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Reading Devices FAQ


nookBarnes & Noble's NOOK 1st Edition

The NOOK 1st Edition device released in October 2009 reads eReader, Adobe PDF and ePub-formatted eBooks, available at Fictionwise. You can transfer Fictionwise titles to the NOOK 1st Edition from your computer using a USB connection. You can transfer ePub and PDB files, as well as MP3s, PDFs, and JPGs.


eslickeSlick Reader from Foxit

The Foxit eSlick reads eReader, Adobe PDF and ePub-formatted eBooks, available at Fictionwise. You can transfer Fictionwise titles to the eSlick from your computer using a USB connection. You can transfer ePub and PDB files, as well as MP3s, PDFs, and JPGs.


nookJetBook lite Reader from Ectaco

  • The jetBook lite Reader has a five-inch, VGA resolution screen. and uses reflective monochrome TFT. Supports Secure eReader and these non-encrypted formats: PDB, ePub, Mobi, PRC, RTF, .txt, .pdf, .fb2, .jpg, .gif, .png, and .bmp.


eslickAmazon Kindle

All MultiFormat eBooks at Fictionwise work on Amazon.com's Kindle Reader, other than a small number marked "Limited MultiFormat". Check the Available eBook Formats section of any MultiFormat eBook description page to be sure.

Visit our Kindle FAQ for more information.


Sony Reader

Our MultiFormat eBooks can also be used on the Sony Reader. Use the Sony LRF format. LRF files can be transferred to your Sony Reader by SD card or Memory Stick, or by using the Sony® Connect ReaderTM program.

Click here for Sony's tutorial on how to import files from your computer to the library of the Sony® Connect ReaderTM program.


Palm OS, Window Mobile Pocket PC, Windows Mobile Smartphone and Symbian OS Devices

Many of the older Mobile Devices and Smartphones can be used to read eBooks. Among them are the following:

Palm OS
Devices:

Windows Mobile
Pocket PC:
Windows Mobile
Smartphone:
Symbian OS
Devices:

- Treo and Centro
Smartphones
- Palm Z22
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Palm T|X
- Palm
Tungsten Series
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Palm LifeDrive
- Palm Zire
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Palm III Series
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Palm V Series
- Palm VII Series
- Palm m Series

- HTC 6900 Touch,
Sprint Touch,
Verizon XV6900
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HTC 6800 Mogul,
Verizon XV6800,
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HTC 6700,
Sprint PPC 6700,
Verizon XV6700
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T-Mobile
Wing and MDA
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AT&T 8125,
TILT and 8525
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Treo 750,
750w, 700wx
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HP iPAQ 510 and 610
Business Messenger

- Motorola Q, Q9,Q9c
and Q Music
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T-Mobile Shadow,
Dash and SDA
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Samsung BlackJack
and BlackJack II
and ACE
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Pantech DUO
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AT&T 2125 and 3125
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Verizon SMT5800
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HP iPAQ 510
Voice Messenger

- Nokia Series 60 phones
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Nokia Series 80 phones
- Nokia Symbian UIQ

Click here for a partial list of supported Nokia/Symbian Smartphones

For these devices, we recommend the eReader application. eReader software can read encrypted (Secure) or unencrypted (MultiFormat) Fictionwise eBooks.


Sending an eBook to the Palm Device: After downloading an eBook to your computer, you can use the Palm Install Tool to send the eBook file to your Palm device. We recommend saving all your eBooks to the same folder so you can easily find them. For example, if you are a PC user, make a folder called "Fictionwise" on your C drive and always save your eBooks there.

Saving the eBook file to your hard drive on some older browsers: Older browsers will not properly set the default file name when you attempt to Save an eBook file to your computer's hard drive. Such a browser will show the default file name as "mw" as opposed to the name of the eBook file (such as "Poe-Tell-Tale-Heart.pdb"). To save the eBook file using an old browser, simply type in a sensible name in place of "mw," making sure you are using a ".pdb" file extension, and select "All Files" on the file type pulldown in the Save dialog.    Back to Top Back to Top


Adobe Digital Editions (Software)

Adobe has released its newest eBook/PDF viewer; Fictionwise has also released many titles in the Secure Adobe PDF format. See our help pages for important information on ugrading and installing Adobe Digital Editions.

Here is a list of devices that support Adobe Digital Editions: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/devices/

To download Adobe Digital Editions (for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X), click here. Back to Top

Symbian OS (uses eReader)

Symbian OS is an advanced open standard operating system licensed by the world's leading mobile phone manufacturers and is many Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung mobile devices.

