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.

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.


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.

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

Prufrock Press’ ADE eBooks are compatible with Apple iOS devices (iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone) and Android devices. Currently, Microsoft Surface tablets are not supported.

Blue Fire ReaderTo read Prufrock Press eBooks on your iOS or Android device, simply install the free Bluefire Reader Application. Once the application is installed on your device, you will be able to read any ADE protected eBook—including books from other publishers, most online book stores, and leading libraries around the world.

Once you have installed Bluefire Reader on your device and authorized the application with your Adobe ID, simply return to your Prufrock Press “My eBooks” account using your mobile browser (on the Prufrock website, visit “Your Account,” log in, and click the “My eBooks” in the lower left of the screen). Then, download the .ascm file for the book you wish to read and send the file to the Bluefire Reader application. Your book will immediately begin downloading.

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.

Barnes & Noble Nook and Other eReaders

Prufrock Press ’ 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.