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Device Advice




iPad, iPhone & iPod

To download an eBook directly to your iPad, iPhone or iPod you will need to install the free Koorong Reader app from the App store. The Koorong Reader is ideal for reading ePUB files purchased from Koorong on your iPad or iPhone. After you have installed and opened the Koorong Reader app you will need to log in using your email address or Koorong Member Number and password. These are the same details you provided to the Koorong website.

Upon logging in you will be presented with the library view where you can see your purchases in either a list view or a grid view using the button in the bottom left of the screen. Simply click on any book indicated with a down arrow to download it to your device. A progress bar will indicate the download’s state, and once completed the icon will change to a ‘New' icon for books that have not been read, or a percentage of current reading progress through the book where you have commenced reading. Long tap on any book to show options to ‘Recommend The Book' via email or ‘Archive'. Archived books can be accessed using the tab at the bottom of the library view, other tabs are provided to sort your library view by most recently accessed books, title and author.’


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To read a book, after first downloading to your device, simply tap on the book to open the reading view. The reading options will be shown briefly before hiding automatically. Reading options include: return to library, shot table of contents, show bookmarks/notes/highlights, search within book, reading options and bookmark. To access the reading options when hidden tap anywhere in the middle of the reading view. To turn pages you can either swipe or tap on the right or left side of the reading view. You can use the progress slider at the bottom of the reading view to advance to a specific page.


Reading View

You can long tap in the reading view to select a word or paragraph to highlight, add a note, share or perform a dictionary look up on. Previously added notes / highlights and book marks can be accessed using the book icon from the reading options at the top of the reading view. When in the notes/highlights view click on an item to be taken directly to the page. Swipe left to reveal the ‘delete’ option. Please note you will need to be connected to the Internet to access your Koorong eBook library and download eBooks. However, no Internet connection is required to read the eBooks once they have been downloaded. PDF eBooks are not supported in the Koorong Reader App.




Android

You will need to install the free Koorong Reader app for Android from the Google Play store. The Koorong Reader is ideal for reading ePUB files purchased from Koorong on your Android device. After you have installed and opened the Koorong Reader app you will need to log in using your email address or Koorong Member Number and password. These are the same details you provided to the Koorong website.

Once you have entered your Adobe ID and Koorong login details, select the Your Books screen through the Action button at the top left of the screen. This will access your Koorong eBook library and display all of the eBooks that you have purchased from Koorong.

Upon logging in you will be presented with the library view where you can see your purchases in either a list view or a grid view using the change view button  button. Simply click on any book indicated with a down arrow download arrow to download it to your device. A progress bar will indicate the download’s state, and once completed the icon will change to a ‘New' icon for books that have not been read, or a percentage of current reading progress through the book where you have commenced reading. Long tap on any book to show options to 'Recommend The Book' via email or 'Move To Archive'. Archived books can be accessed using the tab at the bottom of the library view, other tabs are provided to sort your library view by most recently accessed books, title and author. You can download any of these eBooks from your Koorong eBook library to your Android device by simply tapping on the book. eBooks that you choose to download will then be available to read on the Home screen.


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Reading
To read a book, after first downloading to your device, simply tap on the book to open the reading view. The reading options can be hidden by tapping in the centre of the screen. Reading options include: return to library,  search within book, reading options and bookmark. To access the reading options when hidden tap anywhere in the middle of the reading view. Use the menu button on your device to open extra reading options which include table of contents, view options and highlights/notes/bookmarks. To turn pages you can either swipe or tap on the right or left side of the reading view. You can use the progress slider at the bottom of the reading view to advance to a specific page.


Android Reading Options

You can long tap in the reading view to select a word or paragraph to copy, highlight, add a note, share or perform a dictionary look up on. Previously added notes / highlights and book marks can be accessed using the extra options menu accessed from the reading view. When in the notes/highlights view click on an item to be taken directly to the page.  Long tap to delete items.

Please note you will need to be connected to the Internet to access your Koorong eBook library and download eBooks. However, no Internet connection is required to read the eBooks once they have been downloaded.




Dedicated eReaders

This may include Sony, Nook, Kobo, iRiver, plus many others. Please note that due to the Kindle proprietary format chosen by Amazon, eBooks purchased from Koorong cannot currently be read on a Kindle. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your desktop/laptop and enter your Adobe ID. ADE is used to view and manage your purchased eBooks on your computer and allows you to copy your eBooks onto an eReader. Download Adobe Digital Editions.

The process for downloading and reading Koorong eBooks is:

  1. Download your eBooks into Adobe Digital Editions on your desktop/laptop. Click here for more info on this process.
  2. Once you’ve downloaded the eBook(s), plug your eReader into your computer.
  3. On the library page in ADE your eReader should appear on the left-hand side.
  4. Select the eBook you have purchased and drag it to your eReader.
  5. Disconnect your eReader by ejecting it safely from your computer.
  6. Follow the eReader device instructions to locate and read your eBook.




Desktop, Laptop, Mac & PC

You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your desktop/laptop and enter your Adobe ID. ADE is a free program used to view and manage your purchased eBooks on your computer.

  1. Download Adobe Digital Editions.
  2. You will also need to authorize ADE with your Adobe ID. Your Adobe ID can also be used to authorize any mobile devices you are using. If you have not already created your free Adobe ID you can do so here.
  3. Once you have selected and purchased your Koorong eBooks online you will be presented with a confirmation page and a link for each eBook you have purchased. The link will also be emailed to you or can be accessed through My Digital Library. Simply click on the appropriate link and you should see a prompt asking whether you want to Open or Save the file.
  4. If the file is a .acsm file, select ‘Open’ and the eBook should download automatically into ADE and can then be accessed and read through this program. If the file is a .epub file, select ‘Save’ and save the file to a location on your computer that you will be able to find again.
  5. Then, open Adobe Digital Editions and from the File menu in the top left of the screen select ‘Add to Library’. Locate the eBook file that you have saved on your computer and add this file to your library.
  6. You should now be able to view the eBook using Adobe Digital Editions

Please note that you may notice that the download link is for an .acsm file rather than an ePub file. There has been some confusion about this file type as the .acsm is not your actual eBook. It is just a link to your eBook that allows a program like Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader to download the actual book. If you open this .acsm file your eBook will download.




Windows 8 RT Tablet:

You will need to install an app capable of reading DRM-protected ePub files on your Windows 8 tablet device. We recommend Overdrive Media Console available for free from the Microsoft App Store. You will also need to enter your Adobe ID into Overdrive which can be done through the ‘Accounts’ option in the Settings menu. Swipe in from the right of the screen to open the menu and select ‘Settings’. Select ‘Accounts’ and then ‘Authorize’. Enter your Adobe ID and password.

Once you have selected and purchased your Koorong eBooks online through your Windows 8 tablet device you will be presented with a receipt and a link for each eBook you have purchased. The link will also be emailed to you or can be accessed through My Koorong at Koorong.com. If you have purchased eBooks previously and would like to download them onto your Windows 8 tablet you can access your eBook library through your Account at Koorong.com. Then simply click on the appropriate link for each eBook and they should be automatically imported into the Overdrive bookshelf on your device and can then be accessed and read through this app.