Readmor FAQs

Exploring and Using your Readmor App

Reading Books on Your PC or Mac

Know Your Nextbook Premium7 Tablet

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Exploring and Using your Readmor App

Minimum Requirements

In order to install the Hastings Readmor App you will need the following:

  • A modern phone/tablet
  • Android 2.2 (Codename Froyo) or higher
  • iOS 4 or higher

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EPUB and PDF: What is the difference?

What is EPUB?
An EPUB is short for "electronic publication format". It is a computer program that formats a document to make it easier for computers and small-screen devices to display readable text – it makes the text adapt to every screen size. It can do this because it is similar to a web page; and an ebook reader is similar to a web browser. EPUB is the default format for re-flowable documents. The EPUB format is quickly replacing PDF as the standard for eBooks. PDF will remain the standard for document sharing for MS Word and Excel documents, for example. EPUB is becoming the publishing industry standard because it was designed to make a book's content "reflowable" irrespective of the size of the screen of the ebook reader, portable/mobile device, or computer screen. The most important point is that EPUB is becoming the standard "open format" for the publishing industry and quickly becoming the standard for most reading devices.

What is PDF?
PDF is short for "portable document format". It is a computer program that formats a document to make it easier for computers to share the documents while still retaining the original formatting (fonts, text, images, etc.) – almost like a photocopy of the original document. PDF is the default format for static documents. The PDF document is indifferent to the device that it is displayed on or the operating system (Apple/Microsoft) that is used. It is the standard way for people (businesses, colleagues, clients, students, etc.) to share electronic documents – and will continue to be for the foreseeable future. Until recently, exporting a publication to PDF was the traditional way to create ebooks. The problem with eBooks created with PDF is that they can be difficult to read on a small screen, such as on a cell phone, because the text and images don't flow gracefully enough to be read on a small screen.

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Library

  • The Library tab will store all of your goHastings purchases. For how to purchase books, see below.
    • The Library tab will show listings of your books.
    • From here you can browse your entire library and select a book to begin reading.
    • To begin reading, use the Read Now tab on your device.

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Read Now

  • The Read Now tab is where you can begin reading your eBooks.
  • Read Now will open the book you have selected.
  • In the Read Now tab there are the following features:
    • Library - This tab will return you to your Library.
    • Information - This tab will contain all information about the book you are currently reading - author, title, genre.
    • Contents - This tab will be your table of contents for the book you are currently reading.
    • Bookmarks - Save your place in any book. This feature allows you to bookmark your spot in two ways: by the date you are reading and by the page number.
  • Settings - The Settings tab has multiple functions to allow you to experience Readmor in the best way possible.
    • You can change the following:
      • Text Size - this feature allows you to determine how big the text of the book should be for your optimal reading pleasure.
      • How Your Pages Turn - you can decide if you would like the page to turn like a real book or move in another way when you are turning each page.
      • Do you want to view the page number?
      • Orientation of the Nextbook - this will allow you to determine if you want to lock your Nextbook screen or if you would like it to keep turning.
      • Night Mode - this allows you to read in any light.

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Get Books

  • Open your Readmor App.
  • Click "Get Books."
  • Browse eBooks.
  • Choose your first purchase.
    • You can select either the EPub or PDF format. Your reader will accept either; this is your personal preference. Now click "Add to Cart."
  • This example shows you've added an eBook to your cart.
  • Click Sign In and check out on the bottom of your cart.
  • Create a goHastings account to use for all Readmor purchases. You will only need to create an account one time. This information will be saved for your future use.
  • If you do not already have a goHastings account, click sign up here on the sign in screen and register.
  • Complete your purchase by entering and saving (if you choose) your credit card information.
  • Once purchased, you will receive a screen that asks you to Download your Book.
  • Click Download Now and it will send your eBook to your your Readmor library.

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Readmor App Info

  • This is where you enter your goHastings ID and password to active your Readmor App.
  • If you do not have a goHastings ID, you can click on the link provided on this page to sign up for your FREE account. Once you have your ID, return to this page, enter the information to ensure your Readmor App is active.
  • For more information on how to download books later or how to access your goHastings library, see the Info tab in your Readmor App and then click on Reader Help. You can also reference the Readmor User Guide located on the Library tab.

