What is an eBook?
An eBook is a digital version of a traditional print book. eBooks can be downloaded and read on a variety of electronic devices, including personal computers and mobile devices, such as eBook readers and tablets. IBFD’s eBooks are available in the following formats: PDF (Portable Document Format) and/or ePub (electronic publication).
What is the difference between an Online Book and an eBook?
Both an Online Book and an eBook (ePub and PDF formats) are digital versions of the traditional print book. Whereas an Online Book requires Internet access, a username and a password, an eBook allows you to have immediate access anywhere, anytime, once it has been downloaded onto your display device.
What is the difference between the PDF and ePub format?
PDF format has a fixed layout that is identical to the original print book. It is not possible to adjust the font size, but you can zoom in on a page or graphic. PDF files can be viewed on a wide range of devices. ePub is a reflowable format that works well with most types of software. ePub files allow the user to adjust the size and type of font in order to optimize the text for the particular display device used (e.g. tablet, eBook reader or smartphone).
Are there any restrictions for using IBFD’s eBooks?
IBFD’s eBooks are for your own personal use. Due to copyright restrictions, you cannot share, lend or otherwise distribute your eBook to anyone else. All IBFD eBooks are protected by Social Digital Rights Management (Social DRM), which allows IBFD to protect its digital content without inhibiting user satisfaction. Each eBook file is therefore personalized and contains watermarks that link the file to the person who purchased and downloaded the eBook.
You must download your eBook within 28 days of the date of purchase. You may download your eBook a maximum of five times. You may download your eBook from the same download link to one or more devices (a maximum of five times in total). You cannot alter or modify the content of the eBook or combine (parts of) your eBook into any other document. You cannot move, copy, reproduce, network or otherwise transfer any eBook file to any computer or other device of any other person.
How will I receive my eBook?
Once you have placed your order and your payment has been authorized, you will receive an e-mail confirming your order, as well as an email with a download link for your eBook download.
How do I download my eBook?
IBFD’s eBooks can be read on a variety of display devices (i.e. computer, eBook reader, tablet or smartphone). The method of downloading will depend on the device you are using. We highly recommend that you always first download your eBook to your personal computer and then upload it to your device.
- After downloading a PDF or ePub eBook, the file will be in the save location that you chose. A common download destination is the “Downloads” folder, which is a subfolder of your “Documents” folder. If you cannot find it there, just download the eBook again and take note of the save location.
- To download: Click on the unique link in your download email. Depending on your browser, the file will be downloaded to a folder on your computer, or you will be prompted to save or open the file, in which case you can save the file in a folder of your choice. Open your eBook reader software application (Adobe Digital Editions® is recommended for ePubs and Adobe Acrobat Reader® for PDFs) and open the file from the location where it is saved.
- To read your eBook on your computer, open the application, navigate to your eBook file and open it. You can also right-click on the eBook file in Windows Explorer, choose “Open with” and then select the desired program to open the eBook file.
- If you saved the eBook to your personal computer and then want to upload it to your Apple® iPad®, you will need to connect the iPad to your computer, open iTunes on your computer, copy the eBook file and paste it into the Books folder of your iPad in iTunes. The eBook will then be accessible in iBooks on your iPad.
Please refer to the manufacturer’s website and/or the software developer’s website for further information. If you would like to try out downloading and reading an IBFD eBook in ePub format, download a sample file. You can open the eBook in Adobe Digital Editions®.
What eBook reader and software should I use?
IBFD has successfully tested its eBooks on personal computers and tablets (ePub and PDF format) and eReaders (ePub format).
Recommended programs for eBooks in ePub format are:
- Adobe Digital Editions
- Google Play Books
Recommended programs for eBooks in PDF format are:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Adobe Digital Editions
- Google Chrome
There is a wide variety of eBook readers and software available on the market, which, together with the ever-changing technology, makes it impossible for us to test our eBooks on all devices and software. IBFD’s eBooks in ePub format should work on a wide variety of display devices. The display will, however, vary depending on the display device and software used.
We strongly encourage you to try our free download sample to see how an eBook in ePub format would work for you. Please note that if viewing this on a computer, you need to have Adobe Digital Editions® installed.Please refer to the manufacturer’s website and/or the software developer’s website for full details on how to install, read and synchronize ePub eBooks for each device.
I cannot download Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Digital Editions to my computer. What should I do?
In some cases, your firewall or virus software may not allow you to download Adobe Acrobat Reader/Adobe Digital Editions®. As the download uses “pop-up” technology, you need to ensure that pop-ups are not blocked and that you are not using any type of Internet “accelerator”. If you are working in a company, please speak to your helpdesk or IT support for further information on customizing your firewall settings.
How long does it take to download an eBook?
The download time depends on the size of the eBook, the speed of your Internet connection and the electronic device. In general, downloading an eBook should take no longer than 3-5 minutes.
How do I upload my ePub file from my computer to an Apple® iPad® using iBooks®?
Before uploading your ePub to your device, be sure you have iBooks installed on your device. You can download the iBooks application free of charge from the Apple iTunes Store.
After you have downloaded your ePub to your computer, connect your Apple device to your computer. iTunes should open automatically. If this is not the case, you will need to launch iTunes, which can be downloaded here.
To add your ePub to your device: copy the ePub saved to your computer and paste it into the iTunes Books folder on your device. The ePub will now be accessible in iBooks.
How do I upload my ePub file from my computer to a Samsung tablet?
After you have downloaded your ePub to your computer, connect the Samsung tablet to your computer. A pop-up window should open automatically on your computer, giving you several options. Choose “Open device to view files”. (If this is not the case, choose “Computer” in Windows Explorer, and you will find the tablet (GT) as one of the drives.) Application Play Books On your computer, open the folder “Tablet”, then “Documents” and copy the ePub from your personal computer to the “Documents” folder.
On your tablet, open “My Files”, then “Documents”. Tap on the title of your ePub and select the application “Play Books” to open the ePub.Please refer to the manufacturer’s website and/or the software developer’s website for further information.
How do I download the ePub file to other devices?
Please refer to the manufacturer’s website for full information about how to install, read and synchronize ePub eBooks for your particular display device.
What happens if I lose my download link email?
Provided that you contact Customer Support within 28 days of purchasing the eBook, and your maximum of five downloads has not been reached, we will provide you with a new download link. However, to avoid this inconvenience, we highly recommend that you download your eBook immediately upon purchase and make a backup copy.