Digital Media (eBooks) - A Quick Guide

Loading your eBook onto your device

Go to 'My Account' and select 'Order History and Details'. Orders which contain files for download are marked to the left of the Order Reference with a chain link and green arrow symbol. Click on the relevant Order Reference and then scroll down to the bottom of the page. The order will be detailed and the title of the book will show the same symbol. Click the book title and the file will be downloaded. Care! You can download each book a maximum of three times.

We recommend that you download the file to a PC where it can be stored and backed up for security purposes. You may find it useful to use software such as Calibre - eBook Management which is available as a free download from the internet to enable you to keep your eBooks in one place.

Once the file has been downloaded you have at least two options:

  1. Copying the file across to your reading device via USB cable whether this be a proprietary reader or a device such as a smartphone. You should consult your device’s manual for instructions as to which folder the file should be placed in.
  2. In the case of Kindle devices you have the additional option to send the file as a personal document to your Amazon account via email. You will need to check your Amazon account settings for the unique Kindle email address allocated to you and at the same time you will need to authorise the email address used to send the file. For further information please refer to the Amazon Help page ‘Support for Kindle Content’.

Using the ‘send to Kindle’ function has the following advantages:

  1. A copy of the eBook is effectively backed up for you.
  2. You can view the eBook on any device which is linked to the Amazon account. Reading progress is then synchronised between the devices and you can start reading on another device and pick up from where you left off reading.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions which apply to the purchase of eBooks.


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