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Below, you will find the most common questions about our website. Please contact us if you need any further assistance.

What is Ebook Friendly?

We are a website for book lovers who are looking for ways to make reading more enjoyable than ever before.

Here, you’ll find tips, lists, news, infographics, and lots of other fun stuff – all designed to reduce distractions and increase privacy.

Ebook Friendly is 100% free from ads, pop-up alerts, sign up forms, and autoplaying videos.

Is using Ebook Friendly site secure?

Ebook Friendly is more secure than 90% of other websites, because it does not display pop-up alerts, hard-to-dismiss ads, and does not ask you to enable browser notifications or leave your email address.

Most importantly, we have removed all scripts from social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, considerably reducing privacy issues these networks could bring.

You claim to be a “distraction-free” site. What do you mean?

We have designed the site not only to increase privacy but to help you focus on reading the content as well. That’s why, opposite to most other websites, you won’t need to dismiss multiple alerts and top-layer windows before accessing the page.

The content of our articles is not cluttered by irritating ads powered by Google or any other ad networks. You will not need to dismiss alerts that appear when you reach the bottom of the page or want to close a browser tab.

There are no obtrusive social share icons scattered everywhere or floating above the content. And, last but not least, we have completely removed commenting to let you focus entirely on the contents.

Do you use cookies?

Yes, we do use browser cookies.

However, unlike 90% of other websites, we use only two types of cookies:

  1. Cookies from Google Analytics – to anonymously gather information about website traffic.
  2. Cookies for cookie message – to disable the cookie message at the bottom of the page for a period of 30 days after you dismiss it.

Do you track my browser activity?

Scripts from social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest) or ad networks (such as Google Ads), track users’ browser activity across many websites in order to display more or less related ads or content. We don’t use these scripts.

However, once you accept the cookies on our website, we will be able to learn through Google Analytics which post you are reading, which country you come from, or which device or browser you use. This information is fully anonymous.

Can I block the cookies on your site?

Yes, there are two ways to do it:

  1. Don’t accept cookies in the small cookie message box at the bottom of the browser window.
  2. Disable cookies in your browser – after you accept cookies on our website, you can disable them by following these simple steps.

Do you ask for personal information?

No. We do not ask you to share any sensitive information with us, such as your name, date of birth, gender, or email address.

Do you share my private information with third-party companies?

No, we don’t share any private data because we don’t collect it.

Should I register to access full content of your site?

Absolutely not. The entire content is available for every user, both in a web browser and RSS feed.

Do you offer email newsletters?

Unfortunately, no. It would require you to share your email address, and this is not what we want. Your privacy is more important for us than your email address.

In 2019, we have discontinued our email newsletter service, powered by Mailchimp, and removed all addresses from the database.

How can I follow your blog?

There are two ways to do it:

I don’t see any social media share buttons. How can I share your content to my social networks?

For security reasons, we have removed buttons and scripts from popular social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. We are aware that it will be more difficult for you to share an interesting article.

However, you can still share the content by using secure social share section located under each post.

When you click or tap the “Share on Twitter” or “Share on Facebook” link, the social box will open in a separate browser tab, letting you securely sign in to your account and customize the message.

How do you earn money?

Unlike most other sites that monetize traffic through displaying ads and hosting sponsored posts, we rely solely on affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is used not only by hundreds of thousands of blogs and websites but also by leading news sites, such as The New York Times or Forbes. Publishers and vendors who participate in affiliate programs earn small fees by recommending products from online stores.

When you click or tap a link on our site leading to a product on Amazon, we have a chance to earn a referral fee. For instance, if you buy a Kindle case that costs $11.99, we might earn $0.48.

How do I know that I click or tap an affiliate link?

There are two layout elements where we place affiliate links: articles and “Featured” boxes.

Every article that contains an affiliate link is clearly marked with the following disclosure, located on the top of the page, right under the title: “If you buy an item via this post, we may get a small affiliate fee.”

Featured products box
From time to time, we show recommended products from Amazon and other online stores, clearly marked with a “Featured” label at the top. When you click the red button, you will follow an affiliate link.

Which affiliate platforms do you participate in?

We take part in two affiliate marketing programs:

  • Amazon – an affiliate link includes an element starting with ?tag=efly or &tag=efly.
  • Skimlinks – an affiliate link starts with go.redirectingat.com.

Is buying products through your site safe?

As we are not an online store, you won’t need to register an account to purchase a product.

When you click a product button, you will be directed to an online store where you will securely log in to make a purchase.

Online stores we usually link to are: Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Best Buy, Target, Uncommon Goods, Not on the High Street, Redbubble, Zazzle, and Society6.

Is your site more expensive than Amazon?

Absolutely not. You don’t buy anything on Ebook Friendly, as we only recommend products that you will in the end buy on Amazon. It means that you will pay the price that’s offered by Amazon.

Can I use images from your site?

You are free to use images that were designed by our team. These images usually come together with a few lines of embed code that you can place directly on your blog.

Most images on our blog, however, are created by others. If we share an image or infographic, we do our best to locate its creator and link back to the original source.

You may still share these images – on condition you provide a link to their original source, not our post where you have found it.

Updated on January 25, 2020

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