Confused about what to do, or having problems? Check the list below for common issues, or visit Ibis Reader forum on Get Satisfaction for help.
How do I install Ibis Reader on my mobile phone?
Just visit this site with your mobile phone. If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch or Android 2.0 device, you'll be able to read books online or offline and store them on your phone, just like other mobile reading apps. On most other web-enabled phones you can read and acquire books when online.
What do I do first?
Get started with Ibis Reader by finding an interesting book in Get Books.
Click on one of the book sources to see the titles available, then click on
the cover of a book to see more information. Once you’ve found an
interesting book, click
Read to add it to your library and
I want to focus on reading. How do I get a simpler display of just the words?
One of our goals is to
get out of your way to let you
enjoy reading, so we created a very simple design for mobile phones
and two reading modes for readers using a regular computer. If you are
on a computer, you can click the
No distractions link in any chapter
and be switched to a much simpler layout.
You can always change the font size or style to make reading more comfortable and Ibis Reader will remember your preferences.
You can read more about
No distractions mode here.
How do I make the width of the text narrower?
First, switch into
No distractions view, as described above.
Drag the gray bar on the right margin to narrow or widen the text. Ibis Reader
will remember this preference, so you won't have to set it each time.
Why do I get an error after clicking Read This Book in Firefox?
If you have installed the EPUBReader plugin for Firefox, you may see an error after trying to Get Books:
Sorry, unfortunately an error occured during processing your ePub-book :(.
At this point, EPUBReader and Ibis Reader are incompatible. Please disable
EPUBReader under the
Add-ons section of the
I'm having problems adding a book
Here are some common things to check:
Is the book in ‘ePub’ format?
Ibis Reader is an ePub book reader, and only accepts ebooks in the ePub
format. You’ll know an ebook is in ePub format
if its name ends in
.epub. If it doesn’t, it is probably
a PDF or some other kind of ebook. Check the website where you got the book
for help on what software to use when reading it.
Did Ibis Reader tell you there was a problem with the book?
You might get an error message saying that the file you loaded
had some problems that prevented it from being loaded.
The ePub format is still relatively young and not all ePub books are made quite right. Ibis Reader tries to accept a wide variety of ePubs, but sometimes it can’t handle ebooks that are too unusual.
On the other hand, Ibis Reader is also new and still has bugs. If
you think your ebook should have been loaded, try uploading it to the
ePub validation system,
which uses a program called
If the ePub book is not valid, it is likely that the publisher did not make the ebook correctly.
Whenever an ePub book fails to get added to the library, the Ibis Reader developers are notified. If a bug in Ibis Reader is found, it’s usually fixed quickly, so check back or or visit the Ibis Reader forum on Get Satisfaction for a status update.
Is the ebook crippled by DRM (Digital Rights Management)?
Some ePub books have restrictions that prevent them from being read on unauthorized devices. Ibis Reader does not support any kind of DRM. This is deliberate: DRM is not a sufficient deterrent to piracy to warrant limiting where you can read.
Consult the bookstore where you purchased the ebook or the publisher about which software you should use to read your ebook.
Is the ebook very large or does it contain large images?
Some ebooks are too large to be safely stored and viewed in Ibis Reader. Excessively-large books will be rejected. An ePub is considered too large if it is over 30 megabytes in size.
Can I use Ibis Reader with my ereader?
Yes, if your ereader can open ePub books. You can either download your ebook to your computer and then load it onto your ereader one of these applications or use the a mobile version of Ibis Reader.
I have additional questions
There’s more information about Ibis Reader on the About page.
For problems and feature requests, visit Ibis Reader forum on Get Satisfaction.