How to read EPUB or PDF eBooks

FastPencil sells POD (print on demand) books and eBooks. When a physical book is purchased, it is printed and shipped to the buyer. (Using the POD method, the author/publisher does not have to front the high cost to print or store a large inventory of books.) When an eBook is purchased, the buyer receives email instructions and can download the book directly from the logged-in user-view of the FastPencil Dashboard. 

If you don't already have a favorite eBook app or program, we suggest checking out Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) for reading EPUBs or PDFs on a Windows or Mac computer.

What you need

A computer or device plus software to read eBooks. For example:

  • A Windows or Mac computer with reading software (like Adobe Digital Editions)
  • An eReader such as a Kindle, NOOK or Kobo device
  • An Android, Chromebook, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), Windows 8, or Windows Phone 8 device with a reading app (like iBooks for iOS)

Reading eBooks using Adobe Digital Editions

  1. Open Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) on your Windows or Mac computer.
    Screenshot of Adobe Digital Editions
  2. Go to File > Add to Library. Select the EPUB or PDF file.
    Screenshot showing the Add to Library file menu option
  3. Double-click a jacket cover to start reading.
  4. When the book opens, you can start reading right away, or adjust your settings.
    Screenshot showing the button layout of the ADE reader screen
  5. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard or the Page Back and Page Forward buttons to turn the pages. (Original post from Overdrive.)
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