eBooks
 
FAQs

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"

 
Microsoft Windows

Cokesbury recommends using Bluefire Reader for Windows PCs.

After downloading and installing Bluefire Reader, an icon will appear on your desktop. Double-click the Bluefire Reader icon to open the App. You will be prompted to authorize the program with your Adobe ID.

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 Bluefire Reader 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".

Click on the title of your eBook to download your file. If you were not prompted to save the file to a specific location, you can locate the .acsm file from your "Downloads" folder.

The eBook will be saved in Bluefire Reader for future access. For Bluefire FAQs and system requirements, please click here.

 
Mac OS X

Cokesbury recommends using Adobe Digital Editions for Mac OS X. 

Once you have downloaded and installed the application, you will need to authorize your computer.

To authorize your Mac, 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.

 
iPad/iPhone or Android Device

Cokesbury recommends using BlueFire Reader from the App Store. 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.

Bluefire Reader: Frequently Asked Questions

 
NOOK

To put your eBook onto your NOOK, you will first need to download Adobe Digital Editions.

Once you have downloaded and installed the application, you will need to authorize your computer.

To authorize your computer, 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 Adobe Digital Editions has been authorized with your Adobe ID, you are now ready to download your eBook!

Please go to Cokesbury.com, and log in with the username used to purchase your eBook. You can find your eBook by clicking on My Cokesbury.com > 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. Click on the file and select Open. Your eBook is now open in Adobe Digital Editions and will be saved there for future use.

Once plugged in and activated, your Nook will be displayed in the left column under Bookshelves.

Once the eBook is added to your Digital Editions library, you can drag and drop the eBook to your Nook in the Bookshelves. After you have added the eBooks you want onto your NOOK, you can unplug your device from the computer and access your eBooks by clicking on My Library, then View My Documents.

 
Kindle

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.