An eBook is a digital version of a print book that has been optimized for on-screen reading. eBooks are available for purchase and download at this site. In order to use the DRM-protected eBooks available at this site, we recommend that you use the FREE Mardel Reader. You may also download Adobe Digital Editions to your PC or Mac.
The Mardel Reader is software customized to enable you to store your purchases on mardel.com and download them at any time to read.
When you first open the Mardel reader you will be presented with a prompt to "Authorize" the app:
Click on "Authorize" to enable the Mardel Reader to access and read eBooks on mardel.com. Once you click on "Authorize" you will be presented with a screen to enter your Adobe ID and Password. (If you do not have an Adobe ID, please go to Adobe to obtain an ID.)
You will then receive confirmation that you have authorized the Mardel Reader. Once completed, you will not have to repeat this process. Download your eBooks and enjoy reading on your mobile/handheld device!
Digital rights management (DRM) is a method of protecting copyrighted materials and preventing digital piracy. Publishers, as the copyright holders of publications, set the parameters for DRM implementation.
Adobe Digital Editions is a free eBook reader application used to read DRM-protected eBooks on your PC or Mac.
An Adobe ID is free and only takes a minute to set up (click here
to create an Adobe ID now). In order to read our eBooks you must download the Mardel Reader for your mobile device or Adobe Digital Editions software for your PC or Mac. In order to activate either of these, you must have an Adobe ID.
Adobe Digital Editions runs on many Windows® and Macintosh™ computers.
To use Adobe Digital Editions, Adobe Flash Player must be installed. The required version of Adobe Flash Player varies depending on operating system:
Windows Vista (or newer) requires Adobe Flash Player v9.0.28 (or newer).
Windows XP and Windows 2000 require Adobe Flash Player v7.0 (or newer).
Mac OS® X requires Adobe Flash Player 8 (or newer).
Activation of Adobe Digital Editions allows you to read DRM-protected eBooks. The first time that you open Adobe Digital Editions, you must activate the program. Adobe Digital Editions can be activated anonymously, or by using an Adobe ID.
To activate Adobe Digital Editions using an Adobe ID:
Open Adobe Digital Editions
The 'Setup Assistant' dialog box is displayed.
The 'Authorize Computer' screen is displayed.
In the appropriate fields, enter the email address and password for your Adobe ID.
If you do not already have an Adobe ID, click 'get an Adobe ID online' and follow the instructions to sign up for an Adobe ID.
Click 'Activate'.Your computer is activated to your Adobe ID.
Click 'Finish' to close the 'Setup Assistant' dialog box.
You can purchase an eBook just like you would any other product on our site! You have the option of using our Search functionality, or browsing our eBooks department to find your desired title. Once you have located your book, simply add it to your cart and continue shopping or proceed to checkout and complete your order. You may purchase as many eBooks on a single order as you like, and you can even mix eBooks with non-eBook purchases on an order.
Once you have completed your purchase with us, we will display a link to download your eBook (or eBooks!) on your order confirmation page, in your order confirmation email, and in the My Account section of our website. Each time a download link is presented to you, you have the option of downloading for your PC or Mac, or downloading directly to your handheld device with Mardel Reader installed. If you have already installed Mardel Reader on your Apple iOS device, simply choose that link and your download will begin immediately. Otherwise, you may choose the PC / Mac download link to begin the download to your personal computer.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns for eBooks.
ePub is the standard eBook format that makes it possible to optimize and customize text and images for both large displays like a desktop computer and small screens like a smartphone.
This is the preferred format for eBooks. Mardel Reader supports the ePub format for mobile and handheld devices and Adobe Digital Editions supports the ePub format for your PC or Mac. You can download and install Adobe Digital Editions software from www.Adobe.com
. More information on this format can be found at www.Adobe.com
Windows: If you have not changed your preferences in Adobe® Digital Editions, the .epub or .pdf files are located in your "My Documents \ My Digital Editions" folder.
Mac OS: If you have not changed your preferences in Adobe® Digital Editions, the .epub or .pdf files are located in your "Documents \ Digital Editions" folder.
Authorizing your software prior to downloading your book will ensure that you retain accessibility to that book when using any copy of Adobe Digital Editions that has been activated with the same Adobe ID. This is a very important step if you do not want to run into a situation where you cannot access the book that you paid for.
To make sure this process goes smoothly, we recommend that you install the newest version of Adobe Digital Editions and authorize it with an Adobe ID before you purchase any Adobe eBooks. An Adobe ID is a free and a nonintrusive way of identifying users — you need only provide a name, country, and e-mail address. You can create your Adobe ID when prompted within Adobe Digital Editions as you authorize your computer, or go directly to the Adobe.com membership site.
You can activate up to four computers and/or devices. A maximum of 4 four downloads is permitted.
This is a universal format from Adobe that was created before the ePub format. PDF files default to a whole page on mobile devices. PDF files require you to zoom in to read the text.
The following operating systems are compatible with Adobe Digital Editions software:
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or greater)
- Mac OS X 10.4+