Please note: Even though the eBook/ePub format is digital, it does not allow for copying, pasting, or printing.
1. Why do I need to download a program to read my eBook?Cokesbury utilizes Digital Rights Management, commonly referred to as DRM, to ensure that a specific copy of an eBook is owned by one user. This ensures that copyright laws are respected, and that our authors and publishers are fairly compensated.
2. Can I read my eBook on more than one device?Yes! Adobe Digital Editions allows seamless fulfillment of books across multiple supported devices when you authorize each with the same Adobe ID. Please click here to download Adobe Digital Editions for free. Once the installer has been downloaded, open the program; you will be prompted to authorize your computer with an Adobe ID. For more information, please see Adobe Digital Editions FAQs.
3. How do I read my eBook?There are several compatible eReaders available that support Adobe DRM. Please scroll down to view recommendations for each platform listed on this page.
4. What is an .acsm file?ACSM stands for Adobe Content Server Manager. The name gives a clue as to the purpose of these files — they are download manager files. They manage the download of your eBook. ACSM files are a source of much confusion for people who buy eBooks that are protected with Adobe DRM. The purpose of this file is to communicate with Adobe’s content server and register the eBook to the Adobe ID that you have used to authorize your applicable eReader/Device.
5. Where is my digital product?Digital products purchased on Cokesbury.com are housed under the online profile/login that was used to place the order. Once logged in, you can hover over "MY COKESBURY.COM" at the top right-hand corner of your screen and click on "MY DIGITAL CONTENT"
Cokesbury recommends using Adobe Digital Editions for most Microsoft Windows, MAC OS X, and iPad/IPhone or Android devices. Please click here to download Adobe Digital Editions for free.
Once you have downloaded and installed the application, you will need to authorize your computer.
To authorize your device, open the Adobe Digital Editions App, and then click Help > Authorize Computer from the Menu Bar.
If you do not have an Adobe ID, you can create one here. You will receive an email from Adobe that you need to open and click through to verify your Adobe ID before you can read your eBook.
After the Adobe Digital Editions has been authorized with your Adobe ID, you are now ready to download your eBook!
On Cokesbury.com, log into the online profile used to purchase your eBook. Once logged in, you can hover over "MY COKESBURY.COM" at the top right-hand corner of your screen and click on "MY DIGITAL CONTENT".
Open the Adobe Digital Editions App, and click File > Add To Library. A dialog box will appear. You will see a "Look In" field - change this to Downloads. At the bottom of the dialog box, change Files of Type from E-Books to Adobe Content Server Message. You should now see the eBook file on your desktop. Select the file by clicking on it and select Open. Your eBook is now open in Adobe Digital Editions and will be saved there for future use.
For Adobe Digital Editions FAQ and system requirements, please click here.
Cokesbury also recommends using BlueFire Reader from the App Store as an option to Adobe Digital Editions for most Microsoft Windows, and iPad/IPhone or Android devices. This is a free application.
Once you have downloaded and installed the application, you will need to authorize it with your Adobe ID. You will be given the option within the app to create one, if you do not already have one.
After the authorization is completed, you are now ready to download your eBook. Go to Cokesbury.com and log in with the username used to purchase your eBook. Click on My Cokesbury.com > My Digital Content. You will find your purchased downloads there. Once you click on the title of your eBook, it will prompt you to open the resource with BlueFire Reader.
Once it has been added to your library, you will not need to download the eBook again.
Note: BlueFire may not play embedded audio files in some of our ePubs.
Bluefire Reader: Frequently Asked Questions
Some versions of NOOK are no longer compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. If you're experiencing issues, please contact NOOK support for further assistance.
Because of Amazon's proprietary Kindle format, Kindle eBooks are only available at Amazon.com and cannot be sold by other retailers. None of the eBooks available on Cokesbury.com are compatible with the Kindle.