eBooks and eTextBooks

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First find out How to download e-books and e-textbooks?

1. Simply download the relevant version of the e-reader app from your app-store or here 

2. Register on the app or website here so you can access your e-book anywhere on the internet. It also means even if your laptop is stolen, you still can access your e-book in other ways like an internet cafe or campus LAN.

3. Purchase your e-book redeem code from Bookmark.co.za

4. redeem the code by copying and pasting it into the "redeem code" field block in the bookshelf app profile you created and registered in step 2 above.

You can then read your e-book immediately online and more!

To read offline later, simply download the Bookshelf app to your laptop before you leave WiFi and log in to the app using the same registering details in step 2 above. Then download the e-book into your downloaded Bookshelf app.

Some Background to e-books and e-textbooks

In the past, access to electronic versions of a book for Academic purposes was limited to online use only or costly single access off-line use. With the VitalSource©™ e-reader app, you can access your learning material in a way that is convenient for you. It is an interactive e-learning application not just a boring .pdf like some other e-books out there.

The Bookmark® e-Textbooks are available for use on your PC, Tablet, laptop or mobile phone. Please note: This is limited to one mobile, one tablet, one laptop and PC.

Why? Well the e-textbooks are copyright intellectual property of the authors and published so it makes sense that they should be protected from copying and piracy.

After all, if you ever write a book, you'd probably want it protected from illegal use too.

Since these are not physical products, you do not have to leave your safe space to access them. You can buy, download and read from wherever you have an internet connection initially. This helps to keep you and other safe as well as saving you time and transport expenses.

Some More Benefits of eBooks

Single sign-on for all your textbooks, no need to remember different passwords for different publisher's books.
You can highlight and make notes on your e-textbook that you can share with your friends or lecturer wherever they are.
Access to your e-textbook via any smartphone or tablet that has a browser.
You can download the e-book for offline use so this means it is always available 24/7 especially for your online learning. On your way to campus, in a taxi or where you cant reach a PC.
Local support for queries at Tel: (012) 362 4420
The e-textbook content is provided under agreement from individual publishers. If there are any books that we don't have available in Vitalbook format, just let us know which title and ISBN by e-mail to info@bookmark.co.za clearly stating that you require the e-book of it.

These are e-Textbooks the way YOU want them, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To take away!

To begin your journey, register on vanschaik.vitalsource.com or download the FREE VitalSource bookshelf app for your PC or Mac Computer at http://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/ .

As indicated above, the Vitalsource e-books can be read on many different devices with corresponding screen sizes, this may change the page numbering format or be presented as a continuous "infinite scroll". Please try the technology first before you buy to see if it suits your needs.

You can also download the Vitalsource Bookshelf e-reader application for your Windows, iOS or Android tablet in the relevant App store for your device.