Adobe Digital Editions

Adobe Digital Editions is a free program from Adobe that was created specifically for eBook reading. Adobe Digital Editions supports a wide variety of eReading devices. Follow the steps below to install and authorize Adobe Digital Editions.

Adobe Digital Editions 2.0 Instructions

Reading on your Windows PC or Mac

(Windows 7, Vista, XP, Mac OS X 10.4.10 - 10.5)

1. Download and Install Adobe Digital Editions

2. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions

a) If you don't already have an Adobe ID, create one here.
b) Open Adobe Digital Editions
c) Click on Help in the menu at the top
d) Click on Authorize Computer
e) Follow the prompts to enter your Adobe ID username and password to Authorize.

3. Download your eBook

Reading on Dedicated eBook Readers

(Adobe Digital Editions is supported by Sony Reader, Nook, BeBook, Cybook, Kobo eReader, Aluratek Libre, Pandigital Novel, and others.)

1. Download and Install Adobe Digital Editions

2. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions

a) If you don't already have an Adobe ID, create one here.
b) Open Adobe Digital Editions
c) Click on Help in the menu at the top
d) Click on Authorize Computer
e) Follow the prompts to enter your Adobe ID username and password to Authorize.

3. Download your eBook

4. Transfer to your eBook Reader device

a) Connect your device to your computer.
b) The Adobe Digital Editions "Authorize Device" window will pop up.
c) Click "Authorize Device"
d) Adobe Digital Editions will now recognize your device, and will list it within the "Bookshelves" areaof the Adobe Digital Editions window. Look for the name and icon.
e) To move eBooks onto your device, simply drag and drop them to the device icon.

Adobe Digital Editions 1.x Instructions

1. Install Adobe Digital Editions on your computer.

2. Authorize Adobe Digital Editions

a) If you don't already have an Adobe ID, create one here.
b) Open Adobe Digital Editions
c) Click on the Library button (an icon that looks like three books near the top-left of the screen)
d) Click on the downward arrow next to the word LIBRARY
e) Click on Authorize Computer

3. Download your eBook

More Information

Adobe ID FAQ on Adobe.com

Adobe Digital Editions FAQ on Adobe.com

Full list of devices supported by Adobe Digital Editions

If you don't remember your Adobe ID, you can check for one on the sign in page by clicking the link that says, "Did you forget your Adobe ID?"


Features

Adobe® Digital Editions is an engaging new way to read and manage eBooks and other digital publications. It is built from the ground up as a lightweight rich Internet application (RIA). Adobe Digital Editions works online and offline and supports PDF- and XHTML-based content as well as Adobe Flash® SWF for rich interactivity. It is a simplified, engaging way to acquire, manage, and consume eBooks and other kinds of digital publications.