How to Use Our RSS Feed

July 9, 2009

Thank you for your interest in subscribing to HBG-International’s RSS feed. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and serves as an easy way to share our latest updates with you. The RSS feed provides your Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari browsers, or your e-mail program with headlines and updates to our own website.

See below for instructions on adding RSS feeds for Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari web browsers.

For Windows Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or higher) / Adding your RSS Feed to Microsoft Outlook
For Firefox (version 3.0 or higher)
For Safari (version 4.0 or higher, for MAC OS X)
Note About RSS Readers

For Windows Internet Explorer (version 7.0 or higher) / Adding your RSS Feed to Microsoft Outlook

1) While visiting our HBG International page, click on the orange RSS icon in the upper right-hand side of your favorites toolbar:

Location of RSS Feed Icon on Internet Explorer Tool Bar

2) You should see our RSS feed page; an image of this is below. In the yellow box on the page, clock on the link that says “Subscribe to this feed.”

Image of the HBG International Feed Page - Click to Enlarge

Close-up of Yellow Box on Feed Page

3) A box will pop up to subscribe to this feed. Click on “Subscribe” to sign up for this feed. Make sure the that in the drop-down option “Create in,” the choice “Feeds” is selected.

Subscribe to Feed Box

Subscribe to Feed Box

4) Now you are able to access our HBG International Feed from your Favorites menu as soon as you open your web browser. Click on the star on the upper left hand corner to access your Favorites, and then click on the “Feed” displayed at the top. There, you will see our HBG International Feed.

Image of your favorites Bar in Internet Explorer - Click on Image to Enlarge

Image of your Favorites Sidebar in Internet Explorer - Click to Enlarge

Detail of Favorites Sidebar showing Feed Tab and our HBG International RSS feed

Detail of Favorites Sidebar showing Feed Tab and our HBG International RSS feed

This method is also how you can add our RSS feed to your Microsoft Outlook program. The feed will appear on the Mail sidebar of your Outlook Program under “RSS Feeds.”

Image of Microsoft Outlook showing Sidebar and the Feed E-mails - Click to Enlarge

Image of Microsoft Outlook showing Sidebar and the Feed E-mails - Click to Enlarge

Detail of Outlook Express Sidebar. RSS Feed Option is circled.

Detail of Outlook Express Sidebar. RSS Feed Option is circled.

For Firefox (version 3.0 or higher)

On Firefox, you can use its “Live Bookmarks” feature to get the latest updates displayed as part of your Favorites Toolbar.

1) First, make sure that your Bookmarks Toolbar is being displayed in your Firefox Browser. First, go to “View” in the top bar, then select “Toolbars” and then “Bookmarks Toolbar.” If this option is checked, that means the toolbar is being displayed.

Selecting the Bookmarks Toolbar Option to be Displayed on Firefox

Selecting the Bookmarks Toolbar Option to be Displayed on Firefox

2) Now, when visting our HBG International page, click on the RSS icon in your web browser address bar.

Click to See Enlarged Image

Click to Enlarge

3) You should see the below page. This is our feed page. Make sure the above drop-down option reads “Subscribe to the feed using Live Bookmarks.” Then click on the button that says “Subscribe Now.”

Image of Feed Page - Click to Enlarge

Image of Feed Page - Click to Enlarge

Detail of Feed Page

Detail of Feed Page - Click to Enlarge

5) A box titled “Add Live Bookmark” will pop up. Make sure the drop-down boxes read “Name: Hachette Book group International” and “Create in: Bookmarks Toolbar.” Then, click the “Add” button.

6) Once you have subscribed, an RSS icon for the HBG International website will appear in your Favorites Toolbar. You can click on this icon to read the latest updates on our website.

 

Image of Hachette Feed in Bookmarks Toolbar - Click to Enlarge

Image of Hachette Feed in Bookmarks Toolbar - Click to Enlarge

For Safari (version 4.0 or higher, for MAC OS X)

1) If you don’t already use the Bookmark Bar in Safari (the narrow strip of your favorite site bookmarks that appears immediately below the address bar) then now’s a good time to get into the habit of using it. You can enable it with View –> Show Bookmarks Bar. Click on the RSS button in the web browser address bar.

Image of the Bookmarks Toolbar on safari and the RSS button- Click to Enlarge

Image of the Bookmarks Toolbar on safari and the RSS button- Click to Enlarge

2) You should see the below page. This is our feed page. To subscribe to our RSS feed you need to bookmark it. Click on “Bookmarks” on the top toolbar, then go to “Add Bookmark to Menu.”

Image of feed page - Click to Enlarge

Image of feed page - Click to Enlarge

Detail - Adding Bookmarks

Detail - Adding Bookmarks

3) A Box titled RSS Bookmark Name will pop up. Be sure the RSS Feed is titled “Hachette Book Group International” and under “Add Bookmark,” the Safari box is checked and the drop-down bx says “Bookmarks Bar.” Click the “Add” button.

4) Once you have subscribed, an RSS icon for the HBG International website will appear in your Bookmarks Toolbar. You can click on this icon to read the latest updates on our website.

Feed Bookmark in Bookmark Toolbar - Click to Enlarge

Feed Bookmark in Bookmark Toolbar - Click to Enlarge

Note About RSS Readers
If you are already familiar with using RSS Feeds, you can add our HBG International feed to any of your prefered RSS readers. See below for information for a few we recommend.

Applications
Online Services
Podcast Readers

Hope you find this information helpful, and happy reading!

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