Reading eBooks

Reading eBooks

Start your own library of bestsellers and literary classics right on your phone. Use the Reader app to read and download eBooks from Kobo, an online bookstore.

We’ve included some eBooks for you to try. To browse for more titles from Kobo, you need to be connected to the Internet.

  1. From the Home screen, tap > Reader. On the Reader main screen, you’ll find thumbnails of your recently read and downloaded eBooks.
  2. Slide your finger left or right across the screen to browse through the available eBooks. You can also tap to browse through these eBooks in the Library.
  3. Tap an eBook to open it.
  4. Slide your finger left or right to flip through pages in the eBook.
  5. To zoom in or out, spread or pinch your thumb and index fingers across the page.
  6. To view in landscape, turn your phone sideways.
  7. Tap anywhere on the screen to use these controls:
    Quickly jump between chapters by dragging the slider.
    View the table of contents and your bookmarked pages. You can also see the notes and highlights that you've marked in the eBook.
    Add a bookmark.
    Change the font size.
    Recommend the eBook to your friends. You can share the book title in your social networks, or send it by text or email.
  8. When you're done reading, press BACK to close the eBook.
Note: When you reopen an eBook, it will take you to the page that you last viewed.

Searching inside an eBook

  1. While reading an eBook, press SEARCH.
  2. Type the word or words you want to search for.
  3. Tap . You’ll see a list of chapters that contain the matches.
  4. Tap a chapter to preview where the matches appear.
  5. Tap a match to go to the page that contains the text you're looking for.
Tip: Want to take your search further to the web? Simply select the text and then tap Quick Lookup.

Adding a note or highlighting selected text

Spotted an interesting quote or a less-known fact? Take note or highlight it.

  1. Press and hold on a word, and then drag the start and end markers to select the surrounding text.
  2. On the popup bar:
    Tap To
    Highlight Mark the selected text with your choice of color.
    New note

    Add a short comment or remark.

Viewing notes and highlights you've created

  1. Tap anywhere in the eBook you're reading, and then tap .
  2. Go to the Notes tab or Highlights tab to view the information that you want.

Downloading an eBook

Browse the bookstore and choose from hundreds of available titles to download.

You need to have:
  1. If you have not yet logged in to Kobo and Adobe ID accounts, press MENU, and then tap Accounts to sign in.
  2. On the Reader main screen, tap .
  3. In the eBooks by Kobo tab, do any of the following to find a book:
    • Tap a category to see available book titles.
    • View more categories. Press MENU, and then tap either Browse or Discover.
    • Press SEARCH to find a specific book title or author.
  4. Tap the eBook you want to download.

    You’ll then see information such as the eBook’s price, its summary and ratings.

  5. Tap to place your order
  6. Provide your purchase details, and then tap Buy.
  7. Tap to download the eBook. When downloading is complete, you'll find the eBook in your library.
  • After you’ve used Kobo once to purchase an eBook, your phone remembers your billing details so you don’t need to enter them the next time.
  • If you've previously bought eBooks from Kobo using your computer, go to the Available for download tab in Reader to download them to your phone.

About the My Shelf widget

Use the My Shelf widget to easily open your eBooks for reading right from your Home screen.

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