The format you choose depends entirely on personal choice and the device or application you intend to use for reading your eBook.

We offer you the option to choose whether you’d like your eBook in either an Adobe PDF or an ePub format.

PDF or Portable Document Format was originally created by Adobe to provide a standard file format for storing and editing printable documents.

PDF or Portable Document Format was originally created by Adobe to provide a standard file format for storing and editing printable documents.

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.

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 smartphone.

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.

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 Adobe.com. 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

* Note: Our eBooks can only be purchased if you are currently living/studying in Australia and have an Australian credit card.