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Old 08-24-2019, 03:58 PM   #46
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We only require this to allow us to filter content since children also use the platform to read the free children books that we have. Unfortunately, the laws require us to do this.

What we could do is change it to ask a two questions such as: Are you older than 13 years old? Are you older than 18 years old?

We have no interest in your actual birthday. Do you think just changing it to a two questions would be better?
Yes, that would be much better. It would indicate that you're using it for content restrictions, including legal ones, and not to gather data from the users.

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Zendesk is managed by Zendesk and so I cannot speak to their terms, however they would likely not require it since you can only open a support ticket. You are not required to create an account there at all. It is used for tutorials and support tickets get created automatically.
I got a bookfusion.zendesk.com account because it looked like that was needed to upload books. After signing up, it looks like that's the publisher side of things. The instructions were confusing.

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None of these terms apply to eBooks or content that an individual uploads to their private library. This applies to publishers only. Fanfiction is not considered copyright infringement. This terms applies only to Publishers but it is included in the general terms of service.
Good to know; thanks.

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This means that once you upload an eBook you give BookFusion to permission to edit(enhance it with metadata such as fetching book covers, author information and so on) and republish(convert and optimize the files for our integrated reading software)....
Based on your questions, it appears that the terms might not be clear as blanket terms and service was created for the platform initially. I just sent an email to the attorney that drafted these terms and shared your posts. Since your interpretation is not inline with our offering for private eBook readers. Those terms apply to publishers and authors.
Thanks! I understand how the boilerplate "we need copy/edit rights in order to, y'know, put your stuff online in different browsers," often reads the same as "we have the rights to do anything we want with your content." One way to mitigate that is to indicate that the rights end when a person shuts down their account or removes their content; I didn't see that in there.

Without that, it looked like it was saying, "once you put your books on our platform, you can't remove them and we can keep selling them forever, and we can make changes to them and sell that version instead." I was pretty sure that wasn't what was intended.

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However, I do not want any ambiguity or misinterpretations and have requested that they revise the terms and ensure they separate the terms required for publishers and readers.

Thank you for looking since others might share the same interpretation.
You're welcome, and thank you for working on clarifying the details.
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:06 PM   #47
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Without that, it looked like it was saying, "once you put your books on our platform, you can't remove them and we can keep selling them forever, and we can make changes to them and sell that version instead." I was pretty sure that wasn't what was intended.
Not at all , it actually costs us to keep your books forever. And as a platform that does not sell ads or users data that is an unnecessary operational cost. Once a user requests that he/she would like to delete his/her account, a single button is clicked and it deletes all uploaded books and any other generated data.

Will send you a PM once the terms get revised by the attorney.

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Old 08-24-2019, 04:19 PM   #48
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You might want to adjust the wiki page -BookFusion to properly say how to use the site.

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Thank you for sharing that created page! For a minute I thought i was in serious trouble for breaking a forum rule. My heart skipped a beat.

Will update it later today.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:35 PM   #49
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Not at all , it actually costs us to keep your books forever.
Well, for most books, sure. But if you only kept the the ones that sold well, even after the publisher decided to close their account, you'd be making money on those! (Which seemed like way too much of a power grab to be what was intended.)
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Well, for most books, sure. But if you only kept the the ones that sold well, even after the publisher decided to close their account, you'd be making money on those! (Which seemed like way too much of a power grab to be what was intended.)
Haha indeed. We cannot do that at all. No publishers would have agreed to use the platform if that was the case. Don't think any platform online has that kind of power. Not even Kindle(or i would hope)
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Old 09-29-2019, 09:44 PM   #51
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iOS App Update Version 1.9.11 - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bookfusion/id1141834096

iOS 13 updates
Major PDF Reader Updates
- Tap to turn
- Vertical and Horizontal scrolling support
- Sepia and Night mode now supported for PDFs
Other updates and bug fixes
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:43 AM   #52
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Hi,

Can you please tell me:
  • When more PDF reader updates for Android? Is something similar to Reader Mode from Acrobat app in plans for PDfs?
  • Will we have the ability to bring our own fonts for EPUBs (besides the list available in the app)?

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Old 10-05-2019, 03:24 PM   #53
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Hi,

Can you please tell me:
  • When more PDF reader updates for Android? Is something similar to Reader Mode from Acrobat app in plans for PDfs?
  • Will we have the ability to bring our own fonts for EPUBs (besides the list available in the app)?

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  • Additional updates are also planned for Android. Q1 2020. You can currently read eBooks in distraction free mode by tapping on the screen to enter full screen mode. Reader mode similary to Adobe Acrobat will be supported
  • Yes, we plan to allow readers to have the ability to install their own fonts.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or feedback. You can also reach out at support@bookfusion.com
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* Series Support - Support for automatically placing eBooks into series have been added to the Web app. Readers will also be able to manually create their own series. Series support will also be rolled out to iOS and Android. Series information is automatically extracted for both eBooks and comics. If you already use BookFusion you can see your series at https://www.bookfusion.com/library/series

* Other minor updates



iOS App

The iOS app has had several updates:

* iOS 13 Support
* Support both grid view and list view
* Updated book details screen - Displays more metadata
* Metadata changes - Can now edit metadata directly in the app no need to use the web app
* Fixed syncing between devices and offline mode
* Updates to the PDF reader and highlights

iOS app is at https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bookfusion/id1141834096

Calibre Plugin

Our Calibre plugin has been updated to sync any metadata changes on each new sync. You can learn more about the Calibre plugin by going to
https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=299911

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or feedback. You can also reach out at support@bookfusion.com
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Could there be a version of e-readers in the future?
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We will have a version optimized for Android based e-ink readers in 2020. Unfortunately Kindle eInk devices are closed and so we will not be able to build a version for that.

When you say e-readers you meant eBook based devices correct?
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When you say e-readers you meant eBook based devices correct?
I meant Kobo, Nook devices.
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Got it. To be honest support is planned for Android based e-ink devices first. We will be rolling out our desktop app in 2020.

However, we will start thinking about those devices during the development of our desktop app to see if we could reuse parts of the codebase. If this is a high priority item for most of the premium readers then we will prioritize an app version focused on Kobo or Nook.
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