for six weeks. 

What kind of questions will I have to answer?  The focus of the questions will be about your experiences as it relates to this book's subject. 

Can I use a pen name?  Yes, but please register in your real name first.

Does it cost anything?  It's free to contribute. Co-authors pay $450 and, in addition to earning all the perks of becoming a published author, receive a share of royalties. 

May I participate in more than one book?  Yes. Simply select KEEP SHOPPING and register for the next book you wish to participate in. There is no limit as long as you have personal experience with each subject.

May I participate on behalf of someone else?  No. All submissions must be first-person accounts.

I would like to participate as a co-author, but can't afford it right now. May I make payments? No, but you can apply as a contributor and upgrade your status to co-author any time prior to going to print if that option isn't sold out.

Can I buy my book to resell?  Yes. Writers have wholesale rights. You can buy a few books for family and friends, or a caseload for resell via your own website and/or book signings and keep the revenue. There is no minimum quantity of books you need to order. 

Where will the book be available?  It will be published both in print and digital formats and available to over 40,000 booksellers around the world via our global distributor.  

Who is the principal author? Lynda Cheldelin Fell, the creator of Grief Diaries. To learn more about Lynda, visit www.lyndafell.com.

Who is the publisher?  AlyBlue Media.  For more information, visit www.AlyBlueMedia.com.


CO-AUTHOR CONTRACT:  

By completing and submitting this application, I hereby apply to be a co-author in this Grief Diaries book.  I, and the company I hereby represent (if any), understand that upon acceptance by the publisher, AlyBlue Media, I agree to adhere to the contract and Indemnity Agreement printed below.  Furthermore, I hereby release my submissions to AlyBlue Media, and grant full anthology rights to the Grief Diaries book series. I understand that the publisher retains the right to edit all submissions. 

CONTRIBUTOR CONTRACT:  

By completing and submitting this application, I hereby apply to be an unpaid contributor in this Grief Diaries book.  I, and the company I hereby represent (if any), understand that upon acceptance by the publisher, AlyBlue Media, I agree to adhere to the contract and Indemnity Agreement printed below. Furthermore, I hereby release my submissions to AlyBlue Media and grant full anthology rights to the Grief Diaries book series. I understand that the publisher retains the right to edit all submissions.

INDEMNITY AGREEMENT:  

By completing and submitting this application and agreement, and if my application is accepted, I agree to participate in the Grief Diaries series as outlined above.  As such, I hereby agree to release my submissions to AlyBlue Media with full anthology rights.  I also agree to at all times hereafter indemnify and hold harmless AlyBlue Media and its agents, employees, directors and officers, against any and all suits, actions, proceedings, claims, liabilities, and demands which may be made or alleged as a direct or indirect consequence of my contributions, errors or omissions, of any kind whatsoever, resulting from or caused by the exercise by my contributions of any of its rights under this agreement.  This indemnity provision shall include all liabilities and losses including, but not limited to, claims asserted or made against the author or publisher directly or indirectly resulting from the sole or concurrent negligence of the author or publisher and/or damages of any kind whatsoever, including without limitation reasonable attorney’s fees and court fees and court costs incurred by AlyBlue Media.  If a court of competent jurisdiction rules invalid and/or unenforceable any of the provisions or interpretations of this indemnity clause, each of such provisions or interpretations ruled invalid or unenforceable shall be disregarded, but the remainder of this indemnity provision shall be given full force and effect.


PUBLISHING CONTRACT/GRANT OF PUBLISHER RIGHTS

The Author/Writer, on behalf of himself, heir, executors, administrators, successors, and assignees, grants the following worldwide rights to the AlyBlue Media, Publisher, to produce, publish, and sell in e-book and print (paperback) formats such as, i-pod, lit, html, PDF, e-book on CD (print and/or audio) etc., and paperback book form, including any e-book formats invented while this contract is in effect. These are global rights. Author/Writer hereby retains all rights to the work not specifically granted to the Publisher in this contract such as movie rights. The publisher retains the right to edit all submissions.