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Frequently Asked Questions

    General

    1. What is an e-book?
    2. Can I read my eBook right away?
    3. How do I use the search option?
    4. How do I read my eBooks online?
    5. How do I add my personal notes throughout the e-book?
    6. How do I bookmark a page?
    7. Minimum Technical Specifications:
    8. To access your subscribed eBooks from your Android™ tablet:
    9. To activate your eBooks before accessing them :
    10. What can I do with my eBook?
    11. Syncing of new purchases
    12. To access your subscribed eBooks from your Apple iPad® :
    13. Can I print the eBook ?

    Technical Requirements

    1. Hardware technical requirements

General

  1. What is an e-book?
  2. 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. 
  3. Can I read my eBook right away?
  4. Yes! AAO eBooks are available instantly on purchase; with no wait time for shipping or other delays.
  5. How do I use the search option?
  6. 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.
  7. How do I read my eBooks online?
  8. Simply go to the AAO publishing website using your web browser, login, click on Bookshelf, select the book you wish to read and click "Read It." 
  9. How do I add my personal notes throughout the e-book?
  10. 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.
  11. How do I bookmark a page?
  12. 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. 
  13. Minimum Technical Specifications:
  14. For PCs: 
    Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8; with Internet Explorer 9 or 10; Firefox; Google Chrome or Safari 5+ 
    For Macs: 
    Mac OS X with Safari 5+ 
    For Android tablets: 
    Android 4+  and 7 or 10 inch Screen Size
    For Apple iPad: 
    iOS 5.1.1+ 

    Note: This product is not recommended for use with smartphones or with tablet operating systems that are not installed by the manufacturer.
  15. To access your subscribed eBooks from your Android™ tablet:
    • Download the AAO eBooks app from the Google Play Store.
    • Log in to the Academy eBook app with your Academy username and password.
    • Tap on the icon of the volume you want to read.
    • Use the app to download a book to read offline.
  16. Download the AAO eBooks app from the Google Play Store.
  17. Log in to the Academy eBook app with your Academy username and password.
  18. Tap on the icon of the volume you want to read.
  19. Use the app to download a book to read offline.
  20. - See more at: http://support.ipublishcentral.com/kb/articles/226-activation-access-of-aao-ebooks#sthash.2yHrwKYo.dpuf
  21. To activate your eBooks before accessing them :
  22. Log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password.
    Click on My Online Products.
    Click on the eBook title in the menu.
  23. What can I do with my eBook?
  24. In addition to zoom, reading, and downloading, 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.
  25. Syncing of new purchases

  26. First and foremost make sure to activate your eBooks.

    Log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password.
    Click on the eBook title in the menu.

    To avoid logging out and re-logging in every time you make a new purchase, please go to the Shopping Bag Tab on your iPad app and Tap on the Sync button and ensure that there is no loss of internet connectivity when the sync takes place.

    - See more at: http://support.ipublishcentral.com/kb/articles/238-syncing-of-new-purchases#sthash.wACS79Sv.dpufFirst and foremost make sure to activate your eBooks.
    Log in to www.aao.org/myonlineproducts with your Academy username and password.Click on My Online Products and then the eBook title in the menu to activate your eBooks
    to activate your eBooks

    To avoid logging out and re-logging in every time you make a new purchase, please go to the Shopping Bag Tab on your iPad app and Tap on the Sync button and ensure that there is no loss of internet connectivity when the sync takes place.

    This will ensure that your account gets uniformly synced and your purchases will be visible on the Bookshelf Tab ready to download.

    If you are still facing issues, please log out of the app and log back in.
  27. To access your subscribed eBooks from your Apple iPad® :
  28. Please follow the below steps to get your purchased eBooks to your iPad.
    • Open your browser in iPad and download the AAO eBooks iPad app from the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-academy-ophthalmology/id665817219?ls=1&mt=8
    • If you have already downloaded the iPad app, please tap on "Account tab.
    • Here, enter your registered User name and Password and tap on "Sign In" to login to the app.
    • Then, tap on the "Close" button to close the "Account" window.
    • Next, please tap on "Shelf"   tab at the bottom of the iPad app.
    • Your purchased eBook(s) will appear to be grayed out. Please tap on the eBook, it will start downloading to the "Shelf" in the app.
    Once it is downloaded, tap on the eBook to read it.


    Please follow the below steps to get your purchased eBooks to your iPad.

