Guide to Digital Formats
Our eBooks are produced in the ePub (.ePub) format - the industry standard for eBooks. ePub files can be read using a number of applications and devices including Apple iBooks, Adobe Digital Editions and the Sony Reader. There are ePub readers available for all the major phone and tablet platforms. For a full list of applications and devices see the Wikipedia page.
ePubs are not the same as PDFs and cannot be read using PDF reader software. They have many advantages over PDFs as the text can be resized and reformatted to fit the screen size of the device they are being read on - plus they include detailed contents listings and are highly searchable.
1. Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is a FREE application that runs on Mac or PC and can be downloaded from: http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions
Once downloaded you should be able to double-click the ePub file to open in ADE or alternatively you can add a book from the Libray menu within the application: Library > Add item to Library
2. iBooks on the iPhone, iPod and iPad
To read ePub files on your Apple device you need to first install the free iBooks app on your device and then add the ePub via syncing with iTunes. To add the Book to your iTunes library - select Books from the iTunes menu on the left and then File > Add to Library and select the ePub file you wish to add. When you next sync your device with iTunes the book should appear in the iBooks app.