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Multiple Accounts Authorized in Readmor: Using your Adobe ID in Readmor

Scenario:

  • An ebook was purchased from goHastings.com.
  • The ebook was downloaded to a PC and opened using Adobe Digital Editions.
    http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/
  • When using Readmor to download the book Readmor will recognize that an Adobe ID has already been used to download the ebook.
  • There will be a prompt giving the opportunity to enter in the Adobe ID user name and password. (Same one used on the PC in Adobe Digital Editions)
  • If done successfully that eBook will download into Readmor.
  • That account is now saved and can be viewed in the Info tab along with the goHastings ID.
  • Going forward all ebooks downloaded to Adobe Digital Editions with that account will now be available in Readmor as well.

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Troubleshooting

If you have already attempted to connect from the Readmor Info Tab and received the following error:

Download Problem: An Error has occurred loading this item

while trying to Authorize your device with your goHastings ID, please Click Here go through the Date and Time setup steps to solve this problem.

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Reading Books on Your PC or Mac

Minimum Requirements

In order to read our ebooks on your computer you will need the following:

  • Adobe Digital Editions
  • goHastings.com Account

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Adobe Digital Editions

To read our ebooks on your PC or Mac you must install the Adobe Digital Editions reader and create an Adobe ID.

In order to download Adobe Digital Editions follow the instructions provided at http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/#fp

Frequently Asked Questions about Adobe Digital Editions reader http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/faq/.

Support
For support and troubleshooting visit http://www.adobe.com/support/digitaleditions/

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Know Your Nextbook Premium7 Tablet

Date and Time Setup

Critical steps prior to connecting to wi-fi and using your Nextbook tablet:

Date and Time Setup Steps:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Date and Time
  3. If Automatic is Checked and the Date and Time is still wrong Uncheck Automatic
  4. Set Date to correct Date
  5. Set time zone to correct time zone
  6. Set time to correct time

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Charging Your Nextbook

Plug in the AC adaptor to any standard wall outlet and the DC-IN port of the Nextbook. It takes about 5 hours to fully charge the Battery.

Turning On and Off Your Device
To turn on the device, press and hold the Power button on the unit until you see the boot-up screen, then release the Power button.

To turn Off the device, press and hold the Power button until you see the option, "Power Off". Tap on "Power Off" and tap on "OK".

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Inserting Your Memory Card

This device can read files directly from an SD memory card.

To use a memory card, find the card slot at the bottom of the device and then insert the memory card into the slot with the correct orientation. To access the files stored in the memory card, enter the Explorer mode by tapping the Explorer icon, and select the "SD Card" directory.

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Connecting Your Nextbook with WIFI

You can access the Internet from your Nextbook. Before accessing the Internet, you will need to configure a wireless nextwork. See the images below for configuring.

  1. Tap the WIFI icon in the Home Screen.
  2. Tap WIFI to turn on the WIFI.
  3. Tap "WIFI Settings." Your Nextbook will automatically scan for available WIFI networks and display them. The list of available networks shows all the wireless networks in range of the device.
  4. Tap on the network you want to connect to, enter the required network information and password, and then tap on "Connect." Your Nextbook will now attempt to connect to a WiFi hotspot with the network parameters you entered. If the connecton is successful, the message, "Connected to... WIFI Network" will appear under the WIFI setting.
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Connecting to Your Computer

  1. Connect the device to a computer with the supplied USB cable.
  2. Drag from the top bar downwards to display the USB notification message as shown.
  3. Choose "USB Connected" and then tap "Turn on USB storage".
  4. Once connected, two removable disk drives will show on your computer. One represents the internal memory of the device and the other represents the memory card inserted into the device. Now you can copy files from or to these disk drives, just as you would on your hard drive.
  5. Disconnect the device from the PC safely.
    1. Left-click the icon at the right bottom corner of the computer desktop.
    2. Click the pop-up mini-window message of "Stop the USB Mass Storage Device - Drive (X)."
    3. Drag the top bar downwards to reaveal the USB notification message. Click "Turn off USB storage" and then click "Turn Off" to stop the connection.
    4. Disconnect the device from the computer.

Note: The pre-installed applications and Android OS occupy a considerable part of capacity -nearly more than 1GB. It is normal that you see huge difference between available memory space and total capacity.

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You're now ready to install the Readmor App

Hastings' Readmor App will come loaded onto your Nextbook Premium 7" Tablet. To download this App, click on the Readmor icon appearing on the home screen of your device.

This will automatically take you to the download screen. Simply click Download, and the App will load onto your device. The Readmor App is integrated with Adobe DRM. Our eBooks are compatible with any device/App that is Adobe DRM capable. Once the App has downloaded, browse our wide selection of eBooks and enjoy!

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