last updated: 5 February 2022

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.

Payment options

You can pay via PayPal even if you are not registered with PayPal.

If you want to avoid third-party payments, 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 each if you buy book 2/1 or book 2/2 instead of the respective single chapters. If you buy both books you save about €3,50. The price difference is due to third-party payment fees.

File format

The default file format is ePub, and pdf files will be added this spring. Book 1, beginning is already available in both formats.

If you have any trouble with reading the ePub file, or if you would prefer a pdf or another format, please send an email.

You can check whether ePub works for you by downloading the first chapter of book 1, beginning free of charge and without registration.

What is 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.

You can check whether ePub works for you by downloading the first chapter of book 1, beginning free of charge and without registration.

Amazon & Co

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.

If you wonder about my decision not to work with Amazon, or if you think it’s a bit of an overreaction, then this report might give you an additional viewpoint:

Youtube — Warehouses, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

And then a quote from book 2/1, travelling, South Africa comes to mind: ‘See, boy. Even the rich are full of angst. They are afraid of failure, of losing their fortune, position, influence, popularity. Some are even afraid of being unjustly rich. Afraid. Hah. They could go out and change the world. Can you imagine having all this power at your fingertips and blowing it on a stupid yacht?’ or, I might add, blowing it on space exploration or Virtual Reality or war? Very strange. What’s wrong with building an actual reality here on planet Earth? There are so many options (just take a look at 42 towns and counting). And who benefits from war except the weapons industry? And don’t we have more important things to do than to flex our muscles? And there comes the next quote to mind: ‘True power — if you think about God — true power is in creation, not in destruction, oppression or tyranny. A true and powerful leader will create not destroy.’ book 3, shaping

Ah, well, I got a bit carried away there.

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 nonexploitative business practices. This includes paying for products and services received.

Data Protection

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.

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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.

Any questions?

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