Using BookStream book club
About the BookStream book club
You can read any of our Daisy audio books immediately through your internet connection. Choose a book, add it to your personal bookshelf, select the stream button and sit back. In a few seconds you will be reading the book of your choice. Skip forward and back, close it when you've had enough and come back to the same place at any time.
You can also elect to have a copy of the book sent to you on CD. Just select the button to order a copy.
The BookStream book club is open to blind and partially sighted people living in the United Kingdom.
You can read any of the Daisy audio books in our catalogue.
You can put up to 5 books on your bookshelf at any one time and you can keep a book on the shelf for as long as you want. When you have finished reading it use the remove button on your bookshelf. If you have chosen to have your book on CD you will need to return it before you can remove the book. If you have 5 books on the bookshelf you will need to remove one before you can add another.
Annual subscription: £50 (payment by credit or debit card only)
Streamed Audio books are played on your computer while you are logged on to the Book Site using a software version of the NetPLEXTALK Daisy player. This software player is provided as part of your subscription. After you have paid for your subscription you will receive an email with instructions on how to install the player. You must install this player before you can read books over the internet. You can use all the functionality of a hardware player - skip through the book, set bookmarks, use the navigation options or simply listen from start to finish. When you've finished with the book use the button on your bookshelf to remove it and choose another one. (If you have the book on CD as well as in Streamed Audio you will need to send the CD back to RNIB before you can remove the book from the bookshelf).
We recommend that you have a broadband connection to listen to Streamed Audio books. Please be aware that reading books over the Internet may quickly use up your broadband bandwidth if you are on a restricted package. So, for example, if you are allowed 2 gigabytes per month, you could read about 6 books. Alternatively, you might consider upgrading your broadband package. If you have a dial-up connection you can certainly browse the catalogue and make purchases. Reading books over the Internet with this type of account is possible but we do not recommend it as it may sound choppy and variable.