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For Kindle devices or Kindle software use the Mobi format ebook (Mobi button). If an iBooks version (iBooks button) is available then you should use this for iBooks on Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch. Otherwise for pretty much everything else (iBooks, Stanza, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Sony, Nook, Calibre, FBReader, Ibis on-line reader and the Firefox EPUBReader browser plugin) use the ePub format (ePub button). You can find much more information below but if anything needs further clarification please contact us.

All our ebooks are free, have NO DRM (digital rights management) and contain no specific fonts so are extremely flexible and accessible.

This website also has several accessibility features including: structured layout, scalable font sizes, list based menus with 'skip links', other navigation aids and mostly valid XHTML using CSS for styling.

How to read these ebooks & in which format

iBooks Format (when available):
Select the iBooks download button and then select the iBooks app as the one you want to read it in. These are specially formatted ebooks (ePub format) for iBooks on Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. If an iBooks version is not available, use the ePub version.

ePub Format:
Select the ePub download button and then select which app you want to read it in. You will need a suitable ePub reader on your device like the free iBooks on Mac & iOS devices or Aldiko on Android.)

Alternatively for iOS devices download to your desktop and drag the ebooks from their download location onto the 'iBooks' application . This will import them into iBooks. You then need to sync your device, ensuring that syncing 'Books' in iTunes is configured appropriately.

You could also download to your desktop and use a desktop ePub reader like iBooks or Calibre or use our OPDS catalogue with an on-line book library reader like the ibis reader or indeed a browser plugin like the EPUBReader plugin.

For other devices, please consult the reader manual or instructions, if you need help then please contact us

Kindle (Mobi) Format:
For the Kindle maybe the easiest way is a direct download of the Mobi format ebooks from this website via the Kindle browser. Alternatively your could use the Kindle browser to navigate and bookmark our RSS Feed Ebook List which contains links to the latest individual ebook pages from which you can download the ebooks.

You can also read Mobi format ebooks on the desktop and many other devices with the Kindle Reader software.

You can of course download to your desktop Mac or PC and then connect your Kindle via it's USB cable and transfer the ebooks in that way.

MacWorld has a short video on syncing non-Amazon store ebooks to your various Kindle devices using the 'Send to Kindle' application.

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How to use our ebook OPDS catalogue feeds

All A.J. Hall's ebooks are available via an OPDS ebook catalogue feed. If your reader supports this it is the easiest way to get the complete catalogue of our ebooks onto your device.

If your ebook reader or device supports the Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) then you can use our complete ebook catalogue link :
OPDS Catalogue Feed of A.J. Hall eBooks
http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/feeds/ajhall_ebook_opds_catalogue.atom

You can use this feed in many devices including on-line book library readers like the ibis reader, detailed below.

This will enable you to get a complete catalogue of all A.J. Hall's ebooks directly into your device or reader. Usually this has a small image of the ebook cover and the ebook blurb. You can then automatically download the ebooks directly on you device or reader as required.

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How to read these books with the ibis reader

You can read these ebooks on many device browsers by using an on-line book library reader like the wonderful ibis reader.

Firstly you should get our opds catalog referenced by your library. Create a free account at ibisreader.com and then 'Get Books' and choose to 'Add your own catalog'.

For the name enter "A.J. Hall Ebooks" and copy this URL (all one line no spaces):
http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/feeds/ajhall_ebook_opds_catalogue.atom

Or
right click the link below and 'Copy Shortcut', 'Copy Link Address', 'Copy Link Location' or 'Copy' depending on your browser, to copy the URL:
OPDS Catalogue Feed of A.J. Hall eBooks

After you click the submit button you will see a list of all A.J. Hall's ebooks. Click on a 'Read' button to open that ebook and automatically add it to your 'My Books' library.

To read another A.J. Hall ebook, simply add it to your My Books' library by clicking 'Get Books' and then the link "A.J. Hall Ebooks" and select another title.

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How to read these ebooks in your Firefox browser

You can read these ebooks in the Firefox browser with the EPUBReader plugin

To read this ebook in your browser, you should use the Firefox Browser and install the EPUBReader plugin. Then when you have restarted Firefox, clicking on any ePub link will download them and display them in EPUBReader.

If you need help then please contact us.

The EPUBReader is highly configurable, you can change the colours, font sizes, font face, backgrounds, link colours and margins. Please refer to it's FAQ and Help manual for further information.

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What do these ebook 'Ratings' mean

The 'ratings' are loosely based upon those used by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and are meant only as a rough quide.

These are FanFic ebooks, so concerned parents or anyone else with specific concerns should read them first and decide for themselves and/or contact us for further information.

Since these ebooks are mainly in the detective fiction genre, there is a considerable amount of non-graphic violence and characters are prone to die without notice. The language used is consistent with the genre and source materials.

