What is an eBook?

PDF ebooks vs. ePUB ebooks vs. MOBI ebooks

Question: What are eBooks?

Answer:

eBooks are electronic copies of your favorite book titles. The content is identical except that there are extra features in our eBooks, such as bookmarks and links between problems and solutions.

You can download eBooks and read them immediately. In most cases, they are cheaper than their paperback counterparts. eBooks also offer the convenience of portability since you can store your own personal library of eBooks on your PC, laptop or handheld device.

Getting Ready To Buy Your First eBook

To get started download Adobe Reader before you purchase your first eBook. For Windows users, you get your free reader at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

For help with download of Adobe Reader go to http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/faq

Question: Will an eBook run on a Macintosh?

Answer:

Yes. Your macintosh already has a PDF reader built into the system so you should not need to install any software to read your eBook. However, in some cases, Apple's PDF reader "Preview" may have difficulty displaying some of our ebooks. We recommend that you download Adobe Acrobat reader from www.adobe.com if you experience difficulties with opening your ebook.

Question: What are the benefits of using an eBook?

Answer:

eBooks are compact and portable, you can carry hundreds of eBooks on your PDA or portable computer.

  • They are always available for download.
  • They cannot be lost or stolen.
  • They have hyperlinks which make them easy to navigate.
  • You can download them immediately without waiting.
  • They are usually less expensive than paper books.
  • We can make out-of-print books available as an eBook.
  • You can find the exact book you want - it is always in stock.

Question: Where can I use my eBook?

Answer:

You can use the eBook on any personal computer including IBM and Apple computers, laptop or hand held device. However, if you are using a hand held with a small screen it may limit your reading experience (you are going to be doing a lot of scrolling). All of our eBooks do have an audio feature which allows you to "hear" the eBook. You can use your eBook on any device that you own. Your are not limited in the number of times you can copy the eBook.

Question: How does the eBook compare with the original printed book?

Answer:

The eBook has the same content as the original book, and in most cases the content has been updated with recent corrections. Some of the eBooks also have built in hyperlinks. These hyperlinks allow you, with a single click, to move quickly and easily to your desired location in the book. We have placed hyperlinks on useful pages, such as quizzes, connecting the questions and answers. Our eBooks also have bookmarks that allow you to move quickly to a particular chapter or subsection.

Question: Can I print all or part of my eBook?

Answer:

Yes - we have not placed any printing restrictions on the eBooks. In most cases, the graphics in the eBook are optimized for viewing on a monitor, and therefore there is a lower resolution than is required for print. If the eBook is printed, then some of the pictures and images in the eBook would not come out as clearly as the original printed book.

Question: Can I copy the eBook?

Answer:

Yes.

Question: Once I purchase an eBook, will it always be available?

Answer:

Yes. There is no expiry date on your eBook. It cannot be lost or stolen. Our purchasing system will allow you up to 30 days to complete the download of your eBook, and you can download the eBook up to 3 times within those 30 days without additional support.

If you have lost your eBook and your download period has expired, you can still contact us for support. We keep a record of all purchases of eBooks. If you have purchased an eBook from us and need to download it again, just contact us and we will make it available to you. Email us at support@eBooksbridge.com with any problems regarding your eBook.

Question: Can I make backups of my eBooks?

Answer:

Yes, in the same way that you would make backups of any other important documents, music or files on your computer. You can create backup disks of your eBooks and save your eBook library in a secure location on a removable storage device such as a zip drive, CD-ROM, DVD or any other data archiving process.

PDF ebooks vs. ePUB ebooks vs. MOBI ebooks

Question: The .PDF, .ePUB and .MOBI for one price?? What's the catch?

Answer:

There is no catch!! We at eBooksBridge.com understand that the PDF, ePUB and MOBI formats have their advantages and disadvantages, and we do not want our readers to have to choose just one -- we want you to enjoy reading your eBooks! That's why we have decided to sell all three versions together for one price. This also takes away the worry or anxiety about having purchased the "wrong" type of file.

Question: What's the difference between the PDF format, ePUB format and MOBI format?

Answer:

A "PDF format" is an electronic copy of the printed book, and the placement of items on the page are static and will never move. This makes the PDF format ideal for printing, and possibly viewing on your computer monitor. A PDF format is more difficult to read on small readers where the page size of the reader is not as large as the original book because the PDF doesn't scale easily to be viewed on different sizes.

An "ePUB format", on the other hand, is a long stream of text and images that CAN be re-flowed easily to different sizes of viewing. Having text that re-flows makes increasing font sizes while maintaining readability much easier. This makes the ePUB format ideal for electronic reading devices such as the iPad, Sony Reader, Kindle, Kobo, and others. The disadvantage of the ePUB format is that it is not as pleasant to read if the ePUB version is printed.

A MOBI format is a kindle-friendly eBook format. Your Kindle will not read the ePUB format. This format can only be read on a Kindle, unless you have some other device that specifically indicates you can use .MOBI format.

Question: Which ebook format should I use?

Answer:

For viewing your ebook on a computer or for printing off pages, we recommend using the PDF format. For reading on an electronic device such as an iPhone, iPad, Sony Reader, Kobo, etc., we recommend using the ePUB format. Use the MOBI format for the Kindle. Most readers will support the ePUB version natively, but some require a little extra finesse to get your eBook loaded to your device. For more information, visit our page, How do I load my eBook to my Reading device?.

Question: I already bought the PDF format. Why should I get the ePUB or MOBI version?

Answer:

The first reason is that it would be free (assuming we can find proof of your original purchase. See next question for details). The ePUB/MOBI versions have advantages over the PDF version when viewing the electronic book on a reading device. The biggest advantage is that the text can flow to the exact size of your reading device so scrolling is not a problem. The ePUB/MOBI version also makes increasing the font size in your reader much easier.

Question: I purchased the PDF format a while ago and the ePUB/MOBI version was just released. Can I still get the ePUB/MOBI formats?

Answer:

Yes! As long as we still have record of your original purchase, we can send you an ePUB or a MOBI version of your previously-purchased ebook. Simply email us at support@ebooksbridge.com with your order number.

Question: Is there an extra charge to get the PDF, ePUB and MOBI ebook?

Answer:

NO! We at Master Point Press understand that the PDF, ePUB and MOBI formats are useful in different reading situations, and we want to take away the stress of choosing the right format by offering all three together for one price.

Are the eBooks sold on this site protected with Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

Answer:

NO! In order for you to be able to load your eBooks to various readers, a non-DRM-protected file is required. Therefore, none of the eBooks sold on this website use DRM.

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