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Barking Rain Press allows anyone to read the first four chapters of all of our titles for free, with absolutely no obligation to purchase anything. Simply go to the detail page of the novel you are interested in, and sign up for the free preview in the sign up box. You will receive the chapters as a single PDF file via email, along with a coupon for 35% off the cover price.
If you like what you read, you can purchase the print or eBook format directly on our website, as available, or you can purchase them elsewhere.
Yes! Barking Rain Press allows you to switch between email and RSS delivery at any time just by clicking the appropriate link in any preview chapter installment email.
If you no longer have a preview chapter installment email, please contact us using our Contact Form.
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At this time, Barking Rain Press does not have a public Forum Board for posting comments. However, we do encourage visitors to post a review for the Barking Rain Press books or eBooks they have read at the following websites:
While many publishers use Readers to review their “slushpile” as part of their manuscript selection process, Barking Rain Press does not. Instead, we have a team of editors who review our submissions and select the manuscripts that are eventually published by Barking Rain Press. Therefore, we have no Reader positions to offer.
You can apply to become an editor, if qualified, by taking our editor test.
Each free preview chapter you receive is linked to a specific email, so you will need to change the email address for each title you are previewing.
To change your email address, click on the appropriate link within any of the preview chapter installments and change your email address there.
If you no longer have a previous chapter installment, please contact us using our Contact Form.
Please visit our Manuscript Submissions Information page for complete details about submitting your manuscript for publication consideration with Barking Rain Press.
Currently, our system sends out a single new chapter each day, approximately 24-hours from the time you validated your subscription. If you want to read the next chapter immediately, simply click the “next” button in your installment email, and it will immediately send out the next chapter in the queue.
This link works even with the first chapter we send to you. There is no need to wait unless you want to. If you do choose to read more than one chapter at a time, our system will remember where you left off and will automatically send out the next issue to you the following day.
The most common reason for not getting a validation email is that it was marked as spam by your spam filter. Be sure to check your spam and junk folders to make sure that it didn’t get caught there. Look for an e-mail from subscribe [at] barkingrain [dot] com.
If it’s not there, try subscribing one more time using a different email address, if possible.
If all else fails, please contact us using our Contact Form.
RSS is a format for publishing frequently updated content such as blogs, news, or other web content. With RSS, your computer periodically checks for new content and displays it as it becomes available, eliminating the need for you to visit a website to check for new content.
Click the link to find out more about RSS feeds (also known as web feeds).
There are a few reasons why you might want to subscribe via RSS. Unlike e-mail, RSS is not blocked by spam filters so you might try RSS if you are having difficulty receiving emails from Barking Rain Press. Keep in mind, however, that RSS may be blocked by web filters at your place of employment, or even by some anti-virus programs.
If you are already using RSS to read blogs and news, it is an easy way to ensure that you get all of your preview chapters and newsletter issues from Barking Rain Press. Our RSS subscriptions follow the exact same delivery schedule as our email subscriptions and give you the same ability to request immediate delivery of the next preview chapter, just as our emails do.
If you haven’t tried RSS yes, most newer versions of Outlook have a built-in RSS aggregator. Simply open Outlook and click the RSS feed option. Microsoft will ask you if you want to use Outlook as your default aggregator. If you agree, the messages will simply show up in your e-mail box (in the RSS subdirectory) and will never be sent to the spam or junk folders.
There are also lots of free RSS aggregators around that avoid the whole e-mail issue altogether (try Google, for example).