Dear eBookwise Customer:
We are no longer selling eBooks through this site. You can continue to access and enjoy the eBooks in your eBookwise library. You can obtain new content for your eBookwise-1150 by purchasing MultiFormat eBooks at Fictionwise.com.
Please see the FAQ for more information.
The eBookwise Team
NOTE: As of July 2010, the eBookwise Librarian software is no longer available. The following FAQ is intended for existing users of the software. If you do not own the eBookwise Librariarian and wish to upload personal content to your device, please use the ETI Personal Content Server instead. For instructions click here.
Welcome to the eBookwise Librarian v2.0
The eBookwise Librarian is a Windows software application
that allows you to convert, manage, and transfer personal content to your
eBookwise-1150 reading device. eBookwise Librarian allows both USB and direct
memory card transfers. It supports plain text (TXT), HTML, RTF, unencrypted
Rocket (RB), and Microsoft Word (DOC) files. It also has advanced features
such as automatically creating a "photo album" out of several popular image
Attention Windows Vista Users:
To use the eBookwise Librarian program on Windows Vista, please follow these special instructions:
- When installing the eBookwise Librarian, change the default installation directory to a location that is not under the "C:\Program Files" directory. For example, change "C:\Program Files\eBookwise Librarian" to "C:\eBookwise Librarian".
- On your eBookwise-1150 device, tap the top-left icon (the "ebook guy"), and then tap "Settings". Page down to the "Phone Connection" page, and on that page, check the two proxy boxes toward the bottom. They're labeled "Use HTTP proxy" and "Use proxy for USB". Enter your IP address in the "HTTP proxy address" box. If you don't know your IP address, look for it in the "About..." box on the eBookwise Librarian. Also, set "HTTP proxy port" to 80. Then retry the eBookwise Librarian.
What does the eBookwise Librarian do?
The Librarian is a tool for creating and downloading documents
to your eBookwise-1150 reading device. It also supports some former Gemstar
devices: the GEB 1100, GEB 1150, GEB 2150, and REB 1200.
With the eBookwise Librarian, you can quickly and easily
download your own content you create from RB (Rocket eBooks) files, HTML
files (such as those saved from MS word), Microsoft Word .DOC and .RTF files
as well as simple plain TXT files such as those downloaded from Project Gutenberg.
Here’s a brief overview of the benefits of the eBookwise
Content from many popular formats
documents in the popular Rocket eBook format (RB), HTML (from Microsoft
Word and other sources), Plain Text Files (TXT), Microsoft Word (.DOC
MS word]) and RTF (Rich Text Format [requires MS word]). NOTE:
Microsoft Word and RTF conversion require that you have Word 2000 or
greater installed on your PC.
a list of your favorite eBook content sites and launch your
Web Browser right from the eBookwise Librarian. When you download
files for conversion, save them to the folder "My Documents\eBookwise
Librarian eBooks to Import" and
the files will be ready for import the next time your run
the Librarian. Downloading
and converting eBooks could not be any easier!
eBookwise Librarian takes care of formatting issues for you by creating clean
documents which include such features as Graphics, Running Pages Headers
and page margins.
to your eBookwise-1150 Directly
eBooks using direct methods such as USB transfers for the eBookwise-1150
and some older Gemstar devices.
you prefer to use a Card Reader to transfer your content, the eBookwise Librarian
can also copy books to your SmartMedia cards (or CompactFlash cards for certain
older Gemstar models) at the click of a button.
Keep your books organized!
Keep books separated into distinct bookshelves to make
it easier to work with multiple eBook users and device types. Copy
and Move books from bookshelves with a few simple mouse clicks.
Creating new eBooks
You may create new eBooks from a variety of source files
to add to your local bookshelf.
There are several convenient ways to create new eBooks:
- From Windows Explorer
- Right click on a source file (.RB, .DOC, .RTF,
.TXT, .HTML…) and choose Send To -> eBookwise Librarian
eBooks to Import. When you are ready to import these documents,
launch the eBookwise Librarian and select "Import waiting eBooks now" to
import these files.
- Drop and drag files onto the eBookwise Librarian
window to bring up a screen to begin the import process.
- From the eBookwise Librarian
- Click "Create New…" from the main window and fill out
details you are prompted for and click Ok to begin the import process. Upon
successful completion, your new eBook will be copied to your current
That’s it! You should now be able to download the document
to your eBook.
Downloading eBooks to your eBook reading device
The eBookwise Librarian can interact with your eBook device
by selecting the Online Bookshelf on your eBook device.
the eBookwise Librarian and select the bookshelf you want your eBook
device to select an eBook from.
your eBookwise-1150 device to your computer (see below for details specific
to your eBook device for older Gemstar models)
your eBook, click on the Online Bookshelf and select your eBook to download,
just as if you were connected to the eBookwise content servers.
eBookwise-1150 and GEB 1150 users: you will need
to have the USB driver downloaded and installed before connecting to the
Librarian. If you do not have this driver, you can download it at http://www.breeno.org/eBook/Windows_eBookUSB.exe. Please
be sure you can access your Online Bookshelf (if they are still in operation
at the time of this reading) before attempting to access your local bookshelf
via the Librarian.
GEB 2150 / REB 1200 users: simply plug in
your eBook into your Ethernet connection and fill out the proxy server information
with the IP address of your main computer (the one running the eBookwise
Librarian) with Port 9090 as the IP port. You can find out what the IP
address of your computer is by clicking on the "About…" button on the main
eBookwise Librarian window.
If you do not have an Ethernet network setup, you can
also export eBooks to a CompactFlash ™ card reader via the main menu item "Export
to Memory Card…"
Exporting eBooks to External Memory Card
Another convenient method of copying eBooks to your eBook
device is to use a SmartMedia (eBookwise-1150/REB1100/GEB1150) or CompactFlash
(REB1200/GEB2150) or card reader device, which can be purchased at most any
electronics store that sells digital cameras, or online superstores that
To export an eBook to a card reader, simply select the eBook
from the eBookwise Librarian main window and select "Export to Memory Card…". Be
sure your eBook memory card is installed in your card reader before selecting
Organizing your eBooks using the Bookshelves
The Librarian’s Bookshelf feature is handy for users that
want to keep eBook collections segregated, such as family members that each
have a collection or users that have multiple supported eBook devices.