Downtime

We are going to have some brief downtime today for some upgrades.

UPDATE: This is done and the upgrade seems to have gone smoothly.

168 Comments

  1. Thanks for letting us know. GOOD LUCK Travis. ? fingers crossed!

    • What’s the point of upgrades if they can still not get search results to go to next page.

      • Does anyone know why there have not been any new books posted since May 18th? You can still search for books—at least one full page (won’t proceed to the next page).
        R. Grossman
        [email protected]

      • Travis, how about piping in and telling us why your site always doesn’t work?

  2. I’m having trouble scrolling through pages. It keeps jumping back to page one.

    • I also have the same issue. On going since joining. Any luck with potential fix in future updates?

    • Prairie Fires won’t download.

    • Yes I am having the same problem. When the new site launched they got rid of book tags at the top. Now when you do a search in the search box your results are not filtered on the left, it was a way to see alternative downloads of authors names and book tags which is how the books are indexed. I know that these guys donate their time, but I sure wish they would solve the page problem or launch the earlier version of this product. I wish they would reinstall filtered search results

  3. Thank you for letting us know!

  4. Trying to get “ The Fallen”by Baldacci. I’ll keep trying! ?

  5. Looking good…thanks!

  6. All’s well–Thanks Travis!!

  7. I have tried to download epub books today, but it does not offer this. It is now just offering URBOOK, which I need to sign into and enter bank details. Is this is a new part of Ebook.bike?

  8. How can I download a book?

  9. Is there a “download” button to press?

  10. I finally was able to download. Yey!

  11. How can I upload a book? I tried, but I just put it on in “upload” and has any action button

  12. Sorry to bother you, Travis…but here the cat is there every time I try to get a book

    • I did some trial error , and it is only when downloading some books but no others

  13. Sorry to bother you, Travis the newest books the are uploaded go to the end, when you are search by authors, but the page won’t change from 1 no matter what you do.

  14. This is what works for me:
    Possible solutions to help to search, page advance and download
    I’m just using Elizabeth George as an example.
    1) in the search bar type Elizabeth George. Tap the first book title of her’s that you see (even if it’s not the one you are looking for). The next page to come up is the page you would use to Download ePub. But instead, tap the authors name again. The next page shows every single book by Elizabeth George that is currently on EBB and using this method, you can advance through to page 2,3,4…
    2) sometime you will not get a result using both names so, in either of the searches (search bar or magnifying glass), type George. Then look to the right and scroll through filters until you see Elizabeth George and tap on it. The next page will bring up books with her as the author. Tap the first book title, of her’s that you see (even if it’s not the one you are looking for). The next page to come up is the page you would use to Download ePub. But instead, tap the authors name again. The next page shows every single book by Elizabeth George that is currently on EBB and using this method, you can advance through to page 2,3,4…
    3) open a second tab and in the URL type: ebook.bike Elizabeth George or type: ebook.bike The Punishment She Deserves
    Another tip, once you find a book you want to download, touch it and hold for a second. A dialogue box will appear and select “open in new tab”. That will open the book in a second tab, you can down load it from there and then go back to the first tab and you continue on from the page you were on instead of being bumped back to page 1.
    ONE POSSIBLE DOWNLOAD SOLUTION I get the 0 when I sign on with Google. If I use Google “Chrome” or Safari I do not get the 0 and I am able to download. My home internet service provider is quick enough to download books, using Safari, before the 3-5 seconds expires. If I’m offsite, Safari doesn’t work within the 3-5 second download time frame so I switch to Google “Chrome” and I am able to download.
    Sometimes iBooks just will not accept a book. Download, from the App Store, an alternative. I’ve had great success with using the combination of Google “Chrome” with Bluefire Reader, OverDrive and Kobo App
    Hope this will help

  15. I can’t download any books….

  16. I am experiencing great difficulty in logging in. The password does not seem to verify and I am asked to register an account. When I eventually access the site, there is no option to download. Please help.

  17. Anyone else having problems today going to the next page?

  18. It would be nice if we are told what the upgrades are.

  19. Thank you.

  20. Book Tags not working for days!

  21. I too am unable to download any books. I find the book eg: Lori Foster, Fast Burn. Click on download bar and it pops right back to title page. I will check again tomorrow. Thank you for every bit of hard work it takes to make us all happy with our chosen reading materials.

  22. Can anyone else go to the next page? Keeps reloading page one, n matter what page is clicked on.

  23. Can’t seem to get book tags…..help if you can

  24. how long does it take for an upload to show please.

  25. I‘m not able to download any books; when I click the download bar it goes right back to the book title page …

  26. Hope this site will be up sooooon! I want to download the Crazy Rich Asians

  27. Damn it! Can’t download!

  28. Getting an error when I try and download. Says something about the code being old and I need to make sure I am downloading from ebook which I am.

