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I keep getting strange messages from people that want me to email them. What do I do?
I keep getting strange messages from people that want me to email them. What do I do?

If you see messages like this, please report them to BookRix with the username and the message from the "member" in question. There are scammers that prey on our members and we must all do our part to keep the site safe for everyone. DO NOT just ignore them and delete their message. Do your part to keep BookRix safe and report them right away. The sooner you report them, the less damage they can cause on BookRix.

You can contact BookRix anytime at support-en@bookrix.com But please remember to include a link to the offenders profile so we can locate them and take action.

What do I need to know about copyright infringement?
What do I need to know about copyright infringement?

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.


Monetary Damages

• 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.


Statutory Damages

• 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.


Fines

• 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.

Do I have to have a PayPal account in order to sell books on BookRix?
Do I have to have a PayPal account in order to sell books on BookRix?

Yes, you must have a PayPal  account in order to use the self-publishing service on BookRix.  If you do not have a PayPal, you must create one prior to using our self-publishing service to sell a book and receive royalties.

How do you protect minors?
How do you protect minors?

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.

Do I have to register?
Do I have to register?

If you want to be able to upload your eBook, vote on contest books or interact in the community, you will need to register. But you don't need to register to read the free eBooks.

When do I get paid my royalties?
When do I get paid my royalties?

Like most publishers, we work on a 12 week accounting cycle. For example, all the books you sold during the month of June will be paid out (providing the minimum of 10 Euros/approx $14 USD is reached) at the end of September. Books sold in July will be paid out in October, and so on.

How do I get paid my royalties?
How do I get paid my royalties?

Once you have earned the minimum amount of 10 Euros, approximately $14 US dollars, in royalties from your ebook sales, BookRix will transfer your funds monthly to your PayPal  account. If you have not reached the minimum of 10 Euros, approximately $14 US dollar, your royalties will be rolled over to the following month.

How do I stop the sale of my book?
How do I stop the sale of my book?

To stop the sale of your book and remove the book from the shops, yuo must go to "My Books" and click on the tool icon for the book that you want to remove. Click on "Stop Sales". Your book could take about 4-8 weeks to be removed completely from the external market. After 14 days, your book will go back to an "In Progress" mode and you can then make chages to the book or delete it from the site.

Do you accept Public Domain books for publication?
Do you accept Public Domain books for publication?

In the past we did. But after careful consideration, we made the decision to discontinue publishing Public Domain books as of June 11, 2014. Please note that all Public Domain works previously published through BookRix will remain unless the sale of these books is stopped by the author. You can still edit, modify and amend existing Public Domain books published through BookRix the same way you always have.

Do I get an ISBN for my book?
Do I get an ISBN for my book?

Yes, BookRix is the publisher so when you publish your eBook for sale an ISBN will automatically be generated for your book.


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