Frequently Asked Questions


What is the total length of the Queen's Code e-book?

8 Chapters, 94,000 words, approximately 340 pages. The Queen's Code is only available as an eBook on this site. Paperback and Hardback are available, print on demand, from Lulu.com

What is the Queen's Code e-book?

It is a fictional story with homework and assignments that you can complete alongside the main character Kimberlee, as she learns The Queen's Code.

I purchased The Queen's Code, but when and where do I get my book?

Chapter 1 is available now (as a PDF) by logging into your paid account, and clicking on "Chapter 1 Tab" in the main Navigation Menu. You can download it from there.

The rest of the chapters are available in The Queen's Code Online Reader in Download Center.

How do I access my Online Reader?

Click "Log In" in the upper-right corner, then click "Chapter 1" to access the Reader.

Is this a Beta version of the site?

Yes! You are participating in an exclusive beta launch of The Queen's Code. Although it is a Beta, we are delivering 100%. We anticipate everything to work smoothly, and if we hit a glitch here or there, errors in spelling, dead links, etc... we will fix it. Thank you for participating and understanding.

I don't have a computer. Where can I buy The Queen's Code in regular book form?

Paperback and Hardback are available, print on demand, from Lulu.com.

Can I purchase The Queen's Code by phone?

Purchase of The Queen's Code online eBook is only available online. The Queen's Code online eBook experience requires a basic level of computer proficiency. If you are not able to complete your purchase online, participating in The Queen's Code is likely to be a consistently troublesome and frustrating experience.

Paperback and Hardback books are available, print on demand, from Lulu.com.

I'm a PAX Programs Affiliate. Do I earn an affiliate commission on The Queen's Code?

Yes! Affiliates earn a $1 commission on all Queen's Code purchases.

Hey, I want to be an Affiliate and earn commission! How do I do that?

To register for the PAX Affiliate Program, click here.

Who is this PAX Programs I keep hearing about? What do they have to do with The Queen's Code?

PAX Programs is a company that was co-founded by Alison Armstrong, the author of The Queen's Code. For more information, click here.

I want to buy The Queen's Code for a friend. Can I purchase it as a gift?

Absolutely! You can purchase a Queen's Code Gift Certificate, and our system will automatically email a promo code to your friend that they can use during their purchase process to receive The Queen's Code for free. All you have to do is provide your friend's email address at the time of purchase.

Is the purchase price a subscription service, or a one-time charge?

No, it is not a subscription. You are only charged ONCE to participate and access The Queen's Code Online Reader.

How do I download The Queen's Code book?

  • Visit www.thequeenscode.com
  • Click "Log In" in the upper-right corner
  • Click "CHAPTER 1" button to access the Reader
  • Expand the menu for any chapter of your choice
  • Click "Download Center"

Please note: you must be a participant (i.e. purchased The Queen's Code access) to access this feature.

Do I have to participate in the Book Clubs, or Video VoteUp (TM)?

Absolutely not, feel free to enjoy your Queen's Code experience in any way that you wish.

Is there a money-back guarantee? How do I get a refund?

Yes! We offer 100% money back guarantee if requested within 30 days after initial purchase. To request a refund, please email your request to refunds@understandmen.com.

I bought a gift certificate for a friend who never used it. Do I get a refund?

Yes, absolutely! Gift Certificates can be refunded after 30 days of initial purchase. To request a refund, please email your request to refunds@understandmen.com

Will The Queen's Code website work on my computer?

If you can access this web page on your device, it works!

All you need is a web browser to access our site, in which you can log into your account and read the book on the Online Reader. The Queen's Code is Optimized for:

Login from any web-browsing device, such as your computer, tablet, or phone. You will be able to read The Queen's Code e-book by clicking "The Queen's Code" tab in the navigation menu. (Chapter 1 is available for you today, for FREE as a PDF file)

PC/Mac Computers. mobile devices using Safari (including iPad & iPhone), Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Amazon Silk (Kindle), & most Android browsers.

I want to read or download the book, how do I do that?

We provide two options:

  • READ THE BOOK ONLINE! When you login (after you purchase), you will be able to read The Queen's Code e-book through our Online Reader by clicking "Chapter 1" tab in our Navigation Menu above. Simple! Also as a bonus, Chapter 1 is available for you today, for FREE as a PDF file on the "Chapter 1" button in the Navigation Menu.
  • DOWNLOAD THE QUEEN'S CODE eBOOK ONTO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE, TABLET, OR READER! With your purchase, we also give you the option to DOWNLOAD The Queen's Code ebook from our website so you can transfer the file to your compatible mobile device. The list of devices that are compatible with our "Mobi" and "Epub" file types are:
    • PC & Mac Computers
    • Amazon Kindle, Kindle Fire
    • Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (Lexcycle Stanza or iBooks on iOS 3.2+)
    • Android devices (using Aldiko, CoolReader, FBReader, and so on)
    • Barnes & Noble Nook
    • Kobo eReader
    • Sony Reader
    Other compatible devices include:
    • BlackBerry, BlackBerry PlayBook
    • BeBook, Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Cybook Opus, Boox, COOL-ER, Cruz (Velocity Micro), eClicto, ECTACO jetBook and jetBook Lite
    • eSlick, GNU/Linux tablets and PDAs such as Sharp Zaurus and Nokia 770,n800, n810, and n900, Hanlin eReader, iLiad
    • iRex Digital Reader 800 and 1000, iriver Story, Java ME
    • Palm OS, webOS, Plastic Logic, PocketBook Reader, Psion
    • Symbian
    • Windows Mobile
    • Windows Phone (using Freda or Stanzetta or other similar apps)
    *The Queen's Code is Optimized for: PC/Mac Computers. Mobile devices using Safari (including iPad & iPhone), Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Amazon Silk (Kindle), & most Android browsers. If you can access this web page on your device, it will work for you!

