How do I find eBooks?

It's easy and enjoyable to find eBooks on TheReadingRoom.com. You can choose from hundreds of thousands of eBooks. There are at least two ways to find an eBook:

 

Browse the eBooks home page, where you can find New Releases, Bestsellers, and our own special Recommendations or browse eBooks by category and find popular eBooks at great prices.

 
Search for a book using the Title search panel at the top of any page. Click on the title to find out more about the book. When you find a book you like, click on “Buy it (from $0.00)” to see all of the editions available.

Of course, TheReadingRoom.com is all about readers sharing what they are reading and what they like, so you can also discover books from other members.


 

How do I buy eBooks?

If you have bought anything on the Internet, then buying an eBook from TheReadingRoom.com will probably feel very familiar to you. And even if you haven't, we have made it as easy as possible.

Most importantly you need to be a member of TheReadingRoom.com to purchase eBooks and you must have verified your email address. If you have not verified your email you will be asked to do so as part of your shopping process.

When you find an eBook that you want to buy, all you have to do is click on the "Checkout" button that you'll see next to the image of the book's cover and you'll be taken to a page with a standard purchase form for you to complete. Remember you will need to tick the "I agree to TheReadingRoom.com Terms & Conditions" before proceeding to payment.

You will be taken through to Sage Pay in order to pay for your eBooks by credit or debit card. Once you complete this form and click the “Proceed” button. It's done! You've bought your eBook.


 

How do I read on my IOS Device?

Step 1. Download our app here or search ‘the reading room’ on Apple App Store and find the app R
Step 2. Once you have downloaded TheReadingRoom app from the Apple App store, open the app and login using the same username and password you use for TheReadingRoom.com. You are now ready .

If you use your Facebook account to sign in to TheReadingRoom.com, you'll need to create a password with us so you can use our reader. To do this:
a. While you are logged into our site (as normal), click here to go to your profile page, setting tab ( or click myProfile and select your username in the menu, then click Settings tab).
b. There, click "Change Password" under the Profile Setting tab.
c. Enter a password you want to use for the reading app, and click Submit. Now you can use your normal username and that password for our reading app.
NOTE: this will not affect your Facebook password.
Step 3. To download any recent purchases,
- tap the "Get Books" button
- then tap the button that says "Download your recent purchases"
- now tap on the link for the newly purchased book you want to download
Step 4. You may also tap the Now Reading tab to start reading the last you had been reading.
Note: If your recent purchases do not appear please confirm that your purchase has been processed under the "Purchases" tab within your TheReadingRoom.com profile.

 

How do I read on my Android Device?

Step 1. Download our app here or search ‘the reading room’ on Google Play and find the app R
Step 2. Once you have downloaded TheReadingRoom app from the Google Play store, open the app and login using the same username and password you use for TheReadingRoom.com. You are now ready .

If you use your Facebook account to sign in to TheReadingRoom.com, you'll need to create a password with us so you can use our reader. To do this:
a. While you are logged into our site (as normal), click here to go to your profile page, setting tab ( or click myProfile and select your username in the menu, then click Settings tab).
b. There, click "Change Password" under the Profile Setting tab.
c. Enter a password you want to use for the reading app, and click Submit. Now you can use your normal username and that password for our reading app.
NOTE: this will not affect your Facebook password.
Step 3. To download any recent purchases,
- tap the "Get Books" button
- then tap the button that says "Download your recent purchases"
- now tap on the link for the newly purchased book you want to download
Step 4. You may also tap the Now Reading tab to start reading the last you had been reading.
Note: If your recent purchases do not appear please confirm that your purchase has been processed under the “Purchases” tab within your TheReadingRoom.com profile.

 

How do I read on my PC/Mac?

I have already installed Adobe Digital Editions 2.0
NOTE: It is critical that your Adobe Digital Editions is authorized using your TheReadingRoom.com credentials. Failure to do so will mean that any eBooks you download to this device cannot be transferred to other devices you own, or recovered if you accidentally delete the eBook.
Step 1. From the “Purchases” tab within your TheReadingRoom.com profile, Click the "Download" button to store the book on your desktop.
 
