You could accomplish it by creating a topic known as a "redirect" topic. Essentially you would insert a meta tag into the HTML of the topic that looks like this:
<meta HTTP-EQUIV=refresh CONTENT="0;URL=Topic_Name.htm">
This gets inserted in that area at the top of the code. Somewhere (doesn't matter where) between the <head> and </head> tags.
Then configure the Topic_Name.htm to point to the first topic inside the book.
Thank you Rick.
Apologies if I'm being obtuse here, but I don't fully understand your suggestion.
>> You could accomplish it by creating a topic known as a "redirect" topic.
Do you mean the source topic links to the redirect topic, which in turn "links" to the destination book topic via the meta tag?
Create a topic that has no content inside it. Amend it per my instructions above. Then link the book to that topic.
When the user clicks the book, it should then in turn load the redirect topic. The redirect topic should then cause the first topic inside the book to open. Assuming your TOC has been configured to sync to the displayed topic, all should work.