E-book Download Instructions
The e-book is delivered as a .pdf document, which is a universal file format which can be read on all computers, phones and devices using native software or additional freely available universal apps.
– Windows – most Windows machines have software in place already to read .pdf files. if not, follow these instructions: https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001471.htm
– Mac OS X – MAC machines will open and display .pdf files using Preview.
– iPad/iPhone – .pdf files open with iBooks by default on iOS devices, but are also readable in Safari. More info: https://www.howtogeek.com/244254/how-to-read-pdf-files-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/
– Android – Most Android devices will already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed, but if not, simply load it from the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adobe.reader&hl=en
After purchase, download the .pdf file to a location on your computer. Locate the file by browsing to it, and then double click it to open it.
MAC OS X
After purchase, download the .pdf file to a location on your Mac. Locate the file by browsing to it, and then double click it to open it.
DOWNLOADING TO A TABLET OR PHONE (iPad, iPhone/iPod, Android Tablet or Phone)
Most of the questions that have come on downloading the audiobooks have been for mobile devices. The most frequent issue has been that the mobile device would not allow the download. The most common reason for this has been the lack of a file management app to accept the download.
Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod
Apple mobile devices do not have centralized file management, which means each app has its own file management (or lack of it), and apps are populated by putting files in them with downloads (if they will accept them) and/or transfer from other apps, or an external computer.
If you use iTunes for accessing content on Apple mobile devices, ebooks can be downloaded on the main desktop or laptop and moved via “drag and drop” into the corresponding iTunes Library section, where they can be synced with your Apple mobile devices.
If you do not use iTunes on a desktop or laptop computer to sync with your Apple mobile device, and wish to directly download files and access their contents on your Apple mobile device, then the following free app is suggested:
UbiDisk (file manager for Apple iOS 5.0 and up) – for receiving, unzipping, PDF reading and MP3 listening within the app, plus the “Open In” function to any other compatible app installed on the device. UbiDisk can receive direct downloads, as well as file transfers via USB or Wi-Fi network.
To download to UbiDisk from a link or email attachment, hold (not tap) your finger on the link or attachment, and a menu will appear. On that menu, you can select “Open In” and then select UbiDisk. Once you have downloaded to UbiDisk, you can unzip files, which automatically go into folders with the same names as the original Zip files, making it easy to manage your audiobooks. All folders and files are stored for easy access, and can be exported to other computers if desired.
The “Open In” function in UbiDisk is accessed by selecting a file with the blue arrow on the right and then selecting the “move” icon at the bottom of the screen, which will enable opening the file in other compatible apps on the iDevice. This function will also copy the file to storage in the app selected, so it will be there for direct access in that app.
File Transfers to/from Apple Mobile Devices
Files can be copied back and forth between a desktop or laptop computer and apps on an Apple mobile device via a USB connection or Wi-Fi local network. This can be done through the iTunes program installed on the desktop or laptop and synced with the Apple mobile device, or by alternate means, such as UbiDisk.
When using iTunes, the device (iPad, iPhone or iPod) is selected under Library in the upper right corner of the iTunes screen on the desktop or laptop computer. The USB connection is default. Wi-Fi will only work after enabled in iTunes. Once the device comes up, click on “Apps” on the top menu. At the bottom of the Apps page, the file transfer function can be found, which can be used to send folders or files in either direction.
Android Tablet or Phone
Android devices have centralized file storage, and the same files can be accessed from multiple apps on the device. Downloaded files go the “downloads” folder, where they can be accessed, moved etc.