Terms and Conditions


  1. This is a competition for an early copy of How To Play the Piano by James Rhodes, To enter, please tweet @quercusbook or post on facebook.com/quercusbooks why you’d love to learn the piano using the hashtag #HowToPlaythePiano.
  2. The winner will be selected from the correct entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions based on the following criteria: creativeness of entry and creativeness of reason for wanting to win the prize. The winner shall be selected by Quercus Books, whose decision will be final.
  3. The winner may see their entry posted on the
  4. Quercus Books (hereinafter the ’Company’) website and on other websites and social media accounts.
  5. There is no purchase necessary to enter.
  6. The competition opens at 12:01 am BST on 10th August and closes at 11:59 pm BST on 17th September. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition.
  7. The competition open to anyone aged 16 or over in the UK except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families.  If the winner is under 18 years of age, the winner will be asked to have his or her guardian complete waivers, consent forms and/or other documentation as prerequisite for being awarded the prize. 
  8. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.
  9. By submitting your entry, you agree and warrant that (i) your entry  is your own original work; (ii) nothing in your entry is defamatory, private or an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right or in any way a breach of another’s right; (iii) any  music used in your entry is original to you or you have written permission from the owner. We reserve the right to ask for the permission before any prize is distributed.  Any entry in breach of this clause will be disqualified from participating in the competition and from winning any prize.
  10. By entering the competition, you hereby grant to the Company an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free, worldwide and for all languages, licence to copy, adapt, edit, distribute, publish, sublicense, and in any and all other ways use your entry for any purpose, in any manner and in all media now known or hereinafter devised. Furthermore, you waive all moral rights whatsoever in your entry.  For the avoidance of doubt, the Company is under no obligation to make any use of your entry and the Company shall make no payment to you for any use of your entry.


  1. We reserve the right to use all the submissions received on our website, our Facebook pages and on our other social networking sites.  We will try to include the name of the entrant but this may not always be possible.The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.
  2. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the competitionwithout notice.  No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided.
  3. The winner’s name will be published on the Quercus Books Twitter feedon 19th August.
  4. The Company will make available the name and county of the winner to anyone who requests this information by writing to the following address Quercus Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  5. The email addresses of entrants may be shared with companies within the Hachette group of companies but will not be shared with other companies outside the Hachette group.  It will be used by the Hachette companies to send you news about books, products and promotions.  You will be given the option of opting out in those emails if you don’t want to receive any further news.
  6. By entering the competition you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  7. This competition is being organised by Quercus Books, Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DZ.
  8. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.