eBooks

Please note: Even though the eBook/ePub format is digital, it does not allow for copying, pasting, or printing.

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.

Can I read my eBook on more than one device?

Yes! By using one of our recommended Apps listed below, and authorizing each with the same Adobe ID. This will allow you to read your resource on up to six devices such as your computer, eBook reader, smart phone, or tablet). Please click here to create your free Adobe ID.

How long can I access my eBook from the website?

You have 60 days from the date of purchase to download your purchased product. You also have six attempts to download your product. After 60 days, or 6 download attempts, the items will still show in your My Digital Content section, but the links will no longer be active.

 

Microsoft Windows:

Cokesbury recommends using BlueFire Reader

After downloading and installing BlueFire Reader, an icon will appear on your desktop. Double click 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 at https://accounts.adobe.com/. 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!

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.

Click on the title to download your eBook. Open the containing folder of the eBook file; which is commonly your Downloads folder. Then, just double click on the .acsm file to open directly into BlueFire Reader, or you can click File > Open and select the .acsm file from your Downloads folder.

The eBook will be saved in BlueFire Reader for future access

 

Mac OS X:


Cokesbury recommends using Adobe Digital Editions

 

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 at https://accounts.adobe.com/. 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. 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.

 

 

iPad/iPhone or Android Device:

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 at https://accounts.adobe.com/. 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. 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.

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.

 

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