Books sold as Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) require the free Adobe Digital Editions reader software. The free reader software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. ADE acts as a digital library for all of your eBooks. ADE supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF and ePub files.
Using your free Adobe ID (signup when you first install ADE), eBooks purchased with ADE protection may be used on up to six devices that support the ADE reader software. Up to 100 pages of text may be printed and copied from any ADE protected book (PDF or ePub) purchased on the Prufrock Press website.
Before downloading an eBook from the Prufrock Press website, you must first install the Adobe Digital Editions reader software.
Once you have installed the reader software on your computer, download your purchased book from the Prufrock Press website (on the Prufrock website, visit “Your Account,” log in, and click “My eBooks”).
.acsm Files (Adobe Content Server Message)
When you download your purchased book, a small file ending in .acsm will be saved to your computer. Open this file in Adobe Digital Editions or simply double click on the file. Your eBook will open in your ADE reader application. Once your file has opened in your ADE reader software, you will be able to bookmark, print, copy, read, and fully enjoy your new eBook purchase.
For additional help or more information about about using Prufrock’s ADE protected eBooks, see this Adobe Digital Editions FAQ (frequently asked questions) help page.
ADE eBooks Are Compatible With Many eReaders, Including the Barnes & Noble nook
eBooks managed with the Adobe Digital Editions software may also be installed on many popular eReaders, including the the Barnes & Noble nook. For more information about installing your eBook on your eReader, please watch this nookTalk video.
For a listing of eReaders supported by Adobe Digital Editions, please see this listing of supported devices.
ADE eBooks Are Compatible With Apple iOS Devices Like the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone Using the Free Bluefire Reader Application
For detailed instructions regarding transferring your ADE eBook to your iOS device, please read the excellent write-up about transferring files to Bluefire Reader at the Dear Author website.