What format eBooks do you sell?
Most of our titles are available as DRM-free ebooks, for use on iPhone/iPad, Kindle, Android, Sony, Nook, and other eBook readers, as well as on desktop and laptop computers. When you buy the eBook version of a title, you buy it in all available formats at no extra charge.
Currently those formats are PDF, epub, and mobi formats. The PDF format is most often used on regular computers. Epub format is used by most ebook readers, including Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, Android, Sony, Nook, and most other eBook readers. The mobi format is use by the Amazon Kindle
What formats are available for a particular title?
The formats are listed on the book’s title page, right below the pricing information. Almost all books we publish are available in all three formats (PDF, epub, and mobi).
A handful of our older titles, and the few books we sell from other publishers, are only available in PDF.
How do I read eBooks on…?
- my desktop or laptop
- my Kindle
- my iPhone/iPad/iPod
- my Android phone or tablet
- my digital book reader
How do I get my eBook?
You will be notified via email of the link to your book if your account allows for emails. Alternately, you can log into your account to see your link. Visit your account page. Click on the Your Bookshelf link in the sidebar to the right. You’ll find download links next to each title.
You can also (optionally) configure your account to automatically deliver your eBooks to your DropBox account or onto your Kindle device.
How do I check the status of my eBook?
If you visit your account page, you’ll see a list of all of your eBooks. If a book has been updated since you last downloaded it, it’ll have an “Update me” banner. Click the link and we’ll send you the latest version.
What’s your update policy?
When you buy an eBook from us, you’re entitled to free updates for the lifetime of that edition of the book (if we create a new edition, then that will be a separate purchase).
Am I allowed to copy the eBook files?
You may make copies for you own personal use (e.g., one on your laptop while traveling and one on your home machine, backup copies in case your system crashes, etc.) but you may not give your eBook file to other people.
Are the eBook files restricted?
There is no copy protection or functionality restrictions in our eBooks. You may view or print them for personal use as you see fit.
You may not give your PDF, epub or mobi versions to other people. The file you order is personalized with your name and other identifying information.
You can buy multiple licenses of an eBook title for your team or organization, in which case the eBook will be stamped with the number of allowed licenses. We’ll only send you one, so as to conserve everyone’s bandwidth.
Can I sell a used eBook like I can a paper book?
No; ownership of PDF, epub or mobi files cannot be transferred.
Can I print out the eBook files?
Yes, but the results may not be what you expect. Even the PDF files are formatted specifically for on-screen viewing, and as such have some differences from the paper book version: left and right pages are set identically, which will make the margins turn out funny when printed. There are no blank pages, which means that some chapters may not open on the right-hand page when printed, as they would in the paper book version.