Most ALA eEditions e-books are sold as a .zip file, which needs to be unzipped (Windows or Mac) in order to access the individual e-book files. ALA eEditions e-books include bookmarked tables of contents and indexes for easy navigation within the book, and are readable using a variety of software and devices including:
- Amazon Kindle
- Sony eReader
- iPhone’s Stanza eReader
- Adobe Digital Editions eReader
- MobiPocket eReader
No eReader needed
You can read eEditions e-books on desktop computers with these free downloads:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader reads .pdf files
- Adobe Digital Editions reads .pdf and .epub files
- Calibre reads .pdf, .epub, and .mobi files
- EPUBReader for Firefox reads .epub files
- Kobo reads .epub files
There is a wide variety of e-book software available supporting a wide variety of formats. MobileReadWiki maintains an exhaustive list of options.
Own an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad?
You can read eEditions e-books in .epub file format using Stanza. Detailed instructions for getting your e-books into Stanza are available here. On the iPad, .epub and .pdf files can be read using the free iBooks app.
The download link for your purchase can be found on the final confirmation screen after you complete your purchase, and may also be accessed from your Account History.