Uploads Working and Other Things

Uploads are now working, also some changes and fixes will be coming around the site which might cause various issues over the next couple weeks.

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  1. I m on page 6 and click on a book to see what’s about. Click back, I’m now back to page 1. I guess these are some of the issues you still have to work on

    • When you click on book to get more info, hold down for the contextual menu; open in new tab, then you can return to the tab where you were once you do or don’t download the book.

  2. I have always had same issue. Once I look or download a book I go back to page 1. And no way of getting to a specific page. Still grateful for that you do and for the site

    • What I’ve been doing is remembering the page number I was on and when it takes me back to page 1 just add this to the end of address bar:
      /page/6/ or /page/7/ or whatever page you want to go to.

  3. Same here … always remember where you “left off”. Patience.

  4. This is off topic, but I saw you at the Onegin performance. Thought I could say thanx for all the books personally, but decided against it. I hope you enjoyed this opera, we had some great Russian stars.

  5. what does it mean when the word “PRIVATE:” appears before the name of the book??
    When I click on the title it says page not found……

  6. i am logged in, but when i click on a book to download, i get kicked/logged out. if i click on log in it takes me back to pg 1.

  7. More issues this morning. I’m on page 1 showing new bps for May 27. Click to page 2 . Now it shows books entered on May 18. Click to page 3 it now shows books from May 27

  8. For books that were uploaded yesterday and today I’m getting page not found.

  9. Kendall Brooks IO’ve experienced the same thing.

    • Just keep refreshing the page until the book shows. It sometimes takes few refreshes.

  10. It’s worse now than when we had no uploads.

  11. I am having the same problem as Jack. When I log in it opens to page 17787 but when I go to the next page it jumps to page 17656 and books that were uploaded on May 18th. Where are those books

  12. Every time I click to go on to the next page I’m logged out. I have to log in again, and again.

  13. I just went through the 131 pages and here is what I found. I would click to page 1 and it would be the latest posted then I hit the next page and it took me back to books that were posted on the 18th. It the next page and back to the most recently posted for 2 or 3 pages. Click to the next page back to before uploads were down. This kept happening all through to page 131.

  14. What I’ve been doing is remembering the page number I was on and when it takes me back to page 1 just add this to the end of address bar:

    /page/6/ or /page/7/ or whatever page you want to go to.

  15. No new books. The same as previous for the past two weeks

    • Yes new books most recent adds today. Keep refreshing your page until you see the new books.

  16. J Goldman you must be a glutton for punishment to do this for 131 pages (Ha Ha). All kidding aside, Travis should try to find a programmer to help him sort through some of these issues. Yes, I know it’s a free site, but.

  17. Thank you for all you do for us! I appreciate it.

  18. Click on a book uploaded since uploads were fixed, and get PAGE NOT FOUND.

    • Keep refreshing the page until book shows. That what I’ve been doing.

  19. What is with these new groups?

  20. Refreshing the pages sometimes works but really. I have been logged out ten times within tge last five minutes. And the new Uploads And Other Things rebounds to tge previous Site Performance of older uploads. Count this as yet another griper.
    But hey I am not alone here. It is what it is.

  21. If you read his post, on ebook.bike under blog, he says it will be unstable for the next two weeks. That’s if you can see that update. The site is definitely frustrating right now and sometimes that particular blog update shows up, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you can log in, sometimes you can’t. Sometimes you can see new books and download them, sometimes you can’t and refreshing DOES NOT always solve the problem. Plus, that seems to be a ridiculous thing to have to keep doing. Sometimes the tool bar has duplicate and additional headings, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you can see recent updates, item comments, posts, and sometimes it reverts to 3 days ago. All Book Requests, comments, and personal updates have disappeared if they are older than a couple of weeks. Ridiculous ads have invaded the site and who knows what viruses they contain. Multiple duplicate books added to the site some are missing content, some missing author, some missing titles etc… All that is due, I assume, because there are no checks and balances on doing the uploads properly. I don’t blame our wonderful book hunters for this because, well, the search function…need I say more? I know Travis owns it, it’s free to us and he gets bombarded with negativity, but he could also put a bit more effort in to help alleviate those comments. If you are going to offer something to 90,000 people, even if it is free, you do have a responsibility to communicate, properly, and offer aid perhaps in the form of a FAQ or help forum. I’ve been silent for 6 weeks and that is the end of my rant! Yes, I love Travis and the option to find new books and new authors for free and I do still purchase from B&N, Amazon and Kobo so I don’t need anyone telling me if I don’t like it, to go somewhere else. I’m just pointing out issues and frustrations that I know many also experience. And, this is a public account and I AM entitled to my opinion.
    ps, after almost 6 months why does it still say “ Cheryl just downlaoded a book. I’m not a data wiz, but surely correctly a spelling mistake will not involve revamping the whole system.

