How to read your ebooks


We’re so glad that you purchased one or more of our ebooks! Let’s look at how to download and read your ebooks on your device (phone, computer, tablet, or dedicated ebook reader)

First of all, you should have received an email from us confirming your purchase — in the body of the email there should be a link to download your ebook. Click and it should download to your device. If you can’t find the email, or are having trouble with the links, you can also log into the account that you created when you ordered, and click on the My  Account >> Downloads link. There you should find a set of links to all of the titles/formats you’ve ordered!

If you are using an Apple device (iPad, iPhone, iPod, or Mac), click the download link that we send you, select “Open in…” (the icon with an arrow pointing out of a rectangle), and select your favorite ereader. If you’ve downloaded the mobi format, choose the Kindle app; if you downloaded the ePub or PDF format, choose iBooks or any other app that reads these files (there are many).
NOTE: If you are downloading to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod,
you may have to tap the download link twice!

 If you are using a Kindle (Touch, Paperwhite, Fire, Voyage or later), click the download link (for mobi or PDF formats only). When the download is complete, click the dialog box that opens up; the book will load into your library and open in the Kindle Books app. For older Kindles, download the file to your computer, and then either connect your device to your computer and drag-and-drop the file onto the device; or use one of several techniques for  sending the file to your Kindle over the internet.

If you are using a Windows or Linux computer, click the download link. Once the file is downloaded, open the file in your ereader of choice.

If you are using an Android phone or tablet, go to the support section for your ereader app. (Sorry! There are literally hundreds of different apps, and so we can’t be more helpful than that.)

Don’t have an ebook-reader app on your computer? We highly recommend Calibre, a freeware, open-source Swiss Army Knife app (available for Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux) that can read just about any format!

Need more help?

For Kindles or devices running a Kindle app, click here

For a Nook, click here

For a Kobo, click here

Which File Format Should I Choose?

Kindle iconMOBI: Works with all Kindle ereaders and tablets, and most devices using the free Kindle app, as well as Calibre and some Palm devices.

ePub iconEPUB: Works with iBooks (for all Apple devices), Nook and Nook apps, Kobo and Kobo apps, Calibre, Adobe Digital Editions, and many other ereaders and ereader apps.
PDF iconPDF: Works with most ereaders and eread apps, as well as a large number of web browsers and other apps. (A print format, and so less likely to look good on a smaller screen.)

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