Getting Started

There are many ways to get started with Readium:

  1. The easiest way (and highly recommended) is to start by downloading the Readium Chrome Extension from the Chrome store.  (Obviously, if you don’t have the Google Chrome browser itself installed, you have to do that first.) Once downloaded, just add some eBooks to the library and start reading! The Chrome Extension is a full-featured EPUB 3.0-compliant eBook reader. Experiment with it. Sample books can be found at the IDPF site and at the Gutenberg site.
  2. If you want to host your own Readium-based reader (and possibly customize it) then you’ll want to try out the CloudReader. Once you have experimented with the publicly deployed version you can try hosting your own CloudReader with your own library. Instructions for this are here.
  3. If you wish to build your own Readium app and deploy it to your mobile device or desktop, then you’ll need to clone the appropriate Readium github repositories and follow the instructions which start here [TODO: need some instructions!].

If you run into problems or just have questions, please don’t hesitate to post questions in the Readium issue tracker (ReadiumJS questions here, and SDK questions here).

You fill find lots more info about Readium and its development on the Readium github site.