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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.

 




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PM Press Team Work

Team - These are the stories that need to exist before we can build the home page and inside pages.

I recommend that for now we NOT have a separate news page but make the home page the news page. That will save us some work and give us more flexibility.

HOME PAGE / NEWS

Home Page Main News Story:

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808090108274

Featured Home Page News Stories 1, 2 and 3

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808090532289

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808090730496

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808090852679

The design calls for three more stories "More In News" Let's shoot for just one!

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808091102654

The design calls for More in Text, More in Audio, More in Blogs (we'll pull those stories from those areas so we don't need to write them specifically for the home page).

We need content/editing for the following stories linked to from the main navigation bars:

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080808101107783
Submit

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/contactus
Contact Us

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/aboutus
About Us

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080523084649912
Members/Donors

 

TEXT MAIN PAGE:

Featured Story

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808091926255

Three Column Main Stories in Text Area:

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080610094736101
Geek Mafia Mile Zero (already done and could be used)

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080610085829862
Homicidal Lesbian Terrorist (already done and could be used)

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808092606815
Need a story here

The design calls for three more stories under the heading Books, three stories under Digital, three stories under pamphlets, and three more under pamphlets. I recommend we drop two of the sub-headings and just have "Books" and "Pamphlets" for now.



AUDIO LANDING PAGE:

Audio landing page main featured story (top of page)

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/2008061009044956
(English Rebel Songs - Story already exists)

Lead stories for the three columns in the center of the landing page:

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808093236380
Audio top story 1 of 3

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=20080808093356460
Audio top story 2 of 3

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=2008080809350778
Audio top story 3 of 3

The design next calls for CD Releases, Digital, Download and Download. I recommend that for right now we eliminate the bottom two and just do CD Releases and Digital stories/links.

 

VIDEO LANDING PAGE

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php?story=2008080809481513
Feature Video Story (top of Video landing page)

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080808095612238
Video Top Story 1

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080808095546524
Video Top Story 2

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080808095612238
Video Top Story 3

The design calls for DVD Releases, Digital, Download and Download. I recommend we just have DVD Releases and Digital. DVD releases and Digital need at least one story each.

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080808100019877
DVD Releases

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080808100059757
Digital

 

 

BLOGS LANDING PAGE:

Feature Blog - How about we use this one that Andrea and Daniel Gross wrote? It needs at least one big image at the top.

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080722202202555

 

Three columns of top blogs needed:

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080722201352315
Is the Iraq War Illegal? (this one needs an image at top)

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080722201656653
Solidarity (this one needs an image at top)

http://www.pmpress.org/content/article.php/20080722200729927
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