PDF (Adobe DRM)
PDF is one of the most widely used eBook formats. These eBooks are .pdf files, and can be used on most eReaders and mobile devices. PDF eBooks display best on larger screens like your computer screen or a tablet device such as an iPad. PDF files are capable of bookmarks, highlighting, search, and printing (if allowed by the book publisher).
The eBooks that we've classified as "PDF (Adobe DRM)" are .pdf files that are protected by Adobe's DRM system, so they must be downloaded through Adobe Digital Editions. Before you download any eBooks, it's very important that you "authorize" your copy of Adobe Digital Editions with an Adobe ID. Our Adobe Digital Editions page has step-by-step instructions for this.
If you would like to read on a dedicated eReader device such as the Nook, Sony Reader, or BeBook, you can transfer the eBook to that device via Adobe Digital Editions. See more supported devices below.
PDF (Adobe DRM) eBooks can be read on your iPad. First, download the eBook to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Then, transfer the eBook to your device with Bluefire Reader. It's also possible to use these eBooks on your iPhone or iPod Touch, but we recommend the ePub format instead because it will display much better on the small screen.
PDF (Adobe DRM) eBooks can be read on your Android tablet. First, download the eBook to your computer with Adobe Digital Editions. Then, transfer the eBook to your device with Aldiko Book Reader. It's also possible to use these eBooks on your Android smartphone, but we recommend the ePub format instead because it will display much better on the small screen.
Android mobile phones with OS 2.1 or higher.
Check Adobe's full list of supported devices to see whether your device is included.
If you're not sure whether your device is supported, please contact us.
Need help with PDF eBooks? Go to our eBook Issues FAQ.