Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

Information you fill in on contact forms on this site is sent to us via email. We keep contact form submissions indefinitely for customer service purposes. Some forms (such as freebie content) include newsletter opt-ins, and your name and email address will be added to my newsletter list. Newsletters are sent out regularly and contain information on new releases, freebies, awards, and other promotions. You may unsubscribe from my newsletter at any time.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


To improve your experience on our site, we may use ‘cookies’. Cookies are an industry standard and most major web sites use them. A cookie is a small text file that our site may place on your computer as a tool to remember your preferences. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Our website may contain links to other websites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. When you go to other websites from here, we advise you to be aware and read their privacy policy.

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service which transmits website traffic data to Google servers in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify individual users or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use reports provided by Google Analytics to help us understand website traffic and webpage usage.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner described in Google’s Privacy Policy and for the purposes set out above. You can opt out of Google Analytics if you disable or refuse the cookie, disable JavaScript, or use the opt-out service provided by Google.


We use tracking pixels for Facebook and other advertising venues to ensure that the ads you are presented with on their sites are on the topics you have shown an interest in. For example, if you show an interest in young adult books, you may be shown advertisements for young adult book in Facebook. If you read a sample of a book, you may be offered the opportunity to purchase it when you leave this site.


Our newsletter list is managed using Sendy and is hosted on this domain. Emails are sent to you using Amazon Web Services. We record your name, email address, what method you subscribed to the list using (direct subscribe, freebie download, sale, contest, etc.,) what book was connected with that promotion, and what country you are from. You may unsubscribe at any time. Should you ever have any problem with unsubscribing, you may reach us at for actual human help.

This database is backed up weekly to hard disk storage and Dropbox.


Contests on this site are managed manually or by the KingSumo plugin. Your email address is stored by KingSumo on this domain and will be added to our newsletter subscriber list if you are not already on it. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Other Promotions

Your name and email address may be collected through multi-author cross promotions or through Instafreebie. You will be added to our newsletter subscriber list if you are not already on it. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Who we share your data with

Direct purchases through our website are processed by PayPal and you will be prompted to log into your PayPal account. When you make a purchase, your email address will be added to our newsletter subscriber list if you are not already on it. You may unsubscribe at any time. Delivery of purchases is managed by Bookfunnel (see below).

Freebie downloads are handled through Dropbox or Bookfunnel:

Non-book freebies (such as wallpapers, printables, infographics, etc.) are handled through Dropbox. Your address is collected through the Opt-in Panda plugin and stored on this domain and will be added to our newsletter subscriber list if you are not already on it. You may unsubscribe at any time. Your name and address are not given to Dropbox, you are simply provided with a Dropbox link to the files.

Free book downloads on this website (where you are not directed to a retailer such as Amazon or Kobo) are processed through Bookfunnel. Your name, address, and location will be collected by a Bookfunnel landing page in a GDPR-compliant form. You will be added to our newsletter subscriber list if you are not already on it. You may unsubscribe at any time.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your personal information will be stored in our newsletter (Sendy) database indefinitely, so that we have a record of when you subscribed and/or unsubscribed.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

This website is backup up regularly to Dropbox to prevent data loss.

Your contact information

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