First of all Tazman, welcome to Android Forums!
Second of all, I am so sorry to hear that your Novels do not meet your expectations. Trust me: I have a 10" gTablet that is in much the same situation. It still has Android 2.2 on it, and Google Play Market, on that particular Android version, isn't supported on tablets larger than 7 inches. So it's now more of an entertainment device that a tool like my Nexus phone is.
While I'm not familiar with the Pandigital, I am familiar with what you're going through. Great to have you aboard, and we are here to help any way we can