FAQ

What's the point of this site?


As well as an informational website and blog about my writing, I built petertmcqueeny.com to act as a means of distribution for selected works.  Most of my writing is intended for traditional or self-publishing, but growing my audience is a priority, so I've decided to provide some of my work on a pay-what-you-want basis. I gladly accept whatever you think my stories are worth, and if you want to read them for free, that's fine with me.


I want to download a story.  Do I want an EPUB or a MOBI?


That depends on how you plan to read the story:

  • EPUB [Recommended] is an open-source file format for ebooks, and it is by far the easiest way to read my stories.  Most e-readers, tablets, and ebook apps can open EPUBs, including iBooksGoogle BooksUB Reader, and many others.  Follow the download instructions below.
  • MOBI is Amazon's proprietary ebook file format.  It can be used on any Kindle device, as well as the Kindle App for AndroidiPhone, and iPad.  To use the MOBI file, however, you will have to download it to your device, then email it to your Send-to-Kindle email address.  Follow the download instructions below, and then simply email the file to your Send-to-Kindle email.  Look here for info on finding and using your Send-to-Kindle email.

How do I download a story?


On a PC or Mac:

  • Step 1: Use the tabs at the top of the site to navigate to the story you are interested in.


  • Step 2: For each story, you will see two links.  Click on the version you want, and the file will download automatically.


  • Step 3: You can view the file in your Downloads folder.  From there, you can send the file anywhere you like, open it with your favorite e-reader software, or send it to your Kindle.


On an Android Device:

  • Step 1: Open the website in your browser.


  • Step 2: Click on the "Home" tab to display a list of pages:


  • Step 3: Navigate to the story you're interested in.


  • Step 4: Click on the version you want to download.  The story will download automatically. [Note: you may be asked which program you want to open the download link in.  Choose your web browser]

  • Step 5: You will receive a notification telling you when the download is complete.  When it's finished, click on the notification.
    • If you downloaded a MOBI, locate the file and select the "share" option.  Then select your email app, and send the file to your Send-to-Kindle address.
    • If you downloaded an EPUB, your phone will ask you what program you want to use to open the file.  Choose your preferred ebook reader. (Google Books comes with most Android phones).  Your copy will be viewable in your library!


On an iPhone or iPad:

  • Step 1: Open the website in Safari, and navigate to the story you want (Same as steps 1-3 on Android)


  • Step 2: Click on whichever version you prefer.  The download will start automatically.
    • If you downloaded a MOBI, locate the file and email it to your Send-to-Kindle email address.
    • If you downloaded an EPUB, you will have the option to open the file in iBooks (see pic).



  • Step 3: The story will be viewable in your iBooks Library.


What's with the Pay-What-You-Want thing?


It's a donation, essentially. I truly appreciate whatever support people are willing to provide, but I'm happy to give some of my work away for free as well. This way, you can decide which works for you.

Do I need to be a PayPal user to donate?


No. I use PayPal to receive payments, but you can use any major credit or debit card to make the payment. There are no transaction fees or sales taxes, I take care of all that.

If you want to make a donation, simply enter your chosen amount in the field provided, then click the "Pay This Amount" button. You will be taken to PayPal checkout (which is 100% secure), where you can enter your credit card information, or choose another payment method.

Your donation is sincerely appreciated!


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