    • Open your browser in iPad and download the AAO eBooks iPad app from the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-academy-ophthalmology/id665817219?ls=1&mt=8
    • If you have already downloaded the iPad app, please tap on "Account" tab at the bottom [Ref: attachment]
    • Here, enter your registered User name and Password and tap on "SIGN IN" to login to the app.
    • Then, tap on the "Close" button to close the "Account" window.
    • Next, please tap on "My Academy eBooks" tab at the bottom of the iPad app.
    • Your purchased eBook(s) will appear to be grayed out. Please tap on the eBook, it will start downloading to the "My Academy eBooks" in the app.
    • Once it is downloaded, tap on the eBook to read it.

     

    - See more at: http://support.ipublishcentral.com/kb/articles/213-aao-titles-on-ipad#sthash.w

    Please follow the below steps to get your purchased eBooks to your iPad.

    • Open your browser in iPad and download the AAO eBooks iPad app from the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-academy-ophthalmology/id665817219?ls=1&mt=8
    • If you have already downloaded the iPad app, please tap on "Account" tab at the bottom [Ref: attachment]
    • Here, enter your registered User name and Password and tap on "SIGN IN" to login to the app.
    • Then, tap on the "Close" button to close the "Account" window.
    • Next, please tap on "My Academy eBooks" tab at the bottom of the iPad app.
    • Your purchased eBook(s) will appear to be grayed out. Please tap on the eBook, it will start downloading to the "My Academy eBooks" in the app.
    • Once it is downloaded, tap on the eBook to read it.
    - See more at: http://support.ipublishcentral.com/kb/articles/213-aao-titles-on-ipad#sthash.w8Xh2ff1.dpuf

    Please follow the below steps to get your purchased eBooks to your iPad.

    • Open your browser in iPad and download the AAO eBooks iPad app from the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-academy-ophthalmology/id665817219?ls=1&mt=8
    • If you have already downloaded the iPad app, please tap on "Account" tab at the bottom [Ref: attachment]
    • Here, enter your registered User name and Password and tap on "SIGN IN" to login to the app.
    • Then, tap on the "Close" button to close the "Account" window.
    • Next, please tap on "My Academy eBooks" tab at the bottom of the iPad app.
    • Your purchased eBook(s) will appear to be grayed out. Please tap on the eBook, it will start downloading to the "My Academy eBooks" in the app.
    • Once it is downloaded, tap on the eBook to read it.
    - See more at: http://support.ipublishcentral.com/kb/articles/213-aao-titles-on-ipad#sthash.w8Xh2ff1.dpuf

    Please follow the below steps to get your purchased eBooks to your iPad.

    • Open your browser in iPad and download the AAO eBooks iPad app from the link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/american-academy-ophthalmology/id665817219?ls=1&mt=8
    • If you have already downloaded the iPad app, please tap on "Account" tab at the bottom [Ref: attachment]
    • Here, enter your registered User name and Password and tap on "SIGN IN" to login to the app.
    • Then, tap on the "Close" button to close the "Account" window.
    • Next, please tap on "My Academy eBooks" tab at the bottom of the iPad app.
    • Your purchased eBook(s) will appear to be grayed out. Please tap on the eBook, it will start downloading to the "My Academy eBooks" in the app.
    • Once it is downloaded, tap on the eBook to read it.

     

    - See more at: http://support.ipublishcentral.com/kb/articles/213-aao-titles-on-ipad#sthash.w8Xh2ff1.dpuf
  29. Can I print the eBook ?
  30. The eBook is protected, and it cannot be printed.

    All content can be accessed online using any browser for PC/Mac. You can also access your subscribed eBooks offline on iOS/Android devices using the AAO eBooks app designed for the respective operation system.

     

Technical Requirements

  1. Hardware technical requirements
  2. Technical Specifications:

    Online Browsers:

    1. Chrome –  Version 42 and above
    2. Firefox – Version 37 and above
    3. Safari – Version 8 and above
    4. Internet Explorer – Version 11 and above
    5. iOS Device browsers – Device version 7.0 and above
    6. Android device browsers – Device version 4.4 and above

    iOS App:

    AAO eBooks app can be installed on iPhones & iPads with version 7.0 & above

    Android App:

    AAO eBooks app can be installed on Tablets & Smartphones with version 4.1.x & above

    1. This product is not recommended for use with smartphones or with tablet operating systems that are not installed by the manufacturer.