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Your purchase entitles you to download a book in a digital format - an "eBook."  If you are unsure of which eBook format to purchase, see our help pages: Intro to eBooks, eReader Hardware Guide, eReader Software Guide.

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Purchasing and reading eBook PDF format titles online requires a live Internet connection and an Internet Browser with Adobe Flash Player plug-in installed.  Our eBook PDF format titles can be viewed on any computer or handheld device that is equipped with Adobe Flash Player, download for free

ePub formats can be read online on a computer or handheld device using the Mozilla Firefox browser add in download for free

Apps such as (Stanza, Bluefire, and iBooks) are available to allow you to read your purchased title online on your Apple iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, see our eReader Software Guide.

Downloaded eBooks may be viewed on a variety of platforms.

Our eBook PDF format titles can be viewed on any computer or handheld device that is equipped with Adobe Flash Player, download for free

ePub formats can be read online on a computer or handheld device using the Mozilla Firefox browser add in download for free

Apps such as (Stanza, Bluefire, and iBooks) are available to allow you to read your purchased title on your Apple iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, see our eReader Software Guide.

Yes. After logging into our online e-book store, click the link to "My account" and open the tab to your eLibrary.  There you can download purchased titles.

Click on the "Login" link on the top right of the e-bookstore home page to get to the login screen. Type your credentials into the username and password fields and click the "Login" button to access your account.

Login to the eBook Store. Click on the "My Account" link at the top of the page. Click on the "Edit" tab on your account page.  Fill in a new password in the field provided.  Repeat your new password in the confirmation field.  Click on the Save button at the bottom of the page.

 

The term eBook refers to an electronic version of a printed book. eBooks can be read on a variety of devices in addition to eReader software on devices such as mobile phones and personal computers. The most important consideration when purchasing an eBook is what device you intend to purchase the eBook for. eBooks in ePUB and PDF format may be read on several eReader devices (Sony Reader, B&N Nook for example). The Amazon Kindle uses the MobiPocket file format. 

All AppleTM devices with the Stanza app, Apple's own iBook app, or the Bluefire app installed will automatically download eStore digital book files.

eReader devices are hardware devices (include link) that function primarily to display eBooks.

eReader software is a program that allows the reading of eBooks (or non-native eBook formats) on additional hardware devices, such as personal computers or mobile phones, such as the free Stanza app which is designed to read ePUB format books on Apple devices.  Stanza 3.0.3 will also read eBook PDF files, but PDFs are not optimized for small screens, so the reading experience on handhelds may be inferior to the experience with ePUB. For more information see our eReader Software Guide.

The eBook format you choose must be compatible with your eReader device or the eReader software you wish to use. For further instructions by device, please see our eReader Device Hardware Guide.

The eBook format you choose must be compatible with your computer, handheld device, or eReader operating system, and the reader software you use.

Reader Apps  Compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch

These devices will automatically launch the following eReaders for direct download when ePUB or PDF books are purchased from our eStore.

Stanza App  - Is a free app compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch that supports DRM free eBooks and requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later. The app is designed to read ePUB format books.  Stanza 3.0.3 will also read eBook PDF files, but PDFs are not optimized for small screens, so the reading experience on handhelds may be inferior to the experience with ePUB.

iBooks App  - Is a free app compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch that supports DRM free PDF and ePub formats.  Some PDF documents may not be compatible.

Bluefire Reader App - Is a free app compatible with iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod® touch that supports DRM free and Adobe eBook DRM protected PDF and ePub formats.

Some Computer and Handheld Based Readers By Format

PDF - Is readable offline on computers and handheld devices using Adobe Reader (download for free).  PDF can also be read by many web browsers with Adobe add-ins.

ePUB and PDF - Are readable on computers and handheld devices using Adobe Digital Editions (download for free).

ePUB  - Can also be read on several mobile reading devices (Sony Reader, B&N Nook), and using the Mozilla Firefox browser add-in ePUB reader

MobiPocket - You can obtain free Kindle reading apps for a variety of platforms (Windows PC computers, Apple Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, etc.).  Once you have an app installed on your computer it can be used to read Mobipocket files downloaded from our eStore.

Offline content may also be read using any eReader compatible device, see eReader Device Hardware Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*This chart is not all inclusive. Additional formats may be supported and additional reading devices are available.

**All Apple devices with the Stanza app, Apple's own iBook app, or the Bluefire app installed will automatically download ePub files.

eBooks in ePub format may be read on several dedicated mobile reading devices (Sony Reader, B&N Nook for example). The Amazon Kindle uses the MobiPocket file format.  See the special Kindle instructions below.

Click here for a detailed list of eBook PDF and ePub supported devices. 

For more information on what software is required to view your purchased book on a computer, eReader, or handheld device see our eReader Software Guide.

Special Kindle instructions

Download the MobiPocket format eBook to your computer.  Then transfer the file to the Kindle reader by following these steps:

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Remove the electrical plug from the end of your Kindle charging cord. This will reveal a USB connector that you can then plug into any USB port on your computer, or a USB hub connected to your computer.

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Plug the other end of the Kindle charging cord into the charging port on your Kindle. Your Kindle can be on or off for this part of the process. The Kindle's charging port doubles as the data transfer port; when your Kindle is plugged into the computer you will be able to both recharge its battery from the computer's battery and transfer files.

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Wait until your Kindle automatically goes into USB drive mode and appears in your computer's system as a removable mass-storage device, just as a DVD or data CD would.

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Double-click on the Kindle's icon to open a window displaying its various folders. Locate the folder designated for the file type you want to transfer from the computer to the Kindle. Note that only certain file types-- .MOBI, .PDF, .AZW, .AZW1, .TXT, .PRC, .AA, .AAX and .MP3--are currently readable by the Kindle.

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Locate the files you want to transfer on your computer's hard drive, then drag and drop them into the appropriate Kindle folder.

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Use your computer's undock, eject or unmount function to "eject" the virtual Kindle disc once the transfer is complete.

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Disconnect your Kindle from the USB cable. It will automatically return to wherever you may have been reading before you connected it to the computer.