Frequently Asked Questions

(FAQ)

Reviewer

When you see a book of interest, you can read the extract without requesting for it. If you enjoy the extract, you can request a full version of the book in digital format.

Once an author has accepted your request you will receive a notification by email. You can then download the full book, read it and leave a balanced review by logging in and clicking on the give feedback button.

We accept extracts in either .pdf or .epub file formats from authors:

To read .pdf files you can use Adobe Acrobat Reader, this is a free download for Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS. https://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/ - or your devic'es app store.

To read .epub files you will need Adobe Digital Editions, this is a free download for Windows/MacOS/Android/iOS. https://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html - or your device's app store.

For other app reader recommendations for reading extracts please read 'How do I read full books?' below.'

All our books use Digital Rights Management (DRM). We use DRM to prevent unauthorized redistribution of books that have been submitted to LoveWriting.

To read downloaded books you will need an Adobe ID which you can obtain from adobe.com.

Once you have your Adobe ID you are ready to install a book reader. Although there are several to choose from, we recommend the following:

For Desktop Windows/Mac:

Adobe Digital Editions, this is a free download from https://www.adobe.com/uk/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html – (also available for mobile devices).

For Android/iOS Tablet or Phone:

Aldiko – To use Aldiko install the app from Google Play or the Apple App Store depending on your device. You can then download the book from LoveWriting by clicking on the 'Download Book' button and then click on the downloaded .acsm file to open it in Aldiko. Select 'Add DRM Account' and enter your Adobe ID and password. The book will then open for to read. You can also jump pages and chapters as well as bookmarking pages.

aldiko on the app store aldiko on google play

Bluefire Reader – To use Bluefire Reader you will be asked to enter your Adobe ID and password when the app starts up, enter those and click 'Authorize'. You can then download the book from LoveWriting by clicking on the 'Download Book' button and then click on the downloaded .acsm file to open it in Bluefire Reader. Once you have opened the book once it will be available in your bookshelf anytime you want to continue reading it. You can also jump pages and chapters as well as bookmarking pages.

aldiko on the app store aldiko on google play

Book downloads are restricted as follows:

  • All books are readable on multiple devices (i.e. on a reader's phone and tablet).
  • All books are readable for 60 days only.
  • All books can be printed for 60 days only.
  • After 60 days the downloaded book cannot be opened or printed.
  • All books are copy protected (therefore they cannot be copied from user to user).

Author

No, we are happy to accept all books, old and new. Our objective is to support authors in getting their books out there to obtain feedback. If you need a helping hand with an older book that has not had the impact you anticipated, or a brand new book you’ve written, we are here to help!

After signing up as an author you can add a book. You will be required to add all book related info such as ISBN*, title, publication date, genre and synopsis.

You can then upload the book's jacket as well as the extract and full book in digital format.

Once your book is accepted by us it will become available on the platform for reviewers to check out and review.

*We realise not all self-published books have ISBN numbers. We do accept books without ISBN numbers (subject to our review procedure).

We accept these digital formats: PDF (Adobe), ePub (Adobe).

We suggest using .pdf files for extracts. Please note, we do not currently accept .mobi format.

Yes. All books submitted to LoveWriting use DRM protection. When you add a book and upload your epub or pdf file it will be converted into an DRM protected eBook.

This means reviewers will need to enter their Adobe ID into a compatible viewer to read the book and book downloads are restricted as follows:

  • All books are readable on multiple devices (i.e. on a reader's phone and tablet).
  • All books are readable for 60 days only.
  • All books can be printed for 60 days only.
  • After 60 days the downloaded book cannot be opened or printed.
  • All books are copy protected (therefore they cannot be copied from user to user).

General

If you have a specific question please contact us.