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ePub e-Books - Installation Instructions

Compatibility

Compatible with PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Nook, Kobo, plus other e-readers that support Adobe Digital Editions. NOT compatible with the Amazon Kindle.

Appearance

The ePub format provides an e-book that can be read on both large and small screens, and features adjustable font sizes for easier reading; however, the formatting is different from the printed book.

DRM - Digital Rights Management

ePub e-books are protected by Adobe Content Server Digital Rights Management, and require installation of the free Adobe Digital Editions reader. They can be used across 3 different devices, and feature copy-and-paste and printing capabilities.

For Windows PC and Mac new users:

  • • Download and install the Adobe Digital Editions reader from: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions on your PC or Mac.
  • • You will be guided through "Create an Account" on the Adobe website.
  • Create an account before downloading any files. Files will otherwise be lost and cannot be replaced.
  • • Log in to your new Adobe Digital Editions reader account.
  • Next Steps: Adding recently purchased books to Adobe Digital Editions:
    • 1. Click the link provided in your e-mail receipt or on the order confirmation page. If you receive this warning, click "Download File..."
    • 2. Choose Open when the pop-up window appears; the file will open in Adobe Digital Editions.
    • 3. Book will download automatically and be available to read within a few minutes, depending on connection speeds.

For iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android device new users:

  • • Download and install the Adobe Digital Editions reader from: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions on your PC or Mac.
  • • You will be guided through "Create an Account" on the Adobe website.
  • Create an account before downloading any files. Files will otherwise be lost and cannot be replaced.
  • • Go to the Apple App Store or Android Marketplace on your device, and search for "Bluefire."
  • • Download the free Bluefire app.
  • • When you first run Bluefire on your device, you will be asked to authorize it with the Adobe Digital Editions account you created above.
  • Next Steps: Adding recently purchased books to Bluefire:
    • 1. Find the downloaded ePub file on your desktop PC (look for it in the "My Digital Editions" folder within "My Documents" or "Documents" folder) or Mac (look for it in the "Digital Editions" folder within "Documents" folder).
    • 2. Transfer the file to your device using one of these methods:
      • • Via e-mail:
        • ◦ E-mail the ePub file to the account your device is registered under; open the e-mail on your device.
        • ◦ Tap and hold on the ePub file in Mail (or other e-mail program) on your device.
        • ◦ Safari will open the download and prompt you to select an app. Select Bluefire.
      • • Via Dropbox — PC or Mac Users:
        • ◦ Install Dropbox on your PC/Mac from www.dropbox.com, and create an account.
        • ◦ Copy the ePub file into your Dropbox folder.
      • • Via Dropbox — Mobile Device Users:
        • ◦ Install Dropbox on your mobile device from the iTunes App Store or Android Marketplace.
        • ◦ Tap and hold on the ePub file in Dropbox on your device.
        • ◦ Safari will open the download and prompt you to select an app: Select Bluefire.
      • • Via iTunes (iPad/iPhone/iPod users only):
        • ◦ Connect your device to your desktop computer and open iTunes.
        • ◦ Select your device in the left iTunes panel.
        • ◦ Click "Apps" in the main iTunes window.
        • ◦ Go to Files → File Sharing → Documents → Add
        • ◦ Select the ePub file.

For B&N Nook, Sony or Kobo e-readers (and other readers supporting Adobe Digital Editions) new users:

  • • Make sure your e-reader supports Adobe Digital Rights Management. If it doesn't, you won't be able to open the e-book.
  • • Make sure you have installed Adobe Digital Editions to your desktop PC or Mac (as above) and downloaded the book you would like to use.
  • • Connect your e-reader to your PC or Mac.
  • • Open the Adobe Digital Editions software on your PC or Mac; your e-reader should be recognized by the program.
  • • You will be asked to authorize your e-reader with your Adobe ID.
  • • After you authorize, your e-reader will appear as a bookshelf in your Adobe Digital Editions library.
  • Next Steps: Adding recently purchased books to your e-reader:
    • 1. Connect your e-reader to your PC or Mac.
    • 2. On your PC or Mac, drag books to your e-reader bookshelf in Adobe Digital Editions.
    • 3. Books will automatically be copied to your device for offline reading.