There are two ways to get your eBook onto your computer:

Once you have the eBook downloaded, you’ll need software to read it.

Download eBooks from our site

  • Visit http://pragprog.com/my_bookshelf
  • Click the Download eBook link for the title you want
  • You’ll see a list of available formats. Click the one you want, and it will be downloaded to your computer

Please note: sometimes these books download in the background (eg: to a downloads folder)

Deliver eBooks to your Dropbox

Dropbox is a service that keeps files shared between all your computers and mobile devices. We can automatically deliver your eBooks into your Dropbox, so the ebook will become available on every one of your devices.

  • Create a Dropbox account if you don’t already have one. The basic account is free.
  • Install the Dropbox client software on your computers and mobile devices—there are links at the bottom of the Dropbox home page. It’s free.
  • Register our system with Dropbox:
    • Edit your PragProg profile. Scroll down to Dropbox Settings, and click authorize us.
    • That’ll take you to a page that explains what’s about to happen. Click the Authorize with Dropbox button.
    • If you’re not currently logged in to Dropbox, you’ll be asked to. You’ll then return to your profile on our site.
    • Use the checkboxes to select which eBook formats we should send to your Dropbox. You can always come back and change these settings. Remember to press the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

Once registered, all new orders, and any updates we generate to existing orders, will be automatically sent to your Dropbox. You can also send existing orders:

  • Visit http://pragprog.com/my_bookshelf
  • Click the Download eBook link for the title you want
  • You’ll see a list of available formats. Click the one you want, and it will be downloaded to your computer
  • Click the Send to Dropbox button.

Reading your eBooks

  • Do you want to download the PDF? Then you will want to read our PDF Experience
  • Do you have the kindle app? Then you will want to download the mobi file and open it in the Kindle app.
  • We don’t recommend reading epubs on your computer because we haven’t found a reader that we recommend over using the other two (PDF and mobi). (note: if you try one and like it, email support@pragprog.com so we can test it and add it to this list!).
  • A reader reports a Firefox Plugin that seems to work well. I haven’t tested this out so try at your own risk but this is what he shared:
    • I like using Firefox (17.0.2) as browser. Install the add-on EPUBReader (1.4.2.1) and simply click on the download link for an ebook. It’s then readable in the browser. Simple and reliable. (May 2013).