Before downloading the eBook that you purchased from Cokesbury, it is recommended that you download and register the appropriate application onto your computer or other related device, and create a free Adobe ID. The Adobe ID will allow you to read your eBook on up to 6 separate devices (computer, eBook Reader, smart phone, or tablet). We highly encourage that you create one if you do not already have one.
If you plan on reading your eBook on more than one device, each device must be authorized with the same Adobe ID.
Upon creating a new ID, you will receive an email from Adobe that you must open and click through to verify your email address.
To view a list of devices that are supported by Adobe Digital Editions software, click the link below
For your Windows computer, we suggest downloading BlueFire Reader. After installing BlueFire Reader it will put an icon on your desktop. Double click on that icon to open the program. You will be prompted to authorize the program with your Adobe ID.
If you can’t remember your Adobe password after clicking on Sign In, then click Trouble Signing In.
If you do not have an Adobe ID, see above.
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 > Downloads/Subscriptions. You will find your purchased downloads there.
Click on the title to download your eBook. You may hit the “Ctrl" and "J" key on your keyboard to view your internet browser’s downloads. Open the containing folder of the eBook file, and move it to your desktop.
Then just double click on the .acsm file to open directly into BlueFire Reader.
If another program is trying to open the file, you will need to do the following: Save the .acsm file to your desktop if you have not already done so. Once the eBook is saved to your desktop, open BlueFire Reader and click File and Open .acsm file. Select the file from where you saved it to your desktop and click Open. That will save the file in BlueFire Reader for future access.
Bluefire Reader: Frequently Asked Questions
For you Macintosh Computer, we suggest downloading Adobe Digital Editions. Once you have downloaded and installed the application, you will need to authorize your computer.
To authorize your device you will need to open the program, and up top you will see ‘Help’. You will click on that and click ‘Authorize Computer.’
Please see the first paragraph for more information on authorizing the program.
Click on the title to download your eBook. You may hit the “F5” key on your keyboard to view your internet browser’s downloads. Open the containing folder of the eBook file, and move it to your desktop.
Once the eBook is saved to your desktop, open Adobe Digital Editions and click File in the top left, then click Add To Library. A dialog box will appear. You will see a Look In field - change this to Desktop. At the bottom of the diaglog 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
eBooks purchased from Cokesbury.com can be read on your iPhone/iPad, but you will need a reader other than iBooks to read our resources. For your iPad/iPhone, we suggest downloading BlueFire Reader from the App Store. This is a free application.
Open Bluefire Reader and activate it through www.adobe.com. You will need to create or sign in with an Adobe ID to authorize the application - see the first paragraph for more information.
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 > Downloads/Subscriptions. You will find your purchased downloads there.
Click on the title to download your eBook.
If Bluefire Reader is properly activated through Adobe, you can open the file with that App and it will be automatically saved to that location.
To put your eBook onto your Nook, you will first need to follow Adobe Digital Editions instructions above - these apply for a Windows or Mac computer. (Nook HD and HD+ are not compatible with Adobe Digital Editions at this time.)
If it is the first time that you have plugged your Nook into Adobe Digital Editions, then you will need to authorize your Nook in Adobe Digital.
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.
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.