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Digimonkey Tips: Pre-Ordering eBooks

Digimonkey Tips: Pre-Ordering eBooks

Digimonkey is a big fan of instant gratification, which is one of the advantages of ebooks. If she spots an author’s announcement regarding a new release, she can have that book in her All Romance Library in 30 seconds or less. Woo-hoo!

However, many books are advertised weeks or even months before their release dates, and Digi doesn’t want to forget about them. What’s a monkey to do? Why, take advantage of the Pre-Order button!

 

The Pre-Order Button

The Pre-Order button allows you to pre-purchase a ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Transfer Ebook Files to a New Computer

Digimonkey Tips: Transfer Ebook Files to a New Computer

If you work with computers long enough, eventually you’ll be upgrading to a newer device, either by choice or from necessity when the old device fails. Digi often hears from customers who are panicked because they don’t know how to safely transfer their ebook files from their old computer to the new one. But never fear! Digi has step by step instructions that will insure that your ebooks arrive safely in their new home.

 

Setting up the new computer

The first step is installing the ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Backing Up eBooks to Protect Your Ebook Library

Digimonkey Tips: Backing Up eBooks to Protect Your Ebook Library

Backup, backup, backup. It’s a mantra Digimonkey has been known to hear in her sleep. We live in a digital age in which more and more of the things we “own” are stored, not on shelves and in drawers, but in digital ones and zeroes on tiny pieces of hardware. For convenience and portability, it’s a wonderful leap forward, but it also comes at a price — the risk of losing everything in the blink of an eye, or more likely, the unexpected death of ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Bundles, Boxed Sets and One-Click Buys

Digimonkey Tips: Bundles, Boxed Sets and One-Click Buys

Bundles, Boxed Sets, One-Click Buys, Anthologies…these are all a part of the All Romance landscape, and while they may look similar, they have some very important differences, especially when it comes to how they work with the Buy 10 Get 1 Free Program.  So dive into the pool of knowledge with Digi and find out about these valuable residents of All Romance.

 

Bundles

Bundles are created when a publisher decides to combine previously released books into a group that can be purchased together in a ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Earth Friendly Technology

Digimonkey Tips: Earth Friendly Technology

Digimonkey is a friend of Mother Earth. Reduce, reuse, recycle has been her mantra since she first moved out of the family tree house. So she’s super excited to be celebrating Earth Day with all of you.

Because Digi is also a fan of all things ebook-related, she decided to research ways in which ebook fans could enjoy their ebooks while also treading as lightly as possible on Mother Earth.

Tips that apply to all electronics (and most other things, too!)

  • Before buying, do your research. ...more
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Digimonkey Tips: Adobe ID Facts and Troubleshooting

Digimonkey Tips: Adobe ID Facts and Troubleshooting

What is an Adobe ID? What does it do? Should you care? If you purchase books that are offered in Secure Adobe or Secure Adobe Epub formats, the answer to the last question is a resounding YES. That’s why Digi’s here to tell you everything you need to know!

What is an Adobe ID?

An Adobe ID is essentially a “key” that enables the user to unlock the security on Secure Adobe and Secure Adobe Epub files. The Adobe ID is tied to an email ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Kindle on the iPhone/iPod Touch

Digimonkey Tips: Kindle on the iPhone/iPod Touch

Did you know you can download All Romance ebooks to the Kindle app on your iPhone/iPod Touch? You can even set up your All Romance account to send files directly to the app with the tap of your finger!

The Kindle app allows you to download and read Mobipocket and Adobe Acrobat files on your iPhone/iPod Touch. Note: The Kindle app CANNOT open Secure format files. You will need to read those with the free ARe or OverDrive Media Console apps instead.

 

Installing the App

You ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Help! My PDF Files Won’t Open On My Ereader

Digimonkey Tips: Help!  My PDF Files Won’t Open On My Ereader

Reading ebooks is FUN! But when you download a PDF file to your tablet, smartphone or ereader and the book won’t open, that’s not fun. Enter Digimonkey! She’s going to explain the difference between a PDF file and an EPUB file, and tell you why those pesky PDFs sometimes fail to open on portable devices.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It was created by Adobe Systems, Inc., as was Adobe Reader, the free software that allows you to open and view PDF files on your ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Rebates versus Discounts – What’s the Difference?

Digimonkey Tips: Rebates versus Discounts – What’s the Difference?

Digimonkey fields a lot of questions about rebates and discounts. Well, actually, she fields one question on many occasions. Digimonkey, the book I bought today was supposed to be discounted, but I was charged full price at checkout. How come?

The short answer is that the book that was purchased was offering a rebate rather than a discount. The long answer is more complicated. There are a lot of misconceptions about the difference between discounts and rebates, which is why Digi’s here to share all the ...more

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Digimonkey Tips: Keeping Your Ebooks Safe and Accessible

Digimonkey Tips: Keeping Your Ebooks Safe and Accessible

In the ebook world, as with most things in life, change is inevitable. Many of these changes are wonderful, but sometimes they bring unintended consequences. When an ebook reading app or device is discontinued, Digi is usually flooded with help requests from customers who have lost access to their book files.

However, it doesn’t have to be a tragedy! With a little planning and effort, you can keep your ebooks safe from the winds of change.

 

Digi’s Four Rules for Ebook Safety

Rule #1: Download your books ...more

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