For more information about the BBFC ratings visit the British Board of Film Classification.

In conformity with BBFC practice, ratings are not increased simply because a relationship is same sex; the rating depends on the degree of explicitness of behaviour portrayed.

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How to increase or decrease our website font size

Several web browsers allow you to increase or decrease the font size of a page by using either the menus or key presses. Please refer to your browser documentation. Here are some of the more common ones:

Internet Explorer 5+
Select 'View' from the menu. There is an item labeled 'Text Size', which opens a sub-menu. This sub-menu should have the items 'Largest', 'Larger', 'Medium', 'Smaller', and 'Smallest'.

Safari
Apple key and '+' (increase) or Apple key '-' (decrease).

Firefox
CTL key and '+' (increase) or CTL key '-' (decrease). CTL '0' resets to the default size
On the mac use the "command" key (the one with the Apple logo on it) and '+', "command" "-" or "command" '0.

Opera
Select 'View' from the menu. There is an item labeled 'Zoom'. Choose the percentage of +/- zoom you require. Note this is a 'Zoom' not a font-resize.

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How to use our website navigation

Main Navigation
Our website is split into sections. Each section is an item on the main menu at the top of the page, This effectively let you move between sections.

Search and Sitemap
We also have a search box at the top of each page and a sitemap at the top of this page, to help you locate the information you require. If you still cannot find what you are looking for then please contact us.

Breadcrumb Link Navigation
This website has a 'breadcrumbs' link list on some pages. This enables you to see where you are within a section of the website, with click-able links back up that section's hierarchy.

Other Navigation
You can also click on the website logo, situated at the top of all pages, to jump to the home page.

How well does this website validate?

XHTML
Much of this website validates as XHTML 1.0 Strict. You can see if a page validates by clicking on the 'XHTML 1.0 Strict' option in the footer.

CSS
Most of the CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) validate, where they do not validate it is because the choice was to put functionality and usability above validation. You can see which pages CSS validates and which does not by clicking on the 'CSS' option in the footer. (Most often the CSS fails to validate because of CSS3 or Responsive Media queries, which the validator does not always validate.)

Feeds
Validate our A.J. Hall Ebook OPDS Catalogue feed
Validate our A.J. Hall Ebook List RSS feed

Accessibility
Almost every page of this web site should pass at least the W3C WCAG WAI-A machine tests and complies, we believe, with most, if not all of the obligatory subjective qualifications. We also believe that most pages comply with at least all the priority 1 guidelines of the W3 Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. This is a minimum level of compliance, with the exception of those pages which fail XHTML validation indicated above, we would expect all, but those pages listed below, to achieve 'AAA' or Priority 1, 2 and 3 in the automated accessibility tests. Other accessibility validators used were 'Cynthia ' and the 'Functional Accessibility Evaluator ' from the University of Illinois.

Whilst we appreciate the difference between passing automatic tests and real-life accessibility, we have made considerable efforts in that direction and hope we have a site which is accessible to most people.

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Privacy Policy & Cookie Information

Our Promise

We will never give out or sell your contact details to any third parties, nor will we use it to contact you, except in direct response to a request from you. We despise spam too!

Our use of cookies

We now have to advise you that our website stores cookies on your device. The cookies ‘_ sx _’ and ‘CMSSESSID????????’ store information to enable our CMS to work. They contain no user identifiable information and are destroyed when you close your browser, end your session or clear your cookies.

Also because of these new regulations we also store a cookie, cc_cookie_accept, to let us know if you have accepted our ‘cookie advisory’.

We assume you accept the cookies our CMS sets as they are not used to track you and but are required for this website to function correctly, but our website also uses code from Twitter and Google (Analytics) which can create tracking and other cookies.

To try and mitigate this, please follow our 'Reduce external tracking' suggestions, we offer no warranties that these will work.

If you any further concerns regarding our privacy policy then please contact us.

Reduce external tracking

Do Not Track: First off, if your browsers supports it then set the ‘Do Not Track’ options in your browser preferences. Many websites honour this option including Twitter and show you how to set it.

There are also independent browser plug-ins that aim to block wider attempts to track you. Abine’s Do Not Track Plus is a leading free example. Alternatives include Ghostery and TrackerBlock.

You can test out your ‘Do Not Track’ settings by visiting the ’Do Not Track’ website.

Private Browsing: If you want to go a stage further and your browser supports it then set the ‘Private Browsing’ option in your browser preferences. (You should note that this option will remove the cookie we set to say you have read our ‘cookie advisory’ so you will get it again… sorry it is not our fault.)

Opt out of Google Analytics: Lastly you could also install a plugin for your browser from Google to opt out of Google’s Analytics tracking.

If you can avoid social networking that will probably also greatly increase your privacy!

If your browser does not support these options then we suggest you get a better browser like Firefox.

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