  29. Getting same code error. Travis whats up?

  30. When trying to download any book I get the following message and am unable to download. What do I do???

    09fe3ff0a75b2453a878139bb9302a4e
    b75e49a5c2b2b3a9e604baf253967f5e
    Sorry your code is old, make sure you are downloading directly from https://ebook.bike

  31. Do these messages get to Travis??
    I’m not sure where to go for help…….

  32. I am getting the same error.Wish Travis would respond to this thread.

  33. I am having the same problem as everyone seems to have, I can’t download any of the books I want and I receive this message: Sorry your code is old, make sure are downloading directly from https://ebook.bike. Of course I’m directly downloading from ebook.bike website.

  34. Yep same problems everyone’s having

  35. I’m getting this error code too.

  36. Same problem. I have to wonder if it has something to do with the ad that is playing—which I haven’t seen before: watch people play life D&D, etc.

  37. In the same boat, old code.

  38. Same here! What should we do now?

  39. Same here

  40. Ten hours later and I can now download books again! Thank you for the quick fix!

  41. Fixed. Thanks Travis

  42. Hi! I’m having problems with the Book Tags page: I keep getting either a blank page, or an error message. Is it just me, or is there someone else with the same issue?

  43. Got as far as “download ePub” but only getting a blank page

    • Can only get in through google ebookbike “author”. Found book but only got a “0” on a new page after clicking on download ePub.

  44. Can only get in through google ebookbike “author”. Found book but only got a “0” on a new page after clicking on download ePub.

  45. I get this pop-up link every time I open this page.
    What is this and how can I get rid of it please?

    https://www.twitch.tv/malkarii

  46. Internet Explorer and Google Chrome not able to get to the site. Bad Gateway error on one and timeout on the other. Both just show the cat.

  47. When looking at books to download, some say “Private:” before the title of the book. Out of curiosity, I clicked on the book, the page that comes up says “Page Not Found.”

    Has anyone else seen or noticed this?

  48. EBB appears to be slowing. Hope it’s not about to crash.!

  49. Everythings a okay.

  50. How do you download to EPUB? Help please!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Have been getting 503 Service Temporarily Unavailable error many times a day for the last week or so. Same message on Firefox, IE, Chrome. Is there a limited number of ports on the server? Has this number changed? Sometimes it happens if I’m many pages into the current books list and I hit the Home tab to go back to page 1. I seem to be able to bypass this if I have in my email a link to a discussion item. I use the link, then go to the Home page and I’m in. Seems to always work but is not a convenient way to get into the server…

  52. I have no problem getting books but I just tried to sign up my husband on his iPad. It said put in activation key; I did…nothing happened and I can’t log him in. Any ideas?

    • LOG OUT. Reboot ipad. Using Chrome, sign up using facebook option. Don’t give any other details.

  53. What is up with all these pop-up banners on the bottom of each page. Is this a virus, extremely annoying. YouTube’s, spin for coins, cash prizes. Please fix this, it is unusable like this.

  54. These ads keep taking me to websites even though I’m not clicking on them. ?

  55. I’m getting a lot of pop-ups – games, extensions, fashions – the list goes on. That is when I can actually log in. When logged in / signed in more often than not I’m getting THE CAT.
    And EBB won’t let me logout!!! Just get ERROR page and THE CAT. What’s up?

    • I get the same thing,very annoying. The last time this happened I had to factory restart my tablet and as a result lost all the books I had.some of which were no longer on the site.is Travis gonna let us know why this is happening?

  56. I now cannot login through Safari, and when I press anomalies to make a comment, there’s no space to do it. We still have the annoying junk from YouTube.

  57. I can’t view nor make the book requests. I get a list of members instead. And it’s the same with all the groups. The member download is also missing from the home page. What happened? How do I access to the book requests group so I can view, download and make book requests?!

    • Click on Book Request Group to the right of screen. (select Active, under Groups). It will open to that group. There is a “Join Group” tab. Click it. That’s all there is to it.

      • I had no problem with book requests before yesterday. I did all that you instructed and the outcome was still the same–I got member’s list only.

        • I see the “Join Group” button right below blue rectangular Book Requests heading. I’m on a Mac. I clicked it;it works for me. Just did it a minute ago.

    • I have the same problem. Anything we can do

  58. I’m experiencing the same as Swan….only members names in groups…no access to requests or anything

  59. I am getting the error message with the cat picture when I do a search.

  60. Hi I am looking for the following David Eddings books – Ruby Knight – Sapphire Rose – Hidden City – Domes of Fire and Shinning Ones. Thanks in advance

  61. Book Request Group???? only see names of members. WHAT NOW?????

  62. Well the ‘Upload’ button seems to not working.Whenever I press that button it just shows the main page.
    As far as I recall, two weeks ago it was working.

