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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS




How do I contact you?

The easiest way to contact me is to leave a comment by clicking on the word Comments which appears at the bottom of each post.  (You'll find this located beside the words Posted by BR.)  Please keep your comments polite, constructive, and free of personal abuse, spam, advertising etc.  

Moderation is switched on only to prevent the blog from being flooded by spam.  If your comment is legitimate it will definitely be published, regardless of whether I happen to agree with what you say or not.  This applies to every comment which does not attempt to abuse, defame or vilify myself or anybody else.

If you prefer to contact me privately, you can do so via email at:


captain[dot]cumquat[at]gmail[dot]com


Please note that this is not a direct email link.  You'll have to type my address into your computer and click your Send button to send me an email.  

Don't forget to add . where you see [dot], replace 'at' with @ and remove the [  ] from the address when typing it into your Mac, PC, mobile/cell phone, iPad or other tablet device. 





Will I definitely receive a reply if I post a comment on your blog or send you an email?

Yes, you will, provided your comment or email is legitimate and not an attempt to spam, swindle or abuse me.  I'll be grateful to hear from you and will make every possible effort to reply to your greeting, comment, query or suggestion as quickly as I can.  Any genuine feedback is good feedback and will always be respected and appreciated. 






Are you interested in receiving marketing and/or other business-related information from me?

No, I'm definitely not interested in receiving this kind of information from you.  I'll never respond to any advertising, marketing, or otherwise unsolicited emails asking me to purchase products, invest in shares or property, enter competitions, donate to charities, or sign up for online file-hosting services etc.  

I'll never buy anything from you, sign up for your service, or give you any money so please don't bother asking.  All unsolicited emails of this kind will be treated as spam and deleted automatically.





I don't speak English.  Is it still okay to contact you?

Yes, and I sincerely hope you do.  Please feel free to contact me in your own language as I can translate your emails and comments and reply to them using various online translation tools. 





Parlez-vous français?

Oui, mais je lis mieux le français que je le parle.  Je dois pratiquer pour m'améliorer.  (Excusez mes erreurs, s'il vous plaît.)   




 
Do you offer unauthorized versions of the books, poems and music you discuss?

No, I do not.  My blog will never offer unauthorized versions of this or any other material.  The only material I offer and will ever offer in the future are free versions of my own copyright-protected work.  This is a firm policy that will never change. 





How do I download your work from your blog?**

It's very easy.  Please follow these 5 simple steps:

1.  Locate the headings BR Novels, BR Short Fiction, BR Non-Fiction on the right side of your screen.  (These appear beneath my photograph, directly below the BR Info heading.)   

2.  Click once on the title you'd like to download, which will take you to the blog post for it.  

3.  Locate the heading Information in the blog post and the title displayed beneath it(This will always appear in blue and will include my full name, eg.  The Second Chance (2004) Bentley Rumble.

4.  Click once on the title to go to the download page.

5.  Click once on the green box to download the required file.  

Each download should take approximately 30 seconds to complete.  (Please note that this may vary depending on the speed of your internet connection and the size of the file.)  

You can also view the original posts for each title by scrolling down to Labels and clicking on the following links: 





If you have any trouble following these instructions or downloading my work via the method described above please feel free to contact me via email for assistance. 

**Please note that some files are temporarily unavailable while they're being checked and updatedOnly those files with the letter A appearing beside them are currently available for download.



How do I load your files onto my Kindle?

Again, it's very easyPlease follow these 5 simple steps:

1.  Plug your Kindle into your Mac or PC using the supplied USB cable exactly as you would to charge it.  The Kindle name and/or Kindle icon should appear in your list of connected devices.

2.  Locate the folder where your newly downloaded files are stored (eg. Downloads) and choose the file you wish to transfer to your Kindle.

3.  Click on and then drag the chosen file (eg. The Kindest Thing (2011) – Bentley Rumble) to your Kindle device where it appears in your list of connected devices.

4.  Open your Kindle, click on the newly added file and drag it to the documents folder.  (Please note that this folder may be called books or something else in older Kindle devices.  If there are other eBooks stored inside it, you've probably found the right folder.)

5.  The file should now be available to read on your Kindle deviceSelect the required title to begin reading.

This process should be similar for non-Kindle devices such as iPad/iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Sony eReader etc.  Check the instruction manual or search the net for further information on "sideloading [+ name of your particular device]".       





Do I have to pay any money, sign up to a file-sharing service or provide any personal details before I download your work?

No, you don't.  My files are 100% free to download and you don't have to sign up to a file-sharing service or provide personal details of any kind prior to downloading them. 





Am I allowed to share your work with other people after I download it?

Yes, you are.  My copyright-protected files may be downloaded and shared by individuals but must not be reproduced, redistributed, or republished under any other name in any other format –– digital, print, nor as part of any digital or print collection – without my knowledge and/or without obtaining my prior written consent.  





What types of devices can I use to read your work?

Each Zip folder contains the same title in the following 4 formats:

1 x .azw3 file
 (for Kindle Fire and later Kindle devices)

1 x .epub file
 (for Apple iPad/iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Kobo
and most apps including Stanza, Aldiko,  
Adobe Digital Editions etc)

1 x .mobi file
 (for all Kindle devices)

1 x .pdf file
(for reading on Mac OSX and other Apple systems, Microsoft Windows PCs, and for home/office printing)

Additional formats are available upon request.  Please contact me via email if you'd like to read my work in a different format.  





I'm the copyright owner of an image or quotation featured on your blog.  How do I get you to remove it?

I am, of course, only too happy to remove any images, quotations or other material which may be protected by copyright.  Please send me an email or leave a comment on the relevant post and your material will be removed immediately.  





Can you impersonate Brian's mother from the 1979 Monty Python classic Life of Brian?

Yes, I can, and have been known to do so frequently.  'And thanks a lot for the gold and frankincense.  Ah, but don't worry too much about the myrrh next time, all right.'





Thank you for taking the time to read this page and for visiting my blog.





Last updated:   20 June 2017

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