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, Smartphone, or tablet). We highly encourage that you create one if you do not already have one.
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. Once you have downloaded and installed the application, it will ask for your Adobe ID to authorize your computer. We highly encourage that you create one if you do not already have one. Once you enter that information, your program will be authorized. Then, you will go to Cokesbury.com and download your eBook to your computer.
Once you have done so, you will go into BlueFire Reader, click ‘File’, and then click ‘Add .ACSM’. Once you locate the file on your computer, it will add to your Library.
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.’
Once you do that, it will ask you to authorize it with or without an Adobe ID. If you will only be reading your resources on your current device, then you can do it without an Adobe ID. If you plan on using more than one device for your resources, then you will need to make an Adobe ID to authorize it with or enter your current Adobe ID.
To add your resource to your Library, you will open the program and hit ‘File’ in the top left, then click ‘Add To Library’.
From there, you will find the folder that you have your resource saved in. You will then click on the file, then click ‘Open’. If you do not see the item listed in the correct folder, try switching that bottom right drop down box from ‘E-Books’ to ‘Adobe Content Server Message.’
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.
Once you download the app, it will ask you for your Adobe ID to authorize the device. Once you do so, you will go back to Cokesbury.com and go to your Downloads/Subscriptions page. Once you tap on the title of the item, a box in the top right should appear that asks if you would like to add it to BlueFire. Once you do this, your item will be added to the library.
To put your eBook onto your Nook, you will need to download Adobe Digital Editions, and authorize it with your Adobe ID. If you do not have one, you will need to make one in order to add the eBook to your Nook. 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.
For your Android device, we suggest BlueFire Reader. This is a free application. Once you download the application, it will ask for an Adobe ID. We highly encourage you to create one. Once you have downloaded and authorized the app with your Adobe ID, you will go back to Cokesbury.com and go to your Downloads/Subscriptions page. Once you tap on the title of the item, a box in the top right should appear that asks if you would like to add it to BlueFire. Once you do this, your item will be added to the library.
Because of Amazons 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.