Of course. As long as you comply with the Code of Conduct (The great rules of BookRix), you can publish any manuscript to which you hold the copyright. But again, if your book is already published with another publisher for sale, you may not be able to self-publish your eBook via BookRix.
Yes. Since the rights of your content belong to you (remember, what you wrote is yours), you can decide where you would like to publish them (on your homepage, online boards, etc.). However, if you have your book for sale, you can’t use another publisher to publish the same eBook in the online eBook market.
Yes! However, you should label the book clearly as a sample. Otherwise, readers may expect a complete book and may judge negatively as a result. Check with your publishing house to see if you are allowed to publish your content on BookRix as your publishing house may hold the copyright and not you.
No, we don't transfer your personal data to third parties. However, in the rare legal case when there is a legal procedure regarding your manuscripts, we may be obligated to release personal information to the legal authorities.
No hurt feelings here. We know that BookRix may not be for everyone, but if you really, really, really want to leave us, we’ll understand. You can go to “My Account Details” and delete your account from there. However, if you are using our self-publishing service to sell books, you will have to stop the sale of all of your books and wait the 4 week time period before you can delete your account from BookRix.
Sometimes your computer gets tired. No, but really, if you are using the file upload option, your file may be too big. Files up to 8 MB are generally easy to upload. Anything above that will have difficulty getting uploaded to the site. Please try to break down your books into a series of books, or copy and paste the text instead if this is the case.
It’s not you, it’s your Browser Cache.
BookRix receives many questions regarding images on BookRix that may be changed in some places but not all places. For example, if you change your profile picture, you may see the change in postings but still see the old picture on your profile page. This is because your browser cache holds onto images for faster loading and when a change is made, this could take some time for the system to catch up with the change.
So the best way to fix this problem is to clear your web browser cache. To do this, go to Google and type in "How to clear browser cache using (enter your web browser here)". Follow the instructions provided, close your browser, reopen your BookRix account and see if your changes have taken effect. They should be there now!
Here's more information about browser caches:
What is "browser cache"?
Your browser (Netscape, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc.—whatever application you use to surf the web) has a folder in which certain items that have been downloaded are stored for future access. Graphic images (such as buttons, banners, icons, advertising, graphs, and color bars), photographs, and even entire web pages are examples of cache items. When going to a page on a website, your computer will check its cache folder first to see if it already has those images and, if so, it won't take the time to download them again. This makes for a faster loading of the page. Cache folders can get quite large, however, and can occupy 40-to-50-to-100 megabytes or more of hard drive space, storing graphics for sites you may never visit again, so it may be wise for those with storage concerns to empty the cache periodically. That will also enable the browser to access updated web pages without the older cache item interfering.
Here’s where you come in. Since we have a lot of young members on BookRix, we ask you to not upload content to your profile or in groups that may not be suitable for minors since those areas are accessible to all visitors (even if they’re not registered). As for your book content, if you think that the content of your book is not suitable for minors, then you should indicate that with an 18+ “Adult Content Only” age recommendation when you create your book. When you select this option, minors, unregistered users and anyone with their family filter turned on will not have the ability to see your book on the site.
BookRix does not and will never own the exclusive rights to your content. By publishing your book on BookRix.com, you only give us the right to show your work on our website and through our partner channels. Once you remove the book we can no longer use it, which would be sad but we’ll get over it.
If you delete your content (sniff, sniff), we no longer have the right to display your work. However, you may not upload your book using the BookRix format to other websites since BookRix owns the proprietary rights to the book format technology. That’s how we roll in these parts.
This is a serious issue and can get you into a lot of trouble. BookRix is protected if a member violates copyright or plagiarism laws. It’s up to you, as a member, to protect yourself from getting sued and paying A LOT of money.
BookRix has been flagged with many members who are in violation. We have also been flagged by the individual authors and artists who have found their own work on BookRix. Some have taken legal action against the members who may have plagiarized their work or have used their art in books and covers.
If BookRix is notified, about books on your profile, that you do not own the rights to, they will be removed immediately. If this offense is continued, your account will be deleted without warning.
Below is what could happen to you if you break copyright laws.
Be smart and protect yourself. It’s your responsibility.
• If you are found guilty of deliberately breaking or "infringing" copyright law, the owner of the copyrighted material can sue you for monetary damages. Damages in this case means the amount of money the owner lost due to a lack of sales of their materials because you were offering it without copyright. For example, if the owner claims and can prove a loss of $15,000, he can sue you for that sum.
• You may also have to pay statutory damages based on the value of each movie, piece of music or other material for which you broke the copyright. "Willful infringement"--meaning that you deliberately stole copyrighted material--can cost you $900 to $300,000 per work stolen. "Innocent infringement," in which you are deemed to have done the copyright breaking without intent, can still cost you $300 to $150,000 in statutory damages.
• Judges can also impose fines on individuals convicted of copyright infringement. According to the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act of 2005, individuals convicted of peer-to-peer sharing of movies, music or other materials worth up to $1,000 in a 6-month period can be given fines of $2,000 per infringement. Convicted individuals can also be banned from file-sharing sites or the entire Internet by injunctions, or orders, from a judge. Repeat offenders, or individuals or companies who are stealing copyrighted materials and selling them for profit, can be fined up to $1,000,000.