Purchasing and Downloading e-Books
PM Press is pleased to offer many of our "print" titles in e-Book formats.
There are various formats that different e-Book readers and computer systems support. You don't have to have an eBook reader device like a Nook, Kindle, or iPad to view digital content. Software is available for Windows, Mac, and Unix/Linux computers to read e-Books in most the formats available from book publishers like PM Press.
Today, depending on the title, we have one or more of the following formats available:
- PDF - This is the most common digital format for e-Books, created by Adobe Systems for their Acrobat reader. e-Book readers from Barnes & Noble (Nook), Sony (Reader) and Amazon (Kindle) can read this format natively, BUT, since most PDFs are created to match page size of the print version of a title, the smaller reader screens may not provide the best reading experience. PDF files can be converted to other formats more suitable for these readers.
- MOBI / PRC - This is a standard developed by a company in France for all PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) and is one of the native formats supported by the Amazon Kindle.
- ePUB - This is based on an open standard and is one of the native formats readable by the Sony reader. The Nook and Apple's new IPad can also open ePUB files.
The benefit to ePUB and MOBI/PRC formats is that the page layout, text and images of the book are scaled appropriately for the size of the reader device, whereas PDF tries to maintain the original layout, which can make the content hard to read.
For your convenience, here are links to support pages for three e-Book readers in case you need to figure out what file formats they require, or how to convert files so that they work with your reader:
Click here to visit our e-Book section and look through all the titles we have in e-Book format. To purchase one, simply add it to your cart and when you are ready, complete your purchase. During checkout, we recommend that you create a user ID and password which you will be able to use to log in and download your e-Books. (If you don't create a user ID and password, the store will create a set for you.)
Once you have completed payment, you will receive an e-Mail message welcoming you to the PM Press store and reminding you of your user ID.
If you've forgotten or don't know your password (because we created it for you), please click here to visit our support page.
If you can not resolve problems with your user ID or password, please click here to contact us and we'll get you the information you need ASAP.
Once you have your login ID and password, return to the PM Press store (click here) log into the site through the box on the left side of your screen.
Next, click the My Account button on the top right navigation bar.
Finally, click "Downloads" and you will see a list of files you can download to your computer. For each title, there will be one or more file types available. Choose the one that is most appropriate for your reader. We may not have all formats for all titles so you may need to use a converter to read the file that we have available on your reader. In the coming weeks and months we will be working hard to make as many common file types available as possible.
If you need assistance, please contact us.