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Ebook guide

Questions?

Here are some frequently asked questions with their answers.


► When is an Adobe ID required?

Authorizing Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID is not obligatory for offline reading. You can read an ebook offline simply by authorizing the e-reader without an Adobe ID. In that case, use of the downloaded content will be limited to that single device. However, having an Adobe ID allows you to open the downloaded ebook from any device, on which the e-reader has been authorized with the same Adobe ID.

Bluefire Reader always requires an Adobe ID for authorization.

 

► How can I get an Adobe ID? 

To get an Adobe ID for Adobe Digital Editions and/or Bluefire Reader you have to follow the steps below.

  1. Go to accounts.adobe.com .
  2. Click "Get an Adobe ID".
  3. Fill out the form.
  4. Click "Sign Up".

Note that your Adobe ID will be the email address you used to sign up.

 

How can I authorize an e-reader with my Adobe ID?

To authorize Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader, enter your Adobe ID and password in the window that pops-up the moment that you complete the downloading process of the e-reader, or follow the steps below.

Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions after you have downloaded it.
  2. Go to "Help" on the top bar.
  3. Click "Authorize Computer" and then "Continue".
  4. Enter your Adobe ID and password. Click "Authorize" and then "OK".

Bluefire Reader

  1. Open Bluefire Reader after you have downloaded it.
  2. Click the "Info" button on the bottom bar.
  3. Click "Authorize".
  4. Enter your Adobe ID and password and then click "Authorize".

 

► What is the difference between EPUB and PDF formats?

For some ebooks, you may be asked to choose a download format: EPUB or PDF. The main difference between the two formats is related to the level of readability with different screen sizes. PDF files tend to be more static retaining the original layout of the file. EPUB on the other hand, automatically resizes the elements and the font sizes on the file to fit in all reading screens and devices. 

All ebooks downloaded either on EPUB or PDF formats can be read only via Adobe Digital Editions or Bluefire Reader.

 

► Can I download ebooks on a library or other public computer?

We recommend you do not download ebooks on the library computers or other public computers unless you have authorized the e-reader with your Adobe ID. Without Adobe ID authorization, you will not be able to access the ebook from your own device and your access will be lost after logging off from the public computer.

If you would like to proceed with downloading an ebook on a public computer without an Adobe ID authorization, we suggest you send the .acsm file to your email to open in Adobe Digital Editions on your own device later.

 

Can I print an ebook?

You can print a small part of an ebook, from a few pages up to a chapter, but not the entire ebook. This limitation is due to publishers' restrictions and copyright law.

 

► For how long can I download an ebook?

The download length period ranges from 1 to 27 days depending on the ebook and the provider.

 

► Should I check in an ebook after I have downloaded and read it?

Checking in an ebook is not mandatory because the ebook expires automatically after the end of the loan period. However, if you do not intend to read the ebook for the time remaining, we suggest that you return it as some ebooks can only be checked out to one person at a time.

To check in an ebook from Adobe Digital Editions log into the e-reader, right click on the e-book, and select "Return Borrowed Item".

To check in an ebook from Bluefire Reader, change from "Covers" to "List View" from the "View Settings" menu, go to the ebook details page, and select "Return".

 

► How can I transfer an ebook from my computer to my mobile?

To transfer an ebook from your computer to your mobile, you need to download Adobe Digital Editions onto your computer and Bluefire Reader on your mobile. Both e-readers must be authorized with the same Adobe ID. To transfer an ebook, follow the steps below.

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.
  2. Plug your mobile into your computer. Your Bluefire Reader will appear under "Bookshelves" on the left side in Adobe Digital Editions.
  3. Drag and drop the downloaded ebook into the e-reader.