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cas118
Posts: 863
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: Z30 / PlayBook 64GB

SOLVED! How to Read Your Own epub files on PlayBook (sort of)

Hi boys, girls and epub lovers.

 

I've finally discovered a rather straight-forward way to read epub files on your beloved PlayBook. Follow the steps below for reading joy:

 

1 - Visit http://bookworm.oreilly.com and follow the 'Sign Up' link. Create an account

2 - Sign in to the site and click on the big 'ADD A BOOK' link on the left hand side.

3 - Upload one of your favourite epub books to the site.

4 - On your PlayBook (if you're not already using it), visit http://m.bookworm.oreilly.com and sign in.

5 - You should see your book listed. Click on it to open and start reading!

 

Some nice things about it:

1 - The site remembers the last page that you were reading the next time you sign in

2 - If you read your book in portrait mode on the PlayBook, I discovered that just tapping the screen once will make the page scroll down

3 - Typeface and size can be adjusted at the top of the screen.

4 - You can literraly jump between any device with a web browser and continue to read your book

 

Some problems with this method:

1 - You need internet access

2 - Chapter loading takes a moment because the book is stored online

3 - Resizing of text is limited.

 

If you can get over these minor problems, then it's fine. You can easily read on the move with the Bridge Browser and I've just read a couple of chapters of a book and it was a joy to read.

 

Thanks O'Reilly!


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jocala
Posts: 51
Registered: ‎03-17-2011
My Device: Playbook

Re: SOLVED! How to Read Your Own epub files on PlayBook (sort of)

Commendable effort, please have a kudo  :smileyhappy:

 

But not really a solution :smileysad:

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cpeytondiaz
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-12-2012
My Device: BlackBerry playbook

Re: SOLVED! How to Read Your Own epub files on PlayBook (sort of)

Bookworm is closed, any other suggestions?

 

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gumnutninja
Posts: 167
Registered: ‎05-03-2012
My Device: playbook

Re: SOLVED! How to Read Your Own epub files on PlayBook (sort of)

I use GO-Book, sideloaded from the Good E-Reader site. Works like a charm. Love it!

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jarviser
Posts: 1,625
Registered: ‎02-28-2012
My Device: Two PB's

Re: SOLVED! How to Read Your Own epub files on PlayBook (sort of)


cpeytondiaz wrote:

Bookworm is closed, any other suggestions?

 


Don't read posts that are 18 months old would be a good suggestion. Stuff happens in that length of time in this medium.

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