Staring on or around July 10th, Zinio app users will see a message guiding them to download Recorded Books Digital’s (RBD) new RBdigital app. This migration is a part of the company’s plan to merge all their content into one centralized location. While RBD is anticipating a smooth merge, there’s always the possibility of down times, glitches, etc. During the actual merge, starting June 26th at 8 p.m., users can anticipate a down time of 14 hours (8 pm on 6/26-midnight on 6/28).
Active users of the Zinio app will receive a notification about the new RBdigital app along with a link to download it. There’s no need to create a new login; the old one will work and upon logging, users will see their previously downloaded magazines. They will also be able to search and download new magazines right in the app! No need to go to the website first.
New users to Zinio are encouraged to begin with the RBdigital app.
Web users won’t see any difference. The Zinio website will remain exactly the same – name and all. Eventually, it will also be rebranded RBdigital.
The Zinio app will stay live for a few months to give users time to make the switch.
For questions or issues with the Zinio and RBdigital apps, please contact us at Ask a Librarian.