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For most eBooks we offer you the option to choose between Adobe PDF or ePub format. The format you
choose depends entirely on personal choice and the device or application you intend to use for reading
PDF or Portable Document Format
Originally created by Adobe to provide a standard file format for
storing and editing printable documents
Best for viewing on PCs and laptops.
PDF or Portable Document Format was originally created by
Adobe to provide a standard file format for storing and editing
PDF documents typically present the eBook in its original layout
and visual formatting. These files can be read on a variety of
computer and platform types however files are generally larger
in size. This means the text may not adjust well if the device you
are using has a smaller screen such as a tablet or smart phone.
The Adobe PDF format is compatible with a range of devices
including PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets, Nooks, Sony,
Kobo and other eReader devices that support Adobe Digital
Editions. Please note – the Adobe PDF format is NOT compatible
with a Kindle and can also be difficult to read on iPhones,
other smart phones and small screen eReader devices.
ePub is a popular choice for eBooks because it allows “flowing
text” and suits all types of computers and devices
Best for viewing on tablets and smartphones
This format allows you to reflow text no matter what your screen
size and to adjust the font size and typeface however the formatting
is different to a print book.
ePub is an eBook open standard defined by the International
Digital Publishing Forum. It is based on XHTML and XML. ePub
allows digital content to be optimised and customised for large
displays like your desktop computer or small screens like a
The ePub format is compatible with a range of devices including
PCs, Macs, iPads, Android tablets or phones, iPhones,
Nooks, Kobo and other eReader devices that support Adobe
Digital Editions. Please note – the ePub format is NOT compatible
with a Kindle.
so which one to choose?
The format you choose depends entirely on personal choice and the device or application you intend to use for reading your eBook.
If you intend to read your eBooks on an eReader / tablet device or a smartphone, then ePub is recommended.
However if you intend to use your eBook on your computer and want something that is similar to the original or scanned pages of a
print book then we suggest you choose PDF.
Our eBooks can only be viewed with Adobe Digital Editions which can be downloaded for free at Adobe.com. You will need to install the software
and activate it in line with the instructions given in the application. Whichever format you decide on it’s important to choose carefully as there are
certain minimum system and software specifications your computer, tablet or smart device must have for the eBook to read properly and for
Adobe Digital Editions to work.
If you are not sure, we strongly recommend you review the system and software specifications needed for Adobe Digital Editions at
eBooks are not able to be returned or refunded, except in certain limited circumstances that may be required under local consumer legislation.
Please note - we will not refund your eBook if you simply did not realise there are restrictions on eBook usage or that you don’t have the right
system or software specifications required to access and read your eBook properly.
restrictions on the downloading and use of content
All eBooks sold on this Site are protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM). This means that there are some security controls built into the
downloaded eBook which prevent copyright infringements such as excessive copying or printing.
You will need to download your eBook using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) or Bluefire Reader. ADE and Bluefire Reader are free eBook reader software
programs that are used for acquiring, managing and reading digital content. Both programs implement DRM and ensure user authentication
through an Adobe ID.
ADE and Bluefire Reader are required to transfer books between your personal computer and other devices that you own such as an eReader,
tablet or smart phone. The DRM will allow you to transfer your eBook content to two other devices on the condition that you ENSURE YOUR
ADE AND BLUEFIRE READER ARE AUTHORISED WITH AN ADOBE ID BEFORE ANY BOOKS ARE DOWNLOADED.
Please note, if you do not register the devices that you own for ADE and Bluefire Reader prior to downloading your eBook, then your eBooks will
be tied to the device that you downloaded it onto and will not be able to be shared with other devices you own.
For further information please visit the following help pages:
Adobe Digital Editions: http://www.adobe.com/au/products/digital-editions/faq.html
Bluefire Reader: http://www.bluefirereader.com/faq.html