Our eBooks are Adobe DRM Protected.
Quick Guide for reading protected eBooks with Adobe DRM and using Adobe Digital Editions
You can read Adobe DRM protected eBooks at PC and Mac, at most of devices with Android OS and iOS, and at many eReaders. Check supported eBook devices. There are two possible ways to work with protected eBooks:
- by using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) installed on your PC — we recommend this when you plan to use eBook readers;
- by using extra apps installed on your device — we recommend this when you plan to use device
- Android OS. Use Aldiko for Android devices.
- iOS: Use Bluefire Reader for iOS devices.
- Get your Adobe ID here
Reading protected eBooks on desktop or laptop. Transferring eBooks to your device via Adobe Digital Editions
We assume that you already have ACSM file from the book that you bought earlier. If it's not, buy preferred book and download ACSM file to your hard drive.
Note: ACSM file is not an eBook itself; it is a reference to an eBook. When you open ACSM file, actual eBook is downloaded from a remote source via Internet. ACSM files have an average size of 1-5 KB.
Step 1. Get started with Adobe Digital Editions
Follow these steps to get started with the Adobe Digital Editions:
- Download Adobe Digital Editions (http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions)
- Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions
- Once installed, open the Getting Started eBook for an overview of the application
Step 2. Obtaining Adobe ID and authorizing Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID
The first time you open a protected book, ADE will ask you to authorize your computer. The best way to do this is to supply an Adobe ID, associating the book with your ID. If you later open the book on another computer, you can simply supply the same ID to open the book.
You can also authorize your computer manually. To do this click on the tab «Help» in the upper left corner of the application window, then on “Authorize Computer...” or you can just press Ctrl + Shift + U.
If you don’t have an Adobe ID, click the Create an Adobe ID link. After creating the ID on the Adobe website, you can close that browser window, return to ADE, and enter the newly created Adobe ID.
If an error occurs, try to erase all remnants of previous activations. To do that press Ctrl+Shift+D, then press "Erase Authorization".
Step 3. Using Adobe Digital Editions. Opening eBooks
Simply open the ACSM file or book file from Explorer or Finder or browser download window, and Adobe Digital Editions will launch. If ADE doesn’t launch automatically, start it manually, and then drag your book onto the application window. Download dialog will appear. The eBook will openautomatically. After the first opening of the eBook, you can find it in your Library in Adobe Digital Editions. To open Library click on an icon located in the upper left corner of ADE window:
All downloaded eBooks you can find in “My Documents\My Digital Editions” folder (Windows) or “Documents\Digital Editions” (Mac OS X).
Step 4. Transferring eBooks from or to a supported eReader. Authorizing of eReader
Connect the supported eReader device to your computer and launch Digital Editions. Digital Editions automatically detects the presence of your device. Both Digital Editions and the device must be authorized to be able to transfer protected content to and from the device. Unprotected content can be transferred to and from the device without authorizing either the device or Digital Editions, but we strongly advise authorizing the device. After connection, the device appears in the library section.
For authorization, do the following:
- Select your device from bookshelves list:
- Click the gear icon on the right and select “Authorize Device…”:
- Select Adobe ID with which you want to associate the device and press “Authorize Device”.
To transfer the eBook to the device drag the eBook that you want to transfer to the picture of your device as demonstrated below:
Further information about Adobe Digital Editions you can find at FAQ.
Reading eBooks on iOS Devices (iPhone / iPad / iPod)
Get Bluefire Reader
First you will need to have Bluefire Reader version 1.2 or higher on your iOS device. Bluefire Reader is a free application that can be found on the Apple App Store.
You will also need:
Apple iTunes 10.0 (or higher) and iOS 3.2 (or higher)
Important Note: Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader must both be authorized with the same Adobe ID. You can check the Adobe ID that Bluefire Reader is authorized with from the Info Screen of the Library View. It should say 'Adobe eBooks are Enabled' and show you the ID. In Digital Editions you can check the authorization by choosing 'Authorize Computer...' from the Library Menu.
