Bhooks offers Critique partners, ebook downloads, SEO, a community and much more.

Built for writers & readers

A unique Critique system

Gain feathers by critiqueing other people's works. And spend them again to receive Critiques yourself!

Automatic downloads

Easy downloads of your latest stories for all devices (incl. e-book readers)!

Great SEO

As an author, you want your books to be found on Google. We actually make sure it happens!

Customizeable Styling

Make your books look the way you want! Our defaults are 100% customizeable!

Great Community features

Like and comment books, and participate in the forum!

GDPR Compliance

You have full control over your data.

Use the editor's great flexibility

Bhooks has a rich editor where you can write and customize your book, consisting of a text editor, a cover editor, and a style editor.

Bhooks' Critique ecosystem in detail

This is how it works...
Write comments in the book

Rate chapters & book qualities

When you're done, hand in your Critique

The author asks questions about your Critique, and accepts it within two weeks

Gain feathers according to your efforts!

Frequently Asked Questions

Bhooks is an e-book community with plenty of features for readers and writers. Please have a look here for an introduction.

Plenty of features that are missing on other websites, such as automatic conversions to other book formats (epub, mobi, etc.), AutoSave, snapshots, a small cover editor, and the list goes on and on. Some of the most important features are listed here. Oh and it's pretty.

As of now, your books and drafts on Bhooks are all publicly accessible.

That depends on where and how you intend to publish. E.g. when you intend to publish on Amazon's KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing), you may publish your entire book on Bhooks beforehand if you wish - but you'll have to reduce it to 10% or take it down completely while it's on KDP (Source, 18.02.2019). However, there are also publishing houses and platforms that require you to never have published your book before in any way.

No. Bhooks is a free community based on sharing, supported by a feathers (i.e. points) system. These points have no monetary value.

All copyrights remain with the author.
When you upload your texts to Bhooks, you are still the owner of them. It is still your intellectual property.
In case you worry about being able to prove ownership in court, an upload alone will not be sufficient proof of your ownership. What might help is to create an early snapshot of your work. Snapshots can't be edited anymore, and are timestamped. And Bhooks gladly provides your snapshot in a court case, if our third party evidence is valued as legal proof. Please note though that there are stronger protections of your copyright, such as using an online copyright service, or (even better) registering in a copyright office ( although you might want to avoid this for traditional publishing).
If you want to read more about the topic, you can find an informal discussion here.

Yes. This is a risk you take when you make your works publicly available, be it on Bhooks or any other media. There are only two ways known to us which help against plagiarism and piracy: Being able to prove it's your work (see "Copyright" above) enables you to sue the culprit, or not publishing your work at all, which avoids the risk entirely.

Not directly, but here's some input from our side:
Amazon's Kindle is the giant amongst e-book readers. Because of their huge market share, they can do some really mean stuff to competitors and to you, such as:
  • authors must sell their book only on Amazon and nowhere else (Source)
  • They make reading books from other sources than their store hard. Literally all other e-book readers enable direct download & reading of books from platforms like Bhooks. When you have a Kindle, you have to download it to your pc, transfer it with a cable, or send it to your kindle mail, etc. Plenty of users get annoyed and just give up, and buy another book on Amazon.
  • Kindle has their own e-book format - "mobi" and "kd8". Everyone else uses the "epub" format.
Then again, Amazon has the largest collection of books. And their e-book readers always achieve high technical ratings in reviews.

Bhooks.net uses a couple of awesome tools and libraries. Some of which are:
  • ASP.NET Core with C# - the basis for all the work is Microsoft's .NET Core Framework
  • Calibre - plenty of ebook centered functionality. Bhooks.net uses its API to convert various file types.
  • QuillJs - professional online wysiwyg editor
  • ScreenFull - A library for fullscreen functionality & fallbacks
  • Ace.js - Great and fast code editor
  • CropperJs - image upload and cropping tool
  • SCEditor - a lightweight HTML and BBCode WYSIWYG editor
  • momentJs - A library for time
  • popperJs - Various tooltip functionality
  • Bootstrap v4 - Layouting and styling for the web, together with Bootstrap colorpicker and Bootstrap social
  • jQuery - The JavaScript web framework
  • jQuery validation - A validation library built on jQuery
  • Fontawesome - A library full of symbols