    • Cheryl, you make many valid points. I don’t know what Travis background is, but if he’s a programmer he’s not doing a good job at it. Using this site is so frustrating. I know it’s free but provide proper support to your customers or turn it over to someone else

  22. Anyone know what’s up with “The Endless Beach” on May 28th? It seems to appear, well, endlessly.

  23. Why aren’t my downloads saving to my Adobe Digital?

  24. The only problem I have consistently is not being able to change to a different page.

    Thanks for the site and all you do! Especially because the books are FREE and we have no right to complain.

  25. In reponse to CherylW – Hear ye, hear ye.
    You have been gracious with your insight and time to users with
    The search problems. Many know this or should.
    And like you, I too am a consumer of many books throughout tge years at Chapters. It is a free site and these are not complaints, they are response to navigating this website and problems as such.
    Do we have a right to our comments? Yes, we do, as this is a public account and we all are entitled to free speech.
    This is what keeps this website enabled, by all of its members.
    Without traffic, there would be no website for all to partake and enjoy, FREE or not.
    Bells and whistles are not needed as they just add to the complexity of navigating the website. It just migrates into the previuos problems not solved and thus creating another. “Simpler is always better”.
    Navigation should be intuitive not frustrating and leads to responsiveness.
    Keeping updates regularly and addressing users concerns adds to the continuity and enjoyment of what this is really all about.
    CherylW ~ I say you addressed concerns of many as you should. You have a say out of 90,000 members and you should rightfully use it.

  26. Is there some trick to download an ebook? On my desktop I see a ‘DOWNLOAD EPUB’ button. Clicking it just pops up a new window with some text saying I could close it (the new window) after the download or something, but than it just closes on its own (2…3 seconds after opening). That’s it. Nothing else happening.
    On my phone there is no DOWNLOAD button, but instead “read now” or something like that … which redirects to some other site of the WTF (seriously WTF?!) variety.

    Is it supposed to be like that? Like, not working at all?
    (I don’t mean to offend. Hope, I didn’t. Great site and all.Tuebl brought me back to books.)

  27. Is the server offline? i keep getting that cloudflare page that the server is offline whenever i press download epub option.

  28. Kitty cat is back😕

  29. Can you bring back a way to search for an author? When I put their name in search I get hundreds of books but it’s time consuming to go page by page to find the actual author your looking for. Cheers

  30. Why is it every time I try to download a book a get the following message:

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

  31. Why is it every time I try to download a book a get the following message:

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

  32. Why is it every time I try to download a book a get the following message:

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

  33. I am unable to download any books… when I click ‘Download epub” a message appears “b0760b00b2e5b0b859920d005029db56
    735338f5416f97a615d2c441d5493277
    Sorry your code is old, make sure you are downloading directly from https://ebook.bike

  34. Hi, I’m experiencing the same issue with downloading and getting an error message re old codes. Hope it is resolved soon 🙂

  35. Try

  36. Unfortunately I can’t download, I keep logging out without wanting to, and the tags page still doesn’t work 🙁

  37. Looks like the Facebook page has been taken down as well.

  38. EBB facebook page down. Guess Travis is tired of all the negative comments. Expect EBB site will be next to go?

  39. Has anyone figured out how to get past page one on what comes back on search results. Every time I try to go to page two ( or any other page) I unfortunately keep getting only page one.

    • Having same problem. Has anyone had a resolution to this problem?

  40. ePub is not available even though book pix comes up. And I keep logging in a out and hard to get back to where I was

  41. I have to constantly sign on. It’s not staying and then when I do different books show up. The same as the last theee weeks.

