last updated: 20 August 2021
Q & A
Reading order, single chapters and extracts
You can read book 2 before book 1, or just the one or the other.
All books after book 1 have a recap with relevant scenes and information about the previous book(s).
You can read a single country chapter from book 2. Each country chapter has a recap with what you need to know for that part of the story.
Extracts usually don’t contain significant spoilers and focus on discussions or statements which require little or no story background.
All payment options except PayPal are provided by Mollie, the Dutch payment service provider. The PayPal option is directly linked to PayPal.
If you want to avoid all third-party payment methods, you can pay directly via bank transfer >>>
All prices are the same internationally and include VAT. This means the author’s earnings differ from country to country while every reader pays the same worldwide.
If the VAT on you invoice is incorrect, please contact Easy Town Books.
Prices are determined by the word count, a top up for publishing and transaction fees, and a universal VAT. Hence the fancy numbers.
Regarding book 2
You save about €1.60 if you buy book 2/1 or book 2/2 instead of the respective single chapters. The price difference is due to third-party payment fees.
The default file format is ePub. If you have any trouble with reading the file or if you would prefer a pdf or another format, send an email.
What’s an ePub file?
EPub is the file format used by all e-book readers except Amazon’s Kindle.
On any Mac or IPhone, the ePub file will automatically open in Apple Books.
You can also read ePub files on Kobo Readers, Tolino e-book reader and the like.
There are numerous e-book readers available for PCs who can read the ePub file format.
Amazon doesn’t allow anyone to sell Kindle files outside of their platform. Since the author decided not to work with Amazon, the easy town books are not available for Kindle.
Presumably, it is not even allowed to give you permission to convert your e-book files into a Kindle file.
Why the hassle? Well, selling through Amazon would contradict everything the town experiment in the book series stands for. The same goes for Amazon’s sisters Google, Facebook, Apple and the like.
DRM & Security
Since anyone who wants to crack the DRM protection of an e-book can do so easily, the easy town books come without it. However, this is not an invitation to copy or distribute any easy town book. All easy town books are protected by copyright. Any violation will be prosecuted.
Besides, the easy town book series stands for none-exploitative business practices. This includes paying for products and services received.
Your data will be saved to comply with tax laws, which demand to store invoices for ten years. Other than that your data will only be used to complete the business transaction with you and to answer questions.
No data will be analysed, or given or sold to third parties.
When will there be a publisher?
One of the key points in the book series is to rethink the way we do business. Publishing is no exception, but the ideas are still in an early stage.
From now on, independent bookshops can apply for a limited printing licence.
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