Prufrock’s Ebooks and Adobe Digital Editions

eBooks sold by Prufrock Press 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.

Using the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) reader software, you can . . .

  • read your favorite Prufrock titles on your Mac, Windows computer, eReader, and other mobile devices; and
  • print pages from our titles from your Mac or Windows computer.

Video Tutorial

To assist our eBook customers, we’ve prepared this 5-minute video that introduces the newest version of ADE and shows how to download and install eBooks purchased on the Prufrock Press website.

Prufrock Press eBooks and Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 from Prufrock Press on Vimeo.

Using your free Adobe ID (sign up when you first install ADE), eBooks purchased with ADE protection may be used on up to six devices that support the ADE reader software. ADE supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF and ePub files.

Before downloading an eBook from the Prufrock Press website, you should first install the Adobe Digital Editions reader software and register your device using your free Adobe ID.

Click here to download the ADE 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 the “My eBooks” in the lower left of the screen).

.acsm Files (Adobe Content Server Message)

ACSM IconWhen 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.

iOS and Android Mobile Devices

You can read Prufrock’s ADE eBooks on your Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone) and Android devices. However, printing is not supported on mobile devices.

Simply download the Adobe Digital Editions app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Then, authenticate the application using your Adobe ID. Once authenticated, you will be able to download our books and open them in the Adobe Digital Editions app on your phone or tablet.


Prufrock Press's ADE eBooks are compatible with many eReaders, including the Barnes & Noble Nook. For a listing of eReaders supported by Adobe Digital Editions, please see this listing of supported devices.