An email will be sent to you from which you can retrieve your download. This email typically arrives within the minute, but in rare cases it can take up to 5 or 10 minutes.
How long will it take for my files to download?
Download times will vary depending on the file size and your internet speed. File sizes can be as small as 20 MB for an audio file or as large as 3 GB for a larger video file. Refer to the following table for average download times for various speeds:
What do I do if my file isn't downloading?
If your item will not download to your computer, attempt the following:
Windows: Right click the item you are trying to download. On the menu that follows, click save link as... and select a download destination. Alternatively, Alt + Right Click will force your browser to download the file to a predetermined destination, typically your computer's Downloads folder.
Mac: Control + Click on the item which you are trying to download. This will force your browser to download the file.
Where is the file I downloaded?
If you cannot find the file you just downloaded, check the Downloads folder. Most browsers have that set as their default destination.
How do I download videos or audio to my tablet or phone?
There are a large number of different devices capable of playing video or audio, and each one works just a little bit differently. For some, particularly devices running Android, the file can be downloaded and played directly from the tablet. For others, such as Apple devices, videos or audio must be downloaded to a computer equipped with iTunes and synced to the device manually.
Why do I get different files for the same digital book?
Different programs and devices require different file types. If you purchase a digital download, we offer the 3 most common versions for download. This prevents you from buying the same product multiple times just to view it on different devices. The .mobi file is for use with the Kindle. The .epub file is for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, Android devices, Nook, and many other platforms. The .pdf file is for use with any device that has a PDF reader installed.
How do I download digital books to my device?
In many cases, downloading a digital book to a device will require downloading it to a computer first, and then transferring it to the device itself. Below are general instructions for some of the more common devices.
From the email you received, download the file ending in extension .mobi.
Using a USB cable, connect your Kindle to your computer.
On your computer, find the drive that corresponds to your Kindle.
Go to My Documents in your Kindle's drive.
Locate the .mobi file on your computer.
Copy and paste/drag and drop the .mobi file from your computer to My Documents on your Kindle.
Disconnect your Kindle from your computer.
On your Kindle, your files should now be located under My Documents.
Amazon offers other options for syncing your digital books with your Kindle using Send to Kindle. You can learn more here.
Download the iBooks app from the app store to your Apple device. If you already have it, skip to the next step.
From the email you received, tap the download link for your selected item.
Select Open in iBooks.
Your digital book can now be accessed directly from the iBooks app.
From the email you received, download the file ending in extension .epub.
Using a USB cable, connect your Nook to your computer.
On your computer, find the drive that corresponds to your Nook.
Go to My Documents in your Nook's drive.
Locate the .epub file on your computer.
Copy and paste/drag and drop the .epub file from your computer to My Documents on your Nook.
Disconnect your Nook from your computer.
On your Nook, your files should now by located under My Documents.
How can I read digital books on my computer?
Reading a digital book on your computer requires for you to have an ereader installed. There are several free ereaders to choose from, such as Kindle for PC or Adobe Digital Editions. Once the ereader is installed, you can open your digital book using your chosen ereader.
How can I read PDF files on my computer?
Some of our resources are available as PDF files. Some browsers, such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox allow PDF's to be read inside the browser itself. If you would rather download it to use offline, or your browser does not have the ability to read PDF's, a PDF reader is required. Adobe Acrobat Reader is one that can be downloaded for free.
If at any point in the process you require assistance, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 628-7640 during normal business hours.
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