We suggest you start by reading the general instructions on creating a catalog item first.


"Book" is the content designator reserved for digital books, periodicals and html content displayed using A-Store Reader.

End users will not be able to download files directly into their devices or access them bypassing A-Store Reader.

The buyer may recall any Book file from the user and then reissue it again provided this has been allowed by the copyright holder through the Content Management Center.

When granted access to a Book file, the user will receive an email containing the file name, user instructions for any files added to the catalog item, and user instructions for and a link to download A-Store Reader. A link to detailed user instructions for A-Store Reader will also be provided.


1. To create a catalog item containing a Book, select this specific content type (red arrow on Exhibit 1). Content type may only be selected once. Once selected and saved, it cannot be changed.


 Exhibit 1


2. For "Book," one, several or all of the operating systems supported must be selected. The book would then be available on devices running the OS selected (green arrows in Exhibit 2). It will NOT be available on devices running an operating system OTHER than that selected (blue arrows on Exhibit 2).


Exhibit 2


3. Load a cover from a device (red arrow on Exhibit 3) or choose from the storage (green arrow on Exhibit 3). Files uploaded into this field will show in A-Store Reader as content covers and may also be used at the online storefront, provided the storefront software used allows for such functionality.

Cover preview will be available in the field marked with a blue arrow on Exhibit 3.


 Exhibit 3


4. If desired, enter pages to be available for preview. 

Files uploaded into this field may then be used at the online storefront, provided the storefront software used allows for such functionality.

Page preview will be available in the field marked with a blue arrow on Exhibit 4.


Exhibit 4


5. Save and add the file.


We suggest you also read the article on adding files to catalog items.


We recommend you to watch the video on how to create a Book type item.