ValoBox books look great on all tablets. The page size will adjust according to the size of your device.
ValoBox works on all smartphones, so as long as you can access the internet you’ll have full access to the books you have bought or have been given as a gift.
Yes! We believe that reading should be as flexible as possible, and not limited by the device that you use. ValoBox is compatible with the following modern web browsers:
With ValoBox you don’t need to buy a specialist eBook device or download an app. All you need is the internet. You can read a book on your phone, your computer or any device that connects you.
Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or your email address. Add credit using Paypal or a credit card. You can then use your credit to purchase chapters or books.
Simply sign up to ValoBox. All of your purchased material will be stored in your personal library in the cloud. We call this ‘My Stash’. To access your Stash, visit ValoBox.com and click on ‘My Account’ button on the top right of the page. Use the drop-down menu to find ‘My Stash’.
As your library is in the cloud, you will need to be connected to the internet to purchase new books and access your personal Stash. We’ve got some offline features in the pipeline though, so watch this space.
Just select the book you want and click on the gift button in the book’s contents page.
This will take you to the gifting page where you can fill in your friend’s details and choose the date that they should receive the gift. Add a personalized message and then hit the send button. The book will be sent to your friend.
You can personalize the gift with a special message when you enter in your friend’s details. You can add a message that the recipient will see inside the email, and a second message for when they open the book. They will be able to see this when they open their book in future, like an inscription in the front cover.
The recipient will receive a lovely email telling them that they have a gift. When they click to see their gift, their browser will automatically open on the page displaying the gift-wrapped book. They can read your personalized message there too.
The book will open in the browser of whichever device the email is opened from, and the display will be optimized for that device. So, whether they look at it on their PC or smartphone, it will be a lovely gifting experience.
When the recipient opens their book we will automatically create an account for them and send them a password. They can return to ValoBox.com and login to view the book again. We’ll save their place so they can get straight back to reading.
Yes. A ValoBox embedded book includes a sample, but it also offers the option to buy the rest of the content there and then. You can always pop the book out to full screen if you want to see it in a larger area.
Of course . . . that’s the beauty of web-based content.
Find more advice on embedding in our Valobox Guide
For each sale resulting from your recommendation, we will reward you with 25% of the sale price. This is automatically allocated to your account. When you account balance is more than £50, you can request a transfer to your account via paypal or you can use the money to buy more books.
For more detailed instructions you can access our free ebook help guide here.
The driving force behind ValoBox is harnessing the power of the web to illuminate content that is normally locked inside files and paywalls. We found a wonderful Finnish word for light: Valo which we really liked. It’s short (always good for site names) and also made us think of the good value that we can give to customers.
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