An eBook is a digital publication that can be read across a variety of devices including desktops (PC and Mac) and mobile devices (tablets and smartphones). LexisNexis® LexRead™ eBooks are digital downloadable file versions of our traditional print books, in most cases they are designed to look exactly like the print version so you will see the same layout, figures, graphs, charts, and/or drawings. Users can see a page at a time or 2-page spreads, and can zoom in for close study. Users can read eBooks online or download them to computers for off-line reading.
LexisNexis® LexRead™ eBooks allows users to read publications on any screen with a browser that supports Flash.
LexisNexis® LexRead™ eBooks are encrypted PDF files that can be accessed via four platforms, these are:
Online through a browser of your choice (Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc.)
Offline on your desktop (PC, Mac, etc.) using the iPublishCentral Reader
On your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, etc.) using the LexisNexis® LexRead™ iOS app that you can download for free from the Apple store
On your Android device (mobile phones, tablets, etc.) using the LexisNexis LexisNexis® LexRead™ Android app that you can download for free from the Google Play store.
At this moment, LexisNexis® LexRead™’s eBooks cannot be accessed on Amazon Kindle tablets. eBooks subscribed through LexisNexis® eBookstore cannot be read on iBookstore or any other third party readers such as Stanza, Mobipocket Reader, Barnes and Noble eReader, the Microsoft Reader, Kindle for PC etc.
All LexisNexis® LexRead™ eBooks have sample pages available through ViewInside that users can see before purchasing. Click on the ViewInside button for a free preview. ViewInside offers users the opportunity to sample an eBook’s content without committing to a purchase. Readers can explore a limited number of pages of each title, search within the content, and change viewing options.
Once satisfied, users can then purchase the eBook after which the user will receive access to the complete text. User will be able to save annotations, highlight and bookmark texts, and print pages from the eBooks.
Click on the log-in link on the top right of the home page to get to the log-in screen. Type your user name and password in the correct fields on the log-in screen to log into your account. You must have an account to make a purchase.
Click on the down-arrow besides your username at top right corner of the site. Select the "Profile" option. Select "Change Password" option, enter a new password and click "Change Password". Your password will be changed to the new password.
You can access via IP address, referring URL, or e-mail address/password combinations. Once you have logged in, the “Bookshelf” page will display the eBooks to which you have access to. Clicking on the eBook cover will then open the eBook, making it accessible for you to view.
You can share the preview from ViewInside of titles in several ways. When viewing the ViewInside, you can click on the envelope in the upper right to e-mail it to someone, or you can click on the + sign to post the widget to a social networking site, or to get the widget code to paste into your own Web site.
The top panel allows you to change your view of the book by clicking on one of its icons. Scrolling over the icons before clicking will initiate a pop-up burst indicating what that particular icon can change.
You can create Notes for a specific text in a paragraph or for the entire paragraph in the reader.
You can view the list of Notes in the reader, edit the title/description of the Notes, and delete the Notes. You can also show or hide the Notes in the reader.
Bookmarks can be created by clicking on the Bookmark option as shown in the image while reading an eBooks on a PC/Mac.
Bookmarks which have been created appear in upper left corner of the reader screen. You can view a list of Bookmarks in your eBook, edit the description of the Bookmark, and also delete the Bookmarks from your eBook.
Select for list view and for thumbnail view of bookmarks along with page numbers.
Enter the description in the Description box.
Click the Save button, else, click Cancel.
To view a Bookmark
Click at the left side of the reader. A list of Bookmarks is displayed
Type the text in Search My Bookmarks to find a specific Bookmark
To modify Bookmark description
Click at the left side of the reader
Click My Bookmarks. A list of Bookmarks is displayed.
Mouse over the Bookmark that has to be edited
Click on to edit the bookmark. My Bookmarks pop-up appears. Modify the description of the bookmark and then click Save button
To filter a Bookmark
Click at the left side of the reader. A search field and a list of bookmarks are displayed
Enter the text or a word in Search My Bookmark field. A list of searched bookmarks is displayed.
To delete a Bookmark
Click at the left side of the reader. Click My Bookmarks. A list of Bookmarks is displayed.
Mouse over the bookmark that has to be deleted. Click on to delete the bookmark. Click the Yes button in the confirmation box to delete the bookmark.
The eBooks can be downloaded only when the user's computer is connected to the internet. To access LexisNexis LexRead eBooks offline on a PC/Mac, you need to install iPublishCentral reader on your computer. Please follow the below instructions to install the iPublishCentral Reader application to your PC/Mac and download the eBook to the iPublishCentral Reader. Once you login using your account you will notice a button “Download App” button towards top right of the screen.
Click on the Download App button to go to the installation page. Click on Install button to set up iPublishCentral reader on your computer.
When you use iPublishCentral reader for the first time, you need to login (right-hand side).
Then enter the following information:
1. Select Normal User.
2. Enter the URL "www.lexread.lexisnexis.com” in the Site URL, do not use http// or https//. This will allow you to login to the reader without any problems.
3. Enter your username in the Username field.
4. Enter your password in the Password field.
5. Click the Sign In button.
6. If the login credentials are incorrect, then an error message will be displayed "Failed to Authenticate. Invalid Site Information".
7. Bookshelf displays the subscribed eBooks with a Download button. The iPublishCentral reader will verify your account details. If the account details are correct, the reader will continue to load. Once loaded, you can see all the eBooks that you have subscribed with a download link for offline reading.
Once you are logged in the you will be able to see the reader as in below screenshot. It displays a list of subscribed and purchased eBooks as well as information about an eBook beside the eBook title column. It displays information like total number of pages, expiry date, name of the publisher and download status of an eBook. In addition, you can use the scroll bar in the bookshelf to scroll through the eBooks.
Online viewing: Desktop or laptop with Internet connection and latest version of the web browser:
Internet Explorer: Version 8.0 and above.
Firefox: Version 16 and above.
Google Chrome: Version 23 and above.
Opera: Version 12 and above.
Safari: Version 5.3 and above.
Firefox: Version 16 and above.
Opera: Version 12 and above.
For full functionality, Flash Version 9 and above.
iOS 6 or later, Available Memory Space 500MB and above. Download LexRead for iPad free app available through iTunes/App Store on the device.
Android 4.0 or later and access to Google Play Market.
Download the LexRead for Android free app available through the Google Play store.
Screen size 7 & 10 inches, Resolution 800x600 and above, RAM 2GB, available Memory Space should be 500MB and above.
LexisNexis does not encourage sharing of Username/Login credentials between multiple users. eBooks purchased are for personal use only and each user is allowed to download and access the eBooks on a total of 1 device, exceeding which you will get an error message: "Maximum device limit exceeded". Each purchased book can be downloaded for a maximum of three times from the date of purchase.