It's been a week since I made "CHRONOS" available for download and I've been delighted by the sheer number of downloads of the book. This popularity does come at a cost however - I know that some people have experienced slow download speeds at certain times. If you continue to experience problems downloading, drop me a note via the website and I will point you to alternative download links.
In order to give me some basic metrics, I configured the download links as bit.ly links. This means that I can count the number of downloads of each format of the book, helping me understand which are the ones that people find best. I also get metrics on the country that the downloader is located in. I collect no other information on who is downloading my book or where they are located.
Format-wise, the PDF version is the most popular choice for downloading, although Mobi (Kindle) isn't far behind. HTML and ePub are tied for third place. Supporting a broad range of book formats is really only possible by going down a non-DRM path, so I'm very glad that I made the decision to release my book under a CC licence.
Canadians have made the most downloads, followed by people in the UK, Germany and the US. The book has also been popular in France.
Downloads have come from far and wide. "CHRONOS" has readers as far afield as Hong Kong, Venezuela, Israel, Argentina and India.
A number of readers have already finished the book and have written to me. I'm delighted that people seem to be enjoying reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it!