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Frequently Asked Questions

    General

    1. How do I use the search option?
    2. How do I add my personal notes throughout the e-book?
    3. How do I bookmark a page?
    4. What is an e-book?
    5. Can I read my eBook right away?
    6. What can I do with my eBook?
    7. How do I read my eBooks online?
    8. What is the iPublishcentral reader?

    Download Instructions

    1. Reading Offline on your iOS Devices - Retail/Individual purchases
    2. Reading Offline on your Android SmartPhones/Tablets - Retail/Individual purchases
    3. Institutional / Library Users: Please follow the instructions below to access eBooks on an iOS Device:
    4. Institutional / Library Users: Please follow the instructions below to access eBooks on an Android Tablet/Smartphone:

General

  1. How do I use the search option?
  2. Type a search term or phrase in the search text box and click on ‘Go’ to search the e-book content.
    Your search results will appear in a column on the right-hand side of the page. Specific search terms usually result in more targeted results.
    note: The search option is disabled when viewing the book in the full-screen mode.
  3. How do I add my personal notes throughout the e-book?
  4. Right click on content to which you want to add notes and choose 'add notes' from the option list.
    You can check for these notes in the 'My notes' segment in your 'My Folder' page.
  5. How do I bookmark a page?
  6. The top panel in the reader has the Bookmark option. Clicking on it will bookmark the page being currently viewed.
    You can check for the pages that have been bookmarked in the 'My Bookmarks' segment in your 'My Folder' page. 
  7. What is an e-book?
  8. An e-book (short for electronic book) is an e-text that forms the digital media equivalent of a conventional printed book, often restricted with a digital rights management system. Our e-books are electronic versions of the printed book which can be read on a personal computer or other devices that support Adobe's Flash Player.
  9. Can I read my eBook right away?
  10. Yes! Human Kinetics eBooks are available instantly on purchase; with no wait time for shipping or other delays.
  11. What can I do with my eBook?
  12. In addition to zoom, read, and download, eBooks are fully searchable and users can annotate, bookmark, and highlight them. Users can search for terms in a single book, across their purchased titles, or across the full site.
    Users can also print a limited number of pages.
  13. How do I read my eBooks online?
  14. Simply go to the ebooks.humankinetics.com using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click "Read It." 
  15. What is the iPublishcentral reader?
  16. iPublishcentral reader is  a computer application for Windows PCs that allows you to read your books offline. It functions similarly to the web based online reader. Please note that the iPublishcentral reader does not work on tablets unless it is running Windows, we are working on apps for the Android.

    When you use iPublishcentral reader for the first time, you need to provide:
       
    Account URL – ebooks.humankinetics.com

    Username - Enter your account name
      
    Password – Enter your password
       
    The iPublishcentral reader will verify your account details. If the account details are correct, the reader will continue to load. Once loaded, you can see all the books that you have subscribed online with a download link for offline reading.

Download Instructions

  1. Reading Offline on your iOS Devices - Retail/Individual purchases
  2. Follow these steps to get your Human Kinetics eBooks on an iPad or an iPhone:

    • Download and install the iPhone/iPad iPublishCentral Reader app from the App store:

     After the app is installed:

    Read your subscribed e-Books from your device:

    • Open the reader app,
    • Tap on the Get Books/ Cloud icon and Select Human Kinetics from the drop down,
    • Login app using your eBooks site username and password,
    • Tap on the icon/cover of the title and tap on Download,
    • Downloaded books will appear under All Books, Tap on the book to read.
  3. Reading Offline on your Android SmartPhones/Tablets - Retail/Individual purchases
  4. Follow these steps to get your Human Kinetics eBooks on an Android Smartphone or a tablet:

    • Download and install the Android iPublish Central Reader app from the Google Play Store

     After the app is installed:

    Read your subscribed e-Books from your device:

    • Open the reader app,
    • Tap on the Get Books/ Cloud icon and Select Human Kinetics from the drop down,
    • Login app using your eBooks site username and password,
    • Tap on the icon/cover of the title and tap on Download,
    • Downloaded books will appear under All Books, Tap on the book to read.
  5. Institutional / Library Users: Please follow the instructions below to access eBooks on an iOS Device:
    • Download and install the iPublishCentral Reader iPad app from the App Store. 
    • If your institution accesses the library through an IP Range or Referrer URL, open the eBook site in a browser on your iPad.
    • If your institution accesses the library through a library card or common username, open the eBook site in a browser on your iPad and log in with the credentials you were provided.
    • Go to the Bookshelf Page and choose the book you wish to download.
    • Choose the eBook and Click on the Read Offline/Download option 
    • You will be redirected to the download page. 
    • Click on the  button.
    • Once the file is downloaded, open it with the iPublishCentral Reader app to read. 
  6. Institutional / Library Users: Please follow the instructions below to access eBooks on an Android Tablet/Smartphone:
    • Download and install the iPublishCentral Reader iPad app from the Google PlayStore. 
    • The link is: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.impelsys.ioffline&hl=en_GB
    • If your institution accesses the library  through an IP Range or Referrer URL, open the eBook site in a browser on your Android Tablet/Smartphone.
    • If your institution accesses the library through a library card or common username, open the eBooksite in a browser on your Android device and log in with the credentials you were provided.
    • Go to the Bookshelf Page and choose the book you wish to download,
    • Choose the eBook and Click on the Read Offline/Download 
    • You will be redirected to the download page. 
    • Click on the Download Book option.
    • Once the file is downloaded, open it with the iPublishCentral Reader app to read.