Here is a partial list of compatible devices (updated regularly):

Nokia 3230, Nokia 6260,
Nokia 6620, Nokia 6630,
Nokia 6670, Nokia 6680,
Nokia 6681, Nokia 6682,
Nokia 7610, Nokia N70,
Nokia N72, Nokia N90
Nokia 3600, Nokia 3620,
Nokia 3650, Nokia 3660,
Nokia 7650, Nokia N-Gage,
Nokia N-Gage QD,
Sony Ericsson P800,
Sony Ericsson P900,
Sony Ericsson P910
Nokia 3250, Nokia 5500,
Nokia E50, Nokia E60,
Nokia E61, Nokia E61i,
Nokia E62, Nokia E65,
Nokia E70, Nokia N71,
Nokia N73, Nokia N75,
Nokia N77, Nokia N80,
Nokia N91, Nokia N92,
Nokia N93, Nokia N93i
Nokia 5700, Nokia 6110,
Nokia 6120, Nokia 6121,
Nokia E51, Nokia E90,
Nokia N76, Nokia N82,
Nokia N95, Nokia 9300,
Nokia 9300i, Nokia 9500,
Nokia 9210, Nokia 9290

All of these devices display Fictionwise eBooks using the eReader application. Back to Top


Franklin eBookman (FUB, Palm Doc)

The Franklin eBookMan can read either its own proprietary format (FUB) or it can read Palm Doc files (PDB). The FUB format is generally more desirable because it can display text formats such as italics and centering.

Transfering eBooks to your Franklin eBookMan device: To transfer a file to your Franklin eBookMan, you must save the file in the "Sync" folder. By default, this folder is c:\program files\Franklin Electronic Publishers\Data\Contents, assuming you installed the Franklin tools in the default location. 

This is a rather long path to find all the time, so we suggest you change it to something simpler, such as C:\EbookManContents by using the eBookMan Desktop Utility (first create the new sync directory using windows explorer then go to the eBookMan Desktop utility, select the File menu and choose Change Sync Folder).

So, all you need to do is save your files directly into your Sync folder, then use the Synchronize button in the eBookMan Desktop Utility to send the files to your device.

Saving the eBook to your hard drive on some older browsers: Older browsers will not properly set the default file name when you attempt to Save an eBook to a file on your computer. Such a browser will show the default file name as "mw" as opposed to the name of the eBook file (such as "Poe-Tell-Tale-Heart.fub"). To save the file using an old browser, simply type in a sensible name in place of "mw," making sure you are using a ".fub" file extension, and select "All Files" on the file type pulldown in the Save dialog.   Back to Top


hiebook (KML)

hiebook runs its own operating system (EMOS), and requires a PC with a USB port running Windows 95, 98, 2000, or ME to transfer eBooks and files to the device. The hiebook cannot be used with a serial connection.

The hiebook Reader for the PC (included on the CD you get with your hiebook device) allows you read and manage titles on your PC. The hiebook Reader for the PC includes a librarian feature to easily organize your titles and transfer them to your hiebook device.

To add an eBook to your hiebook reader(PC):
  1. Click the add button.
  2. Browse to the directory where your eBooks are located.
  3. Select the title you want, and click Open, or double-click the title. The eBook will appear in the "Unclassified" category. To organize your eBooks, select the eBook and click the Class button. Select your category.
To add an eBook to your hiebook device:
  1. Make sure your hiebook is connected to your computer.
  2. In your eBookshelf, select an eBook from the list and click Download.    Back to Top

Rocket eBook Reader and Gemstar REB1100/1150/1200/2150 (RB)

The Rocket eBook reader and Gemstar REB1100/1150/1200/2150 are devices dedicated to reading ebooks. The Rocket and REB1100 devices can receive files uploaded from your PC using a cradle. The 1150, 1200, and 2150 class devices can receive files from the Gemstar ebook site using the "Personal Content" feature. For all of these devices, choose "Rocket/REB1100" as your MultiFormat eBook download option. The files you receive will end in the extension: .rb

Sending an eBook file to the Rocket/REB 1100 Device: When you download a Rocket eBook from Fictionwise to a PC that has your Rocket eBook cradle and Rocket Librarian software installed, things are easy. The Rocket Librarian should launch automatically after the file is completely downloaded. If your Rocket eBook Reader device is in the cradle and turned on, the Librarian will even offer to send the file to the Rocket automatically! If you are downloading the eBook file on some other PC (one that does not have the Rocket software installed) then you will need to save the eBook file to your hard drive. You may transfer the file to the PC that has your Rocket cradle (using a floppy disk or some other means) and then import the file using the Rocket Librian. (Import is under the Title menu.)

Sending an eBook file to the REB1150, REB1200, or REB2150: In these cases, the device itself cannot download content directly from your PC, but can only connect to the Gemstar web site via a modem, USB (REB1150) or Ethernet (REB1200) connection built into the device. So, to get your Fictionwise eBooks to the device, you must first download the rb file(s) from Fictionwise to your PC as above. Then, you must upload the eBook file(s) to the Personal Content Server by clicking on the Personal Content link, logging in, and following the instructions. After you have uploaded your Fictionwise rb files to the Gemstar Personal Content server, you may then download the eBooks into your device over the device's built in modem.

Saving the eBook file to your hard drive on some older browsers: Some older browsers will not properly set the default file name when you attempt to Save an eBook file to a file on your computer. Such a browser will show the default file name as "mw" as opposed to the name of the eBook file (such as "Poe-Tell-Tale-Heart.rb"). To save the eBook file using an old browser, simply type in a sensible name in place of "mw," making sure you are using a ".rb" file extension, and select "All Files" on the file type pulldown in the Save dialog. Another option is to use the "bulk zip download" option to download all of your eBooks in a single ZIP compatible file, then unpack them using Winzip or some equivalent utility.    Back to Top


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