  42. Don’t be an a**. Put downs have nothing to do with Travis not knowing how to run his site.
    If he can’t take the heat get out of the fire. The site is useless and when he finally gets one thing working, everybody starts thanking him for doing a wonderful job. Get a freaking life

  43. I am thankful that I could download for free. My brother has like 800 books in his cache and nowhere can he get those except from this wonderful site.I’m super grateful.

    • I agree. It is very nice to have this site. I am also grateful to get free ebooks. Even if the site isn’t working that great now, at least it works somewhat. It’s a shame that he felt he needed to make changes because it was working great a couple weeks ago. I’ve been using this site for several years now, and it’s had it’s ups and downs, but I wouldn’t stop using it.

  44. Negative comments are all well and good…but maybe follow up with a site of your own similar/better than this THEN be negative! I am grateful that I can get books for free as well as purchase through Kobo and Kindle. We all like free stuff and that usually comes with hitches and glitches. Like I said, start your own site, give us the info then see what happens…..

  45. I can never get past page 1 in my search….suggestions?

  46. I can never get past page 1 in my search….suggestions?

    • Just hit refresh until the page changes….keep an eye on dates to make sure you are changing to the current date e.g. page 2 of June 5. Just keep hitting refresh. Same thing for downloading when page not found comes up just hit refresh..

      • Where is the refresh button.?

        • The refresh button is on the address bar…kind of a circular arrow. Also you can use the back arrow/left pointing arrow to go back to the page with the book you want and try again, keep doing that until you get the book details you need with the download button. Just keep an eye on the date/page – sometimes you can get kicked to an older page/date.

          • I experimented a bit and found a “system” that worked for me the main thing is to keep an eye on the date/page. Re-launch pages until you get the desired result.

  47. Is anyone having problems with the error message “no page found” when you launch out a book title. Just be patient. If you keep launching the book page it will finally pop up. It might take up to as many as 10 tries. I am also having problems staying logged in to the site it dropped me three times in the last hour. 🤨 umm I loved the look and feel of the old site. It takes time to tweak a site.

  48. Is anyone having problems with the error message “no page found” when you launch out a book title. Just be patient. If you keep launching the book page it will finally pop up. It might take up to as many as 10 tries. I am also having problems staying logged in to the site it dropped me three times in the last hour. 🤨 umm I loved the look and feel of the old site. It takes time to tweak a site.

  49. Is anyone having problems with the error message “no page found” when you launch out a book title. Just be patient. If you keep launching the book page it will finally pop up. It might take up to as many as 10 tries. I am also having problems staying logged in to the site it dropped me three times in the last hour. 🤨 umm I loved the look and feel of the old site. It takes time to tweak a site.

  50. Is anyone having problems with the error message “no page found” when you launch out a book title. Just be patient. If you keep launching the book page it will finally pop up. It might take up to as many as 10 tries. I am also having problems staying logged in to the site it dropped me three times in the last hour. 🤨 umm I loved the look and feel of the old site. It takes time to tweak a site.

  51. Sorry about so many posts when I tried to post a comment it said no page found

    • That has happened to me also. I always keep a note of the date/page so when I log in again I can go to the page I want. I guess a few hiccups isn’t too bad to suffer through for a site that offers free books!

  52. Can we please get rid of the Twitch feed? It’s totally out of place

  53. What’s with the live game?? .. and where is the Search box. please. Can.t find it anywhere, Thank you xx (Please, please get rid of the game….)

  54. Sure wish he would spend sometime fixing the site and communicating with us.

  55. Why can’t I get my books again

  56. Hi! I posted this question before but now cannot find it so I don’t know if anyone replied. When I search the site and get back several pages of results, I can only see the first page. When I scroll down and click on either another page number or the forward > I just get taken back to the top of page 1. So for example, I searched for “Finch” (author’s last name) and got 151 results but can’t get past pg 1. Tried hitting the refresh button up to the left of the the address bar multiple times but still am on pg 1. What is also weird is that the number of results keeps changing from 151 to 148 and back again. I do not know what to do! Help please!

    • I have this issue too and it’s driving me crazy. lol I hope someone can help! I’ve tried it on three browsers and none of them work.

