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eBook Download and Sync Instructions

HP Press eBooks require the use of Adobe® Digital Editions (ADE).

If this is your first time using Adobe Digital Editions, you must first authorize the eReader before downloading books. Click here to download Adobe ADE for free.

Need Help? Schedule a free, one-on-one, online Remote Assistance session, to set up Adobe ADE at: adehelp@epac.com.


General Information

HP Press eBooks require the use of a reader application compatible with Adobe's DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology.

There are many such e-readers available. Regardless of which one you choose, to ensure proper functioning you MUST authorize the eReader BEFORE downloading eBooks from the HP Press site.

Each eBook can be downloaded on up to SIX devices running on different platforms (plus 1 additional authorization per year). Deauthorization on one device does not allow for authorization on a new device beyond the allotted number. You can re-download a purchased eBook from our site anytime without additional payment. Please follow the instructions below for the platform(s) relevant to you.

Warning! When installing Adobe DRM-compatible readers, please DO NOT select the option "I want to authorize my computer without an ID." If you authorize your computer without entering a Vendor ID, Adobe DRM protected items that you already have or that you will download in the future will only be readable on one particular device. These items will not be readable on other devices, and you will not be able to restore from a backup if you ever need to re-install your OS.


PC/Mac

A. We recommend Adobe® Digital Editions (ADE3.0) for PCs and Macs. Click here to download it for free.

1. After downloading and installing Digital Editions from Adobe's website, you will be prompted to authorize the program with your Adobe ID and Password. If you don't yet have an account with Adobe, you will be prompted to open one. This also can be done here.


B. Once you have completed the installation of the ADE reader app, you can now download your eBook from our site to your Mac or PC:

1. Login to the My Account section of hppress.com site: https://h30590.www3.hp.com/mypage, then click the download link that appears on the My Downloads section and select the location to which you want it to be downloaded on your computer.


2. Navigate to the "URLLink" file on your computer and double-click on it.

a. Note that the "URLLink" file you downloaded is not your eBook. It is simply a file that authorizes Digital Editions to actually download the eBook.


3. This should automatically open ADE and authorize your computer to download the EPUB from our servers directly into ADE.C. Once the file has been successfully downloaded from our site and authorized on your computer, ADE should automatically open the file so you can start reading.

C. Once the file has been successfully downloaded from our site and authorized on your computer, ADE should automatically open the file so you can start reading.

iOS Devices (iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod)

We recommend the Bluefire Reader for iOS devices. For these devices, you may either first download the eBook to your computer then transfer to your iOS device, or you can download the eBook directly to your iOS device; choose the option that will best fit with your use of the eBook.

Download-and-Transfer Instructions


To download an eBook from the HP Press site to your computer, then download it to your iOS Device:


A. Download the book to your PC/Mac using instructions I. above.


B. To sync the file to your iOS device, close ADE, then:

1. Install the Bluefire Reader app for free, and authorize it with your Adobe ID.

a. Launch the Bluefire Reader app

b. Click the "Info" icon in the bottom nav

c. Click the "Authorize" button under the Enable Adobe eBooks heading

d. Enter your Adobe ID and Password. Click "Continue" (if you don't yet have a free Adobe ID, open an account here)


2. Connect your iOS device to your computer with its USB cable (if your device is WiFi sync enabled, that will also work).


3. After the device connects to your computer, launch iTunes and:

a. Find your device on the "Devices" list.

b. Click on the device's name to access the navigation menu.

c. Near the top of the iTunes window, click on Apps, scroll to the bottom where it says "File Sharing," then click on Bluefire.


4. At the bottom of the Bluefire Documents area, click the Add button, then navigate to the folder where ADE stores your eBook files (usually in Documents or My Documents, in a folder called Digital Editions).


5. Click on the EPUB file you want to add to Bluefire, then click the Open button. You should see the file added to the documents list. Click Sync to ensure the file(s) are transferred to your iOS device. Once the screen of your device indicates that it is no longer syncing, eject the device using iTunes and disconnect the USB cable.


6. Launch the Bluefire reader app on your device. You should now see your title.


Direct-to-Device Instructions


Alternatively, to download your eBook directly to an iOS Device:


A. Install the Bluefire Reader app for free, and authorize it with your Adobe ID:


1. Launch the Bluefire Reader app


2. Click the "Info" icon in the bottom nav


3. Click the "Authorize" button under the Enable Adobe eBooks heading


4. Enter in your Adobe ID and Password. Click "Continue" (if you don't yet have a free Adobe ID, you can open an account here)


5. You are now authorized to read Adobe DRM content on your Bluefire Reader app.


B. Once you have completed the one-time authorization of your Bluefire Reader app, you can now download your eBook directly to your iOS device:


1. Login to the My Account section of hppress.com site: https://h30590.www3.hp.com/mypage, then click the download link that appears on the My Downloads section and select the location to which you want it to be downloaded on your computer.


2. Click the "Open In..." button. Select Bluefire Reader from the list of available apps or, if you only have one compatible app, tap the "Open in Bluefire" button at the top-right.


3. Your eBook will now download into the Bluefire Reader app and prompt you to begin reading.


4. If you receive an error message, wait a few seconds and try again; there is sometimes a slight delay in the authorization of your eBook. If the problem persists, contact HP Press Customer Service.

Android

We recommend the Bluefire Reader for Android devices.

A. Install the Bluefire Reader app for free from the Google Play store, and authorize it with your Adobe ID:


1. Launch the Bluefire Reader app


2. Click the "Info" icon in the bottom nav


3. Click the "Authorize" button under the Enable Adobe eBooks heading


4. Enter your Adobe ID and Password and click "Continue" (if you don't yet have a free Adobe ID, you can open an account here)


5. You are now authorized to read Adobe DRM content on your Bluefire Reader app.


B. Once you have completed the one-time authorization of your Bluefire Reader app, you can now download your eBook directly to your Android device:


1. Login to the My Account section of hppress.com site: https://h30590.www3.hp.com/mypage, then click the download link that appears on the My Downloads section and select the location to which you want it to be downloaded on your computer.


2. Click the "Open In..." button. Select Bluefire Reader from the list of available apps or, if you only have one compatible app, click the "Open in Bluefire" button at the top-right.


3. Your eBook will now download into the Bluefire Reader app and prompt you to begin reading.


4. If you receive an error message, wait a few seconds and try again; there is sometimes a slight delay in the authorization of your eBook. If the problem persists, contact HP Press Customer Service.



If you encounter any issue, please contact us.