Transferring eBooks to Bluefire Reader
Open the email with the download link directly in the iOS (iPad, iPhone) device. Click on the download link. During the start of the download it will ask for the program to open the file. Please select Bluefire reader from the options to directly open in the Bluefire app.
In case you have downloaded earlier in your laptop or Desktop:
Now that you have the book downloaded to Digital Editions you should be able to find the .epub or .pdf file and transfer it to Bluefire Reader. First, you have to find the eBook file. Again, this is a .pdf or .epub file, not the .acsm file.
Also remember that Adobe Digital Editions and Bluefire Reader must both be authorized with the same Adobe ID. You can always check the Info Screen of Bluefire Reader to authorize the reader or to see what Adobe ID you used to authorize it.
Digital Edition stores the eBooks it downloads in a default location:
On OSX: your-home-directory/Documents/Digital Editions
On Windows: your-home-directory/Documents/My Digital Editions
Once you have located the file you can use iTunes to transfer the eBook to Bluefire Reader. The steps to do this are as follows.
- Connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with Bluefire Reader v1.2 or higher to the computer that has iTunes and Digital Editions on it.
- You should see the device appear under Devices on the left side of iTunes. Click on it.
- With your device selected in the left panel, click on the Apps tab button at the top of the main iTunes window.
- Underneath the Synch Apps panel you should see the File Sharing panel.
- Click on Bluefire or Bluefire Reader under Apps in the File Sharing Panel. You should then see the eBooks you have in Bluefire Reader appear in the Documents list to the right.
- At the bottom of the Documents list click the Add... button and browse to your library book in the Digital Editions default documents directory and then choose the file.
- iTunes should then transfer the file to your device and Bluefire Reader will then automatically add this item to your Bluefire Reader Library.
Instructions of importing eBooks and documents into the Aldiko Book Reader for Android Devices
Download latest Free Aldiko Reader:
Please use one of below methods to download and install the latest version of the Aldiko Book Reader:
Method 1 - Download from Google Play Store (recommend)
If your device has Android Market (Google Play Store) app, you can go to the Android Market (Google Play Store) website (https://play.google.com/store) on your computer or the Android Market Google Play Store) app on your device,do a search for “Aldiko”and then download and install it.
Method 2 - Download from Aldiko.com
You can follow the instructions below to download the latest version of Aldiko Book Reader from our website:
(1) Go to this link on your Android device:https://aldiko.zendesk.com/entries/402881-download-the-latest-versi...
(2) Tap on the APK file in this attachment. If you see a pop-up window saying unknown source, just tap "OK" to continue.
(3) The application should be downloaded automatically.
(4) When download completes, open the notification bar, tap on the apk file and then tap "Install".
Please note that Aldiko Book Reader application requires devices running on Android OS version 2.2 or above to work on.
There are several ways to import eBook and document files (in ePub or PDF formats) into the Aldiko Book Reader:
(1)Put the eBook and document files in the SD card/internal storage of your device (this depends on the file structure of your device), open Aldiko Book Reader, tap on the “Files” icon at Home. Locate the file and check the box next to the file that you want to import, then tap on the “Import to Aldiko” button; Or
(2) Create a folder (say "import") in your SD card/internal storage of your device, put all the files that you want to import in that folder. Open Aldiko Book Reader, tap on the “Files” icon at Home, locate the folder and check the box next to the folder and then tap on the “Import to Aldiko” button; Or
(3) If the eBook or document files that you want to import are under different folders, open the Aldiko Book Reader, tap on the “Files” icon at Home, locate the folders and check the box next to the folders that you want to import and then tap on the “Import to Aldiko” button.
Please note thatif you are importing Adobe DRM protected ePub and PDF files, you need to authorize your device with an Adobe ID before doing import.
To register an Adobe ID, please go to Aldiko app home page, click menu of your device and then click “Settings”. After that, select “Adobe DRM” and then click the “Register” button. Fill up the information required. Alternatively, you can also register an Adobe ID on Adobe website here:https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/membership/