Gemstar/Rocket Device FAQ Downloading eBooks to Your Gemstar/Rocket Device << Back to Help
Does Fictionwise sell eBooks that work with Gemstar devices?
Yes. Fictionwise currently has over 3,500 unencrypted eBooks
that work on Gemstar devices and older Rocket devices. We have
tested our content with Rocket, REB1100, REB1150, REB1200, GEB1150, and GEB2150 devices. We believe these titles work with all Gemstar
What if I'm not sure your content will work on my device?
If you are concerned, you can always try it out risk-free by
using one of our free eBooks. Click Here for a list of free titles
and choose any title that is listed as a Multiformat eBook. Back to Top
Do all of the eBooks sold at Fictionwise work on Gemstar devices?
No. Currently, only our unencrypted Multiformat eBooks work
on Gemstar devices. Our encrypted eBooks do not currently work
on Gemstar devices. Back to Top
How can I tell which eBooks to buy for Gemstar devices?
Almost all (about 99%) of our eBooks marked "Multiformat" work
with Gemstar devices. There are just a handful of exceptions (eBooks
with detailed diagrams like some of our Chess eBooks). These exceptions
are clearly noted on the eBook's description page, and if
you miss that there is even a special mark in the shopping cart
warning that an eBook does not function on Gemstar/Rocket devices,
so you can clearly tell before purchasing an eBook.
You can find a list of all our eBooks that work on Gemstar devices
by clicking on the "Gemstar/Rocket" link under the
BROWSE heading on the left side of most pages of our site.
You may also use our Advanced Search screen to filter by format
and choose "Gemstar/Rocket" format. This will also
let you narrow your search by category (Mystery, Thriller, Business,
etc.) or by title, author, or keywords. Back to Top
How do I actually download my purchases from Fictionwise? My
device will only connect to the Gemstar site.
For older devices such as the Rocket that allow personal content
to be synchronized with the device via a cradle, you simply download
your purchase from your Fictionwise bookshelf, then use the Rocket
Librarian to upload to your device.
For newer devices that only connect to Gemstar's site using
a modem, USB port, or ethernet connection, you can use Gemstar's
Personal Content feature to upload your Fictionwise purchases to
the Gemstar site, then connect there using your device to get the
eBook as you normally would. For detailed instructions Click Here.
If you own a Gemstar device that has a USB connector cable that
connects to your PC, you may download a free software application from
the Gemstar website that allows you to directly load eBook files from
your PC to your device using a USB port. To download this USB upload
tool from Gemstar,
Fictionwise is currently working to simplify this process. Back to Top
How long will Fictionwise continue to support the Gemstar devices?
Fictionwise is committed to supporting the Gemstar format as
long as there is an economically viable market of customers using
it. We anticipate this will be at least several years and possibly
much longer. Back to Top
Will Fictionwise continue to make new releases available in
Gemstar format, or will support be limited to the current set of
Fictionwise will continue offering all of our Multiformat eBooks
in Gemstar compatible formats, and we are actively seeking to expand
our Gemstar offerings. Back to Top
Why aren't any current best sellers available from Fictionwise
for Gemstar devices?
Currently, we do not have the software necessary to encrypt
eBooks for the Gemstar devices. Large publishers require their
eBooks to be encrypted so users cannot share the files without
paying royalties. As of this date, Gemstar has not released the
software necessary for us to do this encryption, so we are currently
unable to offer these kinds of titles for Gemstar devices. We would
love to be able to offer them to our customers, but we don't
have the technology necessary to do it at this time.
Will Fictionwise ever be able to offer national best selling
titles for Gemstar devices?
Fictionwise is aggressively pursuing some possible options
to make this possible, but we cannot guarantee these efforts will
succeed. We will announce any progress we make as soon as details
are finalized. Back to Top