      • Yeah, it won’t accept any commants to move forward. I tried entering the commands directly into the address bar but that won’t work either. And yes, I also find the same problem on other browsers. Grrr……………

    • well said… nothing seems to work properly on e-bookbike..half the time not to be able to get into the site at all the other time doing a search where there are several pages for one Author all you get is the first page with one or two titles plus others mixed in. Hotch potch system needs a good overhaul.. Who is Travis? Can’t find. When ebookbike was still tueble, it worked like a charm. Any complaints were properly addressed by the webmaster for the website and most of the time fixed. may be your ebookbike is in urgent need of a ‘bike’-repair shop… please get it running smoothly

  57. June 13
    Anyone out there? Anyone having problems?

    I tired to post this commnet yesterday but kept getting kicked off !!
    This site was down in my little part of the world for 3 days – 9-11 Anyone else have this?

    Flicking through new posts is a nightmare they alternnate between the latest date and May 17.

    Im frequently kicked off or told page not found and why do I get groups for Cialis – I tried to join but it would not let me.

    Is this just me??

  58. EBBis is unstable now and has been for months and will be that way for the foreseeable future.

    When Mr T stops playing games and decides to fix his horrible site, or hire someone who knows what there are doing, perhaps we will see a working site. Don’t hold your breath.

  59. Why am I only getting 2 or 3 pages of the current date and it skips back to May.? Also, why can’t I get past page 1 of author’s books?

  60. Does anyone know what Travis does for a living? Is he a programmer, a systems analyst?

    • I get the same thing…lets hope this is part of the “issues” the blog mentioned and will go away soon.

  61. There are some issues with the site right now and I hope it will be resolved soon. But again I would like to say I’m extremely grateful and appreciative of all Travis has done.

  62. There are some issues with the site right now and I hope it will be resolved soon. But again I would like to say I’m extremely grateful and appreciative of all Travis has done.

  63. Rickie, playing games? Horrible site? Hire somebody?
    Ummmmmmmmm…. I’m quite sure Travis is likely to pay someone to sort things out, using the many $$$$ you pay him for the books you get…. oh, hang on, it’s free… ooops, silly me.
    I can, however, recommend a site that always works.
    http://Www.amazon.com
    Mind you, you won’t get the benefit of free books, but hey, you can stop holding your breath……
    Moral: don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

    • What gift? Search not working or book requests not right or making you sign in 10 times a day or all the other gifts. I’ll pass on the free gifts.

  64. A while ago Travis hinted that he is working on a new version of EBB and gave a timeline of two weeks.But he has gone underground since then. In the meantime site is atrocious.Many many issues. Will it ever be fixed? Only Travis knows.

  65. What normally takes 15 minutes on EBB Now takes hours. What a waste

  66. Help please! Asked before. Can’t figure out why ePub comes up on iPhone but not on my iPad. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for all fron Travis and everyone else!

  67. Not sure if previous post went out. Don’t see it here. Help as to why ePub only comes up on my iPhone and not my iPad. Thanks for everyone’s help, especially Travis!

  68. Same here on iPad. It would not go to EPub. I kept clicking on the book title and/or authors name and it worked after the 3rd or 4th try.

  69. I’m still having trouble getting to a different page when I’m searching for books. Just keep getting stuck on page one.

  70. Refresh, refresh refresh.It works!

  71. Could you fix the format of Another Side of Paradise? It is not working properly. Thank you.

  72. Could you fix the format of Another Side of Paradise? It is not working properly. Thank you.

  73. Could you fix the format of Another Side of Paradise? It is not working properly. Thank you.

  74. Uploads and Downloads not working. Shambolic!!

  75. hi i can’t download any books. I get error not found.
    the web page is different. its not the same one as before.
    is there something wrong?

    P.S im so grateful for this site and even with me complaining
    i do need to say THANK YOU!!!!
    I love ebook.bike but sad that its having problems.

  76. I feel the same way!!!

  77. Same here re downloading. Like you, I also appreciate this site. However, it’s having lots of problems recently. Guess we have to be patient!!

  78. Was taken by surprise that the home page is so different. Having great problems finding books, downloading, finding groups, etc. Does anyone know when it will be fixed. Really miss this site. Thank you.

  79. Sorry one other thing. Why is it showing comments, books from May 18th? Very strange.

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