  63. At least its good to know that Travis is keeping everyone informed up to the minute.
    When is he fixing search
    When is he posting book covers
    Good to know when he is playing Jenga (?) on line
    When will we be able to download a book on whatever page and be able to go back to that page and not page 1

  64. The “Book Tags” page isn’t working, either. It’s a blank page, and finding new books to read is very difficult if we cannot search for tags.

  65. This site needs surgery, not a bandaid

  66. I’m experiencing the same as Swan, Anne, Mary and others. Getting member list and add a friend thingy!!! Instead of book request – even after clicking ACTIVE for request books – same thing.
    My notifications have all disappeared and it’s showing 0.

  67. What is that awful ‘music’ on the home page? How can I get rid of it?

  68. What is this “conversation”? on the home page and a game of some sort? What???

  69. Cannot View past Notifications – when this was available before !!!!!!
    Why????
    This is the present message being displayed
    “””””Page Not Found
    Oops, it looks like this page does not exist.
    If you are lost use the search form below or visit our homepage”””””””””

  70. anyone else having problems downloading or running the page when the games are on the page. I am okay with things like this but when it is causing issues for what the site is used for then it is a problem.

  71. search by author doesn’t seem to be working, i searched with author name for books i know are here on the site, but they only come up if i search by title, not by author

  72. The book High Tide Club by Mary Kay Andrews is listed but it won”t download. Thank you for your time.

  73. Unable to download any books.

  74. Getting cat and can’t downlaod

  75. I can’t download books

  76. im not even getting a catgut sends me to another site

  77. Even with Adblocker, I am getting new ads. Getting sick of trying to fix this. This is frustrating.
    Happening since last week. Keeps adding new banners and new ads.

  78. looks like download is broken “Error 503 Backend fetch failed”

  79. Error 503 Backend fetch failed

    Backend fetch failed

    Guru Meditation:

    XID: 2460350

    Varnish cache server

  80. I cant download any book and log in is iffy this is the only way for me to get books. Money is tight and I read like 2 books a day please help

    • I cannot see anything uploaded since 5-18-18. Plus I got a wave of “male enhancement” ads there for a few days. Am I looking in the wrong place? Anyone know whats up?

      • Can only hope that the last couple days have been spent by removing duplications, triplications and etc. – correcting authors names so meaningful searches can be effective – rectifying searches so pages 2 etc can be accessed – and fixing tags.

  81. Hear hear. Site needs a good clean.

  82. No downloads since May 18. Anyone else having the same problem?

    • Upload is not working since the 18th

      • In itself not such a bad thing. The number of pages loaded has decreased – perhaps we are doing housekeeping and reducing the duplications, triplications, quad etc and rectifying author names, and repairing search pages etc.

  83. There have been no new downloads since May 18th. May we know why?

  84. It is hard for me to understand the negative comments towards this site. There’s 17,657 pages of books with an average of 10 books per page here. Yes, there’s some duplicates. Yes, it takes some time to navigate to reading one may want. Yes, there are a few glitches now and then with some of the features of the site. But, kind people, the site is free. SOME PEOPLE’s CHILDREN!

  85. Just be patient. This is a monumental job that Travis is doing. Appreciation is what you should be writing. Or perhaps, the disgruntled ones should go to B & N or Amazon and buy their books. Travis, take your time….life is short enough.
    ??

    • Folks-Please read carefully what Sharon and Dean have said above…you should be grateful for all that Travis has done for all of us to make ebook.bike possible. If you are not happy go elsewhere…otherwise be patient and send good thoughts to Travis who has always delivered.

    • I agree! Travis is a marvel and my hero. We are spoiled by the great things he has made possible for us. I know it can be frustrating when the system does not work but thank goodness that it comes back eventually. It would be horrible if people complained and were not grateful and Travis decided it was not worth his time to take the complaints. We need to be grateful and patient or like some people have said you can go and pay for what you want. Again, Travis I can’t even begin to thank you for the endless hours of reading pleasure you have brought to my life.

  86. I’ve been noticing that pages aren’t downloading correctly. Example: when I search for author Bella Forrest, it says there are multiple pages of books. But when I click on page two it just downloads page one again. Same with any page you choose, it just shows the results for page one over and over again. Help!

  87. Search bar isn’t working for me. Anyone else?

  88. This is a free resource, stop bitching, someone asked ‘may we know why?’ You’re not owed anything, download books when you can so you have plenty to read if the sites down but keep in mind that this site is free for you, you are a guest here, do not demand and no not expect! I can understand people leaving comments because the need help or advice but to leave comments just to slag the site off is not needed – you’re not happy? Go elsewhere!