How can I view my order and correct or change a recipient or email address on a Gift Certificate I purchased?

Please follow these instructions (skip the steps you've already completed):

  • Visit www.thequeenscode.com
  • Click "ACCOUNT" link in the upper-right corner
  • Log In when prompted (see "I cannot log in, what do I do?" if you have issues here)
  • Click "Order History" on the gray horizontal bar
  • Click the number in "Order ID" column (there are also helpful notes)
  • If any lines say "Gift Certificate for The Queen's Code" and have "RESEND NOW" link that means the gift certificate recipients have not redeemed them yet. If you see the "Gift Certificate" line(s) but do not see "RESEND NOW" link next to them, that means those have already been redeemed.

To resend the gift certificate email to the same recipient or to change the recipient:

  • Click "RESEND NOW" link. If you want to change the recipient's email, enter the new email address in the resulting popup window and click OK. If you don't want to change it, simply click OK.
  • The recipient will receive the same email we sent when you made your original purchase. It contains simple instructions on how to redeem the gift certificates. Once you complete the instructions, you are in. Please remember the message may end up in the recipient's SPAM folder.

I bought the membership but can only see Chapter 1!

The most likely reason you are unable to see any chapters past Chapter 1 is that, instead of buying an instant individual membership for yourself, you have purchased a gift certificate and have not redeemed it yet. Here is how to verify and correct this situation:

  • Search your email for a message with a subject of "sent you a gift certificate" or just "gift certificate". The message may be in the SPAM folder.
  • That email has complete instructions on redeeming the gift code. Finish those steps and you are in!
  • In case you do not find the message, you can resend it to yourself

    • Visit www.thequeenscode.com
    • Click "ACCOUNT" link in the upper-right corner
    • Log In when prompted (see "I cannot log in, what do I do?" if you have issues here)
    • Click "Order History" on the gray horizontal bar
    • Click the number in "Order ID" column (there are also helpful notes)
    • Read the instructions about gift redemption. Also, you can scroll down to find the details of your order
    • If you see "Gift Certificate for The Queen's Code" line AND see "RESEND NOW" link, that means you have an unused gift certificate. If you purchased more than one gift certificate but do not see "RESEND NOW" link next to any of them, that means those have been redeemed
    • Click "RESEND NOW" to receive the same email we sent when you made your purchase. As we mentioned before, the email contains simple instructions on how to redeem the gift certificates. Once you complete the instructions, you are in.

How do I print the book?

Please follow these instructions (skip the steps you've already completed)

  • Visit www.thequeenscode.com
  • Click "Chapter 1" button, then log in
  • Expand the latest chapter menu and click "Download Center"
  • On the bottom click "I'm an expert. Just show me the files" button
  • Then click "Download PDF" button and print the resulting file

I cannot log in, what do I do?

If you have problems logging into The Queen's Code website, please follow these steps to obtain your username or to reset your password:

  • Click "Log In" button in the upper-right corner
  • If you need to obtain your username, click "Forgot Username" link, enter your email address and click "Submit".
  • If you know your username but do not remember your password, click "Forgot Password?", enter your username and click "Submit"
  • As long as we have your correct email address, you will receive further instructions in the email
  • Please follow those instructions to complete the process and gain access to the website

I use Firefox and have troubles viewing website videos

Some of our Mozilla Firefox users have encountered problems viewing the videos: the videos do not show up at all or do not play (some may also report crashes.)

Please review this Mozilla article describing the problems and the solutions.

(Note that, as of 11/01/2012, "Solution 1: Update Flash" did not work well in our testing, while "Solution 2: Downgrade to Flash 10.3" was much more effective.)

How do I read the book? I have not received any chapters in email!

We do not send the chapters by email. You may receive an occasional reminder that a new chapter has become available with a link to our website.

Here is how you can read The Queen's Code eBook (please skip the steps which you've already completed):

  • In case you have not yet, please purchase the access to the program. We hope you already did, of course because you have to become a participant to read the complete book
  • Visit www.thequeenscode.com
  • Click "Log In" button in the upper-right corner and log in using your username and password. If you had a PAX account and created a new account for The Queen's Code you must login using your new Queen's Code username and password.
  • Click on large blue "Chapter 1" button at the top, that will get you to the Reader (only available to Participants)
  • Click on any of the currently available Chapters, then click "Read Chapter" and you are on your way!

Please remember that while you may receive a reminder that a new chapter is available, you can only read the book on the website and download the files to read offline. We do not send individual chapter files or chapter links in the email.

If you have any troubles, please also review "I bought the membership but can only see Chapter 1!" item on this FAQ page.

How do I start a book club (Live Interaction event)?

You must be a participant (please skip the steps you've already completed):

  • Visit www.thequeenscode.com
  • Click/tap "Log In" link (upper-right) and log in using your credentials
  • Click/tap on "READ: The Queen's Code eBook" link
  • Click/tap the latest chapter menu to expand it
  • Click/tap "Live Interaction" submenu, then scroll down and press the big blue "Didn't find a group for you? Create your own book club here" button
  • Fill out the form and click "Create Event" button
  • Review the event details (modify if necessary) and you are done!
  • Your event will now appear in relevant search results