Learn About Downloading Ebooks

Scroll down the page to read the following topics:

What is an ebook?

Eight advantages of ebooks

How to download an ebook – including a practice download you can do!

How to open and read a downloaded file

Frequently asked questions about ebooks

What is an ebook?

Adobe PDF logoEbook is short for "electronic" book – a digital file that you read on your computer screen. It's also called an instant download, because a few clicks with your mouse is all it takes to "download" and save the book on your computer.

Eight advantages of ebooks

Stopwatch - fast delivery to your computer screen1. Ebooks provide immediate information.

You came to the Internet to find information RIGHT NOW. That's exactly what you get with an instant download. You can order your ebook right now and start reading within minutes.

Bookmarks - Table of Contents2. You can jump quickly to the topic you want to read about.

A clickable Table of Contents (called Bookmarks) takes you instantly to whatever subject you're interested in. It's just like clicking a link on a web site.

3. You can search for any word or phrase.

Search box in Adobe Acrobat Reader

...and you'll be taken right to that page.

4. You can change the size of the print so it's comfortable for you to read.

With the click of a button you can make the print size smaller or larger. Everyone in your family can choose a different size print.

5. You can print your ebook, if you want.

Print the entire book, or just the pages you're interested in.

6. Ebooks are kind to trees.

7. Ebooks are inexpensive.

8. You pay no shipping.

How to download an ebook

Let's practice a download....four easy steps!

  1. Click your RIGHT mouse button on this blue link: TEST FILE

    Your RIGHT mouse button – not the left mouse button that you usually click.

  2. A gray pop-up menu will appear on your screen. Click on Save Target As or Save Link As or Save File As (but NOT "Save Page As".)
  3. The "SAVE AS" dialogue box will appear. Make sure the Save In box specifies Desktop for where to save the file. (If it doesn't say Desktop, click on the V-shaped down arrow to the right of the box and choose Desktop.)
  4. Click the Save button to start the download. It's a very small file that will take only a few seconds to download.

How to read your downloaded test file

  1. Go to your Desktop and look for the test file
    which will look something like this:

    Adobe Reader icon

  2. To open the file, try double-clicking on the icon on your Desktop. Many computers will respond by automatically launching your Adobe Reader and opening your test file for you.

    The test file is a funny story about a parrot. If you can read it, your download was successful. Now you know you can do a download, so you can order your eBook with confidence!

  3. Other computers are lazy and will make you open your Adobe Reader program yourself.

Apple/Mac users

If your mouse has only one mouse button, you may be able to simply click that button and the file will automatically download to your Desktop or to a "Downloads" folder. Or you can hold down the Control button on your keyboard when you click on the blue link, which may allow you to save the file wherever you choose.

When you open the test file, be sure you're opening it with Adobe Reader. Some Macs will open PDF files with a program called Preview. Adobe Reader is much better.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How do I download an ebook?

When you purchase an ebook, there will be step-by-step instructions on your screen that will help you download the ebook. If you've never done a download before, you may want to do the Practice Download described above, which will reassure you that you can do it.

Q: Can I save the ebook to a CD?

Yes, if you have a CD burner on your computer, you can save the ebook onto a CD so you'll always have it "backed up" for safekeeping. If your computer can't save files onto a CD or if you don't know how to do it, just order one of my packages that includes a CD with the ebooks already on it.

Q: Can I print the ebook?

Yes, you can print it.

Q: How long does the ebook take to download?

It depends on the speed of your Internet connection. An ebook is 3 to 5 megabytes. With a high-speed connection, that takes less than 30 seconds to download. With a dial-up connection, it takes up to 15 minutes.

Q: If I have trouble downloading, will you help me?

Yes, I'll help you. Just email me at [email protected] if you have any problems at all. And if it turns out that you have a very unusual computer that just can't do a download, I offer a 100% money back guarantee, so there's no risk.

Satisfaction guaranteed