  89. I can’t upload The Fox Hunt. Why? Please help.

  90. Travis hope you are okay. This is so unlike you, not to be in contact with us.

  91. It looks like free books have come to an end. Thanks for the memories. Hasta la vista

  92. It looks like free books have come to an end. Thanks for the memories. Hasta la vista

  93. First off I would like to say, love this sight love all of the hard work that Travis has put into it. That being said it seems as though since he launched the “new sight” we have been plagued with multiple problems and downtime. We have now heard that he is reworking the whole sight AGAIN. No new uploads for the last few weeks. Yes this is a free sight but I don’t need all this fancy crap. Just give me the uploads and a way to search and I will be happy. Cannot wait for this sight to be functional again.

  94. First off I would like to say, love this sight love all of the hard work that Travis has put into it. That being said it seems as though since he launched the “new sight” we have been plagued with multiple problems and downtime. We have now heard that he is reworking the whole sight AGAIN. No new uploads for the last few weeks. Yes this is a free sight but I don’t need all this fancy crap. Just give me the uploads and a way to search and I will be happy. Cannot wait for this sight to be functional again.

  95. While I agree with what Robin has said, to add to that … Yes, this is a ‘free’ site. Yes, we are all grateful for all the time and work that goes into making it functional.
    As we MEMBERS that contribute to this site being functional, are we not entitled to at least an update so as to stop all these complaints.
    With that being said, its freedom of speech and as I am in tge legal field, that is the rights of everyone.

  96. what does it mean when the word “PRIVATE:” appears before the title of a book? when I click on the title, it says page not found.

  97. Firstly, I’d like to say a big thank you to Travis for making this book site available free of charge – thank you. Wouldn’t it be better if we went back to Tuebl version with all the nice bits from this new site added to it? Tuebl was easy to use.

  98. What is:
    2d77ef8862ba12bbcfed2af7c40831ab
    dac9e7e967e3e9bdc2bf39cbf8f57f4d
    Sorry your code is old, make sure you are downloading directly from https://ebook.bike

    • I’m getting this too

      • The face-book page is down as well. Go figure. They must be getting tons of complaints.

  99. I like Sharon Surloffs comment. Take a deep breath . The books are free and Travis has a big job to do.

  100. I am having trouble staying logged in to the site it keeps dropping me. Is anyone else having the same pronlem. In the last hour I logged in three times.

  101. Does anyone have a solution for the site reverting to 18 May uploads everytime? Very frustrating.

  102. Does anyone have a solution for my being able to get only the first page when I do a search and get more than 10 results? Whether I click on “2” or on the arrow, I just get the first page again.

  103. Travis… you are awesome! But what happened to the Facebook page?

  104. June 12
    Anyone out there having problems?
    In my little corner of the world this is the first time I have been able to access this site for 3 days – down from June 10.
    Also the pages are mix of June 8 and May 17 posts – have been for about 2 weeks and I get logged off frequently. Plus getting page not found heaps???

    • yes, seems to be ongoing, page not found just click go to the homepage and it will take you to the book. I just play around and hope I can find what I am looking for. I think Travis is trying, I am sure this site is a royal pain for him at times. Great when it works then shit hits the fan.

      • I went as far as of 200 and everywhere inbetwen you find different dates. There were new books from June 5th and on. There is nothing new after June 8, but at least it’s back.

  105. Whoa, Travis; thrilled to see this page again!!!!!

  106. Sooo happy it’s back up!

  107. During the last upgrade they seem to have deleted the sort results that popped up on the right side of the screen when you did a search in the search bar. The sorted results were by author and tags it was very useful. I hope that after the upgrade they can reinstall this feature. It was up for a while and then it disappeared again.

  108. Having trouble logging in and when I log in I get knocked off

  109. Everytime i go on the website, there are no new books except for page 1. When i go to page 2, all books are dated May 18th or earlier. Pleade help!

  110. When doing a Search, it only shows page 1. Even if the search results have a long list, going to page 2 or other page of the search result does nothing.

  111. I am having issue too recently but today I am having issues with web site in general I click on down load and it brings up error 404

  112. I am having the exact same problem.. Also once I am logged in and try to download I get logged out.

  113. Cannot download anything. Error 404

  114. Cannot download anything. Error 404

  115. I am also getting an error 404 🙁

  116. Site is looking very weird—very basic format

  117. Site is looking very weird—very basic format

  118. Can’t access discussion page on current downtime. Can anyone briefly tell me what is happening?

  119. Keeping getting 404 not found ☹️, is site under maintenance again? Thanks!

  120. Keeping getting 404 not found ☹️, is site under maintenance again? Thanks!

  121. All the fixes seem to be in Travis’ head. He an’t seem to get this nice web site to work. He should hire a person who is experienced. 06-24-18

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