Finding me on other sites
You can also find my Author pages on other sites. Note that some of these seem to have books listed against me that are not mine. I am trying to get them removed but if you see a book listed elsewhere that you cannot find on this website then it is not mine.
About the cover
When I first published this as an ebook, I used an excellent photo by Dominik Bartsch on the cover. At the time I obtained it (2015), it was licensed under CC:BY, which only required acknowledgment. Recently I discovered that the license was changed on 4 June 2020 to cc:By-NC-ND (Acknowledgement, Non-Commerical, No-Derivatives) whcih is much more restrictive and, under that licence I am not permitted to use it. I am not sure where I stand legally here, as the licence under which I first obtained the image permitted my use of it and thus I could possibly still use it under that. I am not going to though. I do not wish to go against the photographers whishes and so I have used an alternate image which was published under Public Domain.
Under that license I am not even obliged to acknowledge the photographer but it is such a good image that I feel remiss not doing so. So the excellent photo I have used is “Gorilla Portait” by Petr Kratochvil licensed under CC:0 (Public Domain). I have done considerable research to find if this image truly is under public domain and nothing tells me that it isn’t. If you believe that to be untrue, please do let me know with any evidence you have and I will remove it.
Other books to read
- Sugar the Robot and the Race to save the Earth
Book Published: Jun 2013
Roboteers Book 1
Tim is ten years old and mad about robots. When he tries to fix a toy robot he gets more than he bargained for! What starts as a hobby ends in a race to stop an alien invasion and save the Earth
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- Do Not Feed The Troll!
Book Published: Aug 2014
Roboteers Book 2
When Martin’s family moved house his Dad told him things would be better….. Nobody said anything about a troll under the lawn! Martin and his new friends must hurry to stop the troll.
Award Winning Book!
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About the formats
The download links above are in various formats. Some of them may be new so here's some more info about them. If you are planning on editing them, please have a look at the licensing on the Legal page.
Depending on the way your system is setup, some of the files may open directly in your browser so you may need to use right click or a menu option to download it (e.g. "Save link as").
Formatted text. Includes images and covers. Not editable. Requires PDF reader software such as Adobe Reader or X-Reader . To be honest most web browsers will read PDFs these days. Good, simple choice for desktop or laptop devices.
Formatted text with a cover image. Requires compatible ePub reader software/Ebook reader device . Good choice for mobile devices compatible apps available for most platforms. Can be edited with suitable software such as Calibre
Formatted text with cover image. Requires compatible fb2 reader software (such as fbreader . Another good choice for mobile devices. Reader software available for most platforms. Can be edited with suitable software such as Calibre
- ODT - Open Document Text document
Formatted, editable text. No images at all. Suitable for word processing software and can be edited in them. Default format for Libre Office . A plugin may be required for some wordprocessors (such as MS Word)
- Plain text
Also known as ASCII. Unformatted text. No images at all. Can be read in the widest range of software , on pretty much any device and in browsers.
- SVG - Scalable Vector Graphics
This is an image format and will be used for things like bookmarks. It is editable and will require some suitable vector graphics software such as Inkscape on your PC or laptop.
What do you think?
Do you like this book? Yes or No, I'd like to ask you a favour? Would you write a review of it? The review could be on your own blog (or maybe as a guest post on a parent's one), in a school newspaper or on a school's pupil's website.
Why do I want you to write a review? Because I want people to read the book (I'm really more interested in readers than sales although if you want to add a review on Amazon that would be nice) and also because I'd like to know what people think of it.
That way I can work out whether what to change in any future books (or even whether to write any future books). If you do write one, I'd love to read it so please do let me know .