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Old 12-22-2009, 10:34 PM   #1
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Unable to create account to buy books on the ebook store

Hey guys,

I just bought my first ebook reader today and it's already giving me a headache. I picked up the PRS-600 and installed the Reader Library software when I clicked on the "eBook Store" I was told to register my device, it brought me to a Sony website where I put in the serial number and my personal details and that was that. The problem is, on the Reader Library it's still telling me to register my device :S

When I checked help files and the "How it Works" section of the Sony website it told me to go to the eBook Store page and there should be an account registration button in the top navigation bar, I've looked in every drop down menu and page and I can't find it.

I've uninstalled, reinstalled the program and nothing.

I tried searching these forums for the answer but I couldn't see anyone having the same problem.

Is there something I'm doing wrong or is it a known bug?

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Old 12-22-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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You need to register the device to an account, and it sounds like what you did before was more of a generic product registration. Open the Sony library software, and on the left in the menu bar click "eBookstore." On the left corner of the main page (you're browsing the store through the library now), you'll see the store logo, and on the right of that there should be a login or sign in. Create an account there (it might just say sign in, but if you click it there will be a "Create an Account" option). It should prompt you at some point to add a device, but if it doesn't by the time you create your account, you can add your Reader by going to "My Account" in the eBookstore (via the library software) and going to "Manage Devices."

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Old 12-22-2009, 10:41 PM   #3
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Oh darnit, I just saw your picture and realized you are registering with WH Smiths, which totally changes things. I can't help you then
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:48 PM   #4
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I think that WHSmiths thing is just an advertisement, so it seems theres no login button for me...wtf
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Try clicking the little home icon on the top of the screen and see where that takes you.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:53 PM   #6
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I tried, it just refreshes those 3 adverts.
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Uggh. I have no idea what it is doing. Hopefully one of our UK members will chime in soon for you.
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Old 12-22-2009, 10:57 PM   #8
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Is your reader plugged iinto the computer? Don't know if that would be a problem or not.
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Uggh. I have no idea what it is doing. Hopefully one of our UK members will chime in soon for you.
I just hope there is a simple solution Thanks for trying to help

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Is your reader plugged iinto the computer? Don't know if that would be a problem or not.
I've tried it with it plugged in and out to see if there was a difference but nothing
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:01 PM   #10
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Hmm, I've just got something new now.

I plugged in my Reader then closed down the Reader Library and opened it again and got a "The page you are looking for does not exist" :S

EDIT: Nevermind, when I clicked the Home button it brought me back to the 3 adverts page again
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #11
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Are you in the UK? I found this on the website:

The Reader Store is currently available in the United States and Canada only.

If you reside in the United Kingdom, please visit Sony-UK for more info on availability in your area.
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:32 PM   #12
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Are you in the UK? I found this on the website:

The Reader Store is currently available in the United States and Canada only.

If you reside in the United Kingdom, please visit Sony-UK for more info on availability in your area.
I'm in Ireland. Well I guess that explains that. Why the hell are Sony advertising the ebook store here when it's not even accessible.

Could you give me the link you got that info from, I didn't see it anywhere myself.
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Here's the link: http://ebooks.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/99

Now, I'm not saying you should do this but I think some people use the Sony store by saying they are somewhere else. But I don't know how involved it is (like credit card info with address). But maybe you could still get the freebies!
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I'm in Ireland. Well I guess that explains that. Why the hell are Sony advertising the ebook store here when it's not even accessible.

Could you give me the link you got that info from, I didn't see it anywhere myself.
You're OK. The Sony store is only available in US and Canada, but in other countries they use other stores, in your case WH Smiths.

Well in the meantime you can download some books on here (free! go to the top of the screen, and on the blue bar you'll see ebooks, then select BBeb for Sony - there's some good stuff in there). Right now you are being stopped from *buying* ebooks. So if you want to get rocking and rolling check out what we have here!

Download is easy, just save the file, then in the Library click "File," then "Import Files" and select the book you just downloaded and then it's in your library
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Old 12-22-2009, 11:50 PM   #15
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What happen is that you select UK on the beginning of the installation, so you should reinstall and select the proper country, also you should delete some folders of the app to complete the reinstall.
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