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).

Software Requirements

Adobe Digital Editions

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.

Bluefire Reader

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.

Aldiko Book Reader

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.

Supported Devices

Computers

Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X

Dedicated eReaders

Sony Reader, Nook, Kobo eReader, BeBook, Cybook, Pandigital Novel, and more.

Apple iOS

iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch with iOS version 4 or higher.

Android Devices

Android mobile phones with OS 2.1 or higher.

Android tablets such as Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab.

More Information

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.

eReading devices supporting this format:

eBooks for Kobo Vox

Kobo Vox

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eBooks for Mac OS X

Mac OS X

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eBooks for Motorola Xoom

Motorola Xoom

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eBooks for Nextbook Premium Tablets

Nextbook Premium Tablets

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eBooks for Nextbook Tablets

Nextbook Tablets

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eBooks for Nook 1st Edition

Nook 1st Edition

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eBooks for Nook Touch

Nook Touch

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eBooks for Pandigital Novel

Pandigital Novel

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eBooks for Samsung E60

Samsung E60

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eBooks for Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung Galaxy Tab

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eBooks for Sony Reader PRS 500

Sony Reader PRS 500

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eBooks for Sony Reader PRS 505

Sony Reader PRS 505

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eBooks for Sony Reader PRS 700

Sony Reader PRS 700

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eBooks for Sony Reader WiFi

Sony Reader WiFi

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eBooks for Sony Tablet S

Sony Tablet S

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eBooks for Windows PC

Windows PC

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