Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any more questions, comments or suggestions, please contact me.

1. What if I don't have a Kindle or another e-reader?

You can still use the autobuybooks website. When you click to see a book on Amazon, it will show you if there is a paperback version.

Or why not click here for free reading apps from Amazon for your PC, tablet or mobile?

2. What do I need in order to register?

Just a valid email address. Then, if you forget your password, a new password can be sent to you.

3. How up-to-date is the book information?

Any book information you see will have been updated in the last 24 hours. Free books are updated much more frequently than this. When you click to see a book, there will be a time stamp next to it, showing when it was last updated.

If you click through to Amazon, or any other supplier, please check the price of the book before you buy it, as prices can change quickly.

4. Will all of my favourite authors be on the website?

Almost definitely. If they're on Amazon, they're on here!

If they're not on Amazon, you can click here to suggest a new author

5. How many favourite authors can I add to my list?

There is a limit, just to stop automated systems from overwhelming the website, but you're not likely to reach it.

If you do, just contact me and I'll raise your personal limit. (Yes, this is still free!)

6. Can anyone else see my list of favourite authors?

No. This information is not shared with anyone.

Please see the privacy policy for more information.

7. Are authors sorted by surname or first name?

You can choose either sort order. When you see a list of authors, just click on the sort option, and the system will remember your preference.

8. Why is there sometimes a 'Refresh' button on the home page?

Whenever you go to the home page, the website checks that it has up-to-date information for each of your favourite authors. If not, it gets this from Amazon. It can only download data for a few authors at a time, or the home page would be very slow to load.

9. What are the 'Read/Owned' and 'Unwanted' buttons for? And do I have to use them?

You can use these to flag books as read or unwanted, but you don't have to use them. They are most useful on the home page, where you can use them to hide books that you have already read, or don't want, from the lists.

Please note that books flagged as 'Read/Owned' will not show up in the new or pre-order lists, but will still appear in the free list, because even if you've read a book before, maybe as a paperback, you might still want a free ebook version, or might want to recommend it to someone else.

10. If I flag a book as 'Unwanted' by mistake, how can I change it back?

Go to the author's page, and click on the 'Unwanted' tab section to find the book, then click on the 'Read/Owned' button, or 'Wanted' button.

11. Why are some links in different colours?

This is to help you keep track of which books you have read (or own, even if you haven't read them yet), which books you don't want, and which books you might want.

As an extra check, read/owned books and unwanted books will be labelled with words too.

12. Why are some authors' names shown in blue with an asterisk by them?

These are authors you have flagged as favourites.

13. How can I see books that are written in other languages?

You need to be logged in to do this.

When you are logged in, go to the 'Settings' page (see the menu at the top right of the website) and unmark the checkbox 'Only show English books'. Then click 'Save' to save this setting.

14. How can I hide books that are not written in English?

You need to be logged in to do this.

Go to the 'Settings' page (see the menu at the top right of the website) and mark the checkbox 'Only show English books'. Then click 'Save' to save this setting.

Please note that you may still see a few foreign language books listed which have not been classified correctly. Click the 'Unwanted' button next to a book to hide it.

15. Is there a way to see books in series?

Yes, but series information is added manually at the moment, so not all series are on the system yet.

When series information is addedd for an author, it will appear on their author page.

16. How can I change my password?

17. How can I delete my account?

You need to be logged in to do this.

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