Step 2. Open the file with Adobe Digital Editions 2.0.
Step 3. Double click on the dobe Digital Editions icon
Step 4. Click on [file] and then click on.
Add to Library
Step 5. Browse your Desktop to locate the file you have downloaded.
Step 6. Select the file and double click to open (add to your library)
Note: If your recent purchases do not appear please confirm that your purchase has been processed under the “Purchases” tab within your TheReadingRoom.com profile.
I need to install Adobe Digital Editions 2.0
Step 1. Click this link and follow the instructions to install Adobe Digital Editions.
Step 2. Click the Download button to store the file on your desktop.
Step 3. Open the file with Adobe Digital Editions 2.0
Step 4. Authorise your PC with your username and password. This is the same username and password you use to login to TheReadingRoom.com

If you use your Facebook account to sign in to TheReadingRoom.com, you'll need to create a password with us so you can use our reader. To do this:
a. While you are logged into our site (as normal), click here to go to your profile page, setting tab ( or click myProfile and select your username in the menu, then click Settings tab).
b. There, click "Change Password" under the Profile Setting tab.
c. Enter a password you want to use for the reading app, and click Submit. Now you can use your normal username and that password for our reading app.
NOTE: this will not affect your Facebook password.

 

Can I download to multiple devices?

Yes. You can download your eBook and read with TheReadingRoom app using more than one of any of the following devices: Android (v2.2+) tablets or phones, or an iPad/iPhone/iPod touch (iOS 4.3+). You can also download and read on your Mac or PC (instructions here). The number of devices you can download to varies for each publisher. Check the details provided on your order history page. Click on the relevant order and find the relevant purchase and click on digital rights.


 

How do I use your app when I don't have a username for TheReadingRoom.com because I sign in using Facebook?

If you use your Facebook account to sign in to TheReadingRoom.com, you'll need to create a password with us so you can use our reader. To do this:
a. While you are logged into our site (as normal), go to your profile page, setting tab
b. There, click "Change Password" under Profile Settings.
c. Enter a password you want to use for the reading app, and click Submit. Now you can use your normal username and that password for our reading app.
NOTE: this will not affect your Facebook password.

How many times can I download?

You can download your book as many times as you wish, provided you do not download it to more than the number of devices specified by the publisher. To check the details, go to the "Purchased" tab and find the book in your purchased history, click on "Digital rights".


How do I download books I have bought from other sites to TheReadingRoom app?

You can do this if your books are in PDF or EPUB format (note: it will not work for books in Amazon AZW format). Here’s how to do it:
1. Open iTunes on your PC and connect your iOS device to your PC.
2. Select your device in iTunes. See 1A below.
2. Select your Apps in iTunes. See 1B below.
3. Select TRR eReader app. See 1C below.
4. Click the “Add...” button (1D) and then locate your eBook. It must be a PDF or EPUB file (.pdf or .epub). Alternatively, you can drag your PDF file or EPUB file to “TheReadingRoom Documents” list.
5. Now your file should appear in The Reading Room reader on your iOS device. On the iOS device, open the app (“TRR Reader” on iPhone/iPod/iPad) and click on the book you want to read. If the book is protected by DRM (digital rights management), you will be prompted to enter your login credentials for the book. If the file is not protected, you can start to read it immediately.

add to app instruction
NOTES
  • Only books in PDF and EPUB format are supported
  • Books from other sites which use Adobe solutions are supported, here is the list:
    3M, Alcatel-Lucent, BibleStore, Books-A-Million, Copia, Datalogics, eBækur, Gato Sabido ebooks, Google, Kaplan, MediaCorp, Nokia, RM books, Sürat Teknoloji, goHastings, iba, kalahari.com,txtr, The Book People, WaveCloud, Investronica, Booktopia, Bookish, ReadBooks, Cosmobooks

How do I download my eBook again?

To Read on my Android or iOS device (iPad, iPhone, Mini iPad). Open TRR eReader app on your device and click on the Get Books tab. Click on “Download your recent purchases”. Next, click on the relevant order and select the relevant purchase to download. Your eBook should appear in your Library. This may take a little time depending on your internet connection.

To Read on a PC. Go to the "Purchased" tab within your profile page. You will see a list of your purchases. Click on the relevant purchase, and click to download.


Why can't I buy more than 1 copy of the same eBook?

Question: I tried to buy an eBook and I was told "We noticed that you've previously purchased the eBook. You don't need to buy them again, so we've removed them for you." Why is this? Why can't I buy more than 1 copy of the same eBook?

Answer: With our eBook system, you don't need to buy more than 1 copy of an eBook in order to be able to read it on multiple devices. In fact, you can buy an eBook from us once, and download it to several devices.